Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck are reuniting this fall for “their most in depth concert in over 35 years” at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
Back in 1967, the duo formed Jeff Beck Group, but after recording a couple of albums, disbanded. While they reunited a few times since then, this will be their first time performing onstage since 2009 when they Stewart appeared at Beck’s show to sing their cover of “People Get Ready.”
After Beck and Stewart reunited for Beck’s 2009 gig in Los Angeles, they discussed recording another album together, but the project didn’t end up working out, similar to the band’s proposed tour together in 1984, where Beck left after just three shows. Last year, Stewart told Rolling Stone that he hoped to still make an album, noting that it would be a “lovely thing to do.”
“It’d be a complete lefthand turn,” he said. “We did try it once, but we couldn’t see eye to eye — I mean, a serious clash of egos, but you know, never say never. I know it’s a cliché, but really, I’m up for it if he’s up for it. The thing is, we both want to produce. That’s the thing.”
Now, the duo will return to Los Angeles. At this time, it’s unclear whether this show has potential to turn into a tour, or lead to more music. However, if new music is truly on the horizon, it would be their first album together in over 50 years.
The show, set to take place on September 27, will feature the duo’s hit tracks, as well as “rare early classics.”