Now Available: Jeff Beck

Friday, July 15, 2016
Now Available: Jeff Beck

He’s on a short list of the greatest rock legends of all time, which would be accomplishment enough, but the fact that he’s still of a mind to keep making new music makes him even greater. We’re talking about Jeff Beck, of course, and even as you’re reading these words, LOUD HAILER, his first new studio album in six years, is sitting in a record store and waiting for you to purchase it.

(If you aren’t familiar with the phrase that gives the album its title, it’s just another term for a megaphone, which – you guessed it – is why there’s a megaphone on its cover.)

LOUD HAILER features 11 tracks, all of which Beck co-wrote with singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vanderberg, who join him on the album. Beck met Vanderberg at a birthday party for Queen drummer Roger Taylor, of all places, and after she invited him to one of her shows, he was blown away. “When we got together in January, I explained the subject matter I had in mind, we sat down by the fire with a crate of Prosecco and got right to it,” said Beck. “The songs came together very quickly; five in three days.”

Co-produced by Beck and Filippo Cimatti, LOUD HAILER features Bones singing on nine of its 11 tracks, including the first single, “Live in the Dark,” before closing with two instrumentals by Beck: “Pull It” and “Edna.” If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch Beck on tour this summer, and if you’re really lucky, you might be able to catch one of the dates where he’s playing with Buddy Guy. Worst case scenario, you’re still getting a new Jeff Beck album, so this is clearly going to be a good summer no matter what.

Here’s the full track listing of the album, along with Beck’s upcoming tour dates:


1. “The Revolution Will Be Televised”
2. “Live In The Dark”
3. “Pull It”
4. “Thugs Club”
5. “Scared For The Children”
6. “Right Now”
7. “Shame”
8. “Edna”
9. “The Ballad Of The Jersey Wives”
10. “O.I.L.”
11. “Shrine”

Jeff Beck Summer Tour w/Buddy Guy (*except where noted below):

July 19 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
July 20 Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY
July 22 Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT *
July 23 Borgata Spa & Resort Even Center Atlantic City, NJ
July 24 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
July 26 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
July 27 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
July 29 Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
July 30 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills, MI
July 31 Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL
August 3 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
August 5 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
August 7 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
August 10 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
August 11 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA *
August 12 Pala Casino Pala, CA
August 14 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA *
August 16 Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
August 17 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA *
August 18 Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel Jackson, CA
August 20 Maryhill Winery Goldendale, WA
August 21 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater Seattle, WA *