Beth Hart has added four new dates to her rescheduled March 2023 UK tour dates. New dates include Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Tuesday 7 March), Sheffield City Hall (Saturday 11 March), Manchester Bridgwater Hall (Monday 13 March) and Brighton Dome (Tuesday 21 March).
Tickets for the previous rescheduled March 2023 concerts remain valid and these include Birmingham Symphony Hall (Thursday 9 March), Newcastle City Hall (Wednesday 15 March), London Palladium special solo show (Friday 17 March) London Palladium full-band show (Saturday 18 March). Tickets are available from www.alttickets.com/beth-hart-tickets and www.gigsinscotland.com/artist/beth-hart
For her most recent album, the Grammy-nominated powerhouse vocalist Beth Hart took on one of her most profound undertakings to date by channelling the legendary voice of Robert Plant on ‘A Tribute To Led Zeppelin‘.
Released last week, the nine-song album highlights the incredible spectrum that Led Zeppelin operated in. At the helm was super-producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance) and engineer Doug McKean (Goo Goo Dolls, Adam Lambert). The A-list musicians include Cavallo on guitar along with Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner), on bass was Chris Chaney (Rob Zombie, Slash), keyboards were Jamie Muhoberac (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones), on drums Dorian Crozier (Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Joe Cocker) and Matt Laug (Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper), with Orchestral arrangements by David Campbell (Muse, Beyoncé). All that was left was the final piece of the puzzle… the voice.
Things clicked into place when Cavallo was producing Hart’s previous album, ‘War In My Mind‘ (2019), and she did an impromptu version of ‘Whole Lotta Love‘ in the studio. He later asked about doing a whole record. Beth said, “I’m not doing this whole album. To do Zeppelin, you’ve got to be pissed off to hit that right. I can’t go there; I’ve worked years to put my rage away.”
She continues, “then the pandemic and all the things around it hit. So now I’m pissed off. I called my manager and said, have Rob and Doug send me all the music because I am ready to do this.”
If you were to rewind, you could say the story for a Led Zeppelin album started further back; in May 2004 Hart prowled the stage at the Paradiso in Amsterdam for an incendiary performance of ‘Whole Lotta Love‘. The song became a semi-regular fixture in her setlist over the years, including a memorable performance with Slash.
As a child, the sound of ‘Black Dog‘ traveled from Beth’s neighbor’s house into her orbit. Her brother introduced her to the heavy rock of Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Her major-label debut came on Atlantic with the 1996 release of ‘Immortal‘. The same label introduced Led Zeppelin to the world in 1969.
Earlier on in Beth’s career, former VP of Led Zeppelin‘s Swan Song label, Alan Callan, recommended Beth contact Jeff Beck to work together. Hart and Beck have gone on to form a beautiful friendship. Beck and Jimmy Page are also friends, and for a while, bandmates in The Yardbirds. After Beck’s departure from the band, they would eventually become Led Zeppelin.
After her phenomenal performance at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for Buddy Guy, she received a standing ovation from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones.
It’s fitting that ‘Whole Lotta Love‘ is the opening song of the album. From there, it’s a non-stop journey through ‘Kashmir‘, an enchanting version of ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ to a James Brown-esque funky strut of ‘The Crunge‘. Inspired medleys ‘Dancing Days/When The Levee Breaks‘ and ‘No Quarter/Babe I’m Gonna Leave You Now‘ stand on both sides of ‘Black Dog‘. The penultimate song, ‘Good Times Bad Times‘ leads into the orchestral ballad ‘The Rain Song’, which closes the album.
Talking about the music and legacy of Zeppelin, she says, “it’s so beautifully done, it’s timeless. It will go on forever. Sometimes people come along, and they’re from another planet, and they make these pieces of art which will forever be.”
The news follows the release of Beth’s latest album ‘A Tribute To Led Zeppelin‘. Beth’s ever-growing fanbase can look forward to experiencing more of Beth’s breath-taking emotionally charged live shows including songs from her critically acclaimed albums ‘War In My Mind‘ and ‘Fire On The Floor‘.
Beth continues to vow audiences all over the world with her unique performances and astounding voice. Previously, she sold out the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. This performance was later released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Beth Hart Rescheduled March 2023 Tour Dates
All tickets remain valid. Four new dates added in Glasgow,Sheffield, Manchester and Brighton
Tickets on sale Friday 18th March at 9am.
Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday 7 March 2023
Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Thursday 9 March 2023
Sheffield, City Hall
Saturday 11 March 2023
Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Monday 13 March 2023
Newcastle, City Hall
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Friday 17 March 2023
Saturday 18 March 2023
Full Band Performance
Tuesday 21 March 2023