TOUR TO PROMOTE HIS NEW RECORD, SO THERE, THAT OFFICIALLY RELEASES ON SEPTEMBER 11
“Ben Folds’ music has taken another turn, firmly embracing strings and chamber music yet still maintaining a passion for his love of pop…I find this to be the most lovable piece of music I’ve ever heard from Ben Folds.”
“21st century thinking man’s chamber pop.”
“A consummate musician reaches new heights.”
(New York, NY) – Ben Folds has announced new Fall Tour dates with yMusic slated for November 2015 to follow the official release of his new critically acclaimed album So There, currently available for pre-order on www.BenFolds.com.
Folds’ upcoming album – slated for official release on September 11 – will showcase new pop songs by the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer, along with the debut recording of Folds’ critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra.” Recorded in just under two weeks in New York, Los Angeles, and Folds’ own historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, the album has been praised for its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.
The November Fall Tour dates include LIVE shows in New York, Charlotte, Knoxville, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Wilmington, Charleston, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Louisville, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City. These new tour dates are in addition to LIVE shows already announced for Nashville, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco in September. The complete itinerary is below.
Presale and VIP packages for the Fall Tour start Wednesday, August 26, at 10AM local venue time. Visit www.BenFolds.com/events for more details.
NPR’s All Things Considered heralded the new album as “the most loveable piece of music I’ve ever heard from Ben Folds,” while The Guardian wrote “for the new tracks with yMusic, the textures of the ensemble instruments – string trio, flute, clarinet, trumpet – are not ornamentally grafted on the music: they are the music.”
Folds first found international success as the leader of the Ben Folds Five. His subsequent solo career has seen the release of multiple studio albums, a pair documenting his renowned live performances, a remix collection, music for film and TV, an all a capella record, as well as numerous collaborations with artists spanning Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
In March 2014, Folds premiered “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra” accompanied by the Nashville Symphony. Since then, he has spent much of his time touring around the globe, performing the three-movement concerto and orchestrations of his classic pop hits before sold-out crowds with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras.
A Nashville resident, Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A. The studio is the multi-platinum artist’s creative hub, where he composes, collaborates, produces and records his genre-defying work, as well as that of other artists. Folds has earned universal respect and praise for his insight as judge on five highly rated seasons of NBC’s a capella competition series, The Sing Off. In addition, he has made cameo appearances in a variety of film and TV projects, including a role on NBC’s Community.
The complete tour dates are below:
1 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
3 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theatre
4 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Thatre
5 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
6 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
7 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
9 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
11 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
12 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
13 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
14 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyles Community Pavilion
16 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
17 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
18 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater