Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals announce change of venue for December 3rd Hawkes Bay show

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are returning to New Zealand in December as part of their ‘Call It What It Is’ world tour.

The Hawkes Bay performance originally scheduled to be staged at Mission Estate Winery will now be staged at Church Road Winery on the same date – Saturday, December 3.

All tickets remain valid for the new venue without any need for exchange.

Earlier this year Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals released Call It What It Is, the band’s first new album in eight years. New Zealand audiences will hear new songs from the album, along with classics such as ‘Burn To Shine’, ‘Steal My Kisses’ and ‘Diamonds In The Inside’.

Tracing their roots back to 1993, the Innocent Criminals (featuring percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates and guitarist Michael Ward) were involved in many Ben Harper projects before going on hiatus in 2008. The band toured non-stop, earning legions of fans thanks to explosive live performances and a succession of acclaimed studio albums including Fight For Your Mind, The Will to Live, Burn to Shine, Diamonds on the Inside and the GRAMMY® nominated Lifeline, their last studio album together in 2007.  The Innocent Criminals also backed Ben and The Blind Boys of Alabama on the two-time GRAMMY® winning collaborative album There Will Be A Light in 2004.

New Zealand singer/songwriter Miller Yule has been confirmed as special guest.

Miller, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and performer who recently released his debut five track EP ‘Shoot Me In The Heart’ debuting at #4 on the New Zealand album chart, will perform with his five-piece band on the New Zealand concert dates this summer.

Tickets to all shows are available at

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*previously Mission Estate Winery




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