Eden Sessions: Ben Howard
The Eden Project has announced that there will be an Eden Sessions series of concerts in September this year (2021) – with Ben Howard the first act to be confirmed.
Mercurial singer-songwriter Ben will appear at the home of the famous Biomes on September 11, 2021.
The announcement follows the recent release of Ben’s fourth studio album Collections From The Whiteout, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album, produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, was made in a state of near permanent transience as Ben flitted between New York, Devon, his home in Paris and back again to record with Dessner. Ben put the finishing touches to the record in Ibiza, as he and Dessner exchanged final mixes online.
Collections From The Whiteout is an album in which all the multiple facets and strands of Ben’s talents have coalesced. The album shows that Ben Howard’s muse has never been in finer fettle and in it, he has created the best record of his career.
Ben grew up near Totnes in Devon. While studying in Cornwall at Falmouth University he decided to concentrate full-time on making music, honing his craft in and around the town. In 2011, Ben released his hugely successful debut LP Every Kingdom and in 2013, he won both the British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist categories at the BRIT Awards. Ben’s second album I Forget Where We Were reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in 2014. His third album Noonday Dream was listed at number 11 in The Independent’s 40 best albums of 2018.
Tickets go on general sale at 12 noon on Thursday May 6
The Eden Sessions set for June and July this year could not take place due to the uncertainties around the impacts of the pandemic and restrictions on outdoor audiences.
But two of this years shows have been rescheduled for next year’s (2022) Eden Sessions.
My Chemical Romance will take the stage in front of the Biomes on May 17, 2022, and Lionel Richie will play on June 14, 2022.
Original tickets remain valid for these two shows and any other Session that is rescheduled.