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Ben Folds

Paper Airplane Request Tour

Known for comedic and bittersweet tunes, engaging anecdotes, and dexterous improvisation, Ben Folds will take song requests sent from the audience via paper airplanes.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

tickets

  • A: $106
  • B: $86
  • C: $76
  • D: $66

MEMBER BENEFIT: Members receive 10% off on all tickets to this performance.

Scottsdale Arts is the only authorized ticket seller for this event. 

About the Event

“Gen-X’s preeminent pop piano player” (Pop Matters), Ben Folds is a gifted musician, singer-songwriter, and composer, known for comedic and bittersweet tunes that unfold like four-minute short stories. The Guardian describes him as “a classically trained frontman who loves to delight a crowd with a killer melody.” His chamber pop performances are rife with engaging anecdotes and dexterous improvisation. 

This Scottsdale performance is part of Folds’s popular Paper Airplane Request Tour, where fans will be invited to launch their song requests to the stage via paper airplanes. 

The Emmy®-nominated singer-songwriter-composer has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborations with everyone from Regina Spektor and yMusic to Nick Hornby and William Shatner. His hits include “Brick,” “The Luckiest,” “Army,” “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” and “Battle of Who Could Care Less.” For the past three decades, he’s toured as a pop artist while also performing with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras. 

A New York Times best-selling author and podcast host, Folds composes for film, television, and theatre; guest stars in films and television shows; and serves as the artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. 

A longtime advocate for arts and music education funding, Folds launched a music education charitable initiative in his native state of North Carolina called Keys for Kids. It provides funds and keyboards to existing nonprofits that provide free or affordable music lessons to interested school-age children. On the national level, he’s active as a member of Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund. 

$1 of every ticket will be donated to Ben Folds’s nonprofit Keys for Kids. 

 

location

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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VIP Packages Available

VIP Pre-check with Photo Op

  • Meet & greet with photo opportunity with Ben Folds
  • Private pre-show soundcheck access
  • Exclusive VIP only merchandise gift
  • On-site concert host
  • Crowd-free merchandise shopping

Rock this Soundcheck Experience

  • Private pre-show soundcheck access
  • Exclusive VIP only merchandise gift
  • On-site concert host
  • Crowd-free merchandise shopping

$1 of every ticket will be donated to Ben Folds’s nonprofit Keys for Kids. 

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