English rock guitarist Jeff Beck is out on tour throughout the first half of June, taking his extensive back catalogue to towns and cities across the UK.
His show in Sheffield hit the headlines when actor Johnny Depp - ahead of him winning his high profile deformation case against ex-wife Amber Heard - walked out on stage to sing a cover song with Beck. He also appeared with Beck at the Albert Hall.
Ahead of his performance in Birmingham, here’s what you need to know about the tour, which songs Beck might play, and whether or not American actor Johnny Depp may join him on stage again?
When is Jeff Beck playing in Birmingham?
Jeff Beck performs at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday, 6 June.
Where else is Jeff Beck playing?
As well as the show in Birmingham, Jeff Beck is playing several other shows in England and Scotland.
He has already performed some shows, including one in London and of course the show in Sheffield.
From London this evening, Beck will play several shows this week before wrapping up in York on 7 June.
Here are the remaining tour dates for Jeff Beck, including the date of his show in Manchester.
31 May Royal Albert Hall, London
2 June Sage Gateshead
3 June Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
4 June O2 Apollo Manchester
6 June Symphony Hall Birmingham
7 June Barbican York
What is the setlist?
The setlist for the tour looks to have been settled from previous shows, as well as the appearance of Johnny Depp.
As well as the Sheffield show, Depp came onto the stage at Beck’s show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 30 May.
Below is the setlist for that show according to setlist.fm. You will also note the songs that Depp joined Beck on stage for.
- Star Cycle
- You Know You KnowStratusNadiaRumbleMná na héireann(Ceoltóirí Chualann cover) (with Sharon Corr)
- Big Block
- Heddy Lamar(with Johnny Depp)
- Isolation(John Lennon cover) (with Johnny Depp)
- Time(Dennis Wilson cover) (with Johnny Depp)
- What’s Going On(Marvin Gaye cover) (with Johnny Depp)
- Little Wing(The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) (with Johnny Depp)
- The Death and Resurrection Show(Killing Joke cover) (with Johnny Depp) (Live debut)
- Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers(Syreeta cover)
- Corpus Christi Carol(Benjamin Britten cover)
- Brush With the Blues
- A Day in the Life
Are tickets still available?
Tickets are available through the Birmingham Symphony Hall website starting at around £50.
VIP packages are also available for the show, which has been rearranged from May 2020.
The original date was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To book tickets and for more information on what each ticket will get you, visit the Symphony Hall website.
Will Johnny Depp join for other shows on the tour?
As Depp has appeared at Jeff Beck’s two previous shows in Sheffield and London, rumours are strong that he will make an appearance at the remaining shows on the tour.
This would of course include an appearance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall in Birmingham in early June.
Today (June 2) it has been confirmed that Depp will join Beck on his show in Birmingham - along with Gateshead, Glasgow, Manchester and York.
Depp, 58, won his multimillion-dollar US defamation lawsuit against former wife Amber Heard, 36, on Wednesday.
Depp sued Aquaman star Heard for 50 million dollars over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post, titled: “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
You can also keep an eye out on setlist.fm for an updated setlist which may reveal if Depp has remained on tour.