Ben Folds Confirms ‘In Actual Person Live For Real Tour’ 2021

By Scott Bernstein May 21, 2021 7:22 am PDT

Pianist Ben Folds has been isolating in Australia since February 2020, but will return to the U.S. later this year for his first stateside shows since the pandemic began. Folds dubbed a run of solo piano and orchestral performances spanning August – November 2021 the “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour.”

The tour begins with solo piano concerts in York, Pennsylvania on August 27; Bensalem, Pennsylvania on August 28 and Port Washington, New York on August 29. September solo piano shows in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Morristown, New Jersey; Lynn, Massachusetts; New York City and Highland Park, Illinois follow.

Next, Folds teams with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for performances in Dallas October 22 – 24. Ben then plays solo piano shows in Tampa on November 4, Raleigh on November 6, Charlotte on November 7 and Charleston on November 8 before teaming up with the Oregon Symphony on November 10 in Portland, Oregon. Folds closes out the jaunt with solo piano concerts in Carmel (Indiana) on November 12, Atlanta on November 14, Washington D.C. (at a venue to be announced) on November 15 and Cincinnati on November 18.

Tickets for most shows went on sale today. VIP packages for select performances are available here.

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