One of the legendary Yardbirds 'three' guitarists has announced a solo headlining tour in 2010. Jeff Beck, famed for his collaborations in the 60s with Jimmy Page (one of the other two 'Yardies') and subsequent hook-ups with other Zep members, will play at various venues across the UK in October.
The stint starts in Bournemouth (International Centre) on the 15th and continues to Brighton (Centre - 16th), Birmingham (Symphony Hall - 17th), Glasgow (Clyde Auditorium - 20th), Manchester (Apollo - 21st), Sheffield (City Hall - 22nd), Bristol (Colston Hall - 24th), Cardiff (St David's Hall - 25th) and finally the stunning Royal Albert Hall in London on the 26th. Regional dates are around £36 plus fees, while the Royal Albert Hall seats start at £35 and rise to £50.
Beck, who replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds (and who he will be sparring with on a joint tour in February 2010), has recorded with several ensembles through the years, his most successful being the Jeff Beck Group featuring Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Nicky Hopkins - the two resultant albums, 'Truth' and 'Beck-ola' are generally thought to be his most satisfying works. He worked with Bogert and Appice (from Vanilla Fudge) in the 70s and Terry Bozzio (Zappa) and Tony Hymas (Clarke) in the late 80s. More recently he has played at the Crossroads festivals with Clapton and the Albert Hall with David Gilmour (as a one-off). Not bad for the man who seemed to be a novelty after writing a hit in 1967 called 'Hi Ho Silver Lining' - he still wheels it out today.
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