Chicago Theatre Review
JEFF BECK TO PLAY CHICAGO THEATRE MAY 21
Legendary guitarist JEFF BECK has just announced additional solo dates to his U.S. tour this May including a stop at The Chicago Theatre
on May 21st at 7:30pm.
BECK’s career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend
Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group’s hits, such as “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.”
Over the years, BECK has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Les Paul, Jon Bon Jovi,
Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and Joss Stone among many others.
BECK has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has
won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Performance
for “Hammerhead” and Best Pop Instrumental performance for “Nessun Dorma”, both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion.
Recently, in London, BECK participated in The Poppy Appeal song “No Man’s Land”, a tribute to the men and women that served in World War I,
resulting in 4 performances, culminating in the NFL pre-game entertainment that was broadcast from Wembley Stadium. The song featured
singer Joss Stone on vocals and a gospel choir with vocals arranged by Antonia Wilson. In the meantime, a DVD of BECK’s Tokyo concert
from April of this year was released on November 25th. For BECK, 2015 looks to be a banner year. In addition to both solo and co-headlining
dates with ZZ Top, BECK will complete work on his new studio album, expected later this year.
Joining BECK on both the solo and double-bill tour are his band – Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums
and Nicolas Meier on guitar.
Reserved tickets ($93.50/$73.50/$53.50/$43.50) can be purchased at The Chicago Theatre box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.