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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals reunite, release lyric video for sun-kissed single “Shine”

March 10, 2016

Check out the brand-new lyric video from multi-Grammy winner Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals’ and their feel-good, loved-up soul track, “Shine”. The single, a nuanced melding of gospel-y blues and a dash of R&B supported by subtle flashes of a Hammond organ, a menagerie of quaint percussions (is that a maraca I hear?), and the all too brief impassioned wailing of an electric guitar. “If you were all I had, I would have it all.” We feel the same, Mr. Harper.

“Shine” appears on Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals’ highly-anticipated reunion album “Call It What It Is”, which is due out April 8.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals North American tour dates:

4/2/16 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
4/3/16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
4/4/16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
4/6/16 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
4/7/16 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
4/9/16 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
4/10/16 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
4/12/16 – Métropolis – Montreal, Canada
4/13/16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, Canada
4/15/16 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
4/16/16 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
4/17/16 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
4/19/16 – Tivoli Theatre – Chattanooga, TN
4/20/16 – Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN
4/22/16 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
4/23/16 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
4/24/16 – Sweetwater 420 Fest – Atlanta, GA
6/23/16 – Marymoor Park – Seattle, WA
6/24/16 – McMenamins Edgefield – Troutdale, OR
6/25/16 – Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR
6/28/16 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
6/29/16 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT
6/30/16 – Revolution Concert House- Boise, ID
7/8/16 – RBC Ottawa Blues Fest, Ottawa, Canada
7/9/16 – Ommegang Brewery – Cooperstown, NY
7/12/16 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
7/13/16 – Meijer Gardens Amphitheater – Grand Rapids, MI
8/16/16 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga CA
8/17/16 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
8/19/16 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
8/20/16 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
8/23/16 – Humphrey’s by The Sea – San Diego, CA
8/25/16 – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Additional US dates and a European Tour to be announced shortly.

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at erin@afropunk.com.

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