Beck has announced plans for a new acoustic album, which he will be unveiling at a string of shows spread across the summer. The dates - which include one show as part of the Bob Dylan/Wilco/My Morning Jacket AmericanaramA festival - will see Beck road test material from the forthcoming record.

Beck has announced plans for a new acoustic album, which he will be unveiling at a string of shows spread across the summer.

The dates – which include one show as part of the Bob Dylan/Wilco/My Morning Jacket AmericanaramA festival – will see Beck road test material from the forthcoming record.

“These very special performances will feature never before heard material from an upcoming acoustic record,” he said. “The record can best be described as a self-contained work, one that came in the form of a burst of inspiration following the completion of last year’s groundbreaking Song Reader sheet music album.”

A release date for the acoustic album has yet to be confirmed.

Beck’s American tour dates are:

May 19 Santa Cruz, California | Rio Theatre

May 20 San Francisco, California | Davies Symphony Hall (Song Reader event)

July 02 Paris, France | Days Off Festival

July 27 Wantagh, New York | Americanarama Festival

July 28 Newport, Rhode Island | Newport Folk Festival

July 30 Portland, Maine | State Theatre

August 02 Boston, Massachusetts | Bank of America Pavilion

August 04 Brooklyn, New York | Prospect Park Bandshell

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