Beck, Trey Anastasio, Boyz II Men Headed to Tanglewood This Summer

Beck at MASS MoCA (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(LENOX, Mass.) – Innovative alt-rock singer-songwriter Beck will make his Tanglewood debut on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, performing with the Boston Pops. The concert, to be conducted by Edwin Outwater, will feature unique arrangements of familiar favorites and seldom-heard deep cuts from the master of perpetual reinvention.

In addition, pop vocal trio Boyz II Men will bring their harmonies to the Shed at Tanglewood on Thursday, June 27. And Trey Anastasio, best known as guitarist and vocalist for the improvisational rock group Phish, will, like Beck, performing with the Boston Pops, under the baton of Edwin Outwater, on Saturday, June 29.

Boyz II Men has written and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past three decades, making them the best-selling R&B group of all-time and winning them numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Boyz II Men’s past hits include “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly,” and many others.

Trey Anastasio began his career as the guitarist and vocalist for the popular improvisational rock band Phish and has won acclaim in the rock, classical, and theater circles. He has received Grammy nominations for his recordings with Phish and for his solo work and was nominated for a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for the original score of the 2013 Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody. Anastasio has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Beck at MASS MoCA (photo Seth Rogovoy)

As the title of his most recent album Hyperspace might imply, eight-time Grammy Award-winner Beck has traveled light years from his emergence as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” exploded from a rejected 1992 demo into a ubiquitous 1994 smash. In the decades since, Beck’s singular career has seen him explore all genres and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while foraging through the past. He has released 14 studio albums, two of which (Odelay and Sea Change) are on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all-time.

This will mark Beck’s first concert in the Berkshires since his headlining performance at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., on June 24, 2014, about which I wrote, “there is no single individual who boasts such a broad command of popular music idioms, such a dense vocabulary, such a wide stylistic range, and such natural gifts of stagecraft, such that from the moment he took the stage to the moment the figurative curtain dropped – two hours in all – he kept several thousand concertgoers on their feet alternately spellbound, cheering, dancing, and at times maybe even crying, to his exhilarating rhythms, melodies and grooves.”

The public sale for Boyz II Men, Trey Anastasio, and Beck begins on April 17 at 10am.



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