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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Grammy Award Winners Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite Announce New Album 'No Mercy In This Land'

GRAMMY-Award winning, multiplatinum-selling artists BEN HARPER and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE will collaborate once again for their new album No Mercy in This Land, due out March 30, 2018. No Mercy in This Land is the first of new music from the pair since the 2013 release of their collaborative album Get Up!, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart and won a GRAMMY Award in 2014 for “Best Blues Album.” A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival. No Mercy in This Land is available for preorder now at www.NoMercyInThisLand.com and will include an IG download of the album’s title track, which is also available to stream at the link here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2aLf6x0n1siokqfxVR9DSA

“Charlie Musselwhite is that very rare and hallowed place where blues past, present and future collide,” says Ben about his collaborator and friend. “He transforms notes into emotions that feel both hauntingly familiar and brand new, as if hearing them for the first time every time. He is a living legend whose harmonica playing should be beamed into outer space to search for other life forms.”

“On stage or in the studio - working with Ben Harper holds the same excitement I experienced working with Chicago blues legends back in the day,” says Charlie. “I think it is safe to say that Ben has reinvented the Blues in a great way: playing modern while preserving the feel. I am honored and privileged to be a participant in this project.”

Ben and Charlie will celebrate the album’s release on March 30th by kicking off an international tour that same evening in San Francisco, CA at the famed Fillmore before heading overseas for a string of European dates. The duo will make their return to States in May with two nights at Los Angeles’ Troubadour followed by a summer’s worth of shows across North America.

PREORDER FOR NO MERCY IN THIS LAND IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW
www.NoMercyInThisLand.com

WATCH AN EXCLUSIVE TRAILER FOR NO MERCY IN THIS LAND HERE
https://youtu.be/xGbFWQA5gY0
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STREAM ALBUM’S TITLE TRACK “NO MERCY IN THIS LAND” HERE
http://spoti.fi/2FNwvvy
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BEN HARPER + CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE 2018 TOUR DATES
*All dates and locations are subject to change.
Date Location Venue
Friday, March 30 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Saturday, March 31 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Tuesday, April 3 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor
Friday, April 6 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Saturday, April 7 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday, April 9 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso
Tuesday, April 10 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
Wednesday, April 11 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
Thursday, April 12 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier
Saturday, April 14 Brussels, Belgium La Madeleine
Monday, April 23 Milan, Italy Fabrique
Wednesday, April 25 Geneva, Switzerland Salle des Fetes
Friday, April 27 Barcelona, Spain Barts
Monday, April 30 Lisbon, Portugal Aula Magna
Thursday, May 3 Madrid, Spain La Riveria
Monday, May 7 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Tuesday, May 8 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Saturday, May 12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
Sunday, May 13 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
Monday, May 28 Toronto, ONT Mod Club
Tuesday, May 29 Toronto, ONT Mod Club
Sunday, June 3 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
Monday, June 4 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
Friday, June 8 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
Saturday, June 9 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
Sunday, July 29 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sunday, July 30 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
Wednesday, August 1 Saint Paul, MN Palace Theater
Friday, August 3 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
Monday, August 27 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

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