While the 20 compositions have already been performed by musicians across the globe, the July 4th show at Lodnon’s Barbican will mark Beck’s first live performance of the material. You can purchase tickets at the Barbican’s website.
Joining Beck and a house band will be Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beth Orton, Joan Wasser (a.k.a. Joan as Police Woman), Villagers’ Conor J. O’Brien, the Staves, Guillemots, Michael Kiwanuka, James Yorkston and the Pictish Trail, with more performers to be announced.
In the lead up to the show, the Barbican put on an exhibition showcasing Song Reader‘s unique artwork as well as some of the amateur performances of the songs.
Beck is also set to embark on a short summer tour that will find him playing new material from an upcoming acoustic album.