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Check Out: Ben Harper – "Rock N' Roll Is Free"

on March 21, 2011, 12:30pm

benharper Check Out: Ben Harper   "Rock N' Roll Is Free"

Three short weeks after the announcement of the upcoming release of Give Till It’s Gone hit the masses, Ben Harper is giving us a little taste of music from his first solo album of new material in eight years. ”Rock N’ Roll Is Free” is the album’s first single and is Harper’s return to a straightforward, punchy rock and roll sound inspired by Neil Young. A download of the track will be available through Amazon on March 22nd, and the site is already taking pre-orders for Give Till It’s Gone in CD and vinyl formats. Head on over to reserve a copy before the album hits stores on May 17th, via Virgin Records.

Harper is also going to be keeping a rather busy schedule out on the road in support of the upcoming album. With numerous festival appearances lined up and the makings of a full European tour on the horizon (so far, France, Italy, and Switzerland are getting all the love), there doesn’t look like any downtime in Harper’s future. All confirmed tour dates thus far can be found below.

Even though rock and roll usually isn’t free, it is right now. Take a listen to the single below (via The Audio Perv).

Give Till It’s Gone Tracklist:
01. Don’t Give Up On Me Now
02. I Will Not Be Broken
03. Rock N’ Roll Is Free
04. Feel Love
05. Clearly Severely
06. Spilling Faith
07. Get There From Here
08. Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn
09. Waiting On A Sign
10. Dirty Little Lover
11. Do It For You, Do It For Us

Ben Harper 2011 Tour Dates:
04/02 – Santiago, LC @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/21 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/22 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
06/04 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
06/06 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
06/07 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
06/12 – Fes, MA @ Festival de Fes
07/16 – Aix-les-Bains, FR @ Festival Musilac
07/18 – Lucca, IT @ Piazza Napoleone
07/19 – Rome, IT @ Fiesta Ippodromo delle Capannelle
07/20 – Milan, IT @ Arena Civica
07/22 – Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes
07/25 – Saint-Malo-du-Bois, FR @Festival de Poupet
07/28 – Luzerne, CH @ Blue Balls Festival
07/29 – Tarvisio, IT @ Piazza Unita
07/30 – Verona, IT @ Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca
08/05 – Avenches, CH @ Festival Rock Oz’Arenes
08/06 – Colmar, FR @ Festival Foire aux Vins d’Alsace
08/07 – Dranouter, BE @ Festival Dranouter

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