Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds will tour Australia in August this year, performing on stage with celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra.
Folds and yMusic will showcase new songs off his recently released record So There – which debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts – as well as other familiar hits.
NPR heralded So There as “the most loveable piece of music I’ve ever heard from Ben Folds,” while The Guardian wrote “for the new tracks with yMusic, the textures of the ensemble instruments – string trio, flute, clarinet, trumpet – are not ornamentally grafted on the music: they are the music.”
Tickets for the Australian tour go on sale on Friday 19 February at 9am.
“I’m looking forward to bring our new LIVE show to Australia,” Folds said. “For me, returning to Australia is like coming home, where I have deep roots and feel such a strong connection to audiences.” Folds added that his new LIVE show promises to deliver “just the right dynamic blend of pop and classical music with new songs and familiar hits.”
Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
Ben Folds with yMusic – Australian Tour
Thursday August 18 – Brisbane – Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Saturday August 20 – Sydney – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Tuesday August 23 – Perth – Perth Concert Hall
Thursday August 25 – Adelaide – Entertainment Centre
Friday August 26 – Melbourne – Palais Theatre
Sunday August 28 – Canberra – Canberra Theatre