Beck has rescheduled his planned UK and European tour dates for summer 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The shows were provisionally cancelled back in May, and now the Italian and UK shows of the initial run have been given new dates. The shows, on the back of last year’s Hyperspace album, feature two nights at London’s Brixton Academy.
Hyperspace attracted considerable critical acclaim. In a four-star review of the album, NME wrote: “Beck takes on a new cosmic identity with aplomb, roping in Pharrell to achieve pop minimalism that proves there’s no sound he can’t excel at. After a career spanning 30-years, Beck is still shape-shifting and proves, once again, that no genre isn’t malleable for him.”
Original shows due to take place in Iceland, Luxembourg, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland have yet to be rescheduled, with no word yet on whether rescheduled dates will be set at the time of writing.
Beck is also featured on the line-up for the 2021 edition of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival, which will take place in early June next year. Beck will play alongside The Strokes, Tame Impala, Gorillaz, FKA twigs, Tyler, the Creator and more from June 2-6.
Alongside Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Dave Grohl and Nathaniel Rateliff, Beck also contributed to “Round Midnight Preserves”, a live-stream benefit concert hosted by musician and Preservation Hall creative director, Ben Jaffe. The 20 June live-stream encouraged donations to support the 60 members of New Orleans’ hallowed Preservation Hall Musical Collective, who have been out of work for months, amid COVID-19. As an additional bonus, Spotify will match all donations, up to a collective $10 million, through their COVID-19 Music Relief fund.
Beck plays the following 2021 UK and European tour dates:
June 25: Brescia, Gardone Riviera Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
June 26: Rome, Auditorium Cavea
June 27: Lucca, Piazza Napoleone
July 6: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
July 7: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
July 10: London, Brixton Academy
July 11: London, Brixton Academy.