Beck has announced the cancellation of his forthcoming UK and European ‘Hyperspace’ tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The US musician’s tour was set to take in dates at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, London’s Brixton Academy and Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, but the entire run of shows have now been cancelled as a result of the pandemic.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Beck’s official account confirmed that organisers were working to secure rescheduled dates.
Due to continued restrictions on public gatherings, and in the interest of public safety, the below Beck shows will not be happening as scheduled.
We’re working to reschedule as many of these shows as soon as it is safe to do so and will keep you updated along the way. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/eINLDo2SeM
— Beck (@beck) May 20, 2020
“Due to continued coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings, and in the interest of public safety, the below Beck shows will not be happening as scheduled,” the statement confirmed.
“We’re working to reschedule as many of these shows as soon as it is safe to do so and will keep you updated along the way. Please refer to point of purchase for ticketing/refund information. Beck is very sorry about this situation and is looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as possible.”
Last month, Beck delivered an acoustic cover of Chris Bell’s ‘I Am The Cosmos’, which was recorded in lockdown. Last month, Beck delivered an acoustic cover of Chris Bell’s ‘I Am The Cosmos’, which was recorded in lockdown.
A star-studded Prince tribute show which Beck took part in earlier this year also aired in the US last month. Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince was held on 28 January – two days after the Grammys – at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Past Prince percussionist Sheila E. served as the night’s musical director alongside long-time Prince associates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The line-up also included Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Earth, Wind & Fire, Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, Gary Clark, Jr. and Juanes.
The affected list of Beck’s UK and European tour dates can be seen in full below:
2 June 20: Reykjavik, Iceland
14 June 20: Luxembourg City, LX
16 June 20: Paris, FR
17 June 20: Stuttgart, DE
20 June 20: Vienna, CZ
23 June 20: Munich, DE
24 June 20: Zurich, CH
26 June 20: Rome, IT
27 June 20: Lucca, IT
28 June 20: Brescia, IT
7 July 20: Edinburgh, UK
9 July 20: Manchester, UK
11 July 20: London, UK
12 July 20: London, UK.