BEN HOWARD SELLS OUT SHOW AT NEW YORK’S HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, ADDS SECOND DATE

WYE OAK TO SUPPORT OCTOBER PERFORMANCES

NOONDAY DREAM DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE U.K. MIDWEEK ALBUM CHART AND TOP 10 ON ITUNES U.S.

Due to popular demand, Ben Howard confirms a second performance New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom after selling out his first date at the legendary venue. Additionally, Wye Oak will support Howard’s run of October shows, which include stops at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Montreal’s Bell Centre, Philadelphia’s The Fillmore as well as DC’s new venue the Anthem. Fans can purchase tickets at http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/live. See below for complete tour details.

Howard’s acclaimed new album, Noonday Dream, out now on Republic Records, debuted at #1 on the U.K. Midweek Album Chart as well as top 10 on iTunes in the U.S. Listen to the record here: https://BenHoward.lnk.to/NoondayDream

The new music continues to receive widespread critical praise:

“Guide to New Albums, Summer 2018” –Pitchfork

“Howard has matured into one of Britain’s most talented. intriguing and unpredictable artists.” ★★★★★ –The Independent

“This seven-minute single [‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’] features Howard harmonizing with himself, as ambient chords slowly ease the quiet song into a grungy guitar riff.” –Paste

“A triumph.” ★★★★ –MOJO

“Press play and let this cinematic gem wash over you.” –NYLON

“Howard’s evolving sound is fast becoming distinctly his own.”
★★★★ –Q Magazine 

“This album continues what he does best—painting landscapes, both physical and emotional spaces, through instrumentation and his cathartic lyrics.” –GROSS Magazine

“A sign of further mature exploration from the songwriter, it’s a charming, blissful, expertly balanced piece of folk-etched songwriting.” –CLASH

“After a four year silence, our favorite British folk singer Ben Howard has returned with a lush, seven minute-long gem.” –Baeble

“[‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’ is] a sprawling, atmospheric, 7 minute prog-rock rumination on loneliness.” –tmrw Magazine

“Rolling in like fog on the Atlantic, the aptly named Noonday Dream is an inward-looking and unassuming batch of ambient folk songs that still manages to invoke huge vistas.” –All Music  

“Massive…mesmerizing.” –Variance Magazine

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded over the course of two years in various studios throughout Europe, including the legendary Sawmills Studio as well as locations in southwest France. The new recording continues to highlight Howard’s sonic evolution with unpredictable and textured arrangements and rich, emotive songwriting.

Howard’s debut album Every Kingdom was released in October 2011. The album sold more than one million copies globally, receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and winning him two Brit Awards in 2012 for “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.” The follow up, I Forget Where We Were, which was released in 2014 was met with similar critical and commercial acclaim—the album earned an Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, and charted #1 in the U.K. Howard’s music has amassed well over half a billion streams to date.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sackss at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

NOONDAY DREAM TRACKLIST
1. Nica Libres At Dusk
2. Towing The Line
3. A Boat To An Island On The Wall
4. What The Moon Does
5. Someone In The Doorway
6. All Down The Mines (Interlude)
7. The Defeat
8. A Boat To An Island Part II Agatha’s Song
9. There’s Your Man
10. Murmurations


BEN HOWARD LIVE

*w/ Wye Oak
Bold—Sold Out

June 28 /// Edinburgh, Scotland /// Playhouse
June 29 /// Manchester, UK /// Albert Hall
June 30 /// Cornwall, UK /// The Eden Sessions
July 3 /// Lyon, France /// Theatres Romains de Fouviere
July 4 /// Gardone Riviera, Italy /// Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
July 6 /// Werchter, Belgium /// Rock Wertcher
July 7 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// AFAS
July 8 /// Luxembourg /// Rockhal
July 13 /// Madrid, Spain /// Mad Cool Festival
July 14 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Cruilla Festival
July 22 /// Byron Bay, Australia /// Splendour In The Grass
September 1 /// Stradbally, Ireland /// Electric Picnic
September 8-9 /// Berlin, Germany /// Lollapalooza Berlin

September 20 /// Burnaby, BC /// Deer Lake Park
September 21 /// Seattle, WA /// Paramount Theatre
September 22 /// Troutdale, OR /// Edgefield
September 26 /// San Diego, CA /// Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 27 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Shrine Auditorium
September 28 /// Berkeley, CA /// Greek Theatre
October 1 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
October 2 /// Kansas City, MO /// Uptown Theater*
October 3 /// Chicago, IL /// Aragon Ballroom*
October 5 /// Toronto, ON /// Budweiser Stage*
October 6 /// Montreal, QC /// Bell Centre*
October 7 /// Boston, MA /// Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
October 9 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore*
October 11 /// Washington, DC /// Anthem*
October 12 /// New York, NY /// Hammerstein Ballroom*
October 13 /// New York, NY /// Hammerstein Ballroom*

http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/