Ben Howard to perform at the Engine Shed

– Joe Coleman contributed to this report.

Ben Howard will play at the Engine Shed on Tuesday, November 20th, as part of his European tour. The performance will be the second time Ben Howard has performed in Lincoln, having previously performed at Tokyo Lincoln, and the sold out tour is expected to be a huge success.


Ben Howard comes to Lincoln for the first time on Tuesday, November 20th. Photo: Canolais

His career has skyrocketed since the launch of his debut album, “Every Kingdom,” which has now sold over 160,000 copies. Howard will play songs from the album, including “The Wolves,” “Old Pine,” and “Only Love.”

His style of music has set him apart from many other acoustic artists currently on the scene. His ability on the guitar is matched only by his soft moody vocals and dark lyrics. Compared by some to Mumford and Sons, he is currently attempting to break the USA and will be playing at South by South West in Austin, Texas, as a follow-up to his European tour.

As a teen, Howard grew up in Devon. At the age of 21, he dropped out of university to become a full-time musician. As his reputation grew, he began to play outside of Cornwall and began selling out all over Europe.

Growing up by the sea, Howard drew a lot of his inspiration from surfing, which comes through in many of his songs. “Old Pine” tells the story of camping with friends by a beach, while “Keep your Head Up” compares his emotions to the seabed and the darkness of the sea.

However, if you mention Ben Howard to someone in the street, chances are they
may not have heard of him. The cult following Howard has gathered over the years still remains as loyal as ever though and he’s no doubt still able to walk down many streets in the world without being recognised.

Performing alongside Howard at Engine Shed will be folk and country singer, Willy Mason. Most famous for his song “Oxygen,” Mason will be touring with Ben Howard as a supporting act.

Tickets for this event have sold out. Further details are available on the Engine Shed website.

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