BEN FOLDS Paper Aeroplane Request Tour with Special Guest LUCY ROSE
Feb 19Monday, Doors open at 7:30pm
BEN FOLDS BRINGS PAPER AEROPLANE REQUEST TOUR TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN FEBRUARY 2018 - ARTIST CURATED SET & AUDIENCE REQUESTS -
Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, and certainly one of its most compelling live performers. In an enduring love affair with Australia spanning more than twenty years, including a period when Folds called Adelaide home between the years of 1999 and 2006, has expanded his dedicated fan base with each visit.
In 2018, the virtuoso will bring his two-part solo piano show delivering a high-energy rock performance using the intimacy of just a piano. For the first half of the show, Folds will curate a playlist armed with a songbook spanning his entire career, likely to include hits like ‘Brick’, ‘Rockin’ The Suburbs’ and ‘One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces’.
In the concert’s second half, Folds will hand over the reins to his fans for a Paper Aeroplane Request set, during which audience members will be encouraged to write their song requests onto a piece of paper, to be folded into a paper plane and launched onto the stage on cue. Folds will then randomly select and perform the songs requested.
He has appeared on US late night television staples such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, and in 2015, performed at a special Mother’s Day concert at the White House for Michelle Obama.
“Over two decades, the alt-rock troubadour has been consistently surprising, embracing the highbrow and the lowbrow, recruiting unlikely collaborators…” – The Guardian
“Ben Folds meshes the classical and pop music worlds in ways that few mainstream contemporary artists can hope to achieve…” - Paste Magazine
“One of the greatest modern song-writers...” - The Australian
Folds’ blend of distinctive vocals, deft musicianship, witty lyricism and high-octane onstage energy will be showcased in their purest and most spontaneous form in these solo performances.
For die-hard Folds fans and curious newcomers alike, there’s no better way to experience one of the most distinctive singer-songwriters of the last 25 years.
New York has the Apollo Theatre, London has Brixton Academy, and Auckland has the Powerstation, an intimate venue at the bottom of the world that has punched above its weight since the mid-1980s, hosting some of the best and biggest acts on the planet.