U.S. audiences recently saw Jeff Beck’s guitar mastery at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Beck’s 40 minute set with guests Sting, Buddy Guy and Billy Gibbons along with a blistering rendition of “Superstition” in Stevie Wonder’s set received strong critical acclaim.
The Beck-Clapton collaboration will undoubtedly be one an amazing show. The artists will perform in sets “Together and Apart”.
The duo have shared the stage at Festivals and benefits previously. Both artists admitted to having a fantastic time on stage together…
The following shows have been announced:
- Thursday, February 18, 2010, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
- Sunday, February 21, 2010, Toronto, Canada, Air Canada Center
- Monday, February 22, 2010, Montreal, Canada, Bell Center
“Eric and I played together in Japan earlier this year and had a blast. Since then we have been in regular contact and talked about doing a similar show for our fans. Looking forward to the shows in 2010,” — Jeff Beck.
“I’ve always considered Jeff Beck to be one of the finest guitar players around. He’s a friend, a great guy, and a truly gifted musician. We had such a fun time in Japan that it seemed natural to play together again,” — Eric Clapton.
My guess is that other cities will follow… if not, be ready to buy the double DVD in the fall!