Grammy®, TONY®, and Emmy®Award-winning artist Ben Platt today announces details of his highly anticipated North American headline tour, set to kick off May 3rd at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. With stops throughout the US and Canada, the tour will come in support of Platt’s debut solo LP Sing to Me Instead, set to arrive everywhere Friday, March 29th. The run will feature support from Wrabel and Ben Abraham and include a stop at New York’s Beacon Theatre on May 14th, culminating with a show at LA’s iconic Dolby Theatre on May 24th (full itinerary enclosed).
Fans pre-ordering the album (pre-order available here) will receive a pre-sale ticket code and exclusive first access to tickets beginning thisFriday, February 15th @ 10 AM (local). General on-sale for the dates will begin on Friday, February 22nd @ 10 AM (local). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, February 20th at 10 AM (local) through Thursday, February 21st at 10 PM (local). A limited number of VIP packages will be available, including post show receptions with Ben, meet & greets, photos, Q&A’s and more.
Just over a week ago, Platt released the first two tracks off the eagerly awaited album – “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind” – available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services. “Bad Habit” also came accompanied by an incredibly moving official music video, directed by Nick Lieberman and streaming now HERE. The tracks and video were met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, with the Los Angeles Timesdeclaring “‘Bad Habit’ and ‘Ease My Mind’ showcase [Platt’s] signature vibrato and guttural vulnerability.”
The album announcement and track release were heralded by exclusive performances from Platt at New York’s Bowery Hotel and LA’s The Nice Guy, as well as a three-night immersive gallery installation for fans in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, marked by surprise performances each night from Platt himself. Later this month, Platt will stop by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for the television debut performance of “Bad Habit” on Thursday, February 21st.
The winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Evan Hansen in the smash hit, Dear Evan Hansen, Platt is one of today’s most extraordinary talents – a truly multi-faceted actor, singer, and all-around performer. Sing to Me Insteadsees him making a remarkable arrival as recording artist and songwriter, co-writing all of the album’s songs. Tracks like “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind” reveal a striking, deeply emotive amalgam of classic popcraft with sweeping vocals and Platt’s own undeniable charm and versatility.
SING TO ME INSTEAD TOUR – 2019
Friday, May 3 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Theatre
Saturday, May 4 | Detroit, MI | Fisher Theater
Monday, May 6 | Toronto, ON | Sony Centre for the PA
Wednesday, May 8 | Boston, MA | Wang Theatre
Saturday, May 11 | Washington DC | The Anthem
Sunday, May 12 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met Philadelphia
Tuesday, May 14 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
Thursday, May 16 | Atlanta, GA | Cobb Energy PAC
Saturday, May 18 | Austin, TX | ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
Sunday, May 19 | Irving, TX | Toyota Music Factory
Wednesday, May 22 | San Francisco, CA | Warfield Theatre