Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals have just been announced as the final day headlining act of this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival, staged on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, 26th to 27th November. This will mark the festival’s 20th anniversary.
As a result, the band’s show in Adelaide has been moved from Sunday 27th November to Monday 28th. The performance will still take place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre as originally planned. The Perth show has also been moved by a day to Wednesday 30th November. Existing ticketholders will still be able to use their tickets, while patrons who are unable to attend the rescheduled dates may obtain a refund from the point of purchase before 5pm (local time) on Monday July 18, 2016. The relevant ticketing agent will provide details of how to obtain refunds if required.
Australian audiences will be among the first to hear songs from the band’s new album, Call It What It Is, their first in eight years. Performances also promise to deliver Harper classics such as ‘Burn To Shine’, ‘Steal My Kisses’ and ‘Diamonds In The Inside’.
The Innocent Criminals date back to 1993 and have been involved with many of Ben Harper’s projects, including studio albums Fight For Your Mind, Diamonds on the Inside and Lifeline, and the Grammy winning collaboration with The Blind Boys of Alabama, There Will Be A Light. As of 2008, the band went on hiatus, with this year’s Call It What It Is marking a brilliant return to form.
Victorian roots twins The Pierce Brothers, who have gone from busking on the streets of Melbourne to selling out rooms across Europe and North America, are providing the support slot for the Australian shows.