Jeff Beck Tour Dates, ZZ Top Reschedule, And New Album Announced

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Guitar god Jeff Beck hits the road early next year on a solo and co-headlining tour with ZZ TopBeck’s run with ZZ Top are rescheduled dates from September, in which their double bill tour was cut short to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.

“We’re so glad that Dusty made a full recovery and now, we are looking forward to getting back out there and finish what we started,” said Beck, a twice inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist (as a solo musician and as a member of The Yardbirds).

Tickets to Beck’s solo tour is on sale starting December 5. Vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph, and guitarist Nicolas Meier are joining Beck on the tour.

Along with his tour commitments, Beck is also working on his next solo album which is expected to come out in 2015.

Tour details are below:

April 16              The Paramount                                  Huntington, NY
April 17              The Paramount                                  Huntington, NY
April 18              The Capitol Theatre                         Port Chester, NY
April 19              Orpheum Theatre                              Boston, MA
April 21              Ulster Performing Arts Center       Kingston, NY
April 22              Bergen Performing Arts Center      Englewood, NJ
April 24              Count Basie Theatre                             Red Band, NJ
April 25              The Strand – Capital Performing Arts CTR  York, PA
April 26              The PalaceTheatre                                 Greensburg,PA

With ZZ Top:

April 30          Cedar Park Center                            Cedar Park, TX
May 1               Winstar Casino                                  Thackerville, OK
May 2               Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  The Woodlands, TX
May 3               Concrete Street                                   Corpus Christi, TX
May 7               MidFlorida Credit Union Amph.    Tampa, FL
May 8               Cruzan Amphitheater                 West Palm Beach, FL
May 9               St. Augustine Amph.                     St. Augustine, FL
May 10            Verizon Wireless Amph.            Alpharetta, GA

Exclusive: ‘Starry Eyes’ Acting Lessons With Alexandra Essoe

Credit: Jay Shaw
Credit: Jay Shaw

The blood red poster for Starry Eyes pretty much says it all, as Alexandra Essoe gives a disturbingly magnetic performance as Sarah, a Hollywood starlet who will do anything to land a promising movie role.

Starry Eyes - Alex Essoe
Starry Eyes – Alex Essoe

Echoing David Lynch’s classic Mulholland Falls and Brian De Palma’s psychological thrillers from the 1970s (Sisters, Carrie), Starry Eyes is as unsettling as the day is long, and if you love creepy, haunting journeys of the soul, Starry Eyes, which is now available on VOD and iTunes, delivers the goods.

I’ve seen a ton of this year’s awards driven performances, and though she won’t receive a huge Oscar campaign push from the major studios, Alexandra Essoe’s work in Starry Eyes is one of my favorite performances this year (she certainly gives Sissy Spacek and Jamie Lee Curtis a run for their money).

Living in the fringes of Hollywood, Sarah has “starry eyes” for A-list actresses of yesteryear, as her apartment wall is adorned with pictures of some of Tinseltown’s most alluring leading ladies. To prep for the role, Alexandra Essoe used Rita Hayworth’s iconic performance in Gilda as a form of inspiration.

Sarah, desperate to see her name in lights, makes the ultimate Faustian bargain in Tinseltown, and unfortunately landing a bigtime movie role leads to a devastating transformation.

During my sit down with Alexandra Essoe, she talked about the keys of staying in the moment as an actress:

For more info on the film, please go to StaryEyesFilm.com.