Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
As the "Beach Boys" continue to tour without formative genius Brian Wilson, Wilson is heading out on tour with a genius of his own.
Wilson and guitar legend Jeff Beck are hitting the road together, and their tour will come to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 28. The classic rock icons will be joined on stage by former Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks, who are no longer part of the Mike Love/Bruce Johnston Beach Boys, which, in a sense, might make this more of a Beach Boys concert than the one that stopped at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa just a few weeks ago.
As great as a Brian Wilson-led Beach Boys concert can be, the most intriguing part of this show might be seeing Beck and Wilson onstage together. Beck contributed to Wilson's upcoming solo album, so there should be some new creative sparks flying.
"He's got a truckload of hits to play, but we'll build on that and interact," Beck told USA Today. "Brian will kick things off, but I'll also be given enough time to establish what I'm about. In the end, we'll mix and match. It's a complete honor to be on stage with him."
Tickets are $69.50-$129.50, and they'll go on sale at noon Saturday. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*