Ben Harper announces tour to South Africa

Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum-selling artists BEN HARPER is coming to South Africa in June 2019.

Ben Harper will headline at the Zakifo Music Festival on 1 June at the Durban Botanic Gardens before heading to Cape Town on 4 June at GrandWest. He will wrap up his South African tour in Pretoria on 6 June at Sun Arena Time Square.

The genre-blending, singer, songwriter and guitarist plays an eclectic mix of folk, blues, hard rock, country, jazz and reggae. Growing up in a musical family, he quickly developed his craft as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, played his first gig at the age of 12 and by his early 20s performed live with iconic bluesman Taj Mahal.

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Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome To The Cruel World, Harper released a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring contributions from the Innocent Criminals, established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political.

The accolades poured in – Rolling Stone hailed his “jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll,” while Entertainment Weekly praised his “casual profundity,” and Billboard said his music “reminds us of the power and beauty of simplicity.”

Massive, international sold-out tours, Top 10 debuts in the US, Gold and Platinum certifications overseas, and a slew of TV appearances cemented Harper and the band’s status as genuine global stars.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, 14 February 2019 @9am from howler.co.za/BenHarper

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Tour Dates – Ben Harper Live in South Africa

Durban
1 June 2019
Zakifo Music Festival – Durban Botanic Gardens
Gates @ 15h30
Tickets from R350
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Cape Town
4 June 2019: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Doors @ 18h00
Tickets from R245
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Pretoria
6 June 2019: Sun Arena Time Square, Menlyn Maine
Doors @ 18h00
Tickets from R195
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