Singer-songwriter, record producer, and talented multi-instrumentalist Ben Folds has announced that he will set out on “A Piano and a Playpen” solo rock tour across the U.S. this Fall. Folds is known as the frontman and piano player for his alternative rock band Ben Folds Five.
Ben Folds Five took off in the mid-nineties, and it seemed like Folds fit perfectly in that band structure. But Folds has no problem rocking the stage alone. He had embarked on his first solo tour in 2001, blowing crowds away with high energy performances as well as relaxed moments with just a single piano (hence the tour name).
The tour will consist of 33 dates across the entirety of the United States, kicking off in Folds’ hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, two days after the anniversary of his last album So There.
“A Piano and a Playpen” will feature songs from both his earlier work with Ben Folds Five all the way up to tracks from So There. Folds also plans to sprinkle his shows with intimate stories, audience interaction, and improvisation with a variety of instruments.
If you are interested in watching this master musician flaunt his talent onstage, check out the tour dates below.
Ben Folds Fall Tour Dates
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09/13: Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium (On sale July 20)
09/15: Greenville, SC – Peace Concert Hall (On sale now)
09/16: Newport News, VA – Ferguson Center
09/17: Richmond, VA – The National
09/18: Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
09/20: Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
09/21: Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
09/22: New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
09/23: Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
09/24: Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (On sale August 19)
09/26: Albany, NY – The Egg: Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre
09/29: Madison, WI – Majestic Live
09/30: Madison, WI – Majestic Live
10/01: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/02: Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
10/04: Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
10/06: Charleston, WV – Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
10/07: Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
10/08: Rochester, NY – University of Rochester
10/20: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
10/21: Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/22: Modesto, CA – The Gallo Center for the Arts (On sale now)
10/24: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
10/25: Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
10/26: Olympia, WA – Washington Center for the Performing Arts
10/28: Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theatre (On sale July 25)
10/29: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
10/30: Missoula, MT – The Wilma
10/31: Jackson Hole, WY – Center for the Arts (On sale July 20)
11/02: Lincoln, NE – Rococo Theatre
11/05: Elgin, IL – Blizzard Theatre
11/06: Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place Theater (On sale July 20)
11/09: Broken Arrow, OK – Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center