2015 Tour Dates

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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 www.benfolds.com/events.

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.

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 12:30:58 PM »
Is it bad that part of me is wondering if it would be viable to see both the NYC and Brooklyn shows?

Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 01:02:53 PM »
It would be really really nice if it turns out that Ben Folds is joining yMusic at Eaux Claires in July (so far just yMusic announced). If not, gimme some midwest dates please!

Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 09:49:21 AM »
Was looking forward to seeing him with yMusic in PGH, but on the other hand, I haven't seen a Solo Bolo show since 2002.  They usually lend themselves to some interesting setlists.  \m/

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 11:05:28 AM »
It would be really really nice if it turns out that Ben Folds is joining yMusic at Eaux Claires in July (so far just yMusic announced). If not, gimme some midwest dates please!

The announcement says Chicago but no dates? Assuming they will follow soon.
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 11:26:08 AM »
It would be really really nice if it turns out that Ben Folds is joining yMusic at Eaux Claires in July (so far just yMusic announced). If not, gimme some midwest dates please!

The announcement says Chicago but no dates? Assuming they will follow soon.

God I hope so. I just relocated from Boston to Chicago and now he insults me with TWO Boston dates and no Chicago.
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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 11:31:09 AM »
Wait. Makkio's post says

May 15, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
May 16, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Park West


Makkio, where's that from? I can't find confirmation of those Chicago shows anywhere.
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 11:34:41 AM »
Sorry I was modifying my post. Tickets go on sale on 3/4/2015 at 10:00 am CST!

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 11:51:44 AM »
Wait. Makkio's post says

May 15, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
May 16, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Park West


Makkio, where's that from? I can't find confirmation of those Chicago shows anywhere.

It's here! Ben's concertmap has been updated.
http://tix.concertmaps.com/benfolds/

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 11:56:29 AM »
Thanks.

FUN FACT.

MAY 16 IS THE DAY BROOKE (FLOWEROFSILVER, my best friend who I met because of Ben Folds) IS GETTING MARRIED IN CHICAGO!

HOW CAN I INVITE BEN TO THE WEDDING BEFORE HIS SHOW?

Many a burbian will be in Chicago that weekend for something NOT the show. AHHHHH
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 12:30:27 PM »
I've done a number of soundboard recordings at Park West. I know Ben usually records his own shows, but is there any chance/way of me getting permission?

EDIT: No matter what I'll be doing audience recordings, but I figure there's gotta be a way.

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 12:49:04 PM »
That I don't know if management will let you do. Specially cause this is Ben + yMusic



Also 4th Presb Church only seats 1,000 for weddings.... and looks to be GA.

We're seriously talking about scheduling a currently not concrete plan of Brooke's rehearsal dinner so we can all go to that show.
CRAZY
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 01:24:20 PM »
I imagine/hope Park West will be GA as well? Has been for the shows I've been to.

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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 02:04:01 PM »
Yeah every show I've seen at Park West was GA
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Re: 2015 Tour Dates
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 02:53:22 PM »
Any plans for uk tour? Do we know?
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