Ben Harper's "Rock N' Roll Is Free" single is Starbucks' Pick of the Week

"Rock N' Roll Is Free," the first single from Ben Harper's upcoming album, Give Till It's Gone, is currently Starbucks' "Pick of the Week."

Ben Harper

Beginning March 29, 2011, Harper will be giving away a free download of the track at his website for a limited time. The commercial single, video and ringtone for "Rock N' Roll Is Free" will be available at all digital retailers beginning April 5th.

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The album, set for May 17th release by Virgin Records, is available for pre-order beginning today on iTunes. The songs on Give Till It's Gone - Harper's first solo record since 2006's Both Sides of the Gun - are nothing less than a revelation, expressing one man's struggle, confusion, and, ultimately, redemption.

Ben Harper has never been afraid to dig deep into his emotions for his songs, but there's a sense of maturity and experience on Give Till It's Gone that add new weight to his efforts.

Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone - featuring Ringo Starr

Most of the album was recorded at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne, who harmonizes with him on the wistful "Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn." The album also features Ringo Starr on two tracks. "Spilling Faith" and "Get There From Here" were co- written in the studio with the legendary drummer.

Ben Harper 2011 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

April 2011

4/2 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile
4/21 Byron Bay, NSW Australia Bluesfest
4/22 Byron Bay, NSW Australia Bluesfest

June 2011

6/4 Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival
6/5 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
6/6 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6/7 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6/12 Fès, Morocco Festival de Fès
6/30 Chicago, IL Vic

July 2011

7/2 Sioux City, OA Saturday in the Park
7/3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/5 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
7/16 Aix les Bains, France Festival Musilac
7/18 Lucca, Italy Piazza Napoleone
7/19 Rome, Italy Fiesta Ippodromo delle Capannelle
7/20 Milan, Italy Arena Civica
7/22 Nimes, France Festival de Nimes
7/25 St. Malo Du Bois Festival de Poupet
7/28 Lucerne, Switzerland Swiss Blues Festival
7/29 Tarvisio, Italy Piazza Unita
7/30 Verona, Italy Castello Scaligero di Villafranca

August 2011

8/5 Avenches, Switzerland Rock Oz Arènes
8/6 Colmar, France Festival Foire aux Vins d'Alsace
8/7 Dranouter, Belgium Dranouter Festival

Additional dates will be announced soon.

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