After 18 long months of preparation, Beck has hopped on the bill and is ready to unveil a "living art project" called Station to Station. London's Barbican Centre will host the show this summer form June 27 to July 26.
The project will highlight 100 international artists including Jane Pollard, Iain Forsyth and Nick Cave, director of 2014 documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, as well as installation artists Anri Sala and Marcus Coates--all performances and installations will be available to the public for free. The newest addition to the lineup is "Dreams" singer Beck, who's set to lead a musical on June 29 with special guest, former Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore, notes Pitchfork. He will also run a spoken word event, complete with readings by poets Jemima Foxtrot, and Simon Armitage.
The tour's American leg will be premiered at The Barbican featuring popular artists Beck, Moore and Patti Smith.
"When we look at culture now, we see contemporary art surrounded by galleries and auction, we see music surrounded by industry - and the same for film. All these industries create standards, norms, and I believe there is so much more that can happens," said project curator Doug Aitken.
— Beck (@beck) June 19, 2015
Beck recently joined The Strokes at their Hyde Park gig in London and released his latest track, "Dreams," following the extreme success of his last studio album, Morning Phase. Having won a Grammy for Album of the Year, his upcoming, untitled LP is said to be a mash-up of dance and garage rock and as "a pretty diverse group of songs that fit together."
"It started out as a heavy garage rock thing and became much more of a dance - some kind of hybrid," Beck described the album, notes NME.