Monday, March 13, 2023

Eric Clapton announces Jeff Beck tribute concert

Eric Clapton will lead an all-star tribute concert honoring the work of legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.

In association with Sandra Beck and The Jeff Beck Estate, Clapton has announced “A Tribute To Jeff Beck With Eric Clapton & Friends” that will see the music community come together to honor the late guitarist, who passed away on January 10 at the age of 78 after suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis.

The concerts – which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK on May 22 and 23 – will see members of the Jeff Beck Band (Rhonda Smith, Anika Nilles and Robert Stevenson) joined by an extensive list of artists, including Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr, Johnny Depp, Billy F Gibbons, Imelda May, John McLaughlin, Robert Randolph, Olivia Safe, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

A full list of artists will be finalized near the date of the performances.

Tickets for the events will go on sale Wednesday, March 15 at 10am GMT.

Beck rose to prominence in 1965 when he joined The Yardbirds as a replacement for Clapton, and briefly performed alongside Jimmy Page in the lineup before being fired during a US tour.

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