Ben Folds to embark on solo rock tour this Fall‏

Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds is back this Fall to pound pianos again in a solo rock tour entitled “Ben Folds: A Piano & A Playpen.” The tour, reminiscent of his first solo tour in 2001 where he defied skeptics by delivering a high energy rock performance using the intimacy of just a piano, will feature Folds performing his classic and current pop songs, telling stories, interacting with the audiences, and improvisation with a host of instruments.

Folds kicks off the 33-date tour with a home state play in Raleigh, NC on September 13. Full tour details below. A limited number of VIP packages will be available starting with the Ben Folds Presale on Wednesday, July 13 at 10am local venue time. Tickets and remaining VIP packages will be available to the general public starting at 10am local venue time on Friday, July 15. Visit for more info.

Folds’ upcoming solo tour comes at the anniversary of his critically acclaimed most recent album So There (New West Records). The record debuted last September at #1 on both Billboard‘s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. So There showcases new pop songs by Folds, along with the debut recording of his critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra.” The album has been praised for its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.

Ben Folds first found fame with the Ben Folds Five and has proceeded to have a very successful solo career, which includes writing and performing pop hits, recording multiple studio and live albums, collaborating with other renowned artists, and writing and recording for film and TV. In addition to his self-described love of performing and making music “for humans,” Folds is an avid photographer and a member of the distinguished Sony Artisans of Imagery. Folds is also an advocate for music education and music therapy as a member of Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts, and he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Symphony.


September 13 – Raleigh, NC @ Memorial Auditorium~

September 15 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall*

September 16 – Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center

September 17 – Richmond, VA @ The National

September 18 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center

September 20 – Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury

September 21 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center

September 22 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall

September 23 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre

September 24 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts+

September 26 – Albany, NY @ The Egg – Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre

September 29 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Live

September 30 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Live

October 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

October 2 – Columbia, MO @ Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

October 4 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center

October 6 – Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

October 7 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

October 8 – Rochester, NY @ University of Rochester

October 20 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

October 21 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

October 22 – Modesto, CA @ The Gallo Center for the Arts*

October 24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

October 25 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater

October 26 – Olympia, WA @ Washington Center for the Performing Arts

October 28 – Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre^

October 29 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

October 30 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

October 31 – Jackson Hole, WY @ Center for the Arts~

November 2 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre

November 5 – Elgin, IL @ Blizzard Theatre

November 6 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place Theater~

November 9 – Broken Arrow, OK @ Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center

*On sale now

+On sale August 19

^On sale July 25

~On sale July 20

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