Ben Folds in Australia

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Offline nice_hat

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Ben Folds in Australia
« on: January 09, 2003, 05:19:08 PM »
I don't know if this has already been mentioned but Ben Folds is touring Australia with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller. The tour's called "The Bens Rock Over Australia"

They're playing the Palais in Melbourne on the 24th of March. (I'm not sure about where else)

So far Ticketmaster has no information online about the tour...

Should be fun anyway,

Nice Hat =)

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Offline Steve975

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2003, 06:24:31 PM »
haha! thats great. we all heard rumblings about ben kweller a while ago, glad to see that the tour is going to materialize. i have to admit though, i've never heard of ben lee. someone care to fill me in?

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Offline Chanting Mantis

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2003, 07:44:23 PM »
I really like Ben Lee...but I'm a closet whiney pop guy so take it with a grain of salt.

Anyways...I still say Breathing Tornados is a great disk. I do an ungodly good Ben Lee imitation that cracks up Kate every time.  :)

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Offline Sebster74

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2003, 03:42:41 PM »
That sounds really cool. I hope that they tour with like to the UK, coz I like both Kweller and Folds but dont know much about this Lee bloke     ???    
Cheers for that news burst :)

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Offline hey_kate

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2003, 06:30:41 PM »
damn it, why don't i know any australians i could stay with??!!!

seeing this tour would BLOW THE MIND.

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Offline Jane_Be_Jane

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2003, 11:51:10 PM »
HOLY BLEEPITY BLEEP BLEEP.

From Newsweek:

More immediately, Folds is planning an Australian tour with Ben Lee (the indie-rock phenom and Claire Danes's beau) and Ben Kweller, the 20-year-old rock sensation who was profiled in the New Yorker while still in high school. "We'll probably bring the Bens over to the States also," he said.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/857144.asp#BODY

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Offline GaV

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2003, 02:45:56 AM »
Freaking SCHWEEEEEET :D :D :D

Soon as those tickets go on sale, I'm grabbing a bunch :).
Alla menshin musenmaken, hagen tugagatsen kashen pishipippicachen! - Max Bialystock, The Producers

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Offline the_in_betweens

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2003, 08:59:36 PM »
Ben Lee opened for BFF for a few shows in 1999. I really liked him. He was also dating Claire Danes at the time...not sure if they're still together. But that made me really admire him too.  ;)

Anyway, whiney pop yes. Boy band no. Just a solid young singer/songwriter with his share of introspective stuff. Thumbs up from the department of TIB.
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Offline Ben_Folds_Fan

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2003, 11:34:30 AM »
JBJ
Thanks for the link to the Newsweek web article.

~Fan, who maybe ought to scroll down a little farther on his msn homepage every once in a while where he has the Newsweek web thingy

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Re: Ben Folds in Australia
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2003, 05:39:26 PM »
I'm heading off to the show tonight - very damn excited about the whole thing. I've seen Lee before, but never Folds or Kweller - very very damn excited!!  ;D ;D