Ben Harper and the Criminals have announced a short North American tour in 2017! It all get kicks off on April 28th in New Orleans, LA at the Orpheum Theater.
Harper is out in support of their album, Call It What It Is.
Ben Harper was born in 1969 in Pomona, CA. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, and activism. He has released 13 regular studio albums and has toured internationally.
His band goes by the name Ben Harper and the Criminals. Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals reunited in 2015 after a seven year absence. The Innocent Criminals is made up of percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates and guitarist Michael Ward.
Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner, winning awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, in 2005. He also won a Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2014.
2017 Ben Harper Dates
April 28 – New Orleans, La., Orpheum Theater
April 29 – Mobile, Ala., Soul Kitchen
May 1 – Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
May 2 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
May 5 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Theatre
May 6 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle