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Watch Beck perform Song Reader with Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, and more

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    Beck spent Fourth of July at London’s Barbican, where he performed his Song Reader album live for the first time. He was joined by a number of high-profile guests, including Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Mighty Boosh, and more. Watch fan-shot performance footage of six songs below.

    “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard”:

    “I’m Down”:

    “Do We? We Do”:

    “Why Did You Make Me Care?” w/ Jarvis Cocker:

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    “Just Noise” w/ Charlotte Gainsbourg

    “Rough on Rats” w/ everyone:

    Next on Beck’s schedule are a string of performances along the Eastern Seaboard beginning later this month. He also has two new albums on the way, which follow the release of recent one-off singles “Defriended” and “I Won’t Be Long”.

    Beck 2013 Tour Dates:
    07/27 – Wantagh, NY @ Americanarama Festival *
    07/28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
    07/30 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre #
    08/02 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion #
    08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
    08/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) #

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    * = w/ Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ryan Bingham
    # = w/ full band/electric show

    Photo by Jeremy D. Larson

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