Ben Folds to Reprise His “Paper Airplane Request Tour” in Summer 2024 [Updated]

Ben Folds is calling for those paper airplane song requests once again. The musician will be embarking on another US tour throughout the summer of 2024, and attendees will have the chance to request songs via throwing a paper airplane at him during the show.

Ben Folds initially embarked on his first “Paper Airplane Request Tour” in 2017, where he’d randomly select fan-requested songs from paper airplanes and perform them solo. The new US tour will feature the same concept, and will be Ben Folds’ first shows of 2024. “The last time I did this on tour the response was overwhelming, with literally hundreds of paper airplanes with song requests being launched on cue from fans at the start of the second half of each of my concerts,” said Folds in a statement. “It’s the purest, most low-tech form of engagement that creates a special bond with my audiences.”

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The 21-date trek follows some previously-announced solo dates on the East Coast, and will commence with a show in Charleston, South Carolina on May 30th. Folds will  then continue his solo run with dates in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Toledo, Boise, and more. Update: Folds has added several more dates to the tour, including shows in July and August.


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For the newly announced dates, tickets will first be available via a Live Nation pre-sale (use code RIFF) beginning Thursday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will then go on-sale for the general public on Friday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.

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Ben Folds’ last album was 2023’s What Matters Most. Revisit Ben Folds’ Crate Digging entry from last year, where he discussed 10 Piano Records Everyone Should Own.

Ben Folds 2024 Tour Dates:
04/18 — Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
04/19 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box at the Borgata
04/20 — Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center
04/21 — Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
04/23 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
05/30 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
05/31 – Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
06/01 – Peachtree City, GA @ The Fred
06/02 – Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
06/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Belk Theater
06/06 – Savannah, GA @ District Live
06/07 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
06/08 – Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center
06/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 3 Rivers Arts Festival
06/11 – Richmond, VA @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
06/21 – Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music Series
06/22 – Great Barrington, MA @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
06/23 – Hammondsport, NY @ Point of the Bluff Concert Pavilion
06/25 – Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
06/27 – Toledo, OH @ Peristyle Theater
06/28 – Petoskey, MI @ Bay View John M. Hall Auditorium
06/29 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
07/12 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
07/13 – Plymouth, MA @ Plymouth Memorial Hall
07/14 – Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
07/16 – Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
07/17 – Lexington, KY @ Lexington Opera House
07/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
07/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
07/30 – Boise, ID @ Morrison Center
07/31 – Layton, UT @ Edward. A Kenley Centennial Amphitheater
08/02 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Strings Music Pavilion
08/05 – Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditorium
08/06 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Vilar Performing Arts Center
08/07 – Pueblo, CO @ Pueblo Memorial Hall
08/08 – Amarillo, TX @ Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
08/10 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
08/11 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
08/13 – Davenport, IA @ Capitol Theatre
08/15 – Bloomington, IL @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
08/17 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
08/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Factory