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Cancelled Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals at Casino Ballroom
October 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have had to cancel their upcoming shows in Portland, ME on Oct. 3 and Hampton Beach, NH on Oct. 4 due to COVID-19 illness within the touring party. For more information please visit benharper.com/news
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS w/ MENDELEYEV
Doors: 7pm | 18+
In 1993 Virgin Records offered Ben Harper a worldwide recording contract and he released his debut, Welcome to the Cruel World in 1994. The album was created with musicians who would eventually become known as the Innocent Criminals (percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson and drummer Oliver Charles). What makes the band so unique is that they come from different places musically and complement each other because of the different styles that they play. This led to a string of successful and critically acclaimed albums and 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.”
3 Grammy wins, and 8 nominations later, Ben Harper is still exploring every aspect of creating music, participating in highly acclaimed collaborations, and prioritizing time for social activism.