Al Stewart at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills

Music legend Al Stewart performed with the Empty Pockets at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA on April 21. The Empty Pockets performed a short set before Stewart came out to perform his songs and share stories. Earlier that day the Empty Pockets' Josh Solomon performed the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium.

Al Stewart has worked with the likes of Jimmy Page, Alan Parsons, Rick Wakeman, and his collaborator of 20-years Peter White who performed several songs throughout the night with Stewart. White joined Stewart for “Time Passages,” “On the Border,” and Stewart’s biggest hit “Year of the Cat,” which will celebrate 50 years in 2026. Stewart’s set also included “Sirens of Titan,” “Modern Times,” and “Flying Sorcery.”

Stewart’s career spans six decades and performed at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970, shared a London flat with Paul Simon in the 60’s, bought a guitar from Andy Summers pre-Police, and had known Yoko Ono before she met John Lennon. At the Les Cousins Folk Club, Stewart played with future music icons like Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, and Simon. One story Stewart told was taking lessons from King Crimson’s Robert Fripp.