Ben Folds debuted in 1995 with his band “Ben Folds Five,” and produced four albums through till 1999. During their active years the band appeared on many “Billboard” genre charts, and enjoyed some popularity in the U.S., but also abroad in Australia and the United Kingdom. Folds described the band’s alternative rock style as “punk rock for sissies.” Soon after, Folds went solo and released six albums, and was the first musician to broadcast a concert live over MySpace. He has also contributed to the works of William Shatner, and Amanda Palmer. In September of 2008, the band reunited for a single concert to support the charity “Operation Smile.”

Recently Ben Folds presented “University A Cappella,” a compilation CD of university a cappella groups from across the country. He was quote saying, “Music education has been atrophying, and yet… a cappella groups are getting together… I wanted to capture that magic.”

Concert updates from rock pianist Ben Folds and rapper Ghostface Killah are part of the daily tour recap for September 10, as compiled by TicketNews. Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the concert industry news reports for the day. The performer complained when tickets for his September 11 charity concert sold... Read more
Lil Wayne’s latest tour launch and delays for Elton John & Billy Joel top the reports in the July 27 daily tour recap, as compiled by TicketNews. Chart-topping rapper Lil Wayne launches his latest North American tour, the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival, today. It was first announced with... Read more
Rock ‘n’ roll is king with concert updates from Tool and Peter Murphy included in the daily tour recap for May 27, as compiled by TicketNews. Tool has announced initial tour plans for the summer consisting of just over 10 dates, including headline spots on the bill for three... Read more
Today’s recap includes concert and tour updates, special event information and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 11, 2009. When Michael Jackson takes the stage at the O2 in London, England, this summer, it will be for a bit longer than the previously announced 10-date run. Due to... Read more
Rock pianist Ben Folds is continuing on his “Way to Normal” with a new leg of U.S. dates. The spring run will hit 14 cities, mostly along the East Coast, beginning with a March 17 concert at the Civic Music Hall in Omaha, NE. The leg of dates continues... Read more
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ben Folds will continue forging his way to normal with a brief winter tour. The 14-date outing picks up February 11 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, and is currently scheduled through March 1 at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC. The trek supports Folds’s September 2008 release... Read more
Today’s tour recap includes comedy and music tour information, special event announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on January 12, 2009. With the presidential inauguration just a week away, plans are starting to heat up for the various celebrations honoring President-elect Barack Obama. The Beastie Boys and Sheryl... Read more
Today’s recap includes tour and festival announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 19, 2008. With a release date set for their new album “No Line on the Horizon,” speculation has resumed about if and when U2 will tour in 2009. The iconic Irish rock group has... Read more
Ben Folds Five is reuniting for an exclusive one-time, live benefit performance of their final album, “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner,” in its entirety on September 18 at the UNC Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC. It will mark the band’s first performance together in 10 years and... Read more
Australian indie rocker Missy Higgins is continuing her musical conquest of North America, and she’s getting some help from two established musical acts this time around. Many of the dates on the singer-songwriter’s upcoming tour leg are split between the Indigo Girls and Ben Folds. Of the 26 shows... Read more