Beck announces Boston concert

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Beck has revealed plans for a string of summer concerts. After going unplugged at the Newport Folk Festival, the alt-rock veteran will hit Boston for a full electric show with his band at the Bank of America Pavilion on Friday, August 2. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $30 to $55, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

The Boston show will be preceded by a series of acoustic gigs with minimal accompaniment. Along with the headlining slot at the sold out Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island on July 28, he’ll fill in for My Morning Jacket as part of the “AmericanaramA Festival of Music” tour stop at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on July 27. In addition to acoustic renditions of some of Beck’s best loved classics, these special performances will feature never before heard material from an upcoming acoustic record. The record, according to a press release issued by the artist, “can best be described as a self-contained work, one that came in the form of a burst of inspiration” following the completion of last year’s “Song Reader” project.

Comprised of 20 tracks, “Song Reader” is a book of sheet music released last December. The project encourages fans to record their own versions of the songs and then upload them to the project’s website. His last proper studio release was 2008’s Modern Guilt.

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