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Ben Harper, the eclectically talented American singer-songwriter, is touring Australia with his band, The Innocent Criminals, in November. The concert experience will feature Ben performing his greatest hits and introduce Australian fans to the latest set of tracks from his 13th studio album, Call It What It Is.
(by Festival Eurockéennes / CC BY 2.0)
At only 9, Ben watched Bob Marley performing in California, inspiring him to perform his own gig at 12. He has since won Grammy Awards in America for his combination of blues, soul, folk and rock music retains a particular love for Australia. Very early in his career, Triple J gave Ben's tunes strong airplay, leading to a popular national following which spread through Europe when the French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named him the Artist of the Year in 2003. He's performed at political and charity concerts with the music legends Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, John Paul Jones and John Mayer. 13 years since that spectacular debut, Ben is returning to Australia to perform his most popular singles including "Faded", "Forgiven", "Steal My Kisses", "With My Own Two Hands", "Diamonds On the Inside", "Better Way", "Fango", "Fly One Time", "Rock N' Roll Is Free" and "Don't Give Up on Me Now".
Ben strums the weissenborn (by Piedmontstyle / CC BY-SA 3.0)
The special evening concerts begin at Sydney Opera House, continuing throughout the country and New Zealand, concluding at Perth's Kings Park. Prices start at $99. To book, click here
You won't need an expensive jeweller if you've got "Diamonds on the Inside":
and ponder the romance of theft with "Steal My Kisses":
BEN HARPER AND THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS – CALL IT WHAT IT IS AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Sydney – 22 November 2016. Sydney Opera House Forecourt. Brisbane – 24 November 2016. Riverstage. Melbourne – 26 November 2016. Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Adelaide – 28 November 2016. Entertainment Centre Theatre. Perth – 30 November 2016. Pioneer Women's Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden.