First it was the Blind Boys of Alabama
, then it was the Innocent Criminals
. Now, Ben Harper
has orchestrated another album with his latest musical entourage, Relentless7. In promotion of their debut album, Harper and Relentless7 have announced a packed schedule of club dates and summer festivals.
Harper's new blues-rock troupe will be hitting the dusty tour trail in May, just months on the heels of its recent SXSW debut. They plan on hitting up Bonnaroo and Sasquatch!, and will even make a stop at Pete Seeger's birthday party.
Ben Harper and Relentless7 will release their debut album, White Lies for Dark Times
, on May 5. The single, "Shimmer and Shine," is currently available on iTunes, and the video
is up on the band's website.
30 - New Orleans, La. @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
1 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Beale Street Music Festival
2 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
4 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
5 - New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
8 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
9 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
10 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
12 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
13 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
15 - Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
16 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre
25 - George, Wash. @ The Gorge Amphitheatre/Sasquatch Festival
27 - San Francisco, Ca. @ The Fillmore
28 - Los Angeles, Ca. @ The Wiltern
13 - Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo Music Festival