May 9 [16:00 EST] — Beck has confirmed that he will be joining the H.O.R.D.E. tour for a handful of dates in August.
The hip-hopping folkster will join the tour on August 1 in Minneapolis and remain on board until the festival rolls into Albany, New York on August 10.
Beck is the latest addition to a line-up that includes Kula Shaker, Ben Folds Five, Morphine, Soul Coughing, Primus, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Widespread Panic, and headliners Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Blues Traveler, who planted the H.O.R.D.E. flag six years ago, will also appear on select dates.
This year’s line-up packs a decidedly progressive punch for a festival that had been known for its retro feel in years past, when acts like the Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, and the Dave Matthews Band were on the bill.