Posted on Jun. 6 2017


TORONTO, ON – June 6, 2017 –  Benjamin Booker has confirmed a run of headline North American tour dates behind his new album Witness out now via ATO Records. The tour includes two Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 9th at 10am local time. Full itinerary below, more info here:

Witness is Booker’s most powerful artistic statement to date and has been met with some of the best press of Booker’s career, earning praise from Rolling Stone (“gritty, genre-bending”), Time (“soulful”), FADER (“packs a punch”), NPR Music (“heart-racing”) + more. Entertainment Weekly described it as “Otis Redding covering Ty Segall in an abandoned warehouse.”  Earlier this Spring NPR Music shared the title track (featuring Mavis Staples), paired with a powerful personal statement from Booker detailing the album’s origins in Mexico City:

Watch Booker’s stunning performance of ‘Witness’ here, filmed at Providence’s historic Columbus Theatre earlier this spring:
Purchase Witness here:

More praise for Witness:

“Soulful….’Witness’ reveals an artist expanding his worldview” –Esquire

“An urgent synthesis of blues, gospel and soul….[Booker] hones his approach with a raw and unforgiving candor that’s reminiscent of downtown New York punk.” –

“Energizing and chilling” –Chicago Tribune

“Defiant, insightful and both intimately and communally self-actualizing….a soulful, fearless record.” –Paste

“Booker punctuates soul, R&B and blues with his garage-punk roots, creating a protest album that can’t be categorized.” – CBC Music First Play

“Vintage soul-rock, gospel and blues that have underpinned his work from the start, folding R&B string arrangements and gospel piano into his guitar’s gritty rampage.”


Benjamin Booker Fall Tour Dates:

Jul 22 – Rock The Garden Festival – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 27 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
Jul 28 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA*
Jul 29 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA*
Jul 30 – The Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO
Aug 26 – Moontower Music Festival  – Lexington, KY
Sept 8 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Sept 9 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Sept 10 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Sept 13 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 15-17 – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – Telluride, CO
Sept 29 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
Sept 30 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 3 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Oct 4 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Oct 6-8 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
Oct 9 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
Oct 10 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
Oct 11 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
Oct 13-15 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
Oct 16 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 17 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Oct 18 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Oct 20 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Oct 22 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Oct 25 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
Oct 26 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
Oct 27-29 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA

*=with Portugal. The Man

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