Buffalo, NY – Today the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced Beck will headline the museum’s Rockin’ at the Knox 2018 concert on July 16, 2018. Tickets will go on sale for Albright-Knox Members April 12 at 10 am, with public general admission tickets going on sale April 14 at 10 am.
Rockin’ at the Knox is part of a season-long Summer of AK, a citywide celebration that has been generously supported by M&T Bank. Their thoughtful and creative support will ensure a fun and colorful summer of programming at the Albright-Knox. The museum would also like to thank leadership sponsor Rich’s Catering & Special Events for their continued support of this popular event.
Beck has traveled light-years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo in 1992 to a ubiquitous smash by 1994. In the decades since, he has crystallized much of the post-modern ruckus of the ‘90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck's singular career has been one that's seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.
Most recently, Beck’s thirteenth studio album, Colors, hailed in advance by Rolling Stone as a “euphoric blast of experimental pop,” was released October 13, 2017, on Capitol Records. Possibly the most aptly titled work in Beck’s storied discography, Colors unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats. The touring regimen around Colors recently kicked off with a headlining run that has generated yet more of the most enthusiastic reviews of Beck's live career, including:
“Beck has a style and a sound that could suit any era and fit any occasion . . . He playfully eludes easy categorization, and remains one of the most distinctive songwriters of the modern era . . . On Thursday night at a sold-out Palace Theatre, all of Beck’s many creative sides were on full display, as he and his cracking seven-piece backing band delivered a lively 95-minute set that mixed his big radio hits in with tender, unguarded moments. . . . He seemed rejuvenated, enjoying himself as much as he did during his alt-outsider early days. Beck can bring the party with the best of them, while also soothing your broken heart if you need it.”—City Pages