Dude, Where’s My Guitar?
DJ Kid Koala is set to open on the first leg of the tour, with a guest DJ rounding out the second leg in August.
The two guitarists also have a monthlong tour of New Zealand and Australia on the books before they hit North America. But fans wanting to see the shows better hurry fast – most of the gigs are already sold out.
In between the two Harper/Johnson legs, Harper and his Innocent Criminals crew will perform two shows before heading back out with Johnson. Harper also has solo shows running up to the June 6 start of the co-headlining first leg.
This venture marks the second time the two artists have toured together. Back in 2001, Johnson supported Harper before breaking out and headlining his own outings. It was also Harper’s manager, J.P. Plunier – who happened to be Johnson’s surfing buddy – who gave Johnson his musical break.
Harper has just released his long-awaited new work, Diamonds On The Inside. The disc follows a live album from 2001. Prior to that, Harper’s most recent album of new tunes was 1999’s Born To Shine.
Ticket information for all shows can be found at benharper.net. There’s a pre-sale, with most shows up for grabs starting March 20, and a public on-sale following a few days later.