Heavy rains forced festival organizers to cancel Beck's 2016 set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, his return to New Orleans following a packed House of Blues performance in 2014. The singer-songwriter will be back in New Orleans this year at the Saenger Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 15, his first U.S. date on a fall tour.
His next album is due Oct. 21. Beck's still-untitled 13th album's first single, "Wow," is buoyed by a snappy trap-inspired drum machine, a wordless singalong chorus and loopy four-note flute - far different from 2014's sobering, Grammy Award-winning Sea Change companion Morning Phases.
The concert adds to a stuffed September schedule - also that week: Gary Clark Jr., Dinosaur Jr. and Floating Points, in a month with Beyonce, Drake, Alabama Shakes, Okkervill River, James Blake, Kraftwerk, Sturgill Simpson, Ja Rule and the Dixie Chicks.
Tickets are $39.50-$89.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22 via ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000 or the Saenger box office at 1111 Canal St.