Ben Folds – 2014 Concert Schedule
You may know him from being the front man of Ben Folds Five, or from his
solo work. This pioneer of power-pop is behind great tunes like "Brick," "Army," and "Battle of Who Could Care Less," all
of which carry his signature style of piano-laden pop rock. Ben Folds is currently kicking off a new tour, and he is slated
to visit various venues, including the Bicentennial Pavilion at Columbus Commons in Ohio, Philadelphia's Mann Center, Tempodrom
in Berlin, and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. You don't want to miss your chance to see this singer-songwriter
perform all of his hits in concert. To catch a performance by Ben Folds during this concert season, be sure to visit StubHub
in advance to get your tickets before they're all sold out.
About Ben Folds
Ben Folds got his big break
when he and his band, Ben Folds Five, released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The album was met with praise, and Ben
Folds started to cultivate his distinct power-pop sound. By 1997, Ben Folds Five had released their second album, "Whatever
and Ever Amen," which included the now-classic cover of the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star." The album also produced
hits like "Brick," "Battle of Who Could Care Less," and "Song for the Dumped." Following the release of their breakthrough
album, Ben Folds Five took their music in a slightly different direction with their next release, "The Unauthorized Biography
of Reinhold Messner." This album had a more jazzy sound, and it included the popular song, "Army," which made it to the number
28 position on the UK charts. In fact, Ben Folds Five had developed quite a following in the UK and Australia. The group's
earlier hit, "Underground," reached the Top 40 of the charts in the UK, as did "Brick," "Army," "Kate," and "Battle of Who
Could Care Less."
The release of "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner" marked Ben Folds Five's last studio
album together before disbanding in 2000. However, fans were delighted with the news that the band was working on a new album
in January of 2012. Released later that year, the album titled "The Sound of the Life of the Mind," was met with praise by
fans and critics alike, and the band subsequently embarked on a tour.
In addition to his work with Ben Folds Five, Ben
Folds has also enjoyed a successful solo career and various side projects. In 2001, Folds released his first solo album, called
"Rockin' the Suburbs." The title track of the album peaked at number 28 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and the album itself
made it to number 42 on the Billboard 200. Notably, Folds played almost all of the instruments used on this album. Folds'
2005 album, "Songs for Silverman," was also a hit, reaching number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced popular
songs like "Late," "Landed," and "Jesusland." A few years later, Ben Folds released an album that would chart even higher.
His 2008 album, "Way to Normal," reached number 11 on the Billboard 200, and it featured songs like "Hiroshima," "You Don't
Know Me," and "Cologne."
From his work with Ben Folds Five to creative collaborations with the likes of Regina Spektor
and Nick Hornby, Ben Folds has left his mark on the music world, and he continues to bring his distinct tunes to fans all
over the world.
Ben Folds' Breakthrough Album
Ben Folds started to make a name for himself with various
projects in the 80s and early 90s, but it was with Ben Folds Five when his career really took off. Their self-titled album
in 1995 produced the band's first radio hit, "Underground," and they followed up with their next album, "Whatever and Ever
Amen." Their second studio album garnered the band even more exposure, with the song "Brick" going on to gain mainstream airplay.
The song was later listed as number 67 in a poll of the Hottest 100 Songs of all Time by Triple J radio station. With the
success of Ben Folds Five behind him, Ben Folds was poised to embark on a successful solo career, and he did just that in
2001 with the release of his first solo album, "Rockin' the Suburbs." He continued to release solo albums throughout the rest
of the decade, in addition to collaborating with other musicians. By 2011, Ben Folds was recognized for his prolific career
when he was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
Ben Folds Trivia
Did you know that Ben
Folds worked as an actor?
Before he found fame with Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds was acting in theater troupes in New York
If you're a Ben Folds fan, you've probably been blasting his hits since he first
made his debut. Well if you never had a chance to see him perform these hits live, there's no better time than now, because
he is embarking on a new concert tour. With songs like "Brick" and "Rockin' the Suburbs," you and the audience will be able
to sing along to the piano-driven melodies. When this talented front man hits up a venue near your city, be sure to check
out his must-see show.