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Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

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Jeff Beck (L) and Brian Wilson

Jeff Beck (L) and Brian Wilson (photo courtesy CO5 Media)

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, two of the most revered rock artists of the past half century, will combine forces for a co-headlining North American tour this fall.

Wilson, cofounder of the Beach Boys, and Beck, a prolific solo guitarist as well as a former member of the Yardbirds, will kick off an 18-date run starting in Florida at the end of September. The tour will travel through the United States and Canada up until exactly a month later, when the musicians hit Akron, Ohio, on Oct. 27.

Beck, a multiple GRAMMY winner who has earned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions both as a solo artist and through the Yardbirds, performed guitar on Wilson’s upcoming studio album. The 69-year-old Englishman’s last album, 2010’s Emotion & Connection, debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, with “Nessun Dorma” earning a GRAMMY win for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Wilson more recently reunited with the Beach Boys for the group’s 50th anniversary, eventually spawning the album That’s Why God Made the Radio, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released last year. However, Wilson was unceremoniously booted from the band later that same year.

Related: Brian Wilson Says ‘No’ To Future Beach Boys Reunions

Wilson and Beck will be joined on the tour by fellow original Beach Boys members Al Jardine and David Marks. Tickets will be on sale Aug. 9 at Live Nation’s website.

See below for a full list of tour dates.

Sept. 27 – Hollywood, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Sept. 28 – Tampa, Fla. – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 3 – St. Augustine, Fla. – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct. 4 – Atlanta, Ga. – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 – Washington D.C. – Warner Theater
Oct. 6 – Bethlehem, Pa. – Sands Event Center (on sale August 16)
Oct. 8 – Albany, N.Y. – Palace Theatre
Oct. 9 – Boston, Mass. – Wang Theater
Oct. 11 – Wallingford, Conn. – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Oct. 12 – Westbury, Conn. – Theater at Westbury
Oct. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Tower Theater
Oct. 15 – New York, N.Y. – Beacon Theatre
Oct. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl Theater (on sale August 12)
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Greek Theater (on sale now)
Oct. 22 – Oakland, Calif. – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 25 – Detroit, Mich. – Fox Theatre
Oct. 26 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
Oct. 27 – Akron, Ohio – EJ Thomas Performance Arts

-Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com

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