Legendary icons on co-headlining North American tour now
Los Angeles, CA – October 2, 2013 – Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck will perform together as the musical guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon next Thursday, October 10 at 12:35am ET/11:35pm CT (check your local listings). The iconic duo recently kicked off their co-headlining Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour, taking the legends’ historical musical collaboration through 20+ North American cities including New York, Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. In addition, Wilson’s former band mates Al Jardine and David Marks will join the Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour on all dates. Acclaimed singer and guitarist Blondie Chaplin will also join Wilson on select dates including New York City, Los Angeles and others. A complete tour itinerary is listed below.
Early live reviews have called their union “an unprecedented collaboration between two of the most brilliant musicians of the past 50 years”, a “thrilling” show, with Beck and Wilson garnering “equally enthusiastic receptions” before near sold-out crowds “rapt with attention and appreciation.”
Fans can expect a unique experience when they witness these two legends taking the stage together. From "Little Deuce Coupe" to "Shut Down" along with songs from Pet Sounds and SMiLE the show will begin with eclectic selections from Wilsons’ vast repertoire, covering fifty-years of classics along with music from his rich solo catalogue. Beck will open the second half of the show backed by a four-piece rhythm section to perform selections from his storied solo career, including some classic Yardbirds era material. Wilson, Jardine and Marks will also join Beck to add their distinctive harmonies to some of his classics. All four will once again join together on stage for a massive finale that will bring together both bands again to run through their favorite songs from their youth.
Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever...nine consecutive gold albums that featured such classics as "Surfer Girl," “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” "Fun, Fun, Fun," “Help Me, Rhonda” and "California Girls"...just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, The Beach Boys.
Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Jeff Beck was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).