Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ben Harper Headlining Reverb's Campus Consciousness Tour

Finally catching up on my old emails from Ben Harper & Relentless7, and saw this info. If you've never seen Ben live, then you're missing out!

photo: Ben

Ben Harper and Relentless7 will headline this year's Campus Consciousness Tour.

Created by non-profit group Reverb, Campus Consciousness Tour is half music, half environmental campaign aiming to inspire and activate students in a fun and exciting atmosphere while leaving a positive impact on each community and college that the tour reaches.

This video is a recap of the 2006 Campus Consciousness Tour. It features a fellow Lehigh University alum, Grady, who is now a grad student at Yale:)

Ben Harper and Relentless7 2010 Campus Consciousness Tour Dates:

04/15/10 - Thu 7:30pm - DeKalb, IL United States - Northern Illinois University Campus Consciousness

04/16/10 - Fri 7:00pm - Athens, OH United States - Ohio University Campus Consciousness

04/17/10 - Sat 7:00pm - Williamsport, PA United States - Lycoming College Campus Consciousness

04/20/10 - Tue 7:00pm - Baltimore, MD United States - Pier Six Pavilion Campus Consciousness

04/21/10 - Wed 7:00pm - Winston-Salem, NC United States - Wake Forest University Campus Consciousness

04/24/10 - Sat 3:00pm - Nashville, TN United States - Rites of Spring Campus Consciousness

See Tour Dates for more info.

Here's a video of Ben singing a beautiful song "With My Own Two Hands." -

Watch the new music video for "Lay There & Hate Me" here.

Here's a video for the song "My Father's House". Buy the song now at iTunes and AmazonMP3 to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief. This single is part of a split digital single released with Eddie Vedder's version of "My City of Ruins." The song, written by Bruce Springsteen, was performed live at the Kennedy Center Honors, Dec 6 2009. Ben Harper and Relentless7 will be opening for Pearl Jam in Europe this summer.

Ben also autographed a guitar along with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez and Ry Cooder, and donated some of his merch for a raffle, with proceeds going towards Haiti relief.

If you check out Ben's "activism" page on his website, the first nonprofit listed that he supports is the Surfrider Foundation. YEAH, Ben:)

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