Set to appear LIVE on US stages for the first time since the pandemic hit, Ben Folds has announced a series of concerts that include solo piano and orchestral performances he’s dubbed his “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour.” The tour begins with a solo piano concert on August 27 at the Appell Performing Arts Center in York, PA, and continues through mid-November.
Folds has been in isolation in Australia since February 2020, where he was on tour when COVID-19 shut down international travel and touring. While in Australia, he has continued working, launching a podcast series called Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds, performing live stream concerts and online chats via his Patreon page, composing new music, and preparing for the launch of a new TV series.
On sale starts May 21, 2021, at 10 AM local. Pre-show VIP packages for select performances will also be available. For complete details and ticket availability, please see www.benfolds.com/tour-dates.
AUGUST 27 – York, PA – Appell Center for Performing Arts *28 – Bensalem, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino29 – Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street
SEPTEMBER 8 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse9 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center10 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium12 – NYC – Irving Plaza18 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival *
OCTOBER 22, 23, 24 – Dallas, TX – Meyerson Symphony Center
NOVEMBER 4 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Event Center6 – Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium7 – Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Belk Theatre8 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center 10 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *12 – Carmel, IN – The Palladium Center for the Performing Arts * 14 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall 15 – Washington, DC – TBA *18 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre