Beck has announced further UK shows as part of his upcoming ‘Hyperspace’ tour dates. It’s been confirmed that he’ll play two new shows at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 7 July and at Brixton Academy in London on 12 July.
The influential US musician released his latest solo album Hyperspace back in November, but he’s yet to tour the record on these shores.
The confirmation of those dates comes after the singer/songwriter previously announced dates in Paris, Vienna and Zurich in June, along with shows in Dublin, Manchester and London on July 9 and 11 respectively.
Tickets for the Edinburgh show and second London date will go on sale from Friday, 28 February at 10AM. Visit the artist’s official website for further information.
Hyperspace’s second single ‘Uneventful Days’ was remixed last month by St. Vincent. Speaking about her re-working of the track, St. Vincent said: “I guess I was listening to a lot of ’70s Herbie Hancock and WAR at the time and wondering how much funk was inside me, too. I sent it to Beck and he dug it, but he said ‘it should be 3 bpm faster.’ And what do you know? HE WAS SO RIGHT. It made all the difference in the groove.
Elsewhere in Beck news, the singer-songwriter was among the artists to play at a charity show last month which brought together the surviving members of Nirvana.
Of the event, the NME wrote: “They opened with St Vincent taking care of lead vocals on a thunderous version of ‘Lithium’. Then it’s over to Beck, who stumbles a little through the lyrics of ‘In Bloom’ but saves himself with a series of blistering guitar solos. Afterwards, he waxes nostalgic. “That was a pretty good mosh pit,” he said. “I was in the most intense mosh pit of my life in this room. I remember being carried off my feet, and when I got out my hands were bleeding and I didn’t know why. The band was Nirvana.”
Beck plays the following UK and European shows on his forthcoming Hyperspace tour:
16 June: Paris, Olympia
20 June: Vienna, Arena Wien
24 June: Zurich, Halle 622
5 July: Dublin, Trinity College
7 July: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
9 July: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
11 July: London, Brixton 02 Academy
12 July: London, Brixton 02 Academy.