Ben Folds is Bringing His Solo Piano Tour to the Taft This Fall

Following the recent release of his memoir, 'A Dream About Lightning Bugs,' the celebrated singer/songwriter/producer will play Cincinnati on Oct. 24

click to enlarge Ben Folds - Photo: Katherine Amy Vega
Photo: Katherine Amy Vega
Ben Folds

Pop Rock singer/songwriter/pianist Ben Folds recently released his memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs, and is gearing up for some fall touring that will include a stop at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre. Folds will play a solo piano show at the Taft on Oct. 24.

Tickets ($18.75-$75) go on sale this Friday (Aug. 16) at 10 a.m via ticketmaster.com.

Since his early years fronting the popular North Carolina trio Ben Folds Five, Folds has etched out a wide-ranging career in music. Along with his solo albums (which produced the hit "Rockin' the Suburbs"), he has collaborated with a vast array of artists, including Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, Amanda Palmer, Nick Hornby and William Shatner (Folds re-kickstarted Captain Kirk's "ironic covers" career).

In more recent years, he was a judge on the NBC show The Sing-Off for five seasons and he has performed with symphony orchestras all over the world. His most recent album is 2015's So There, a collaboration with progressive Chamber Pop ensemble yMusic that also includes his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, performed with the Nashville Symphony. Folds is also a dedicated supporter of arts education, appearing in 2016 at both political parties' national conventions to advocate for arts funding, among other work.


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