Ben Folds will play with the North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Hall on March 25, according to one of David Menconi's tipsters.
In recent years Folds has played with numerous symphony orchestras, beginning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in early 2005. Folds has played Meymandi once before, in March 2006 just before the birth of this blog, but we're certainly excited that the symphony will join him on stage this time.
UPDATE: The show is official and tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. here. Folds is working with the symphony's associate conductor Sarah Hicks on the show. He also worked with Hicks at the Minnesota Orchestra, where she is principal conductor of pops and presentations, for a concert last Halloween.
Here's a video of his performance of "Cologne" from his show with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra last October.
Ben Folds tour dates:
02.13.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
03.13.10 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
03.14.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
03.16.10 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
03.17.10 - Gainesville, FL - Phillips Center @ University of Florida [Tickets]
03.19.10 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
03.20.10 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva [Tickets]
03.21.10 - Richmond, VA - The National [Tickets]
03.23.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
03.24.10 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live [Tickets]
03.25.10 - Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Hall [Tickets]
03.26.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04.06.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [Tickets]
04.07.10 - Bridgeport, CT - The Klein
04.09.10 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
04.10.10 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre [Tickets]
04.12.10 - New York, NY - Town Hall [Tickets]
04.13.10 - New York, NY - Town Hall [Tickets]
04.15.10 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
04.16.10 - St. Louis, MO - St. Louis University
04.18.10 - Dayton, OH - University of Dayton
04.19.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Tickets]
04.20.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Tickets]
04.21.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Tickets]
07.24.10 - Louisville, KY - Hullabaloo Music Festival @ Churchill Downs