Ben Folds is returning Down Under and will perform with the finest orchestras Australia has to offer.

Words by

Tyson Wray

Folds will join the Sydney, Western Australian, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras for nine concerts nationwide. The performances will include excerpts from his new Concerto for Piano and Orchestra as well as orchestrated versions of his most famous pop hits.

"As far as this tour goes, I'm taking into account that I'm not there to demoralize the orchestra by coming through with a loud rock band and grafting high volume, stupid parts onto what they're doing" said Folds. "To me the orchestra is the rock band."

Ben Folds will play in December. 

Ben Folds Live with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 14 November at 8pm and Saturday 15 November at 8pm
Where: Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $79 - $129
Bookings: www.sydneysymphony.com or (02) 8215 4600

Ben Folds Live with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 28 November at 8pm and Saturday 29 November at 8pm
Where: Perth Concert Hall
Tickets: $49 - $99
Bookings: www.waso.com.au or (08) 9326 0000

Ben Folds Live with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 5 December at 8pm and Saturday 6 December at 8pm
Where: Adelaide Festival Theatre
Tickets: $74.90 - $99.90
Bookings: www.bass.net.au or 131 246

Ben Folds Live with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Date: Wednesday 10 December at 8pm
Where: Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Tickets: From $79
Bookings: www.tso.com.au or 1800 001 190

Ben Folds Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Date: Friday 19 December at 8pm and Saturday 20 December at 8pm
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Tickets: $50 - $120
Bookings: www.mso.com.au or (03) 9929 9600

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