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Published: 2013/05/01

Beck Clarifies Summer Tour Details

Beck has clarified some details regarding his summer tour. As previously reported, the alt-rock singer/songwriter will play both acoustic and electric shows in the coming months, including a date on the AmericanaramA festival. Beck has now confirmed that his AmericanaramA gig will be an acoustic show. All of Beck’s upcoming acoustic dates will feature a pared down lineup.

As he explains:

July 2 at the Days Off Festival in Paris, July 27 for one night only of the AmericanaramA traveling festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh NY, and July 28 at the Newport Folk Festival, Beck will be playing special acoustic sets with minimal accompaniment. In addition to acoustic renditions of some of Beck’s best loved classics, these very special performances will feature never before heard material from an upcoming acoustic record. The record can best be described as a self-contained work, one that came in the form of a burst of inspiration following the completion of last year’s groundbreaking Song Reader sheet music album.

Beck will continue his East Coast run a few days later with an expanded band in tow for a pair of full-on, large-scale electric blow-outs. These shows will take place at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on August 2 and Brooklyn, NY’s Prospect Park on August 4. For these shows, fans can expect more of a traditional Beck performance.

Prior to the July/August dates, Beck will partner with McSweeney’s and Pop-Up Magazine to present a night of live music and stories about music, inspired by his Song Reader, at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall on May 20. Featuring writers, filmmakers, photographers, radio producers, artists, and special musical guests, the show was announced last week.

Here’s a look at Beck’s summer plans

May 19 Santa Cruz, CA—Rio Theater
May 20 San Francisco, CA—Davies Symphony Hall ( Song Reader event)
July 2 Paris, France—Days Off Festival at Cité de la Musique (special acoustic set)
July 27 Wantagh, NY—AmericanaramA at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (special acoustic set)
July 28 Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival (special acoustic set)
August 2 Boston, MA—Bank of America Pavilion (full band/electric show)
August 4 Brooklyn, NY—Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park (full band/electric show)

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