Posted in music | tour dates on May 1, 2013

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As mentioned, Beck is performing a few shows this summer, playing the Newport Folk Festival, joining Bob Dylan and Wilco's AmericanaramA tour for the Nikon at Jones Beach date on July 27, and then playing Propect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn! on August 4. There was some confusion about how and with whom he would be performing on this tour, which has since been cleared up. The Newport Folk Fest and Jones Beach "Americanarama" shows will be stripped-down acoustic sets (but not "solo"). The Celebrate Brooklyn (and Boston show two days prior) will be full-band electric.

Tickets to the Celebrate Brooklyn! show are currently on fan presale (password is "BECK2013") and the general on-sale happens May 10. Tickets to the Jones Beach show are currently on fan presale (password is "TENACIOUS") with the general on-sale happening Saturday (5/4) at 10 AM.

Meanwhile, according to a press release, "these very special performances will feature never before heard material from an upcoming acoustic record. The record can best be described as a self-contained work, one that came in the form of a burst of inspiration following the completion of last year's groundbreaking Song Reader sheet music album." No details on that album, like a title or release date have been given.

Updated Beck dates are listed below.

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Beck - 2013 Tour Dates
05-19 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
05-20 San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall (Song Reader event)
07-02 Paris, France - Days Off Festival
07-27 Wantagh, NY - Americanarama Festival * !
07-28 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival !
07-30 Portland, ME - State Theatre
08-02 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion ^
08-04 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) ^
* with Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ryan Bingham
^ with full band
! stripped-down acoustic

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Comments (42)

i love Beck but describing your own album as "groundbreaking" is a bit much

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 9:47 AM

Thanks Mr. Hansen..can you let us know how long your set will be at Jones Beach!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 9:52 AM

9:47 he is talking about his song reader as ground breaking...supposedly it might be

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 9:53 AM

@9:47 Fortunately there is pretty much zero chance he wrote his press release himself.

Posted by Parker | May 1, 2013 10:07 AM

Fuck yes! Thank you for the pre-sale password. Def had no interest seeing a Beck acoustic set. His set at Bonarroo 2006 was unreal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 10:08 AM

if it's as good as Sea Change, I'm game

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 10:22 AM

fashion shoots with beck and hanson
courtney love and marilyn manson
youre all fakes run to your mansions
come around- WELL KICK YOUR ASSES!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 10:23 AM

Mutations was awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 10:50 AM

I heard its a concept album about the Wall of Fire Incident when Xenu dropped the 4th dynamic engram.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 10:50 AM

There was literally nothing groundbreaking about his Song Reader release.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:01 AM

I released some wind breaking sounds about 10 minutes ago in the elevator. I felt badly about it, but what can you do?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:03 AM

$63.00 after fees to see Beck. Get the fuck outta here. There will be plenty of cheap tickets come show day that is for sure. Scalps gonna take a bath on this one. Way too much to charge for Beck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:19 AM

I'm about to go drop a groundbreaking deuce. later.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:24 AM

Is that Maine show acoustic or with the band?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:39 AM

11:19, is this what the scalpers have created? artists now charge a price to keep the scalpers from making huge profits. it might be starting to work on the scalpers. i'm sure some artists would prefer to charge a little less for their shows, for a variety of reasons, but there is a black market reality to be dealt with.

Posted by andrew | May 1, 2013 11:46 AM

Maine is acoustic

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:52 AM

Andrew,
Really hope that this is what the scalpers created. For it makes it cheaper for the smart ones who know. Like stated above, because of the high ticket price, there will be lots of cheap (under face) tickets the day of the show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 11:57 AM

Yea more expensive the ticket the more likely cheap day of show! Madonna was 90% off day of show at Yankee lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 12:06 PM

i saw prince at msg for $50 off face

Posted by andrew | May 1, 2013 12:39 PM

Will the Prospect Park show sellout?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 12:43 PM

1119 It's not a lot if you have a job. How do you expect artists to make money when hardly anyone pays for their music anymore? Higher tix prices keep dopes like you away.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 12:50 PM

due to the decline in cigarette sales, some tobacco farmers are now growing chick peas to supply the growing demand for hummus

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Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:06 PM

I'm not surprised at the $63.00 price on these. Beck doesn't play here that often and he has grown into a heritage act over the years. Still wise to wait.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:09 PM

As is the norm here, someone always whines about the ticket prices. It's predictable and laughable at the same time. The band/artists have to make a living. The same people that bitch about prices I'm sure also never buy any music instead basically stealing it. $63 to see Beck seems cheap to me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:34 PM

^because you are an idiot

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:36 PM

Job or no job, $63 is a lot of money for an outdoor show in a public park by anyone who is not named Prince or Bruce Springsteen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:45 PM

It would be great if he played a second show in the area - I'm already seeing Sabbath that day!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:46 PM

^Sabbath will be playing a show in NYC. The date has just not been announced yet.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:48 PM

Complacent dicks like 1:34 are the reason that $50 has become the new norm for concert tickets. If you think $63 for Beck is cheap, you're fucking nuts. I've seen legendary acts for far cheaper than that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 1:55 PM

"legendary" "groundbreaking"

Posted by Superlative Guy | May 1, 2013 2:10 PM

People should be complaining about ticketmaster surcharges, not the price of Beck's show! They tack on 25% to thew actual ticket price!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 3:46 PM

155 I'm a "complacent dick" because I can afford $63? Yeah ok, that makes a lot of sense. It's 2013 not 2001. Grow up fool!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 3:52 PM

People are complaining about the price of a benefit? Ha ha! Celebrate Brooklyn give us so much great music. I'd give them $63 for nothing!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 4:13 PM

"Complacent dicks like 1:34 are the reason that $50 has become the new norm for concert tickets. If you think $63 for Beck is cheap, you're fucking nuts. I've seen legendary acts for far cheaper than that."

It's called inflation. And free/promotional shows don't count. And your legends can suck my balls.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 4:55 PM

For people saying $63 is too much- tix will be $20 AT MOST the day of the show.

Posted by Venkman | May 1, 2013 5:12 PM

"For people saying $63 is too much- tix will be $20 AT MOST the day of the show."

Absolutely. I don't quite understand why scalpers eat so many tickets because they never come close to selling half for what they have for face or more. YOU WILL get a $20 ticket. Or even a freebie. As a matter of fact, if you have the patience to wait until beck is into his 2nd or 3rd song, people with extras will be giving them away at that point

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 5:42 PM

i bought my ticket, i'm glad he's playing brooklyn, it'll be a great show... you wanna hustle around outside for a twenty buck ticket... that's fine too... it's just great to have beck in town...

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 6:37 PM

"Absolutely. I don't quite understand why scalpers eat so many tickets because they never come close to selling half for what they have for face or more. YOU WILL get a $20 ticket. Or even a freebie. As a matter of fact, if you have the patience to wait until beck is into his 2nd or 3rd song, people with extras will be giving them away at that point"

ain't nobody got time for that

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 8:31 PM

637 Amen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2013 10:31 PM

How much did you send on your phone?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2013 6:49 PM

Yes you actually missed quite a lot, but that's cool, man. There were just to many to name them all. So here goes my little bit added. Collective Soul, The Verve, Oasis, Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Guns& Roses, REM, The Offspring, Faith No More, Manic Street Preachers, Fountains of Wayne. I bet other ppl could also ad some more.

Posted by Madeline | May 13, 2013 9:02 AM

This is one of those melodies that capture a dour, heartbreaking feel that just barely keeps me from crying because it chose to submerge its sound in a sort of merciful optimism. To mind, only this and "Age of Consent" by New Order can make feel this particular way.

Posted by Freddie | September 28, 2014 2:46 PM

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