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It looks like Jeff Beck will have a very busy summer.

This morning, the guitarist announced a new studio album, which will be released July 15. The disc, which is still untitled, is the followup to 2010’s Emotion & Commotion.

He’s also announced serveral additional U.S. tour dates—co-headlining with Buddy Guy—all of which you can check out below.

In other Beck news, the guitarist will publish his first book, which will focus on his twin inspirations—hot rodding and guitars. The London-based Genesis Publishing Group will release BECK01, a “signed, limited-edition” book, July 12.  

“Right from the beginning, I’ve tried to do something with anything I’ve got hold of,” Beck said. “At age 13, I built two or three of my own guitars. I painted the frets on. It was fun just to look at it and hold it… I knew where I was headed.”

BECK01 is hand-bound in leather and aluminum with every book numbered and signed by Beck. His handpicked selection of more than 400 rare and unseen photos and items of memorabilia is narrated with an original manuscript of nearly 20,000 words. Included is an eloquent forward by John McLaughlin that begins, “Jeff Beck is my all-time favourite guitarist, what do I say after that?” 

For more about the book, visit jeffbeckbook.com.

OK—about those new tour dates: As was previously announced, the Beck and Buddy Guy will begin their joint tour July 19 in Port Chester, New York, before hitting New York City. The tour will make a stop at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, July 31, before heading to Nashville and then making the trek west to Los Angeles. As was previously announced, Beck and Guy will appear at the Hollywood Bowl August 10. You can check out all the dates below.

Jeff Beck Summer Tour w/Buddy Guy (*except where noted below):

July 19                   The Capitol Theatre                                                                        Port Chester, NY
July 20                   Theater at Madison Square Garden                                         New York, NY
July 22                  Foxwoods Resort Casino                                                              Mashantucket, CT  *
July 23                   Borgata Spa & Resort Even Center                                           Atlantic City, NJ
July 24                  Sands Bethlehem Event Center                                                                Bethlehem, PA  *
July 26                   PNC Bank Arts Center                                                                    Holmdel, NJ
July 27                   Wolf Trap                                                                                            Vienna, VA
July 29                   Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Perf. Arts Center  Canandaigua, NY
July 30                   Meadow Brook                                                                                 Rochester Hills, MI
July 31                   Ravinia Festival                                                                                 Highland Park, IL
August 3              Ascend Amphitheatre                                                                   Nashville, TN
August 10            Hollywood Bowl                                                                               Los Angeles, CA

New Dates not yet announced

August 5              Starlight Theatre                                                                              Kansas City, MO
August 7              Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre                                                   Englewood, CO
August 11            Chumash Casino                                                                              Santa Ynez, CA *
August 12            Pala Casino                                                                                         Pala, CA
August 14            Mountain Winery                                                                           Saratoga, CA *
August 16            Masonic Auditorium                                                                       San Francisco, CA
August 17            Wells Fargo Center for the Arts                                                                Santa Rosa, CA *
August 18            Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel                                                 Jackson, CA
August 20            Maryhill Winery                                                                                                Goldendale, WA
August 21            Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater                                          Seattle, WA *

More dates TBA

*Jeff Beck ONLY on these dates
**All dates on sale Friday, April 8 with the following exceptions: Kansas City: On sale 4/16 | Seattle, WA: On sale 4/22 | Saratoga, CA: On sale TBA

Jeff Beck Announces New Studio Album, Additional U.S. Tour Dates
Source: Guitar World