JEFF BECK ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART AT #11,
THE HIGHEST DEBUT OF HIS 45 YEAR CAREER
Emotion & Commotion Tallies Over 26,000 Units,
Beck’s Best Sales Week Of The Soundscan Era
Performing With Joss Stone Tonight On “Idol Gives Back” Charity Show
Intimate Live Performance From Grammy Museum In Los Angeles
To Be Webcast Live This Thursday Night, April 22
(Los Angeles, CA) One thing has proved itself crystal clear since the April 13 debut of Jeff Beck’s album Emotion & Commotion, his first in seven years: Beck is back! The legendary guitarist and 2010 Grammy® winner entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week at #11, the highest debut of his 45 year career and his highest chart position since 1975’s Blow By Blow. Emotion & Commotion also claimed Beck’s best single sales week of the Soundscan era with over 26,000 units sold.
Continuing to lend his personal notoriety to such worthy causes, Beck will be appearing tonight on the hit television show American Idol for their annual “Idol Gives Back” special. Beck will be joined on stage by songstress Joss Stone to perform their hit duet, “I Put a Spell on You,” the first single from Emotion & Commotion.
Never one to rest on his laurels, immediately following “Idol Gives Back,” on Thursday, April 22, Beck will be performing an intimate live show for 200 guests at the Grammy Museum for legendary Los Angeles radio station KLOS. For those not lucky enough to be there in person, the show will also be webcast live in its entirety at 7:30 PM PT at www.955klos.com/jeffbeck.
The first leg of the Emotion & Commotion U.S. tour kicked-off on April 16 in San Francisco, followed by Los Angeles, where a 22-piece orchestra added to the exciting live show. The tour will continue this week hitting such cities as Houston, Dallas, and Tulsa, before ending at the world famous New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1. The newly added second U.S. leg will light up the Boston scene on June 3 before hitting Atlanta, New Jersey, Detroit, and Indianapolis, including a stop at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival and an appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, to finish the U.S. tour on June 26.
Accompanying Beck on the Emotion & Commotion U.S. tour dates, will be his new touring band, including the Grammy award winning producer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass, and Jason Rebello on keyboards.
Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion Tour (First Leg of U.S. Tour):
24 Houston Verizon Wireless Theatre
25 Dallas Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
27 Tulsa Brady Theatre
28 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
29 St. Louis Fox Theatre
1 New Orleans Jazz Festival (Gentilly Stage)
Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion Tour (Second Leg)
3 Boston Bank of America
4 Mashantucket Foxwoods Casino
5 Atlantic City Borgata
7 Vienna VA Wolftrap
11 Atlanta Chastain Park
12 Tennessee Bonnaroo
14 Montclair Wellmont Theatre
15 Asbury Park Paramount Theatre
17 Kingston UPAC Theatre
18 Rochester Rochester Festival
20 Detroit The Fillmore
21 Indianapolis Murat Centre, Egyptian Room
23 Cincinnati PNC Pavilion
25 Milwaukee Summerfest
26 Chicago Crossroads Festival
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