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June 25, 2014 00:00
William Beckett releases new song "Walls"

Chicago, IL’s William Beckett is premiering his new song "Walls" today via The Huffington Post. The song comes from a two-song digital single that is expected to be released on July 1.

The release will also feature a newly recorded and revamped piano version of “Just You Wait” – a song that originally appeared as a bonus track on his debut solo full-length album Genuine & Counterfeit, which was released last Summer.

"The inspiration for the song "Walls" actually came from a fan. Her story was so touching and relatable that I just had to write a song about it," reveals Beckett to The Huffington Post. "There comes a time in everyone's life where you feel lost and uninspired; stagnant and not sure which way to turn or how to pull yourself out of the rut. This song is about believing in yourself and holding out hope that, with a positive attitude and dedication, each day can be better than the last. Of course things happen that are well out of our control, but the weight of each problem is measured in how you respond and react to it."

The two songs were recorded with producer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo) in Chicago, with whom Beckett also recorded Genuine & Counterfeit.

This Summer, Beckett - former frontman to The Academy Is... - will also perform solo at a series of amphitheater shows across the US, supporting Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield.

Beckett shares, "I'm so excited to be able to play this song on my upcoming tour with Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar. I still can't believe that I have the opportunity to share the stage with such amazing songwriters and legendary performers. I'm also looking forward to sharing my music with an audience that, for the most part, hasn't heard it yet. It’s going to be fun to show that my songs can speak to all generations of music fans."

All upcoming William Beckett tour dates can be found below.

TOUR DATES
William Beckett w/Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield
Jun 28 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Jun 29 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
Jul 01 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 06 Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands
Jul 08 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Jul 11 Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre+
Jul 16 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Jul 19 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Jul 25 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
Jul 27 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
+ William Beckett w/Rick Springfield only