Jeff Beck Tribute Shows To Feature Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton & More
Jeff Beck will be celebrated with a pair of tribute concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, organised by Eric Clapton and featuring a star-studded line-up.
The special shows are due to take place at the historic London venue on 22 and 23 May 22, and will “honour the memory and artistry” of Beck, who died suddenly on 10 January aged 78. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday 15 March at 10am GMT, register for access to the pre-sale here.
Clapton is set to be joined at the gigs by a host of “colleagues and friends”, including Johnny Depp, Rod Stewart, Imelda May, Gary Clark Jr and Joss Stone. Also due to appear are Rhonda Smith, Anika Nilles and Robert Stevenson from Jeff Beck’s live band.
Jeff Beck‘s funeral took place yesterday on 3 February. During the service, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page described Beck in the eulogy he gave as “the quiet chief”.
The comedian Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, was in attendance and posted: “Just came back from Jeff Becks funeral. The greatest eulogy was from Jimmy Page. He said ‘Jeff was the quiet chief’ , he was talking about all the guitarists. And he was right. Jeff was the future as far as guitarists go. We will miss you Jeff and your music will love forever., Goodbye my good friend x”. Mourners at the service included Ronnie Wood, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof and Chrissie Hynde.
The final bill of participating artists in the tribute concerts will be revealed closer to the date of the performances. See the list of acts who have already indicated their wish to be a part of the tribute shows below:
Gary Clark Jr