Ben Folds unveils orchestra-backed national tour

Ben Folds unveils orchestra-backed national tour

Ben Folds

Coming in March to a concert hall near you.

US singer-songwriter Ben Folds has announced he’ll be joining orchestras around the country for a handful of intimate shows.

During his eight performances Down Under, the pop-rock legend will be drawing from a multitude of albums, including his work with the Ben Folds Five and his huge number of high-profile collaborations.

“When I perform with an orchestra, I’m expressing myself through a different form than in a rock show,” Folds said.

“It’s a form that happens to be done by people who are among the best musicians on the planet.”

In his spare time, Folds acts as the National Symphony Orchestra’s artistic advisor in Washington, DC and is currently celebrating the release of his debut memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs. Folds will also be discussing his new book at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

Check out Ben Folds’ tour dates below:

Friday March 6 & Saturday March 7 — Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW (with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra)

Wednesday March 11 & Thursday March 12 — QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane QLD (with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Monday March 16 & Tuesday March 17 — Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra)

Thursday March 19 — Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra)

Sunday March 22 — Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne VIC (with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)

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Posted by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on Monday, 19 August 2019

Tickets to Ben Folds’ performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra can be found via the MSO website.