"They were calling it an incident," Harper recalls of each case. "And I said, 'Well, that's not really an incident. That feels like, looks like and smells like murder to me.'" - Ben Harper interview with Steve Appleford. Watch on Rolling Stone.
We are pleased to announce Ben Harper & The Innnocent Criminals will perform accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, August 19. Very special guest City and Colour will open.
Presale tickets are available now at Ticketmaster using password HB2016.
General public onsale starts Sunday, May 1 at 10am PDT.
"Unpredictable...and brilliant." - The Atlantic.
"Accomplished music that’s driving, soulful, heartfelt." - American Songwriter.
"The past 18 months have seen groundbreaking releases...Harper's latest is a much-needed addition to the conversation." - EW.
Purchase the new Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals CD or LP "Call It What It Is" starting at 11am on April 8 at Rough Trade NYC to receive 1 wristband for performance and signing that evening at 6:30pm.
"You can't be racist and be a Christian! You all have gotta choose": Ben Harper opens up about activism, racism and how police brutality "threatens democracy in a very specific way."
"Harper's new album, Call It What It Is — his first with the Innocent Criminals, the band he formed in the early '90s, in nine years — offers its share of pointed commentary. Harper has had personal experience with racial profiling: 'I don't think there's one black person you could talk to who hasn't experienced it,' he says."
Read the interview at USA TODAY. (Photo: Michael Monday, for USA TODAY.)
"Ben Harper Surprises His Biggest Fan, and Catch a Sneak Peek of His New Song. He plays his latest track, talks about his fans, and discusses why he thinks a car stereo is as important as a guitar amp."
"[Harper] ended up with an album that tacks between the dark—images of the literal end of the world—and the light, with a girl carried aloft by a pink balloon. Call It What It Is is an exercise in getting jerked around; it’s an 11-track tilt-a-whirl." - The Atlantic