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Beck to perform Song Reader for the first time, alongside Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand

on May 16, 2013, 5:06pm

Beck Song Reader

It’s been almost a year since Beck released an album of non-recorded sheet music. On the Fourth of July, he’ll perform the material live for the first time during a star-studded concert at London’s Barbican, which promises appearances from Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more, according to SPIN.

Meanwhile, Beck has a number of upcoming U.S. tour dates scheduled for this summer, where he’ll be previewing material from an upcoming acoustic record.

Beck 2013 Tour Dates:
05/19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
07/02 – Paris, FR @ Days Off Festival
07/04 – London, UK @ Barbican ^
07/27 – Wantagh, NY @ Americanarama Festival *
07/28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
07/30 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre #
08/02 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion #
08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) #

^ = Song Reader performance
* = w/ Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ryan Bingham
# = w/ full band/electric show