Ben Howard announces surprise shows
Ben Howard hasn't released new music in two years, but all seems forgiven according to fans thanks to a recent surprise announcement from Howard on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show.
The "Only Love" singer shared on July 9 that he'll play at Hackney Empire on September 4. That date will be followed by a stop at Paradiso, Amsterdam on the 8th, the Admiralspalast in Berlin on the 9th and at the Alhambra in Paris on the 11th. Tickets went on sale the following morning, sparking a social media frenzy.
Howard is also headlining a brand new festival taking place in Devon from July 17 through the 21st. He was set to take the stage with fellow singer/songwriter Jack Johnson at the Castle Hill estate. For Howard it marked a hometown show, and for Johnson it was penciled in as his only UK festival appearance for 2014.
It's not like Howard has actually been in hiding this year. In fact, he's been making the rounds at places like Bonnaroo, and has more than a dozen upcoming dates penciled in on his calendar this summer. Maybe he hasn't had time to work on a new record, but has had many a chance to deliver a live set that is slick and polished, yet feels like is has plenty of raw edge.
Howard is still holding the crowd in his hand thanks to renditions of "Old Pine," "Keep Your Head Up," "The Wolves," "Black Flies" and many other fan favorites.
About Ben Howard (Created August 2, 2013)
John Martyn. Van Morrison. Joni Mitchell. Simon & Garfunkel. What do all these famed musicians have in common? They all served as inspiration for British singer-songwriter Ben Howard, whose major debut studio album came in 2011.
Born in West London and raised in Totnes, Devon, Howard was just a child when he was exposed to the sounds of some of those aforementioned superstars. But while most boys his age were out riding bikes and playing soccer, Howard was writing songs around the age of ten or eleven. By the time University rolled around, he was focused on music full-time and had gained a following around some of the more elite schools in Britain.
Though he spent several years releasing his own material, including EPs "Games in the Dark," "The Wolves" and "Old Pine," his label debut would come in 2011. Following the release of two singles, Howard recorded the album "Every Kingdom," which bowed on October 3, 2011. It released to the U.S. the following spring, and Howard became a hot name after he played at South by Southwest, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits.
In November 2012, Howard released "The Burgh Island EP," which featured four brand new tracks. Once again met with critical acclaim, it featured a more darker tone than his previous work and electric guitar instead of acoustic.
Howard most recently played the main Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival 2013, where he performed five tracks from "Every Kingdom." Other appearances this summer will include stops at Echo Beach in Toronto, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal and Lollapalooza in Chicago.
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