American artist Beck has been forced to cancel his UK and European tour which was due to take place throughout June and July 2020, with shows in Paris, Rome, and London. The reason for this is, of course, the Covid-19 pandemic which has called off shows around the world over the past few months. While many were hoping that, by this time, restrictions might have lifted somewhat, most fans are not surprised by the news.
The dates may not be going ahead, but ticket-holders can be assured that they will see Beck perform live in the near future as the dates are currently being rescheduled for later this year, or perhaps even next year.
Due to continued restrictions on public gatherings, and in the interest of public safety, the below Beck shows will not be happening as scheduled.
We’re working to reschedule as many of these shows as soon as it is safe to do so and will keep you updated along the way. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/eINLDo2SeM
— Beck (@beck) May 20, 2020
His team shared the announcement on Twitter, saying “Due to continued restrictions on public gatherings, and in the interest of public safety, the below Beck shows will not be happening as scheduled.” The thread continued, finding a further statement, “Beck is very sorry about this situation and is looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as possible.” Ticket-holders can obtain more information or a refund from their point of purchase, but most will hopefully hold on to them until the dates are rescheduled.
Beck’s tour is in promotion of his 2019 album ‘Hyperspace’, an 11-track project including singles ‘Saw Lightning’ and ‘Uneventful Days’, the former gaining over 8 million streams. This was his fourteenth studio album release, seeing collaboration with Pharrell Williams and receiving a great reception from both critics and fans.
As a singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Beck has had a very versatile career, sharing his debut studio album ‘Mellow Gold’ in 1994. He has worked in each of these fields with artists such as Sia, Childish Gambino, and Cage the Elephant. Prior to ‘Hyperspace’, his latest work was ‘Colours’, released in 2017; Beck’s alternative musical style continues to evolve with each release.
Find all the affected tour dates below:
2/06/2020 – Laugardalsholl – Reykjavik, IS
14/06 – L’Atelier – Luxembourg City, LX
16/06 – L’Olympia – Paris, FR
17/06 – Beethovensaal – Stuttgart, DE
20/06 – Arena Open Air – Vienna, CZ
23/06 – Zenith – Munich, DE
24/06 – Halle 662 – Zurich, CH
26/06 – Cavea, Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome, IT
27/06 – Piazza Napoleone – Lucca, IT
28/06 – II Vittoriale Degli Italiani – Brescia, IT
07/07 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK
09/07 – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
11/07 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK
12/07 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK
Photo Credit: Brett Padelford