Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite have announced Splendour sideshows

Written by Tyler Jenke on 8th May, 2018
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite have announced Splendour sideshows

The Splendour In The Grass sideshows are clearly not done being announced yet, with blues-rock dream team Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite today setting a few dates on which Aussie fans who can’t make it up to Byron Bay will be able to catch them live.

With more than 75 years of experience in the music industry between them, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite have been spending the last couple of years as one of the most influential pairings in the world of blues-rock.

Having first teamed up in 2013 to record the album Get Up!, their collaborations have been critically-acclaimed the world over, with the album winning them the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2014. Following on from this success, Harper and Musselwhite released their latest album, No Mercy in This Land, earlier this year.

“Charlie Musselwhite is that very rare and hallowed place where blues past, present and future collide,” Harper said of his collaborator. “He transforms notes into emotions that feel both hauntingly familiar and brand new, as if hearing them for the first time every time.”

Likewise, Musselwhite echoed the sentiment, noting “I think it is safe to say that Ben has reinvented the Blues in a great way: playing modern while preserving the feel.”

With the duo already on their way to Australia later this year for the incredible Splendour In The Grass festival, they’ve also managed to find some extra time to bring their awesome live show to audiences all around the country.

Kicking off on July 11th, the duo set to bring their five-piece band to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and Sydney over the next eleven days, with their Splendour appearance taking place on Saturday, July 21st.

Tickets to these shows are set to go on sale at 1pm on Friday, May 11th, with a Live Nation pre-sale kicking off at 12 noon on Thursday, May 10th.

Check out Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite’s ‘When I Go’:



Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Australian Tour 2018


Wednesday, July 11th

Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, July 14th

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Monday, July 16th

Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Thursday, July 19th

Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Sunday, July 22nd

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Pre-sale begins 12 noon local time on Thursday, May 10th

General public tickets on sale from 1pm local time on Friday, May 11th.

Splendour In The Grass 2018 lineup:


Kendrick Lamar

Lorde (only AUS show)

Vampire Weekend (only AUS show)

Khalid (only AUS show)

The Wombats

Hilltop Hoods

CHVRCHES

Miguel

Girl Talk (only AUS show)

Angus & Julia Stone

Gang of Youths

Franz Ferdinand

MGMT

Ben Howard

Dune Rats & Friends

James Bay

PNAU

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

The Avalanches DJ set

Chromeo

DMA’S

Ball Park Music

Henry Rollins (only AUS show)

SAFIA

The Jungle Giants

Lil Xan

Methyl Ethel

Amy Shark

The Bronx

Ocean Alley

Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel)

DZ Deathrays

Lord Huron

Middle Kids

Hockey Dad

Towkio

Cub Sport

Touch Sensitive

Sampa The Great

Dean Lewis

Skegss

Albert Hammond Jr

Mallrat

Marmozets

Alex Lahey

Riton & Kah-Lo

Jack River

Superorganism

Anna Lunoe

Lewis Capaldi

All Our Exes Live In Texas

Alex The Astronaut

Yungblud

Crooked Colours

Nina Las Vegas

Soccer Mommy (only AUS show)

Elderbrook

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Tim Sweeney

Stella Donnelly

Bully

Baker Boy

Wafia

No Mono

Waax

Angie McMahon

West Thebarton

Eves Karydas

G Flip

The Babe Rainbow

Haiku Hands

Didirri

Alice Ivy

Amyl & The Sniffers

Ziggy Ramo

Fantastic Man

Lo’99

Human Movement

Manu Crook$

Kasbo

Madam X

Andras

Alta

Ara Koufax

Two People

B Wise

Made In Paris

Jensen Interceptor

Woodes

Teischa

Antony & Cleopatra

Muto

Elk Road

triple j Unearthed winners (TBA)

Plus…

Mike Gurrieri

Love Deluxe

Lauren Hansom

Poolclvb

Godlands

Nyxen

Emma Stevenson

Ebony Boadu

Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd

North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, NSW

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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