Ben Folds Announces his In Actual Person Live for Real Tour

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Kicking off August 27 in York, Penn, the tour includes solo shows and orchestral performances

The great Ben Folds, former leader of Ben Folds Five and a songwriter of serious greatness, is set to appear live on U.S. stages for the first time since the pandemic hit. He announced a series of concerts that include solo piano and orchestral performances he’s dubbed his “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour.” The tour begins with a solo piano concert on August 27 at the Appell Performing Arts Center in York, PA, and continues through mid-November.

Folds has been in isolation in Australia since February 2020, where he was on tour when COVID-19 shut down international travel and touring. While in Australia, he has continued working, launching a podcast series called Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds, performing live stream concerts and online chats via his Patreon page, composing new music, and preparing for the launch of a new TV series.  

Ben Folds

Sale starts May 21, 2021, at 10 AM local. Pre-show VIP packages for select performances will also be available. For complete details and ticket availability, please see


27 – York, PA – Appell Center for Performing Arts *
28 – Bensalem, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino
29 – Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street
8 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
9 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
10 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium12 – NYC – Irving Plaza
18 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival *
22, 23, 24 – Dallas, TX – Meyerson Symphony Center 
4 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Event Center
6 – Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium
7 – Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Belk Theatre
8 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center 
10 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
12 – Carmel, IN – The Palladium Center for the Performing Arts *
14 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
15 – Washington, DC – TBA *
18 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre 

*On sale will start at a later date 

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