According to an industry insider, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck are going to tour as The Yardbirds this fall alongside founding bassist Chris Dreja and drummer Jim McCarty. The tour is said to kick off this October. Its unclear who will be the reformed Yardbirds lead singer (original vocalist Keith Relf died of electrocution in 1976). Eric Clapton, the Yardbirds founding guitarist, has no plans to participate, according to the source.
Page and Becks tenure in the Yardbirds overlapped by only a few months in 1966, but they have remained close friends since. The British blues legends disbanded in July of 1968, although Dreja and McCarty have been touring steadily under the Yardbirds name since the 1990s, and are currently on the road through August. The band reunited for one night in 1992 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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