British musician and gripping performer singer/songwriter Ben Howard will make his much-anticipated return to Aotearoa this June bringing his powerful live show and storied catalogue to delight kiwi audiences.
Almost 10 years since his sell out show at the Auckland Town Hall in 2014, the English singer/songwriter will play Auckland’s Town Hall on Monday 3rd June. The Secret Sounds, Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales will begin on Friday 9th Feb at 11am with general tickets on sale from Monday 12th February at 12pm. This one off Auckland date will come off the back of his multiple sell out shows across Australia with new shows just announced.
Ben Howard released his triple platinum debut album, Every Kingdom back in 2011. As adept with an acoustic as he is with the electronics that have peppered and punctuated his recordings since that impressive debut, Howard now operates largely in a world and sound of his own making.
Howard released his fifth studio album Is It? In June 2023, marking a new chapter full of highly textured, experimental pop songs that identify another shift of sonics for this acclaimed and most unpredictable of British artists. Is It? Followed 2021’s Collections From The Whiteout which debuted at #1 in the UK album chart (Ben’s second chart-topping record after 2014’s I Forget Where We Were).
Is It? was recorded over 10 days In the Le Manoir de Léon studios, nestled between Bordeaux and Biarritz in the South of France. Produced by Bullion (Westerman, Nilüfer Yanya, Orlando Weeks), the ten-song record is a lush and sonically splintered album which captures Ben working through some intense moments resulting in one of his most upbeat and uplifting records in years – and audiences will get to experience it live, along with songs from Ben’s entire celebrated catalogue.
Described by The Times as “spellbinding, transcendental even”, Ben Howard and his expansive band’s intense live show captivate and mesmerises audiences as they light up stages across the country. Howard’s fierce desire to operate in and out of the shadows make both his music and live shows a rare but vital proposition. Don’t miss Ben Howard live this June.