Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine touring, returning to the US in February (dates)
UK singer Benjamin Clementine released his soulful debut album At Least For Now earlier this year, which ended up winning the Mercury Prize last month (beating Florence + the Machine, Jamie xx, Roisin Murphy, Aphex Twin, and more). He’s already played the US a few times since making his debut in April, and he’ll return in February 2016.
The only US shows on his schedule at the moment are in NYC, happening February 10 and 17 at Rough Trade. Tickets for those shows go on sale today (12/16) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for “Cornerstone” and a message from Ben about his Mercury Prize win, below…
Thank you, to the fine people who chose me as the winner for the Album of the Year Mercury Prize award. This accolade belongs to all of those who were nominated and I would like to thank you for all the artists who were shortlisted. This award has personally come at a time where we could all be sad and mourn over the loss of those innocent people who died in Paris and the likes, but I would say that it should rather be a triumph. For these folks are some of the true heroes that will keep you and I going. We will continue to sing and make music with love and dignity for the grace of mankind and nobody can stop us. Peace, love the World xxxx
Benjamin Clementine — 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Dec 16 Morges Switzerland, FL
Dec 17 SALLE DES FETES DE THONEX Thonex Geneve, Switzerland
Dec 18 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 10 Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
Feb 17 Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
Apr 28 Teatro Pettruzzelli Bari, Italy