Following many months of international touring and after seeking emergency medical attention, Jeff will now undertake a short hospital procedure and his doctors have instructed a complete break from performance for a total of six weeks. Following the treatment, Jeff will fulfill his US tour commitments beginning in Missoula, MT on 8th August.
He sends his profound apologies to those fans who had bought tickets for the European concerts and very much looks forward to playing for his American audiences after he has completed his treatment.
(Los Angeles, CA) As announced, this August will see long time music legends, and mutual admirers, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top tour together for the first time ever. The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Boston and NYC (full itinerary below).
Accompanying Jeff on the road will be Jimmy Hall on vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar. Hall, lead singer for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie, previously joined Beck in 1985 singing lead vocals on Beck’s album, Flash and was nominated for a Grammy award for the performance.
Also, just announced, is the special opening act on this fantastic double bill, 21-year-old Texas guitar prodigy, Tyler Bryant, who has previously opened for Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Bonamassa, BB King, Heart and Vince Gill among many others. Bryant will appear on all dates except as noted below.
Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans full Jeff Beck and ZZ Top sets, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers each night of the tour. ZZ Top is touring in support of two new releases this summer including The Very Baddest of ZZ Top, a new compilation from Warner Bros. and Live At Montreux 2013 on DVD and Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Although groundbreaking with the headliners, this tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxey Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” Remarkably, however, this marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top are doing any sort of extensive touring together.
*Tyler Bryant and Gary Clark Jr. open
**ZZ Top and Jeff Beck only
Jeff Beck and ZZ Top regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.
Beginning with tonight’s show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville, OK, all dates are now suspended and fans can obtain refunds through point of purchase.
However, Jeff and his band - Jimmy Hall on vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar will move forward with the following three previously scheduled dates, Tyler Bryant will open:
August 29 Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca, NY August 30 The Concert Venue @ Harrah’s, Atlantic City, NJ August 31 MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
In addition, dates scheduled for West Palm Beach, Tampa, St. Augustine, Atlanta, Thackerville and Houston will potentially be rescheduled. Patrons should hold onto their ticket stubs for a possible future announcement.
“While we are very disappointed to not continue this tour with ZZ Top, our thoughts and best wishes are for Dusty to have a speedy recovery.” stated Beck.
Canceled dates include:
August 27 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI August 28 Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL September 2 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA September 3 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD September 4 Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
ZZ Top stated, "Dusty's well-being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in expectation of a complete recovery.
Jeff Beck stated, “We are looking forward to getting back out there with ZZ Top and are grateful that Dusty is on his way to a complete recovery.”
Expect additional shows to be added, both with ZZ Top as well as solo dates for Jeff Beck. Up to date information will be available at: http://www.jeffbeckofficial.com/
Ticket holders for the ZZ Top / Jeff Beck events will be pleased to know we have rescheduled the following dates:
05/01/15 Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino 05/02/15 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/07/15 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater 05/08/15 W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre 05/09/15 Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre 05/10/15 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
More dates expected.
"No Man's Land", official theme of the UK's 2014 Poppy Day Appeal, featuring Joss Stone and Jeff Beck, is to be released as a single CD on Amazon October 23rd. Scheduled at this time are live performances by Joss and Jeff of the song at; Covent Garden, October 30th, The Festival Of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall November 8th (broadcast on the BBC) and the pregame at Wembley Stadium's November 9th NFL Dallas/Jacksonville game. The song's proceeds benefit the Royal British Legion on this the 100th Anniversary of The Great War. The song, chosen by Joss and Jeff, was written in 1976 by Scottish folk artist Eric Bogle. The chorus references two famous pieces of military music, 'The Last Post' and 'Flowers Of Remembrance'. It was co-produced by Jonathan Joseph.
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