BEN HOWARD RELEASES HIS ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, COLLECTIONS FROM THE WHITEOUT
GLOBAL TRANSMISSION FROM GOONHILLY EARTH SATELLITE STATION LIVESTREAM EVENT ON 8TH APRIL TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
TWO AUTUMN HEADLINE SHOWS AT LONDON’S ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL SELL OUT IMMEDIATELY
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“Mesmerizes with quiet complexity…another strange and beautiful record” **** - Mojo
“melancholy, meticulous and achingly grand” - **** - DIY Magazine
“sends shivers up your spine” - Sunday Times Culture
26 MARCH 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Ben Howard is very excited to today release his new album Collections From The Whiteout, out now on Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
Listen to Collections From The Whiteout HERE
Collections From The Whiteout heralds the first time Ben has opened the door to collaboration, drafting in The National’s Aaron Dessner on production (a recent Grammy winner for his work with Taylor Swift), and a team of players from the likes of Big Thief, This Is The Kit, and drummer/producer Yussef Dayes. Strings were orchestrated by Bon Iver/Laura Marling collaborator Rob Moose.
The subject matter, previously shrouded in obfuscation, takes a scrapbook approach to Ben’s lyricism. Mostly based on snippets of radio news or headline scrolling, he’s let his imagination take those snapshots to wild and remote places, creating stories within stories. Characters are formed, histories are inferred. It’s beautifully random and makes for an engrossing whole.
In celebration of the new record, Ben will be performing an exclusive one-off global live stream event. Filmed at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, UK, Ben and his band will perform new album tracks for the first time. This show marks the first band performance since the conclusion of a worldwide tour in January 2019, which culminated in a sold-out four night run at Brixton Academy.
The film will be streamed as live on 8th April across different time zones.
Stream #1, UK & Europe (Global Premiere): Thursday 8th April – LONDON (8pm BST), PARIS (9pm CET)
Stream #2, East Coast North America & South America: Thursday 8th April – NEW YORK (8PM EDT)
Stream #3, West Coast North America & Central America: Thursday 8th April - LA (8PM PDT)
Stream #4, Australasia & South East Asia: Friday 9th April - TOKYO/SYDNEY (7PM JST / 8PM AEST)
Tickets are now on general sale via Ticketmaster/Universe.
As previously announced, Ben returns to the live arena in September for his first live shows since four consecutive sold-out nights at Brixton Academy back in January 2019. The pair of Royal Festival Hall (18th and 19th September) sold out instantly.