Summer Series at Trinity College, Dublin
Sunday 4th July 2021
Gates 7:00 pm | Over 18's | ID Required.
Seven-time GRAMMY winner Beck has today announced his highly anticipated return to Ireland with an outdoor performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin on 4th July 2021.
The announcement of Beck’s first live show in Ireland since 2017 comes hot-on-the -heels of his critically acclaimed, sold out 2019 headline tour of the US. NME heaped praise on the Madison Square Garden show stating that ‘with an arsenal of bonafide classics to dip into and a carpe diem attitude fueling his fire, this could well be one of Beck’s best (tours)’ (NME **** 4 stars). With a set drawing from every era of Beck’s back catalogue, The Times stated of Beck’s most recent live shows in the UK and Ireland that ‘With a huge range of material and exuberant band, (Beck) was like a one-man festival’ (The Times **** Four stars) and that ‘Among modern pop stars perhaps only Prince had more range. his decision to play this impromptu gig at the 1,100-capacity Electric Ballroom, a far smaller venue than he would normally pick, recalled Prince’s show here in 2014. There was certainly a similar sense of possibility, a ruthless maestro in playful mood.’
Away from the live arena, Beck remains as creatively restless as ever, a master of reinvention going through yet another career peak in the studio. As the title of his critically acclaimed new 14th album Hyperspace implies, Beck has traveled light years from his emergence as a reluctant generational spokesperson. In the decades since, Beck's singular career has seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.
Hailed by NME as ‘Pop minimalism that proves there's no sound he can't excel at’ (**** Four Stars) and 'A bleak, spacey R&B tour de force, it’s dewy, plush and on-trend (**** Four stars)’ by The Observer, Hyperspace’s futuristic spectrum is the result of one of Beck’s most collaborative albums to date.