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Ben Folds

Paper Aeroplane Request Tour with Lucy Rose
Tue 13 Feb 2018 8:00pm Wed 14 Feb 2018 8:00pm

Lauded singer-songwriter and piano-pop maverick, Ben Folds returns to Australia in 2018 to take in theatre dates around the country, before heading to New Zealand.

Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, and certainly one of its most compelling live performers. In an enduring love affair with Australia spanning more than twenty years, including a period when Folds called Adelaide home between the years of 1999 and 2006, has expanded his dedicated fan base with each visit.

In 2018, the virtuoso will bring his two-part solo piano show toHobart, delivering a high-energy rock performance using the intimacy of just a piano. For the first half of the show, Folds will curate a playlist armed with a songbook spanning his entire career, likely to include hits like ‘Brick’, ‘Rockin’ The Suburbs’ and ‘One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces’.

In the concert’s second half, Folds will hand over the reins to his fans for a Paper Aeroplane Request set, during which audience members will be encouraged to write their song requests onto a piece of paper, to be folded into a paper plane and launched onto the stage on cue. Folds will then randomly select and perform the songs requested.

Throughout his career, Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, to William Shatner and novelist Nick Hornby. His most recent album, a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

'Over two decades, the alt-rock troubadour has been consistently surprising, embracing the highbrow and the lowbrow, recruiting unlikely collaborators…'
The Guardian
'One of the greatest modern song-writers...'
The Australian
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