Guitar maestro Jeff Beck plays Dublin's Olympia next May.

Beck, who played guitar in short-lived but hugely influential sixties band The Yardbirds and has appeared on albums by Stevie Wonder, Morrissey and Kate Bush, plays The Olympia Theatre on May 21.

Tickets from €36.50 including booking fee go on sale on Thursday December 19 at 9am from

Beck burst onto the music scene in 1966 after joining the Yardbirds. Although his stint with the band lasted only 18 months, Beck played on almost all of the group’s hits. His innovative style heard on classics like Heart Full of Soul and Shapes of Things helped influence the psychedelic sound of the sixties.