Ben Folds Announces 2017 Solo Dates

Come February, Ben Folds will be packing up his piano and hitting the road for a U.S. solo tour that includes gigs in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Birmingham and Memphis.

As the name of the tour implies, the “Ben Folds & A Piano” excursion promises to deliver “unique power rock performances that showcase his recently released songs and classic hits using only a piano.”

The new dates are in addition to a handful of previously announced 2017 shows with symphony orchestras.

Photo: John Davisson
DeLuna Festival, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Fla.

Folds will once again be offering “The Folds Fan Soundcheck Experience” and “AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything … About Music): A Ben Folds Master Class” at select shows.

Both packages come with a photo print, pre-show access to the soundcheck, and pre-show access to a private cash bar serving signature Ben Folds cocktails.

Conducted in collaboration with the Grammy Foundation’s “Grammy In The Schools” initiative, The Master Class program features a Q&A session led by a local music educator. Additional perks include a meet & greet/photo opportunity with Folds and an exclusive journal and pen.   

Here is the plan for “Ben Folds & A Piano”

Feb. 12 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Paramount Theatre         
Feb. 14 – Green Bay, Wis., Meyer Theatre
Feb. 16 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
Feb. 17 – Bloomington, Ind., Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Feb. 21 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note
Feb. 23 – Salina, Kan., The Stiefel Theatre For Perf. Arts
Feb. 25 – Urbana, Ill., Canopy Club
Feb. 26 – Knoxville, Tenn., Bijou Theatre
Feb. 28 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
March 1 – Birmingham, Ala., The Lyric Theatre
March 3 – Baton Rouge, La., L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge Event Center
March 4 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall

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