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Beck was born Beck Hansen in Los Angeles on July 8, 1970, the son of actress/musician Bibbe Hansen (who became one of Andy Warhol's "Superstars" at age 13) and bluegrass musician David Campell (who has written string arrangements for top-name bands such as Aerosmith), and the grandson of Al Hansen, an artist who helped found the FluXus movement. Not surprisingly, he was raised in an open, semi-bohemian environment, and grew up interested in art and music -- especially folk and blues-- learning to play acoustic guitar as a teenager.

In his late teens Beck moved to New York to participate in the East Village anti-folk scene, a minor musical movement that combined folk sounds with a punk aesthetic and innovative subject matter. When he returned to L.A. around 1990, Beck began playing local bars and parties, and recorded several singles, including 1993's "Loser," for the independent Bong Load Records label. By the end of 1993 "Loser" was getting alternative radio play nationwide; Beck quickly signed to DGC Records, which released his major label debut album, Mellow Gold (reportedly recorded for only $300), the following year. It won massive critical acclaim for its lo-fi synthesis of Dylanesque folk, Delta blues, hip-hop, rock 'n' roll, and Hank Williams-style country.

His 1996 follow-up, Odelay, produced by the Dust Brothers, was even more popular with critics and fans, spawning the hit single "Devil's Haircut" and "Where It's At." Beck has also remixed tracks for several bands, including the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and has continued to support independent labels by releasing highly experimental mini-albums on labels such as K Records.
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Jul 8 Sat 3:30 AM The Ride Festival - 2 Day Pass Town Park Telluride
Telluride, CO
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Jul 11 Tue 7:30 PM Beck & Preservation Hall Jazz Band Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
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Jul 14 Fri 8:00 PM Beck Greek Theatre - U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
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Jul 15 Sat 8:00 PM Beck Fox Theater - Oakland
Oakland, CA
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Aug 16 Wed 8:00 PM Beck Riverside Theatre - WI
Milwaukee, WI
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Aug 17 Thu 7:30 PM Beck The Palace Theatre - St. Paul
Saint Paul, MN
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Aug 20 Sun 8:00 PM Beck TCU Place
Saskatoon, SAS
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Aug 22 Tue 8:00 PM Beck Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, ALB
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Aug 24 Thu 8:00 PM Beck Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
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Aug 25 Fri 7:30 PM Beck Marymoor Amphitheatre
Redmond, WA
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Aug 27 Sun 12:00 PM Project Pabst: Beck, Nas & Spoon - Sunday Admission Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
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Sep 3 Sun 7:30 PM U2 & Beck Ford Field
Detroit, MI
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Sep 5 Tue 7:30 PM U2 & Beck New Era Field
Orchard Park, NY
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Sep 8 Fri 7:30 PM U2 & Beck US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Sep 10 Sun 7:30 PM U2 & Beck Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
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Sep 12 Tue 7:30 PM U2 & Beck Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
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Sep 14 Thu 7:30 PM U2 & Beck Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA
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Sep 16 Sat 7:30 PM U2 & Beck The Dome at America's Center
St. Louis, MO
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Sep 19 Tue 7:30 PM U2 & Beck University Of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ
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Sep 22 Fri 7:30 PM U2 & Beck Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
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Beck Hansen spent his formative years in coffeehouses creating a suburban, angst-ridden presence that would eventually lead to a multi-platinum career and inspire legions of 7-Eleven slackers. Since the surprisingly successful single "Loser" (1994), Beck has continued onwards and upwards, releasing a number of diversely creative, genre-jumping releases. He has emerged as one of the decade's most colorful postmodern popsters -- from the contemplative One Foot in the Grave to the Dust Brothers-produced, folk-hop masterpiece Odelay and the recent Midnite Vultures. This album owes as much to Prince's Around the World in a Day as it does the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique. Magnetism and quirky charm (he once threatened to play K-Mart retail stores exclusively) dutifully intact, Beck continues to party way past bedtime -- singing, dancing, and raking it in like it's 1999.

Simply put, Beck is one of the most critically acclaimed musicians of the 1990s, the latest artist to be dubbed "the next Bob Dylan" by industry pundits. Like Dylan, Beck writes songs with cryptic lyrics, but unlike Dylan Beck draws not only from folk and rock traditions, but also from hip-hop, blues, country, psychedelic music, lo-fi indie rock, and other seemingly contradictory genres, creating a shambling collage-like sound all his own. Since bursting on to commercial radio and MTV in 1993, Beck has successfully maintained his artistic integrity yet managed to win over millions of fans, a rare combination of critical and commercial success.
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