Ben Folds Announces his In Actual Person Live for Real Tour

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.

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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.  

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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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