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Ben Harper and Relentless7 coming to the Ritz Ybor



There are people who love Ben Harper, who believe he's a genius, who don't think Steal My Kisses is one of the most annoying songs of the past decade. We know these people, and we are friends with them. But we do not understand them.

Nevertheless, it is in their honor that we pass along this concert announcement: The sunny jam-pop-folk hero and his band, Relentless7, are embarking on a short U.S. tour this spring, in advance of a handful of dates at major festivals like Rites of Spring and The Hangout.

Harper and Relentless7 will play the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on May 1. Tickets prices haven't been announced, but his shows that week in Orlando and Jacksonville are in the $37-$50 range, so expect something like that. Click here for details.

Normally, we'd close with another snide comment about Harper and how he's overdue for a gig on The Mellow Show, in order to goad angry Ben Harper fans into sending us hate mail. But of course, Ben Harper fans don't get angry -- they just pause, shake their heads, then smile and return to their Frisbee football games. Those carefree bastards! Always one step ahead of us!

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:17pm]


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