08.05.13 Acoustic Tour Announcement

Acoustic Tour Announcement

Ben Harper will kick off a fall acoustic tour in his hometown of Claremont, CA on November 6. He will be performing songs spanning his 20-year career, from his 1994 debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, to his latest #1 album, Get Up!. The West Coast run — which will include a show at McCaw Hall in Seattle (November 12) and wrap up with his first performance at Los Angeles' Disney Hall (November 18) — follows his first-ever acoustic headline tour, a sold-out East Coast outing that included his debut at Carnegie Hall last fall.

Tickets are on sale now. See below for itinerary or visit Tour Dates.

NOV 6 Claremont, CA - Bridges Auditorium
NOV 8 Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
NOV 10 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
NOV 12 Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall
NOV 14 San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
NOV 15 Santa Barbara, CA - Granada Theater
NOV 16 San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
NOV 18 Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall


C.Boyd's picture

People don't complain on this site Ben Harper Rocks

Ben Harper taught us thru his music to d he best you can and you will get what you put into it. It is not his fault that people have found a way to not work and to buy Tickets as soon as they are on sale by the hundreds an then turn around and sell them anywhere from 2-10x their value on stubhub.com and that is wrong but there is nothing we can do about it. So go to Stubhub.com and buy an overpriced ticket. But I first saw Ben Harper when I had no idea who he was and he was the highlight of a 3 day festival in 1999 Memorial day weekend 1999 at Mountain Aire Festival and he blew my mind and was the best show out of the 30 or so bands that played there that year. He walked out on stage with a black hat (looked like and Indiana Jones style) but it had one Peacock feather on it (badass) he then took it off and proceeded to play a cover of Vudu Child, that was awesome and took my breath away. I have seen him and have been a loyal fan and every time he comes to northern California I see him no matter how I had to get tickets because I know I always try to buy right when they go on sale at 10 am but I never get thru, so I still try but I usually have to pay someone at stubhub.com for the tickets. I am so stoked that he added San Francisco to the tour. A chance to see him play nothing but acoustic from his first album "Welcome to the cruel world" to his latest release "Get Up". My wife bought tickets to the Santa Barbara show and we were going to travel to see him play this show but now I am not sure if we will drive down and see him twice in a row or sell the Santa Barbara ones on Stubhub.com. That is how committed a fan I am. My wife and I got married and the theme was "Forever" from his first album and that was our wedding dance song. I also play disc golf and had some mini's (Marker's, smaller Frisbees)made up that say "Colin & Lisa Boyd Found Forever 4/28/2012. I use it to mark all of my shots.

So please don't complain when Ben has given so much of himself to us, a little work and you will find a ticket.

Thanks Ben for all the shows and all the best music, you never sees to amaze me. I am crossing my fingers for him to sing in A Capella as that just blows me away. Thanks again. Your loyal fans.

Love always and forever, as friends,
Colin and Lisa Boyd

Carlos J's picture

Seeking tickets

If there is anyone willing to part with 2 of the $45.00 tickets for the San Francisco performance....not asking for free.....I'm willing to buy them at face value......I will give FREE of charge a FULL DAY OF WINERY TOURING FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE in Napa Valley with a private driver. If you're interested, please use this number to text me first and then I will return your call to discuss details. 4152692104

bmct's picture

Portland Presale

Hey Harper Fans,

Presale is thru the venue site

pass code is FOREVER

then use the Harper presale code


Just got mine!

See y'all there


atlas2175050's picture

Portland Presale

Horrible execution tix sellers. Seen Ben numerous times and was super psyched for the show. Way to take care of loyal fans.

beckyt18's picture


Went to buy presale tix yesterday for the Portland show and it read that they would not be available until TODAY (the 7th) at 11am!!! And now I find out they've been sold out!?!?!?! I just had a beautiful baby and will be celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary on November 15th....WAS going to be a super special night! Ben was the first show my hubby and I saw together! BOOOOOOOO!!!!! I LOVE Ben but man, oh man...do I HATE presale screw ups! Same thing happened with Jack J. last month at the Schnitzer!
Been a fan of Ben's since I worked backstage at Reggae on the River in '96 and got to meet him! bummed! AHHHHH....thanks for letting me vent!

steven's picture

Someone screwed up the portland presale!!!!

Why the last minute changes to the portland presale??
Thats no way to treat fans who support you.

merlin711oregon16788's picture

I tried over a dozen times and it wouldn't take my password. I had my code and everything. Sorry to hear a lot of other people didn't get their presale tickets. I am still going but I am so disappointed. At least I think I am going, hope the same thing doesn't happen when I go to get the tickets from Bridges Auditorium. Hey Ben it's your hometown. We needed more of the presale tickets on reserve. I love your music and I want a great seat. Prayers and fingers crossed for the next round. -Melinda

johnnyparis's picture

no tickets left at the 1st second of the presale

Super disappointed fan!
Don't know how the tickets are all sold before the pre-sale, but once again none left even when trying at the very first second of the sale time. :(

JeffyJive's picture


Why is there no Portland pre-sale available?

jmosure's picture

RE: Portland Pre-Sale

Hey - I just bought tickets for the PDX show. They posted on Facebook that the pre-sale had been moved to 11am today. I bought my tickets but now they have removed the post from Facebook.

ben taylor's picture

Denver pre-sale?

Looks to be noon local time and not 10 am - is that the case or should I be ready at 10?

edit - as soon as i post this the time changed. fingers crossed for fans and not ticket brokers aka scalpers to get their hands on these tickets this morning!

silviamoien's picture

An acustic concert in Barcelona?

We would love to see and acustic concert in Barcelona!!!!!!!!!

tiagohbueno's picture

Hey, the "acoustic evening"

Hey, the "acoustic evening" tour has travelled only in the US so far!!! It needs an European version!!! Ben in acoustic version is the best! Cheers

Capry's picture

Lo queremos ver en

Lo queremos ver en Argentina!!

100001509566035@facebook's picture

show in america

i'm braziliam i go to rock in rio
i also want see in argentina!!!