Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ben Folds Announces SA Show, Welcomes Your Song Requests

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Have quirkiness, will travel: Ben Folds carrying a toy piano. - PHOTO BY BEN FOLDS
  • Photo by Ben Folds
  • Have quirkiness, will travel: Ben Folds carrying a toy piano.
While most musical acts, especially acts that secured much of their current fan base many moons and many albums ago, bristle at the thought of audience requests, eclectic singer-songwriter Ben Folds, in trademark oddball fashion, welcomes them.

On his current tour, aptly named the "Paper Airplane Request Tour," Folds is inviting audience members to request songs via the time-honored tradition of the paper airplane. What a concept. Itching to hear a Ben Folds Five era classic? No problem: just sail a paper craft with a song title and you may get lucky.


A near thirty year industry vet, who has made everything from Jazz fusion to indie pop, from power chord laden rock to classical work, Folds will bring his "Paper Airplane Request Tour" to The Aztec on September 16.

While folds has recently been working with the sextet chamber ensemble yMusic, with whom he recorded his most recent album So There (2015), he is perhaps best known (and most beloved) for his work with his 1990s alt-rock/power-pop group Ben Folds Five, which is currently on hiatus, after a brief reunion in the late aughts.

Tickets for this unique show go on sale Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00am here.


Ben Folds

No price available yet, 7:00pm, Sat, Sept 16, Aztec Theatre, 104 N St Mary’s, (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com.


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