• 29 Nov 2016

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Spring Tour 2017
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:00am PST

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have announced a short run of North American performances for spring 2017 in the Southeast, beginning April 28 in New Orleans and ending May 6 in Atlanta (see below for a complete itinerary). The presale starts tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time (except New Orleans at noon) using password BHIC2017.

    The spring dates follow a successful whirlwind world tour in support of the band's latest Stax Records album, Call It What It Is. Throughout 2016, BHIC played across the U.S. – including gigs at Red Rocks and the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Phil – as well as Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

    The band will continue touring throughout 2017, starting with the dates listed below.

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals North American Tour Dates:
    Apr 28, 2017 - Orpheum Theatre - New Orleans, LA
    Apr 29, 2017 - Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL
    May 1, 2017 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
    May 2, 2017 - Jannus Live - Saint Petersburg, FL
    May 5, 2017 - Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
    May 6, 2017 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

    Public onsale: Friday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time; except for the Orpheum Theatre (12:00 p.m. local time)

  • 14 Nov 2016

    Soundbreaking premieres tonight!
    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:30am PST

    Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music premieres tonight at 10/9c on PBS (9pm for NYC). Chime in on Twitter using #Soundbreaking during the broadcast for a chance to win prizes.

    "The eight-part series explores the art of music recording, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, Soundbreaking explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives."

    Ben will be a deliver a featured interview on Wednesday's episode "The Human Instrument."

    Watch the trailer.

  • 02 Nov 2016

    Ben Harper to perform S.F. Benefit Show for New Light India
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:30am PDT

    ACOUSTIC CONCERT SUPPORTS NONPROFIT'S MISSION TO SUPPORT BOYS HOME PROJECT IN INDIA

    Internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning musician Ben Harper will headline a December fundraiser in San Francisco for the children's nonprofit New Light India. "An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper" takes place Dec. 11 at Bimbo's 365 Club in S.F., and will benefit New Light India's "Boys Home Project" based in Kalighat, India in partnership with Lend Your Hands. Founded in 2000 by Urmi Basu, New Light India provides shelter, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, healthcare and legal aid for the girls and women in Kalighat, notorious for its red light district.

    Said Harper, "For years I have admired New Light's life-saving work protecting and educating young girls and boys who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation. An important aspect of this issue is making sure that the boys of this horrific epidemic are tended to as well. My wife Jaclyn has visited Urmi and the children of New Light many times over the years and I am grateful that she has brought this critical issue to my attention. I am excited to put another concert on for this important cause."

    A musician, songwriter, guitarist, producer and activist, Ben Harper has released 14 studio albums and three live albums since 1994. In 2013, his collaboration with Charlie Musselwhite, Get Up!, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues chart and spent 24 weeks in the Top 10. It won a Best Blues Album Grammy for Harper and harmonica master Musselwhite. Harper's albums, combined with an unceasing commitment to international touring, have helped him grow a fan base that spans several continents. Ben is currently touring the world with his original band, The Innocent Criminals, supporting their latest release, Call It What It Is.

    Tickets on sale Friday, November 4 at 10:00am PDT via Ticketfly.

  • 26 Oct 2016

    Venue change in Hawke's Bay, NZ
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:00pm PDT

    The Hawke's Bay performance originally scheduled to be staged at Mission Estate Winery will now be staged at Church Road Winery on the same date – Saturday, December 3. All tickets remain valid for the new venue without any need for exchange.

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Call It What It Is New Zealand Tour

    Dec 2 - Vector Arena - Auckland
    Dec 3 - Church Road Winery, Hawke's Bay
    Dec 4 - Michael Fowler Center - Wellington

    Special guest Miller Yule will open.

  • 26 Sep 2016

    The Nine Club skate interview with Ben
    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:45am PDT

    Ben sits down with host Chris Roberts on The Nine Club — The Show That Has Skaters Talking to discuss his love of skateboarding and much more.

    Check it out now at www.thenineclub.com.

  • 09 Sep 2016

    The Signal Hill Speed Run Premieres Sep 11
    Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:45am PDT

    A ridiculously steep hill in California was the stage for downhill skateboarding's first contest, and it quickly became the epicenter of the absurd new sport. The Signal Hill Speed Run was a festival of innovation, speed, and danger. Narrated by Ben Harper. Watch it on Red Bull TV.

  • 16 Aug 2016

    Ben & Ellen Harper headline Polo Noir Sep 10
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 11:15am PDT

    Join Ben Harper & special guest Ellen Harper on September 10 at Portland's Polo Noir! This single day experience celebrates the sport of kings, live music and Oregon wine. Held at the Portland Polo Fields at home of the Hidden Creek Polo Club in West Linn, OR, this majestic 88-acre private property is 20 minutes south of downtown.

    10:30AM – NOON / PARKING & ARRIVAL
    12:15PM – OPENING CEREMONIES
    12:30PM – POLO MATCH 1
    1:30PM – BREAK
    2:00PM – POLO MATCH 2
    3:00PM – DIVOT STOMP WITH DRINKS IN HAND
    3:30PM – MUSIC / OPENING ACT – RADIATION CITY
    5:00PM – MUSIC / HEADLINER – BEN HARPER and special guest, ELLEN HARPER
    7:00pm – EVERYONE HOME SAFE

  • 28 Jul 2016
    Hollywood Bowl Bench

    Win 2 Tickets and Meet & Greet with BHIC at Hollywood Bowl!
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:45am PDT

    1. Snap one photo of yourself on a bus bench pictured above around downtown Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Culver City and Marina Del Rey.

    2. Post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #bhichb.

    3. We'll randomly pick one photo to win 2 tickets for the show and a meet & greet with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.

    4. Winning photo will be posted Aug 16.

    5. No purchase necessary. Travel is not provided. Contest ends Aug 14 at 11:59pm PDT.

  • 14 Jul 2016

    Upcoming Austin City Limits Taping
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:00am PDT

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are set to return to the Austin City Limits stage on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.

    Want to be part of the audience? ACL will post information on how to get free passes about a week before the taping. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for notice of postings.

  • 12 Jul 2016

    Call It What It Is (Amazon Exclusive Autographed LP)
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:45pm PDT

    Happy ‪#‎PrimeDay‬! Call It What It Is vinyl is autographed exclusively at Amazon and includes a digital copy in your Amazon Music Library.

    Also at 5:04pm PDT, the unsigned regular edition will be available at a special low price for prime members.

    Get it at Amazon.

  • 16 Jun 2016

    Queenscliff Music Festival Announcement
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00am PDT

    The Queenscliff Music Festival, staged annually on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula, is thrilled to announce the addition of BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS to their impressive three-day line-up. Tickets on sale now. Visit qmf.net.au for details.

    The addition of the QMF headline performance has required scheduling changes to Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals' Call It What It Is Tour dates in Perth and Adelaide.

    The Adelaide show at AEC Theatre has moved one day later to Monday November 28 (previously Sunday November 27). The Perth show at Kings Park & Botanic Garden moves to Wednesday November 30 (previously Tuesday November 29). The venues in both Adelaide and Perth remain unchanged.

    For existing Adelaide and Perth ticketholders - tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show dates in each city without the need for ticket exchange.

    Patrons who are unable to attend the rescheduled dates may obtain a refund from the point of purchase before 5pm (local time) on Monday July 18, 2016. The relevant ticketing agent will provide details of how to obtain refunds if required.

  • 08 Jun 2016

    All The Way To The Ocean on iTunes
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 9:15am PDT

    Help educate & celebrate World Oceans Day with All the Way to the Ocean, the animated movie based on Joel Harper’s beloved children’s book & featuring the talents of acclaimed actors, award winning musicians, & dedicated activists; including Amy Smart, Ben Harper, Burning Spear, Jack Johnson, Marcia Cross, & Xavier Rudd.

    The movie artfully tackles non-point source pollution in an entertaining & immersive way that children & adults will find engaging!

    Together, we can make the world a better place with our own two hands!

    Click here to get your copy today!

  • 29 May 2016

    Sneak peek of "Live at 9:30"
    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:15pm PDT

    Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming series "Live at 9:30", the new PBS show that "sets out to give viewers a firsthand look at great performances past and present, while also hearkening back to the golden era of variety television."

    "The 9:30 Club was built to plug in and go. It's made for modern music." - BH

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