Legendary Musicians Kick Off Landmark Tour on September 28
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Brian Wilson (Co-founder Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck, two of the music industry's most celebrated entertainers, will kick off their co-headlining North American tour on September 28 in Tampa, FL., joined by Wilson's former band mates Al Jardine & David Marks. rior to the tour, Wilson and Beck convened at Hollywood's Ocean Way recording studios with producer Joe Thomas, Wilson's music director Jeffrey Foskett, and engineers Frank Pappalardo and Wesley Seidman.
Fans can expect a unique experience when they witness these two legends taking the stage together. Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck, Al Jardine and David Marks will open the show together with both of their respective bands performing a string of hits. From "Little Deuce Coupe" to "Custom Machine," the show will then focus on eclectic selections from Wilsons' vast repertoire, covering fifty-years of classics along with music from his rich solo catalogue.
Beck will open the second half of the show backed by a four-piece rhythm section to perform selections from his solo career. He'll be joined by Wilson, Jardine and Marks who'll add their distinctive harmonies to some Beck's classics. All four will once again join together on stage for a massive finale that will bring together both bands again to run through their favorite songs from their youth and for the first time ever, some classic Yardbirds material.
Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever -- nine consecutive gold albums that featured such classics as "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "I Get Around," "Don't Worry Baby," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Help Me, Rhonda" and "California Girls"...just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, The Beach Boys.
Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Jeff Beck was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." He has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).
About Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood
Ocean Way Recording is the world's most awarded studio complex, responsible for record sales of more than one billion units. Ocean Way began as United Studio, founded in 1957 by legendary recording engineer and electronics inventor Bill Putnam with the backing of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. In 1985, it was renamed Ocean Way by Putnam's partner, Allen Sides, who had begun his studio career on Ocean Way in Venice, 1977. The original control rooms and recording spaces have remained virtually the same, retaining the classic untouched acoustic design favored by artists ranging from Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles to modern hitmakers such as The Beach boys, The Rolling Stones, Green Day, Dr. Dre, U2 and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.