The Stage AE | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alt-rock pianist and songwriter extraordinaire, Ben Folds, comes to Stage AE on Tuesday 6th August 2019 alongside folk punks Violent Femmes for a co-headline show you won't want to miss! The joint tour is a nostalgic dream for fans of intelligent 90s alternative music, and will see a full set from both incredible acts! Tickets available now!
American singer-songwriter and record producer Ben Folds began his career as the frontman and pianist of alternative rock band the Ben Folds Five (1995 to 2000), before embarking on a solo career in 2001 with the release of his debut solo album Rockin' the Suburbs. To date, Folds has released three solo albums and three solo EPs, and he has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians such as William Shatner, Regina Spektor and "Weird Al" Yankovic, as well as embarking on experimental songwriting projects with authors such as Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman. Folds also served as the producer for Amanda Palmer's debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer (2008), and from 2009 – 2013 he was a judge on the NBC a cappella singing contest The Sing-Off. He is currently Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and he wrote the soundtrack for the Netflix original film Handsome (2017). Ben Folds Five reformed in 2011.