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By Brett Villa
— North American Summer Run Kicks Off July 18 —
Today, iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers announced they will join forces for the “Stars Align Tour,” their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of Heart. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18th in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full listing of tour dates can be found below.
“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,” said Jeff Beck.
“This is going to be a knock out combination of music and musicians,” said Paul Rodgers. “I’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isn’t? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Free’ and I hope we can touch your spirit with the ‘Spirit of Free.’”
“I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers,” said Ann Wilson. “They are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.”
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Rodgers has led 3 bands to global success: Free, Bad Company, & The Firm. Rodgers has been named the #3 “Greatest Voice in Rock” in Rolling Stone and the #2 “All Time Best Rock Singer” in Classic Rock Magazine. For his songwriting, he was awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Elton John. 2018 celebrates his 50th anniversary as a recording artist who has sold 125 million records. For the first time in 50 years in North America Paul’s set will focus on his Free catalogue.
On this upcoming summer run, Ann Wilson fans can expect to hear an assortment of Heart hits along with tracks from her solo career. Heart’s critically acclaimed Beautiful Broken album was released in 2016, the same year she toured with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick.
July 18 – West Valley City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Five Point Amphitheatre
July 22 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 24 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
July 25 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 28 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 31 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 1 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 3 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 4 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 12 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 17 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 25 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
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