Beck – 2014 Concert Schedule
You can't hear the name Beck without the familiar tunes of songs like "Loser"
coming to mind. During the 1990s, it seemed that his hits blared from every radio station and MTV. With songs like "Where
It's At," "Devils Haircut" and "The New Pollution" helping to define the decade, Beck became one of the most popular musicians
of his time, and he continues to stun fans and critics with his music. After releasing his most recent album, "Morning Phase,"
Beck is underway on another exciting concert tour, and fans will have the chance to catch his show at a variety of venues,
including Charlotte's Uptown Amphitheater, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall, the Forecastle
Festival, Morrison's Red Rocks, and many more. To see one of the most iconic musicians from the 90s, be sure to head over
to StubHub for your tickets to see Beck in concert!
Before Beck had made his mainstream breakthrough,
he released several albums, starting with his debut, "Golden Feelings," which was released in 1993. Beck followed up with
"Stereopathetic Soulmanure" in 1994, and "Mellow Gold," which was released shortly after. "Mellow Gold" turned this previously
obscure musician into a budding star, partly due to the phenomenally successful track, "Loser." Beck's "Mellow Gold" album
ended up charting at the number 13 position, and it went on to sell over 1 million copies, with an eventual platinum certification.
This album was not only a commercial success for Beck, but it helped to define the burgeoning "Gen X" scene, which was marked
by punk influences and ironic lyrical content.
Beck's next major commercial success came with his fifth studio album,
"Odelay," which was released in 1996. The album quickly went to the number 16 position on the Billboard 200 chart, spurred
along with radio-friendly hits like "Devils Haircut," "Where It's At," and "The New Pollution." The album has since been recognized
as being one of the most popular and innovative of the 90s, and it still remains a favorite among Beck fans.
Beck released his critically acclaim album, "Mutations," in which he established himself as a truly creative songwriter. Proving
that he could do more than just write hits in the alternative rock niche, the album went above and beyond what had been done
in his genre. Taking note of the wide-ranging musical influences and creativity of the album, Beck captured the attention
of music critics, and he went on to win a Grammy Award in the category of Best Alternative Music Album.
further critical acclaim with his 2002 album, "Sea Change," which reached number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified
gold. The album is considered by some to be one of the best albums of the decade, and it represented Beck's ever-evolving
style. After "Sea Change," Beck continued to raise the bar and create innovative music, and he later released a number of
additional albums, including "Guero" in 2005, "The Information" in 2006, "Modern Guilt" in 2008, and "Morning Phase" in 2014.
Beck's Breakthrough Album
Beck got his big break when he released "Mellow Gold," which produced one of his first
hits, "Loser." After establishing himself as an up-and-coming musician, Beck's fame took another turn when he released the
critically acclaimed "Odelay," which ended up being nominated for Grammy Awards in the categories of Album of the Year, Best
Alternative Music Album, and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Beck was awarded the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album,
and he secured his place as one of the most innovative singer-songwriters of the time. "Odelay" is still considered to be
one of the quintessential alternative rock albums from the 90s, and it was placed on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest
Albums of All Time." The release of "Odelay" was just the beginning of Beck's critically acclaimed work, as he continued to
release a number of ground-breaking albums throughout the years that followed. Beck's most recent release is "Morning Phase,"
which includes the singles "Blue Moon" and "Waking Light."
Did you know that Beck's mother
was of the famed "Warhol Superstars" group?
Beck's mother, Bibbe Hansen, was an artist and musician who was part of
the "Warhol Superstars" clique, who worked with Andy Warhol during the 1960s. She acted in several of Warhol's films, including
"Prison" with Edie Sedgwick.
If you've never seen Beck live in concert, then you're in
luck, because this alternative rock icon is underway on a highly anticipated concert tour. With songs like "Loser," "Devils
Haircut," and "The New Pollution," you and the audience will be able to rock out to all of Beck's most unforgettable hits.
It's not every day you get the opportunity to see one of the best musicians that the 90s produced, and you don't want to miss
out on Beck's incredible show. When Beck heads to a venue in your city, be sure to check out his must-see performance!