Fistful of Mercy ready debut album, tour

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Fistfull of Mercy, the new supergroup of sorts featuring Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison, has revealed plans for the release of its debut album and subsequent tour in support. Touring in support of As I Call You Down, the trio will make their way to Massachusetts for a show at the Somerville Theatre on Thursday, November 17. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $30.

As I Call You Down, the band’s nine-song debut, will hit stores on October 5. The idea for the group began through the friendship of Harper and Arthur. In January 2010, Harper joined Arthur onstage at Arthur’s show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and the two decided to formally collaborate. Meanwhile, Harper had befriended Harrison, whom he knew from a skate park the two both frequented.

“While we were making the record, we all became good friends,” Arthur said in a press release. “The album is the culmination of those relationships.”

“For me, the reason to make a record like this is to be on an album with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur,” Harrison added. “That’s why I turned up, because I love their music, and to be involved is improving my musical repertoire. It was a no-brainer. Why would I want to be on this record? Why would I do this? Because they’re awesome, and I like that.”

The three are reportedly already working on material for a follow-up album, though each has solo albums of their own in the works.

For a taste of Fistful of Mercy, give a listen to the band’s lead single and self-titled track, “Fistful of Mercy”, below. If you like what you hear, you can download the song for free through their website in exchange for an email sign up or tweet about the release of the album.

Fistful Of Mercy by FistfulOfMercy

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