BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7 RELEASE CD/DVD
LIVE FROM THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
ON MARCH 9
BEN HARPER/EDDIE VEDDER SPLIT SINGLE BENEFITTING
ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE HAITI RELIEF NOW AVAILABLE
TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
On the heels of an incredible first year as a band and the release of their powerful album, White Lies For Dark Times, Ben Harper and Relentless7 is hitting fans with a one-two punch by delivering a commanding documentation of one of their most incredible performances of 2009 with the combination CD/DVD, Live from the Montreal International Jazz Festival on March 9th. Pre-orders are available now at www.BenHarper.com.
In addition, Ben Harper’s live performance of “My Father’s House” and Eddie Vedder’s version of “My City of Ruins” is now available as a split digital single on iTunes and AmazonMP3 to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief. “My Father’s House” was written by Bruce Springsteen and performed by Harper live at the Kennedy Center Honors on December 6, 2009, in front of an extraordinary audience including The Boss and President Barack Obama. Exclusive video of the performance can be seen on www.BenHarper.com.
The new video “Lay There and Hate Me,” the third single from White Lies For Dark Times, premiered on YouTube and was directed by James Frost (Radiohead / ‘House of Cards’, Coldplay / “Yellow”). Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijAai55TbfI. An explicit version of the video is currently available on Playboy.com.
On January 4th, Harper performed the duet “Old Enough” on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and on January 22nd, Ben joined an all star band including Will Ferrell, Billy Gibbons, Beck and Conan O’Brien performing “Freebird” to close out the final Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
A truly honored Ben Harper recently performed what Rolling Stone called a “stirring version” of the Crosby, Stills, Nash song “Ohio” at the MusicCares Person of the Year event honoring Neil Young.
In addition, Ben Harper and Relentless7 served as backing band for several amazing promotional appearances by Ringo Starr in the last several weeks including The Daily Show, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Jay Leno Show, Artists Den and a very special performance at the Grammy Museum. Harper was also invited to speak at Ringo Starr’s induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8th.
Ben Harper and Relentless7 will headline this summer’s Campus Consciousness Tour. Created by non-profit group Reverb, CCT is half music, half environmental campaign aiming to inspire and activate students in a fun and exciting atmosphere while leaving a positive impact on each community and college that the tour reaches.
CAMPUS CONSCIOUNESS TOUR with BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7:
Apr 15 Dekalb, IL Illinois Univ / Convocation Center
Apr 16 Athens, OH Ohio Univ / Templeton-Blackburn Auditorium
Apr 17 Williamsport, PA Lycoming College
Apr 20 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Apr 21 Winston-Salem, NC Wake Forrest/Wait Chapel
Apr 24 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Univ / Alumni Lawn