Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Jeff Beck returning to perform
Tuesday, May 19 at the Fox Theatre

Guitarist Jeff Beck, who first gained fame in the 1960s as a British Invasion blues-rocker but later earned the appreciation of jazz/fusion fans with instrumental outings like Blow By Blow and Wired, is returning to St. Louis to perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19 at the Fox Theatre.

This will be Beck's second local appearance in as many years after a 14-year drought. He played here last year on a double bill with ZZ Top at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

In addition to his solo tour, which starts on April 16 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Beck (pictured) is doing some rescheduled dates with the Texas blues-rockers this year, making up for some shows that were cancelled last fall after ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill was injured while on tour.

Beck's most recent recording to be released was a DVD, Live in Tokyo, which came out last November. He also is said to have a new studio album in the works, though details on that remain scarce. The band for his 2015 tour will include former Wet Willie singer Jimmy Hall, plus bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and second guitarist Nicolas Meier.

Tickets for Jeff Beck at the Fox Theatre are priced from $49 to $129, and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, April 10 via Metrotix. An online-only pre-sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9; to participate, go to the Metrotix site and when prompted, enter the promotional code "KSHE" (without the quote marks).

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