Presented by The Center
The Center Presents
Ben Folds and A Piano
Monday, October 31 at 7PM
The Center Theater
$79-99 plus $2 Vendini fee
We are excited to announce Ben Folds is also offering VIP experiences for this show. Find more information here. VIP tickets are purchasable by following our "Get Tickets" link.
Solo at his grand piano and anchored as always by songs - classic and current - this show is about music, storytelling, audience interaction and improvisation with a stage full of instruments.
The 2016 solo tour run is reminiscent of Ben’s first solo tour in 2001, when he defied skeptics by delivering a high energy rock performance using the intimacy of just a piano, growing from 600 cap venues like Bowery Ballroom and wrapping up in New York city for two sold out Beacon Theatre show (6k tickets sold) in just one year. He held audiences with a piano and no band on large stages of festivals from Coachella to SummerFest in this period.
His 2016 return to solo touring comes on the heels of last year’s release of his critically acclaimed #1 Classical record – he’s ready to pound pianos again.
Folds’ upcoming solo tour comes at the anniversary of his critically acclaimed most recent album So There (New West Records). The record debuted last September at #1 on both Billboard's Classical and Classical Crossover charts. So There showcases new pop songs by Folds, along with the debut recording of his critically acclaimed "Concerto For Piano and Orchestra." The album has been praised for its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.
Ben Folds first found fame with the Ben Folds Five and has proceeded to have a very successful solo career, which includes writing and performing pop hits, recording multiple studio and live albums, collaborating with other renowned artists, and writing and recording for film and TV. In addition to his self-described love of performing and making music “for humans,” Folds is an avid photographer and a member of the distinguished Sony Artisans of Imagery. Folds is also an advocate for music education and music therapy as a member of Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts, and he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Symphony.