07.01.12 Ben playing solo acoustic shows in Australia & New Zezealand in November

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Ben playing solo acoustic shows in Australia & New Zezealand in November

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Ben Harper will revisit his acoustic roots for a performance at the Sydney Opera House

by: Kathy McCabe
From:The Daily Telegraph
July 02, 201212:00AM

HE went full-tilt rock with his Relentless 7 brothers but now Ben Harper is heading back to his acoustic roots for a November tour.

An Evening With Ben Harper will be at the Sydney Opera House on November 12 and for anyone who has had the privilege of witnessing his one-man mode, this will be one very special night.

There will be a few hundred people who will remember when the much-loved folk rocker performed solo at the tiny Independent Theatre in North Sydney in 2001 for Triple J's Live At The Wireless.

Some fans openly wept when Eddie Vedder just happened to stroll on stage to join his mate on Indifference.

Tickets for the Opera House show go on sale on July 11, with a Live Nation pre-sale from July 6.

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Ben Harper strings us along

Guitarist in first ever acoustic tour
BRIDGET JONES

Regular visitor to these shores, Ben Harper is heading back to New Zealand in November for his first ever acoustic tour.

An Evening with Ben Harper will mark the American musician's first full, solo performances since he performed at the inaugural Bonnaroo Music Festival in the US in 2002.

Harper, a renowned musician, songwriter, producer and activist, is well-known for combining the sounds of soul, blues, reggae, gospel and funk.

Over a career spanning 18 years, he has not only release 10 studio albums of his own, but also worked alongside Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and Jack Johnson, and in 2005 he won a Grammy Award for his album with the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Harper is a vocal fan of New Zealand. He has extensive traditional Maori moko tattoos and has performed here numerous times.

The two New Zealand dates add to an already busy November for music fans, with shows by Radiohead, The Black Keys, Grizzly Bear, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay already scheduled.

An Evening with Ben Harper

November 3 - Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
November 5 - ASB Theatre, Auckland

Tickets from Ticketek and The Edge from July 11, with pre-sales starting July 6.

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