2015

Concerts: liste officielle des prochains concerts de Ben Harper

Voici la liste officielle des prochains concerts de Ben Harper et des Innocent Criminals :

  • 2015-07-17 @ Anfiteatro Camerini, Piazzola sul Brenta, Italy
  • 2015-07-18 @ Arena del Mare, Genoa, Italy
  • 2015-07-20 @ Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
  • 2015-07-22 @ Summer Arena Assago, Milan, Italy
  • 2015-07-23 @ Paléo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
  • 2015-07-30 @ The Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA, United States
  • 2015-08-01 @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • 2015-08-02 @ Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT, United States
  • 2015-08-08 @ Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 2015-08-15 @ Huckleberry Jam, Tamarack, ID, United States
  • 2015-09-04 @ Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2015-09-05 @ McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR, United States
  • 2015-09-06 @ Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, OR, United States
  • 2015-09-07 @ Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA, United States
  • 2015-09-15 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, United States
  • 2015-09-16 @ Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • 2015-09-18 @ The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 2015-09-19 @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
  • 2015-09-20 @ KAABOO, Del Mar, CA, United States

Ben Harper Forum: http://innocentcriminals.net

retrouvez toutes les dates mises à jour, sur la page suivante:
http://benharper.fr/dates-live-concerts/

Ben Harper au Festival de Nîmes 2015

Ben Harper est de retour en France. Le guitariste, auteur et compositeur californien se produira aux Arènes de Nîmes le samedi 4 juillet, accompagné de son fidèle groupe The Innocent Criminals, avec qui il tourne depuis plus de 15 ans. La Belge Selah Sue, dont la sortie du prochain album est prévue le 30 mars, sera présente le même soir.

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Ben Harper rejoint une programmation aussi diverse que prestigieuse. Avant lui, Pharrell Williams et Johnny Hallyday se produiront aux Arènes. Lenny Kravitz, Santana ou encore Christine & The Queens sont également annoncés.

Trois jours avant son concert dans le Gard, le 1er juillet, c’est à Nantes que Ben Harper fera escale, pour un concert au Zénith à 20 heures.

Sources: RTL2 & http://www.festivaldenimes.com/
Photos: Evil Vince

En tournée: dates de concerts pour 2015

Bonjour à tous,
voici la liste des dates de concerts officiellement annoncées:

  • 2015-03-25 @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 2015-03-26 @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 2015-03-27 @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 2015-03-28 @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 2015-04-05 @ Bluesfest (Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm), Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
  • 2015-05-23 @ Boston Calling Festival (City Hall Plaza), Boston, MA, United States
  • 2015-06-06 @ Wakarusa, Ozark, AR, United States
  • 2015-06-12 @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Great Stage Park), Manchester, TN, United States

Voici deux nouvelles dates qui devraient être confirmées dans les jours à venir:

  • 2015-06-28 @ Rock Werchter 2015, Werchter, Belgium
  • 2015-07-09 to 11 @ BBK festiavl, Bilbao, Spain

Deux liens pour ne pas rater un concert prés de chez vous !!!

– Toutes les dates officielles sont sur cette page: http://benharper.fr/dates-live-concerts/
– Le forum: anglais, français, espagnol et italien, http://innocentcriminals.net

“I want this to be a true collaborative Innocent Criminals record »

Dans cette interview accordée à NEWS.com.au, Ben nous parle du Byron Bay Blues festival, des Innocent Criminals et de leur prochain album… Merci à Kevin Hunt pour avoir partagé le lien !!
Voici le lien pour accéder à l’interview complète:

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/ben-harper-reveals-why-he-isnt-the-easiest-musician-to-work-with-as-he-reforms-the-innocent-criminals/story-e6frfn0r-1227162213539

Interview: Ben parle des IC et de leur prochain album

Voici un extrait d’une interview accordée à Steve Bell, pour le site australien: themusic.com.auBen y parle des Innocent Criminals et des premiers enregistrements studio du prochain album.

Ben_Harper_Bonnarro_2007_FarewellIn the intervening years, Harper has worked with an enviable array of musicians – including subsequent supporting cast Relentless 7, Charlie Musselwhite and even his mother Ellen (with whom he released the album Childhood Home this year) – but is there a special bond with The Innocent Criminals?

“Yeah, there is,” he chuckles. “It’s a collective consciousness and its own instrument in the sense of familiarity and family. But then again playing with Charlie and Relentless 7 is also an instrument, and Fistful Of Mercy and my Mum – the different incarnations all have their uniqueness as far as what I get from them and what I bring to them. But twenty years is a long time – it makes us family. That’s a good amount of time for a tree to grow. Getting back with The Innocent Criminals is like coming home, for sure.”

Excitingly they’re already working on new tunes, and Harper attests that it’s a different feeling having the old gang with him onstage.

“You do feel the difference – there’s an energetic difference in playing with different people because you’re trying to unify and feed off one another,” he reflects. “You’re trying to become one with the sound and the players on the stage with you. With The Innocent Criminals there’s a lot of laughter and a lot of dialogue and a lot of history, and the camaraderie there is like a twenty-year brotherhood. And I’ve never been more confident that you’re going to be hearing the twenty-year brotherhood of The Innocent Criminals in this next record. And that will speak volumes beyond how I can explain it.”

“We’ve done two sessions – two week-long sessions – so far,” Harper enthuses. “I’ve never stopped writing for The Innocent Criminals, so everything that you’ve heard that I’ve released – whether it be with my mum on Childhood Home or the Fistful Of Mercy guys or with Charlie [Musselwhite] or the Relentless 7 – all of those songs were earmarked for those different bands, and the songs that were mainly for The Innocent Criminals I knew when they were being written, or in the process of being written, that I was going to set those aside for The Innocent Criminals so you can imagine from over six years that there’s a lot to pull from. But I’m not overwhelming these sessions, and I’m letting those guys bring songs to the table as well. I told them years ago, ‘When we do reconvene please have material ready’, because I need to be inspired as a songwriter just like I’m trying to enlighten and inspire those guys with my songwriting. I made a point of – not insisting because that’s overstating the point – but craving them bringing me material, and they’ve all done it and the material is blowing me away. I’ve been slanting in that way, as far as creative collaboration goes as a producer and a writer, for some time now to be able to bring that to The Innocent Criminals. It’s growth for us for the band.”

“It’s rooted in records past like Fight for Your Mind (1995) and The Will To Live (1997),” he explains, “but it’s also I think pushing forward into new territories that I think will bring out something that people didn’t expect in us but which had been waiting for us to reach – that would be the best of both worlds for me. Breaking new ground and also sort of having it steeped and rooted in our past creative process.

“If I could get it out next year, I’d be shocked; it’s probably going to come out early 2016, I’m thinking. Instead of going in and doing a marathon three-month session and having a deadline to hand the album in, at the moment I have no deadline and I want to take full advantage of that. I’m going to try recording in a way that I’ve never done before, which is go a straight week – block out a week – burn a little midnight oil and work hard for a week and then pull back. This way I’m going to get a heightened perspective on my own creative output, because one of the toughest things to do is really realise what you’re doing – it’s hard to critique what you’re doing while you’re doing it. It’s almost an unfair prospect in any art form. So the first week we’ve got three songs, the second week we’ve got a good part of five songs – which is almost a song a day over seven days – and I’m probably going to do close to a dozen week-long sessions and pull the material from that.”

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Interview complet: http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2014/12/18/ben-harper-steve-bell/

Ben Harper et les Innocent Criminals à l’affiche du Bilbao BBK Live

Ben Harper et les Innocent Criminals rejoignent Muse comme tête d’affiche au 10ième anniversaire du Bilbao BBK Live, festival situé en Espagne, et se déroulant sur 3 jours, du jeudi 9 au samedi 11 juillet 2015.

Des pass pour le festival sont déjà en vente, en attendant le reste de la programmation.

More infos: http://www.bilbaobbklive.com/2015/