Jeff Beck, left, and Brian Wilson make a tour stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m.
CLEARWATER - Legendary music icons and Grammy Award-winners, Brian Wilson (Co-founder Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) have scheduled a stop on their co-headlining tour of North America at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m.
Two of the music industry’s most celebrated entertainers, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck will each separately perform a collection of their own hits. The concert will culminate with the two on stage together performing songs they’ve recently recorded for Wilson’s upcoming album on Capitol Records, among other selections. Wilson’s former band-mates Al Jardine and David Marks will join Wilson and Beck.
Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the 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 co-created some of the most beloved records ever including 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 Wilson co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed with The Beach Boys.
“We’ve got some new tunes we want to try out on a live crowd, as well as doing some great music from our own catalogues,” said Wilson.
Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Beck was ranked among the top five guitarists 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).
Beck says the upcoming gigs will feature “What I’d call an interesting mix of people, classic surfing safari music and this weird stuff that I do….”
Reserved tickets priced at $126.50, $89.50 and $69.50 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online 24/7 at www.RuthEckerdHall.com.
Convenient pre-show dining priced at $20 is available before the performance. For reservations and more information, patrons are encouraged to contact the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office.