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Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live for Real Tour

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Ben Folds announces additional 2022 dates for his “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour” of US solo piano and orchestral performances. The new line up kicks off April 1st, 2022, with a symphony concert at Powell Hall in St. Louis, MO, making its way across the country for a stop at Chandler Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, January 21 at 10 am at

Folds, who spent much of 2020 and early 2021 in isolation in Australia because of COVID-19 lockdowns, returned to US stages last fall to numerous sold-out performances.

In addition to a return to performing live in 2022, Folds is also working on his new album, continues to produce his podcast series, Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds, and is scheduled to begin taping a new TV series.

For complete details on upcoming show dates, please visit



April 1 – St. Louis, MO

April 2 – St, Louis, MO

April 3 – Iowa City, IA

April 5 – Omaha, NE

April 6 – Lawrence, KS

April 9 – Miami, FL

April 10 – Tampa, FL

April 11 – Orange Park, FL

April 13 – Charleston, SC

April 14 – Savannah, GA

April 15 – Wilmington, NC

April 21 – Waukegan, IL

April 23 – Denver, CO

May 3 – Northampton, MA

May 4 – Concord, NH

May 6 – Rochester, NY

June 15 – Portland, OR

June 17 – Santa Clarita, CA

June 18 – San Francisco, CA

June 19 – Chandler, AZ

June 22 – Pittsburgh, PA

June 24 – Detroit, MI

June 26 – Nashville, IN

June 30 – Nashville, TN

July 1 – Nashville, TN

July 2 – Nasville, TN

August 26 – York, PA

August 27 – Bensalem, PA

August 28 – New Haven, CT



Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation.

He’s created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds released his first book – a collection of interrelated essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life and music - in 2019, which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller, and is currently hosting a podcast series spinoff of his book entitled “Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds.”

An avid photographer, Folds is also a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work.

An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation's public schools, has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), and serves on the Board of AFTA’s Arts Action Fund. He also served as Chairman of the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote2020 national initiative that encouraged voter engagement in the 2020 US elections, and continually advocates for improving public policies for the arts and arts education.