Jeff Beck, Free/Bad Company alum Paul Rodgers and Heart’s Ann Wilson set for joint tour
Guitar great Jeff Beck, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will be in good company this summer.
The English six-string master is teaming up with former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers and Heart singer (and San Diego native) Ann Wilson — who is also a Rock Hall inductee — for their eight-week “Stars Align Tour.”
The tour coincides with the 50th anniversary of Free, the highly influential English blues-rock band that Rodgers co-founded before forming Bad Company in the early 1970s. His set will focus on songs by Free, whose signature song, 1970’s “All Right Now,” was a worldwide hit.
It opens July 18 in Utah at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City and concludes Aug. 26 in Florida at Tampa’s MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.
The third date on the tour is at San Diego’s Mattress Firm Amphitheatre; the second is at Orange County’s new Five Point Amphitheatre.
All tour dates, cities and ticket information appear below.
Each of the three tour artists issued statements Tuesday morning.
“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,” Beck said.
“I’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isn’t?” Rodgers said. “He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of ‘Free’ and I hope we can touch your spirit with the ‘Spirit of Free.’”
Wilson, who spent part of her youth in La Jolla and at Camp Pendleton, where her dad was stationed, said: “I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the ‘Stars Align Tour’ with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers. They are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.”
Tickets will go on sale to the general public Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. local time through livenation.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000. A pre-sale for Citi card members begins Wednesday at noon local time and continues 10 p.m. local time on Feb. 1. There will also be at least five other pre-sales.
Ticket prices for the San Diego show range from $25 to $350 each, plus service charges.
Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers & Ann Wilson “Stars Align Tour” dates
July 18, 2018 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
July 20, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Five Point Amphitheatre
July 22, 2018 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 24, 2018 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
July 25, 2018 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 28, 2018 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 29, 2018 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 31, 2018 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 1, 2018 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
August 3, 2018 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 4, 2018 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
August 8, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 10, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 12, 2018 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
August 14, 2018 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 17, 2018 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 19, 2018 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
August 25, 2018 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
August 26, 2018 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
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