JEFF BECK and JOHNNY DEPP debuted their upcoming collaborative tour with a show at The Anthem in Washington, DC. The evening began with a solo set from BECK and his backing band (bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Anika Nilles and keyboardist Robert Stevenson). Opening with “Freeway Jam” BECK continued with his signature versions of “You Know You Know,” “Big Block,” and “Brush with the Blues” and from 18, “Caroline No”. At the midway point of the set, DEPP stepped out from the wings to join BECK on songs from their newly released musical collaboration, 18 including “This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr,” “Isolation” before ending with their take on the Killing Joke song, “The Death and Resurrection Show.”
All shows are on sale now with VIP packages also available here. The full itinerary is below with all dates subject to change.
BECK and DEPP’s 13-track album, 18, debuted at #10 on both the Billboard Top Albums and Top Current Albums charts marking the first top 10 for both Beck and Depp on the Top Album Sales chart.
Beck found a kindred spirit in Depp when the two met in 2016. They bonded quickly over cars and guitars and spent most of their time together trying to make each other laugh. At the same time, Beck’s appreciation grew for Depp’s ear for music. That talent and their chemistry convinced Beck they should make an album together.
Depp agreed and they started in 2019. Over the next three years, they recorded a wide range of covers that touches on everything from Celtic and Motown, to the Beach Boys and Killing Joke. “We were going to call the album ‘Kitchen Sink’ because we threw everything in it,” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says with a laugh. “The only game plan we had was to play songs we like and see where they took us.”
Beck is universally acknowledged as one of the most talented and significant guitarists in the world and has played alongside some of the greatest artists of rock, blues, and jazz. Over the course of his distinguished 50+ music career, he has earned an incredible eight Grammy Awards, been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice – once as a member of the Yardbirds and again as a solo artist. In the summer of 2016, the guitar virtuoso celebrated his five decades of music with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl with special guests including Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Beth Hart, Billy F. Gibbons and Jan Hammer.
JEFF BECK and JOHNNY DEPP Tour Dates:
October 4 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
October 6 Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
October 7&8 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
October 10 Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
October 13 Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
October 14&15 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
October 17 Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
October 19 Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
October 20 Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
October 22 Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace Theater
October 23 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
November 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
November 2 Temecula, CA@ Pechanga Resort & Casino
November 4 Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
November 5 Thousand Oaks, CA @ Bank of America Performing Arts Center Thousand Oaks
November 6 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
November 8 Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
November 9 San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
November 10 Sacramento, CA @ Hard Rock Live
November 12 Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort
*All dates subject to change, more dates TBA