Ben Howard live in concert.

Ben Howard

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Based on 135 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Ben Howard is rated as an enjoyable live performer, with some notable strengths. Ben Howard concert reviews describe live shows and performances as riveting, elegant, powerful, atmospheric, ambient, soothing, and dreamy.


Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden (June 24); Middenvijver Linkeroever, Antwerp, Belgium (June 28); De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, Netherlands (June 29); SPOT/De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands (June 30); HISTORY, Toronto, Canada (July 13); 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, United States (July 21); Teatro Metropolitan, Ciudad de México, Mexico (August 17);

Latest Release

Is It? (June 16, 2023)

Artist Info

London, United Kingdom (4/24/1987) (4/24/1987) (4/24/1987)
Ben Howard (born 24 April 1987) is an English singer-songwriter, born in London. He moved to Totnes, Devon, in his teens.
Has Performed With
Wye Oak, Willy Mason, Nick Mulvey, Daughter

Critic Concert Reviews

Wales Online (UK)

July 24, 2023
Ben Howard provided the perfect show to round off the weekend

RockShot Magazine (UK)

June 1, 2023
Ben Howard Misses The Mark At The Royal Albert Hall


April 9, 2021
April 8, Goonhilly Earth Station: performing beneath enormous white dishes on the Lizard Peninsula, the Devon musician makes the most of his sparse and spacey surroundings

Hot Press Magazine (Ireland)

January 26, 2019
Dublin, Ireland

Birmingham Live (UK)

January 21, 2019
There is an escapist essence that has forever permeated Ben Howard’s music.

Gigwise (UK)

January 19, 2019
A lot has changed in the near seven-and-a-half years since Ben Howard released debut album Every Kingdom.

The Upcoming (UK)

January 18, 2019
The combination of delicate, psychedelic beats and seven-to-ten-minute tracks may not be to everyone’s liking, but there is no denying how musically impressive Howard is.

Past critic reviews published in

The Guardian (UK), Thank Folk for That (USA), Manchester Evening News (UK), De Morgen (Belgium), Humo (Belgium) and more

Image Credit

Neon Tommy [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons