Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum-selling artists Ben Harper is coming to South Africa in June 2019.
The genre-blending, singer, songwriter 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. The Ben Harper South Africa tour wraps up in Pretoria on 6 June at Sun Arena Time Square. For Ben Harper South Africa tickets: http://howler.co.za/BenHarper
Personal and political
The 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.
Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome To The Cruel World, Ben 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.
Ben Harper South Africa tickets
Ben Harper Durban:
1 June 2019: Zakifo Music Festival – Durban Botanic Gardens
Gates @ 3.30pm
Tickets from R350
Direct ticket link: howler.co.za/BenHarper
Ben Harper Cape Town:
4 June 2019: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Doors @ 6pm
Tickets from R245
Direct ticket link: howler.co.za/BenHarperCPT
Ben Harper Pretoria:
6 June 2019: Sun Arena Time Square, Menlyn Maine
Doors @ 6pm
Tickets from R195
Direct ticket link: howler.co.za/BenHarperPTA
More Cape Town music: https://weekendspecial.co.za/whats-on-in-cape-town-music-diary/