Beck Announces String Of U.S. Dates

Singer/songwriter plans brief jaunt through western U.S. behind Midnite Vultures.

Beck has added another segment to his ever-expanding world tour behind Midnite Vultures.

The 29-year-old singer/songwriter, who's doing a series of shows in Europe this month, will return to the States in mid-April for two weeks of arena shows, according to Geffen Records.

The U.S. leg begins April 20, in San Diego, followed by a move inland to Phoenix, Denver and Salt Lake City, then north to Seattle and Portland, Ore., before heading back south, through California, with dates in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. The outing winds down at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, on May 5, according to the label.

Beck took home his third Grammy last week, this one for Best Alternative Music Performance, for his 1998 album, Mutations, which spawned the singles "Nobody's Fault but My Own" and "Tropicalia" (RealAudio excerpt).

His latest album, the funk-flavored Midnite Vultures (1999), is a soulful mix of falsetto vocals, party vibes, electro-funk and sexual innuendo, and includes the singles "Sexxlaws" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Mixed Bizness" (RealAudio excerpt).

Beck tour dates:

April 20; San Diego, Calif.; RIMAC Arena

April 22; Phoenix, Ariz.; Mesa Amphitheatre

April 24; Denver, Colo.; Magness Arena

April 26; Salt Lake City, Utah; E Center

April 28; Seattle, Wash.; Mercer Arena

April 30; Portland, Ore.; Memorial Coliseum

May 2; San Francisco, Calif.; Bill Graham Civic Arena

May 4; Santa Barbara, Calif.; County Bowl

May 5; Los Angeles, Calif.; Greek Theatre