Ben Howard Auckland Concert

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Ben Howard Auckland Concert
Devonshire troubadour Ben Howard will be performing in New Zealand for the first time when he plays at Auckland's Studio in August.

Tying in a visit with his appearance at Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass, the singer-songwriter first gained popularity when the world's surfing community took a liking to his soulful, chilled out tunes.

Signed to Island Records in 2011, Howard's 2012 debut album Every Kingdom was nominated for a Mercury Prize. Two BRIT Awards followed, and a nomination for the prestigious Ivor Novello Award.
A new album is due for release later this year.

PRESS RELEASE:

Secret Sounds Presents: Ben Howard - First New Zealand headline show.

Tickets on sale 10am Thursday May 1 from Ticketek.

Young eclectic troubadour Ben Howard will play for New Zealand audiences for the first time with a headlining show on Saturday, August 2 at The Studio.

The Devonshire musician, a ‘singer-songwriter’ for want of a better phrase, amassed a secret society of fans via the world’s fiercely loyal surfing community and exceeded all of his expectations within a whirlwind two and a bit years.

In 2011 Ben inked his record deal, self-recorded and released his beautiful platinum-selling debut album, Every Kingdom. The year was then mapped out on the motorways and back-roads of the UK, Europe and rest of the world, where Ben toured relentlessly selling out every single show.

Two Brit Awards (Best Breakthrough Act and Best Male Artist in 2013) and a nomination for a prestigious Ivor Novello Award, Ben has mesmerized people at festivals like Glastonbury and Bonaroo, and will arrive in Auckland fresh from the stage of Splendour In The Grass.

Ben’s eagerly anticipated second record has been confirmed for later this year with a new single on the horizon.

“A world class performance from the star.” - Clash Magazine