07.23.01 Milan, Italy

Idroscalo Est

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Beginning a run of three shows in Italy, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals played to more than 10,000 fans and even more mosquitos at Milano's Idropark. When the gates opened at 8pm, tons of fans rushed in to secure front-row positions. Waiting for more than two hours for the band to take stage, most were treated to their first experience of original Innocent Criminal percussionist Leon Mobley's vivacious personality and drummer Oliver Charles' pounding beats. Playing well into the night, the band tore into old classics like "Gold/Fight" and brought new life to set-staple "The Woman in You." "Welcome to the Cruel World" was a surprise for everyone. But closers "King/Rise" lit the crowd up.... An ongoing summer concert series, the Idroscalo Est featured acts like David Byrne, Tricky and Massive Attack.

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diego.bucci174152's picture

I was there.... 7 years ago!!!!
Great music, great show... as always

anonymous's picture

i was there!!!!!
it was a great and beautiful concert! it's one of the best concert that i ever seen in my life. Ben and innocent criminals thank yo all!!!! thank for exist and for your music!!! ....there' s just one road to freedom....

ggfilotico23897's picture

Your "ouverture" with Get up stand up and the end track king/i'll rise was tha best prayer to the guy who die in Genova G8 in name of all the people taken apart by the power;
you can say that is just music Ben, but it's more than this, and we all perceive it.
thank you. gigi
Ps Juan is already a legend here..

silly.ely12172's picture

..i enjoyed the gig with my friends and we were all so close thank's to the atmosphere..It has been a deadly nite..and the best thing was Music..and the real "making" of it!! Thank's!

didodick29205's picture

BEN IS AN ANGEL......................

anonymous's picture

Mosquitos was hungry (sigh!), but the music and performance was so perfect....
Engagement for the next year???....
Will be certainly present!

recca6889909's picture

I think this show is the most beautiful that I ever seen in my short life. It was a perfect night (apart from the insects), and Ben and the whole band was in a great form. Great show, great music and ... a perfect night!

erikaberis11106's picture

Four angels were on the stage yesterday night. They involved the odience in a great, mystic and unforgettable atmosphere. I'm still out of my mind since yesterday.
No words can describe Ben.
He's great, I adore him.