Ben Harper Plans Live Release, Winter Tour

With their live double album due out on March 13, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals have mapped out plans for an accompanying winter trek, beginning on February 1 in Boston.

The upcoming release, tentatively titled Live, will feature tracks recorded last year at various stops during the singer/songwriter’s extensive tour in support of his studio album Burn to Shine.
“We multitrack every show to a 24-track [board]. … It will be a well-rounded representation of the music that I make,” Harper recently said of the project, which will feature a mix of full band electric material and solo acoustic material (see “Ben Harper Preps Live Double-Album Set” ).

A complete track listing for the live album remains forthcoming, as there are ongoing discussions regarding which material will be included. The double-disc set is being overseen by Harper and his longtime producer, J.P. Plunier.

Current dates for Ben Harper’s upcoming tour:


  • 2/1 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
  • 2/2 – Burlington, VT @ Burlington Memorial Auditorium
  • 2/3 – Waltham, MA @ Brandeis University
  • 2/4 – Hanover, NH @ Dartmouth College
  • 2/6 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2/8 – Lewiston, ME @ Bates College
  • 2/9 – Storrs, CT @ Jorgensen Auditorium
  • 2/10 – Rochester, NY @ Institute Of Technology
  • 2/11 – Akron, OH @ University Of Akron
  • 2/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
  • 2/15 – Muncie, IN @ Emens Auditorium
  • 2/16 – Athens, OH @ Ohio University
  • 2/18 – Decorah, IA @ Luther College
  • 2/19 – Champaign, IL @ University Of Illinois
  • 2/20 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
  • 2/22 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
  • 2/23 – Gainesville, FL @ University Of Florida
  • 2/24 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
  • 2/26 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Wake Forest University
  • 3/1 – Athens, GA @ University Of Georgia
  • 3/2 – Spartanburg, SC @ Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
  • 3/3 – Charlottesville, VA @ University Of Virginia