The Bowery Presents
Ben Howard with very special guest Michael Kiwanuka

WFUV Presents

Ben Howard with very special guest Michael Kiwanuka

Mon, July 29, 2013

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

SummerStage, Central Park

New York, NY

$30 advance / $35 day of show

Sold Out

This event is all ages

Proceeds from this concert help make possible the free programs of SummerStage

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Ben Howard
Ben Howard
Critically celebrated British singer and songwriter BEN HOWARD will return to the road this fall and is pleased to announce details of 4 special shows. He’s lined up huge dates at iconic venues including Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY September 28, Red Rocks in Denver, CO October 2, and the Greek Theatre in LOS ANGELES, CA October 7 and Greek Theatre BERKELEY, CA October 9. Pre-sale tickets for the new summer tour dates go on sale at 10:00am local time on Tuesday, April 7th via benhoward.seetickets.com, with public on sales to follow on Friday, April 10th. Tickets available HERE!

BEN recently performed on CBS’ The Late Show With David Letterman. He gave a stirring rendition of “I Forget Where We Were” the title track from his second full-length album I Forget Where We Were, out now. You can watch the performance HERE!

I Forget Where We Were is the critically acclaimed follow up to Ben’s 2011 debut, Every Kingdom, which sold over 1 million units worldwide. It also garnered a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and saw him receive BRIT Awards in the category of “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.”

Regarded as one of the most exciting live acts in recent years, Ben has recently completed back to back sell-out tours in Europe and the US and is currently embarking on a massive UK arena tour.
Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka
With Michael Kiwanuka, it's all about the voice. A voice that he describes as "hitting straight through to the core" with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. It's a voice that built him a following via MySpace and small London gigs, and led Paul Butler from The Bees to invite him to the band's Isle of Wight studio to lay down these introductory tracks from what promises to be a major new British singer/songwriter. Which makes it all the more strange, really, that what Michael originally set out to be was a session guitarist who maybe wrote the odd song for other people.

Growing up in North London, he struggled at times to see where he fitted in. An avid England and Spurs fan, he found it hard to imagine a day when a name like Kiwanuka could sit comfortably on the back of a football shirt here. Nonetheless, when his parents took him and his brother back to Uganda to visit family, he and his brother were immediately recognised as British tourists. Like most of his schoolmates, he liked bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, Offspring and Blur, but it was only when he discovered that Jimi Hendrix was black that he understood he had a place playing rock guitar.
Venue Information:
SummerStage, Central Park
5th Ave at 69th Street
New York, NY, 10065
http://www.summerstage.org