Huntington, N.Y. (November 2014) – Despite having to postpone two concerts originally scheduled for March of 2012, the legendary, multi Grammy®-winning guitar virtuoso, and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Jeff Beck – has confirmed his return to Long Island to play The Paramount, as promised. Jeff Beck will perform live shows at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York for two consecutive nights on Thursday, April 16th & Friday, April 17th, 2015.
Beck’s career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on a recommendation from his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group’s hits, such as “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.” Beck has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Hammerhead” and Best Pop Instrumental performance for “Nessun Dorma”, both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion.
Recently, in London, Beck participated in The Poppy Appeal song “No Man’s Land”, a tribute to the men and women that served in World War I, resulting in 4 performances, culminating in the NFL pre-game entertainment that was broadcast from Wembley Stadium. The song featured singer Joss Stone on vocals and a gospel choir with vocals arranged by Antonia Wilson. In the meantime, a DVD of Beck’s Tokyo concert from April of this year was released on November 25th. For Beck, 2015 looks to be a banner year. In addition to both solo and co-headlining dates with ZZ Top, Beck will complete work on his new studio album, expected next year. Joining Beck on both the solo and double-bill tour are his band – Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums & Nicolas Meier on guitar.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public starting @ 10am on Friday, December 5th through Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone @ 800-745-3000 or The Paramount Box Office (open daily from 12 noon – 6 pm). Paramount Fan Club members may purchase tickets before the general public during the two-day, online-only, Ticketmaster pre-sale starting at 10am on Wednesday, December 3rd through 10pm on Thursday, December 4th with password “PULSE”. To receive future pre-sale codes and event news for The Paramount, simply sign up on our website for our FREE E-newsletter today.
About the Paramount
Opened September 30, 2011, this live entertainment venue located in Huntington, Long Island, New York features: Concerts, Comedy, Boxing and other special events. Booked by Live Nation with Ticketmaster ticketing, The Paramount hosts an average of 200 events per year. Ranked by Billboard Magazine as the “#23 Hottest Club in 2014” the venue also clocked in at #13 in the world on Pollstar Magazine’s list of Club Venue Ticket Sales following the 3rd Quarter for 2014 year-to-date.
In just over 3 years since opening, The Paramount has quickly established itself as the premier venue on Long Island – the 20th largest media market in the U.S., with nearly 2.5 million households* (*Arbitron: Nassau / Suffolk MSA). Top artists who have taken the Paramount’s stage include; Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Weezer, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, The Blues Brothers, Jewel, The Monkees, Steely Dan, John Fogerty, Slash, Limp Bizkit & many, many more Grammy-award winning entertainers.
The Paramount has the versatility to set up either standing or seated concerts in our upper level 1,555-capacity club, featuring a large dance floor with fixed side-loge balcony & mezzanine seating. The venue’s ambiance & intimacy have amazed bands, their fans and guests alike – especially the lower level 450-capacity V.I.P. Founder’s Room – styled as a 1920’s-themed speakeasy. The Paramount hosts numerous special events including; weddings, sweet 16’s, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers & corporate rentals.
The Paramount Comedy Series has featured such names as; Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Jim Breuer, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers & Rob Schneider…just to name a few. In partnership with Star Boxing, The Paramount has been televised nationally on ESPN, Showtime’s “SHO-BOX” and NBC Sports. With over 43,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount has also been mentioned on National television programs such as; ABC’s “The View”, NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, MSNBC’s “Imus in the Morning” as well as on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Show.
The Paramount has hosted nationally televised music programs such as; VH-1’s “Top 20 Countdown”, CW’s “The Next”, AXS Live concert specials with; Yellowcard, Trace Adkins and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Music Choice’s “You & A” with Cher Lloyd, MTV’s “This is How I Made It” with B.o.B. as well as interviews & webisodes on FUSE TV with Karmin and Twenty One Pilots. The Paramount has been reviewed, and its events covered, on countless media websites & print publications – most notably; Newsday, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, Daily News, Pollstar Magazine, Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine. The Paramount will continue to present sold-out shows, featuring the best in live entertainment for Long Islanders.