Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck Reveal Tour Plans
Reprising their live collaboration in Tokyo earlier this year, guitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have revealed 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 "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.