Up and Coming: Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker, a New Orleans based rocker, has just signed to ATO Records and plans to release his self-titled debut album on August 19th. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex.

With an upcoming appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and a list of high profile live dates in the summer, including Lollapalooza and some opening slots for Jack White, it’s only a matter of time before Booker makes a stir in the mainstream.

TOUR DATES

May 13 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 18 The Green Door Store – Brighton, United Kingdom
May 19 The Water Rats – London, United Kingdom
May 20 Old Blue Last – London, United Kingdom
May 21 The Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 29 Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 17 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Jun 18 The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Jun 23 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Jun 24 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 20 Fox Theatre w/ Jack White – St Louis, MO
Jul 21 Eagles Ballroom w/ Jack White – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 23 Chicago Theatre w/ Jack White Chicago, IL
Jul 24 Auditorium Theatre w/ Jack White – Chicago, IL
Jul 26 Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
Jul 27 Stage AE w/ Jack White- Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 28 The Fox Theatre w/ Jack White – Detroit, MI
Jul 30 Masonic Temple w/ Jack White – Detroit, MI
Jul 31 Air Canada Centre w/ Jack White- Toronto, Canada
Aug 02 Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

– Ryan Artmann

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