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Ben Folds Is Touring Australia In 2018, And You Can Request The Songs

Written by Tom Williams on August 1, 2017

Pop nonconformist Ben Folds has revealed that he’ll return to Australia in 2018, for a run of new solo shows in theatres around the country.

Folds will perform his typically high-energy shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart in February, and there’s still at least one Melbourne performance still to be announced.

At each of the shows, the singer-songwriter will spend the first half of the gig playing songs from across his discography, while the second half will be a ‘Paper Aeroplane Request’ set, with audience members writing song requests on paper before folding them into paper planes and throwing them at the stage for Folds to randomly select.

Folds’ latest solo album Way To Normal was released in 2008, and he last toured Australia in 2016 with New York neo-classical ensemble yMusic.

Catch all the dates and ticket details for his 2018 Australian tour, below.

UPDATE: Ben Folds has added a second Sydney Opera House show to his 2018 Australian tour. Details below.

UPDATE: Ben Folds has added a second and final Hobart show to his 2018 Australian tour. Details below.

UPDATE: Ben Folds has announced that British songstress Lucy Rose will be joining him as national support act. It will be her first ever Australian tour.

UPDATE: Ben Folds has added a second and final Brisbane show, as well as a first Melbourne show to his 2018 Australian tour. Details below.

Ben Folds 2018 Australian Tour

Thursday, 1st February*
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Friday, 2nd February — NEW SHOW
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 4th February — SOLD OUT
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Tuesday, 6th February*
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Wednesday, 7th February — SOLD OUT
Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
Tickets: Canberra Theatre

Friday, 9th February
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
Tickets: Adelaide Festival

Sunday, 11th February*
Perth Festival, Chevron Festival Gardens — SOLD OUT
Tickets: Perth Festival

Tuesday, 13th February — SOLD OUT
Theatre Royal, Hobart
Tickets: Theatre Royal

Wednesday, 14th February
Theatre Royal, Hobart
Tickets: Theatre Royal

Friday, 16th February — NEW SHOW
Zoo Twilights @ Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne
Tickets: Zoo Twilights

* Lucy Rose not appearing.

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