JEFF BECK Enters Canadian Charts At #9, US Charts At #11, The Highest Debut Of His 45 Year Career
April 21, 2010, 10 years ago
One thing has proved itself crystal clear since the April 13th debut of JEFF BECK’s album Emotion & Commotion, his first in seven years: Beck is back!
The legendary guitarist and 2010 Grammy winner entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week at #11, the highest debut of his 45 year career and his highest chart position since 1975’s Blow By Blow. Emotion & Commotion also claimed Beck’s best single sales week of the Soundscan era with over 26,000 units sold. In Canada, the album debuted at #9 on the national SoundScan charts.
Continuing to lend his personal notoriety to such worthy causes, Beck will be appearing tonight on the hit television show American Idol for their annual “Idol Gives Back” special. Beck will be joined on stage by songstress JOSS STONE to perform their hit duet, 'I Put A Spell On You', the first single from Emotion & Commotion.
Never one to rest on his laurels, immediately following “Idol Gives Back,” on Thursday, April 22nd, Beck will be performing an intimate live show for 200 guests at the Grammy Museum for legendary Los Angeles radio station KLOS. For those not lucky enough to be there in person, the show will also be webcast live in its entirety at 7:30 PM PT at www.955klos.com .
The first leg of the Emotion & Commotion U.S. tour kicked-off on April 16th in San Francisco, followed by Los Angeles, where a 22-piece orchestra added to the exciting live show. The tour will continue this week hitting such cities as Houston, Dallas, and Tulsa, before ending at the world famous New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1st. The newly added second US leg will light up the Boston scene on June 3rd before hitting Atlanta, New Jersey, Detroit, and Indianapolis, including a stop at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival and an appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, to finish the US tour on June 26th.
Accompanying Beck on the Emotion & Commotion U.S. tour dates, will be his new touring band, including the Grammy award winning
producer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass, and Jason Rebello on keyboards.