Ben Howard, 2013 Brit Awards, Central Park SummerStage
Lauded British singer-songwriter Ben Howard continues to bask in acclaim from his breakout year, winning two Brit Awards for Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Act. Howard was also nominated for the Mercury Prize's Album of the Year and made appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Howard, who recently supported the east coast leg of Mumford & Sons' February run, will continue to celebrate with further U.S. tour dates throughout the year, including performances at Coachella on April 13 and 20, and Central Park SummerStage on July 29. See below for details.
Howard's debut album Every Kingdom, now certified Platinum in the U.K., garnered attention with the The New York Times hailing, "Howard's songs...cascade from his fingers, gathering words and melodies as they go, carrying his reedy, tremulous voice as their crescendos surge," and NYLON Guys admiring "a mélange of intricate acoustic guitar work and sweet, hum-along choruses." The musician's celebrated live performances have resulted in back-to-back sell-out tours, both overseas and stateside. In the past year Howard appeared at various festivals worldwide, such as SXSW, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Of his live set, KCRW notes "[he] has the audience in musical awe." The video for his current single "Keep Your Head Up" can be streamed/shared HERE.
The Burgh Island E.P., out now, debuted #1 on iTunes in the U.K. and top 30 on iTunes in the U.S. The new music is also available as limited edition vinyl from benhowardmusic.co.uk. See the video for the premiere track "Esmerelda" HERE.
BEN HOWARD TOUR DATES
April 13 & 20 Indio, CA Coachella
April 14-15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
April 16 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
April 18 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
July 29 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage