Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Jeff Beck (2 time inductee: 1992 with the Yardbirds; and 2009 as a solo artist), and Eric Clapton (3 time inductee: 1992 with the Yardbirds; 1993 with Cream; and 2000 as a solo artist), will be reprising their live collaboration in Tokyo from earlier this year, with three additional concert dates for next February in North America.
The artists will perform together Feb. 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Feb. 21 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and Feb. 22 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The new shows join a previously announced Feb. 13-14 engagement at London's 02 Arena.
Tickets for the Toronto show go on sale Friday (Dec. 4), with Montreal tickets on sale the following day. New York tickets will be available Dec. 12.
Clapton and Beck have known each other since the early '60s, and both went on to play guitar in the Yardbirds before embarking on successful solo careers. But they had rarely played together on stage until the Tokyo concert. "We had such a fun time in Japan that it seemed natural to play together again," Clapton says.
Specific details about the upcoming shows have not been announced, but each artist is expected to play a set with his own band before teaming up for a collaborative finale set. In Tokyo earlier this year, that portion of the show featured songs such as "Outside Woman Blues," "Brown Bird," "Wee Baby" and "I Want To Take You Higher."
Beck recently filled in for an ill Clapton at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concerts in New York, jamming with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Sting to Buddy Guy and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. Beck is also in the studio working on his next album, a release date for which has yet to be revealed.
Song: I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER (the concert encore)
Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 02/22/09
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Jeff Beck & His Band's Line up:
Jeff Beck – guitar, Tal Wilkenfeld – bass, David Sancious – keyboards, Vinnie Colaiuta – drums.
Eric Clapton & His Band's Line up:
Eric Clapton - guitar & vocals, Doyle Bramhall II - guitar & backing vocals, Chris Stainton – keyboards, Willie Weeks – bass, Abe Laboriel Jr. – drums,
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals
In: Arts and Entertainment, Other Entertainment
Tags: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Rock n Roll, Classic Rock, Guitar Legends, The Yardbirds, Awesomeness, Party On Garth, Party On Wayne, Music
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (load item map)
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