Due this year...

Beck is set to release an album of solo acoustic material later this year.

A unique talent, last year's decision to release an album's worth of new material as sheet music took even Beck's most hardened fans by surprise.

Allowing for a myriad of interpretations, the project both puzzled and inspired in equal measure. Now the American songwriter has revealed plans for a new, rather more standard, release.

Announcing a short burst of solo shows, Beck outlined plans for a new acoustic album. Seemingly the record came "in the form of a burst of inspiration" after the completion of 'Song Reader'.

Back in November, the singer revealed that he had been working on a new album since 2008. Could this be the results of those songwriting sessions, or did Beck commence a new project? We'll soon find out...

Beck will release a new album later this year. The singer has confirmed the following shows:

05-19 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
05-20 San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall (Song Reader event)
07-02 Paris, France - Days Off Festival !
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 ^
08-04 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) ^

* with Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ryan Bingham
^ with full band
! solo, acoustic

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