You Get To Have Cake And Ben Folds Too

Ben Folds
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– Ben Folds
The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

Ben Folds and Cake are mixing up a co-headlining tour that includes special guest Tall Heights.  The action begins in Boston and includes Philadelphia, Nashville, Milwaukee and Asbury Park on the routing.

Coming to you from the band’s solar-powered studio in Sacramento, Calif., Cake is currently working on its ninth studio album expected to be released later this year.

Formed in 1991, Cake has spent more than 25 years developing its road chops.  Data submitted to Pollstar during the past few years includes several sold-out shows, including an Aug. 9, 2017 gig at McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Ore., where the band sold 4,538 tickets and grossed $217,844.  The Boxoffice result for Cake’s 2016 concert at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga., was a bit lower – selling 1,840 out of 1,978 tickets and grossing $95,549.

“Cake – my rough contemporaries, comrades and heroes – to me, they make universal, poetic, identifiable music with a groove, I’ve learned a lot from these guys and I’m proud as punch to go on tour with them this summer,” Ben Folds said in a statement, adding, “I’m telling my friends to get there early enough for Tall Heights – a great addition to this tour.”

A seasoned road veteran, Folds has seen his share of sold-out rooms and light audience turnouts.  The singer/songwriter’s Nov. 1, 2017 concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium sold 1,962 out of 2,238 tickets and grossed $100,195.  Folds played the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Fla., a few nights later and sold 892 out of 1,830 tickets, resulting in a $43,072 evening’s gross.

Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages are available.  Keep watching Pollstar’s pages for Cake and Ben Folds for further developments.