Ben Harper kicks off his Australian headline tour with Charlie Musselwhite in Melbourne today, before heading around the country and making a stop to play Splendour In The Grass. 

While Harper had already released a number of notable albums since the early '90s, it was Burn To Shine, his first fronting The Innocent Criminals, that saw him break through to mainstream success worldwide in 1999.

Next year marks two decades since the album's release; something that Harper was seemingly unaware of when The Music's Jessica Dale asked him what fans can expect surrounding the anniversary.

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"Oh my god," he says to himself in a hushed tone when asked if fans can expect anything in celebration of the anniversary.

"It caught me off guard, it really did. Yeah, we'll have to do some limited release stuff around that and hopefully we'll have to bring that record back out on tour for sure," he considers.

"God, I can't believe it's been 20 years since the release; that really does catch me off guard, that one in particular... It caught me off guard in a good way."

Read the full interview with Harper here, and to find out the dates of Harper & Musselwhite's shows head to theGuide.

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley
Splendour In The Grass 2018 Feat.
North Byron Parklands, Wooyung
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Sydney Opera House, Sydney