Sunday, August 26, 2007

Back. Kind Of. Ben. America.

About a week ago I just finished driving cross country for the first time (I fly back grab my other car and do it all over again in about a week). Highlights were seeing Cormac McCarthy in Santa Fe, getting vortexual in the red rocks in Sedona, AZ for two nights, checking out the Painted Desert and watching a condor circle a dead mule off Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon. Of course there was way more to it than that, but I know I haven't been pulling my weight around here and I was looking for a good moment to hop in and get my feet wet all over again.

Up until about 6 minutes ago, I had no knowledge of this little performance. You gotta love the fact that Ben had center court at the Finals all pimped out with his rug and chair. I will be catching Ben at the Orpheum on one of two nights here in LA. It is going to be pretty crazy to see him rocking out for a hometown audience. As you can see from the album cover and the pic below, they are going to be dressing up for this tour and they actually invite you to do the same.

We haven't discussed the mindblowing event that was Ben Harper at Bonnaroo, but I'm sure we will at some point. Dates below, album drops on Tuesday and you can preview it here.Lifeline Tour:

Aug 28 Burbank, CA, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Aug 31 Snowmass Village, CO, Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Sep 1 Boulder, CO, Macky Auditorium
Sep 2 Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theater
Sep 3 Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
Sep 6 Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
Sep 7 Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
Sep 8 Detroit, MI, The Fillmore at State Theatre
Sep 10 Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace Theatre
Sep 11 Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre
Sep 12 Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 15 New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
Sep 17 Washington, DC, Warner Theatre
Sep 18 Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
Sep 19 Burlington, VT, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 21 New York City, NY, Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Sep 22 Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
Sep 23 Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
Sep 24 Montreal, QC, Theatre St. Denis
Sep 25 Montreal, QC, Theatre St. Denis
Sep 28 Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
Sep 29 Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
Oct 1 New York City, NY, Late Show with David Lettermen
Oct 27 New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Music Experience
Oct 28 Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre
Oct 29 Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre
Oct 31 Miami, FL, Gusman Center
Nov 1 Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
Nov 2 Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
Nov 4 San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
Nov 5 Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre
Nov 6 El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre
Nov 8 Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
Nov 9 Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
Nov 10 Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre
Nov 12 Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
Nov 13 Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
Nov 14 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
Nov 15 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre

1 comment:

TOP said...

Just got 2 for the Thursday show. Worst seats in the house, oh well...