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General Board / Jamie Cullum chatting to Ben Folds @ BBC Radio 2
« on: September 07, 2016, 04:41:19 AM »
Jamie Cullum has an interview with Ben Folds.

Ben talks about his recent orchestral project with yMusic, and how his love for jazz has influenced his performance and composition during the course of his career.

Tour Board / LIVESTREAM from Fillmore Detroit, May 12th, 2016
« on: May 12, 2016, 12:31:37 AM »
Ben Folds @ The Fillmore Detroit will be livestreamed on Live Nation TV.
Tune in on May 12, 2016, 8:30 p.m. ET


The HAMILTON cast album has already won a Grammy Award, and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is already hard at work on his next album for the show. Miranda will release 'The Hamilton Mixtape', due later this year- featuring remixes and covers of songs from the hit show.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, he revealed more about the project, including that Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, Latifah, Common, and Chance the Rapper will all record songs. He explained: "People are coming out of the woodwork, knocking on the door. Half the songs are cover versions of songs in the show, and the others are interpolations- we'll take some of this, some of that, and make something new out of it."

News / Ben Folds on BBC Radio 2, 4 and 6 Music
« on: October 17, 2015, 07:17:06 PM »
14 October 2015
BBC Radio 4 : front row
Ben Folds discusses his new album So There, which sees him collaborating with New York sextet, yMusic. The resulting eight 'chamber rock' songs are followed by his first piano concerto and he reveals why he enjoys blurring the lines between classical and pop.

15 October 2015
BBC Radio 6 Music : Steve Lamacq's Roundtable
Chris Hawkins, Ben Folds, Leonie Cooper

17 October 2015
BBC Radio 2 : Dermot O'Leary
Ben Folds live in Saturday Session for Dermot on Radio 2.
Tracklisting:Capable of Anything, Landed

Album Board / Ben Folds orders his solo and Ben Folds Five releases
« on: September 25, 2015, 12:46:47 AM »
Rank your Records: Ben Folds orders his solo and Ben Folds Five releases

1. Ben Folds Five (1995)
2. Rockin’ the Suburbs (2001)
3. Whatever and Ever Amen (1997)
4. The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (1999)
5. Songs for Silverman (2005)
6. The Sound of the Life of the Mind (2012)
7. Way to Normal (2008)

Album Board / 'So There' streams on NPR
« on: September 02, 2015, 07:39:48 PM »
First Listen: Ben Folds, 'So There'

EDIT:NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Ben Folds.
The Case For Classical, Courtesy Of Ben Folds

News / Ben Folds and yMusic on BBC Radio6
« on: August 12, 2015, 05:17:44 AM »

Ben Folds with yMusic played "Capable of Anything" on BBC Radio6 this morning.
(from 2:10:00)

General Board / Hotel Lights
« on: July 12, 2015, 11:31:31 AM »
Hotel Lights to play Mercury Lounge NYC on September 20. When can we expect the new album to be released?

September 20, 2015 07:00 PM - Mercury Lounge     
New York, NY - $10

News / Ben Folds on ‘Live from Daryl’s House’
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:36:56 AM »
This season line-up of artists on Live From Daryl’s House will feature:
Ben Folds premieres Thursday, May 7th at 9 PM

Tour Board / 2015 Tour Dates
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:53:17 AM »

Apr 22, 2015 - Durham, NC - Baldwin Auditorium
Apr 23, 2015 - Portland, ME - State Theatre Portland
Apr 24, 2015 - Boston, MA - Royale
Apr 25, 2015 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Apr 27, 2015 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Apr 28, 2015 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Apr 30, 2015 - New York, NY - Town Hall
May 01, 2015 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
May 02, 2015 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 04, 2015 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall- SOLO (piano)- no yMusic
May 06, 2015 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
May 07, 2015 - Washington, DC - The Lincoln Theatre
May 08, 2015 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 11, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
May 12, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
May 13, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Temple Performing Arts Center
May 15, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
May 16, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Park West
May 23, 2015 - South Bend, IN - Century Center
Jun 06, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Jun 12, 2015 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
Jun 14, 2015 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Jun 15, 2015 - Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek
Jun 16, 2015 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
Jun 18, 2015 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas
Jun 21, 2015 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jun 27, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Jun 28, 2015 - Saratoga, CA - Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre at Montalvo Arts Center
Jun 29, 2015 - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Jul 03, 2015 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
Jul 05, 2015 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
Jul 16, 2015 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
Jul 17, 2015 - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheater
Jul 18, 2015 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
Jul 30, 2015 - San Diego, CA - Embarcadero Marina Park South - with San Diego Symphony
Aug 14, 2015 - Edinburgh, UK - Kelvingrove Bandstand
Aug 15, 2015 - London, UK - Royal Opera House

Ben Folds has announced details of a landmark new album slated for digital release in the spring with a vinyl release to follow in the late summer.

The upcoming album will showcase new pop songs by the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer recorded and arranged in collaboration with yMusic – a NYC-based sextet, 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 is marked by its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.

“I don’t recall ever being quite so excited about an album I’m making,” Folds says. “I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not. It’s just that we don’t often get to make a record that we’ve never heard before. The arrangements you will hear on this record are straight up rock – not ornamentation. The odd instrumentation – piano, cello, viola, violin, flute/piccolo/alto flute, trumpet/French horn, and clarinet/bass clarinet, with no bass and more often than not, no drums – is yielding something that I can’t wait to release. It’s a pop record, if that’s what you call what I write. “

Folds with yMusic will herald the new album with a kick off tour run starting in late April in a very special series of residencies in New York, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, ME, Charlottesville, Richmond, Durham, and Washington, DC. The multi-night stands will see Folds and yMusic as his band appearing at venues spanning intimate clubs to concert halls – complete details will be unveiled soon. Ben Folds with yMusic will also make an exclusive festival appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, set for Friday, June 12th in Manchester, Tennessee, and other possible dates together throughout the year.

Additional touring by Folds will also resume in mid-June, with additional US cities and international live dates to be announced soon. For news and regularly updated ticket information, please visit

Having spent much of 2013 performing his “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra” with symphony orchestras around the world, Folds was eager to continue exploring new sonic landscapes but with the feeling and flexibility of playing with a “band.”

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.

[Set One]
Picture Window
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (All Three Movements)
Steven's Last Night in Town

[Set Two]
Zak and Sara
Fred Jones, Part 2
The Ascent of Stan
Not the Same
One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

The Luckiest

[Encore 2]
Army (Ben's solo)

First of all, he apologized for the cancellation of Berlin show. Tonight's venue, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips was packed and Philharmonie Zuidnederland played very aggressive. It was an intimate show.

Tour Board / Ben Folds 2014 Japan Orchestra Tour
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:26:18 AM »
Just got an email from his promoter in Japan. 11000YEN... :-X
Pre-sale for the UDO members has been started today.


Monday 17 November and Tuesday 18 November 2014
Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo
Doors 18:30 / Start 19:00
Tickets : S-seats 11000 yen, A-seats 10000 yen

Thursday 20 November 2014
Sankei Hall Breeze, Osaka
Doors 18:30 / Start 19:00
Tickets : S-seats 11000 yen, A-seats 10000 yen

Tour Board / Ben Folds 2014 Australian Orchestra Tour
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:48:07 AM »
Folds will join the Sydney, Western Australian, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras for nine concerts nationwide. Tickets on sale on Friday, July 4.

Ben Folds Live with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 14 November at 8pm and Saturday 15 November at 8pm
Where: Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $79 - $129
Bookings: or (02) 8215 4600

Ben Folds Live with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 28 November at 8pm and Saturday 29 November at 8pm
Where: Perth Concert Hall
Tickets: $49 - $99
Bookings: or (08) 9326 0000

Ben Folds Live with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 5 December at 8pm and Saturday 6 December at 8pm
Where: Adelaide Festival Theatre
Tickets: $74.90 - $99.90
Bookings: or 131 246

Ben Folds Live with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Date: Wednesday 10 December at 8pm
Where: Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Tickets: From $79
Bookings: or 1800 001 190

Ben Folds Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 19 December at 8pm and Saturday 20 December at 8pm
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Tickets: $50 - $120
Bookings: or (03) 9929 9600

Tour Board / Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre - 7/28/2013
« on: July 29, 2013, 12:00:44 AM »
Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
Alice Childress
Erase Me
Sky High
Do It Anyway
Song For The Dumped (with a long jam)
One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
Rock This Bitch Raleigh

Before the show, Robert and Jim Creeggan from Barenaked Ladies played three songs together. "Tell Me What I Did" and 2 other songs, written by Robert.

Ben and Robert joined Barenaked Ladies on stage last night for "Keepin' It Real". Ben played drums!

Tour Board / Charleston, SC - Family Circle Center - 7/27/2013
« on: July 27, 2013, 09:16:47 PM »
Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
Alice Childress
Erase Me
Sky High
Draw A Crowd Landed
Song for the Dumped (with a long jam)
One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

And Ben joined Barenaked Ladies on stage for "If I Had $1,000,000"

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