If you watched the recently aired Grammy Awards, you’d probably think that Rock Music was not really all that popular anymore and that there wasn’t anything good coming down the pike to look forward to. Let me clear that up right now and say that despite what you hear, Rock and Roll is here to stay, and it will never die. With that said, check out this absolutely awesome tour that brings three legendary acts together on one stage. The full press release and dates will follow the artwork.
The Press Release:
Today, iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers announced they will join forces for the “Stars Align Tour,” their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of Heart. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18th in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full listing of tour dates can be found below.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public for the “Stars Align Tour” beginning Friday, February 2 at 10 AM through LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,” said Jeff Beck.
“This is going to be a knock out combination of music and musicians,” said Paul Rodgers. “I’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isn’t? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Free’ and I hope we can touch your spirit with the ‘Spirit of Free.’”
“I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers,” said Ann Wilson. “They are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.”
Over the course of Jeff Beck’s distinguished 50+ music career, he has earned an incredible 8 GRAMMY Awards, been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice – once as a member of the Yardbirds and again as a solo artist. In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is available now.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Rodgers has led 3 bands to global success: Free, Bad Company, & The Firm. Rodgers has been named the #3 “Greatest Voice in Rock” in Rolling Stone and the #2 “All Time Best Rock Singer” in Classic Rock Magazine. For his songwriting, he was awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Elton John. 2018 celebrates his 50th anniversary as a recording artist who has sold 125 million records. For the first time in 50 years in North America Paul’s set will focus on his Free catalogue.
On this upcoming summer run, Ann Wilson fans can expect to hear an assortment of Heart hits along with tracks from her solo career. Heart’s critically acclaimed Beautiful Broken album was released in 2016, the same year she toured with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick.
The Tour Dates:
7/18/2018: West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
7/20/2018: Los Angeles, CA @ Five Point Amphitheatre
7/22/2018: Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
7/24/2018: Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
7/25/2018: Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
7/28/2018: St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/29/2018: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/31/2018: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/1/2018: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
8/3/2018: Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
8/4/2018: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/8/2018: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/10/2018: Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/12/2018: Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
8/14/2018: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/17/2018: Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
8/19/2018: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/25/2018: West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
8/26/2018: Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking I’ve never ever seen Jeff Beck in concert but had always been curious about it. I’ve seen Rodgers once and he was terrific and the same can be said for Ann Wilson but she was touring with her band Heart at the time. This is going to be an awesome gig for sure so I hope that I can work out one of the performances to do some coverage for our readers from afar. What do you folks think about this tour? Is it something that you will get behind? If so let me know down below in the comments section.