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Rhonda Smith to join Jeff Beck’s tour in 2010

Rhonda SmithJeff Beck has put together a new rhythm section for his upcoming tour dates in Europe and the U.S.

Bassist Rhonda Smith and drummer Narada Michael Walden take the spot filled by Tal Wilkenfeld and Vinnie Colaiuta for the last few years for this part of the tour. Smith is best known for her work with Prince, and her funky bass lines.

The band will be touring to support Beck’s new release, Emotion and Commotion, (out on April 13th and now available for pre-order). Emotion and Commotion features Wilkenfeld and Colaiuta, as well as Jason Rebello on keyboards.

U.S. tour dates

  • April 16: Nob Hill Masonic Centre in San Francisco, CA
  • April 17: Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, CA
  • April 18: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA
  • April 19: 4th & B in San Diego, CA
  • April 24: Verizon Wireless Theatre in Houston, TX
  • April 25: Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas, TX
  • April 27: Brady Theatre in Tulsa, OK
  • April 28: Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO
  • April 29: Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO
  • April 30: Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN
  • May 1 Jazz Festival (Gentilly Stage) in New Orleans, LA
  • More Dates TBA

European tour dates:

  • 12th July Weert, Holland Bospop Festival, Sportpark Boshoven
  • 13th July Sete, France Festival Jazz a Sete @ Theatre de la Mer
  • 15th July Antibes, France Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival
  • 17th July Montreux, Switzerland Montreux Festival
  • 19th July Limburg, Belgium Peer Festival
  • 22nd July Barcelona, Spain Pueblo Espanol
  • 24th July Madrid, Spain Festival Veranos De La Villa, Casa De Campo
  • 25th July Cazorla, Spain Blues Festival

For more, visit Jeff Beck’s site.