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RENEÉ RAPP ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER TOUR

RENEÉ RAPP ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER HEADLINING TOUR KICKING OFF DECEMBER 6TH IN LOS ANGELES

  • EMOTIONAL DEBUT EP EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE

Reneé Rapp announces first-ever headlining tour in support of debut EP, Everything to Everyone. Kicking off on December 6th in Los Angeles, this tour will be an opportunity for fans to experience the emotional project in an intimate setting that highlights Rapp’s raw vocal talent. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, November 18th at 10 AM local time. More information can be found HERE.

EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE TOUR DATES:

December 6th   Los Angeles, CA   Troubadour

December 13th  New York, NY      Bowery Electric

December 15th  Boston, MA          Sonia’s

December 18th  Atlanta, GA          Vinyl

Today’s announcement arrives on the heels of Reneé’s debut EP Everything To Everyone, an emotional 7-track project which highlights her vocal prowess and versatility as she shifts from soaring emotional ballads to polished pop anthems. The stripped-back title track and EP opener explores Rapp’s desire to show up for the important people in her life. Next up is the multi-hyphenate’s breakout single “In the Kitchen,” which reflects on a doomed relationship, and a brand new track titled “Colorado” that expresses her desire to leave Los Angeles behind. It’s the kind of unfiltered anthem that made her most recent release, “Don’t Tell My Mom,” so gut-wrenching. On the track, Rapp details her tumultuous, tight knit relationship with her mother. Don’t tell my mom, I’m fallin’ apart,” she belts over minimal synths. “She hurts when I hurt, my scars are her scars.” The EP is rounded out by the songs “What Can I Do,” “Too Well,” and “Moon,” each of which showcases a slightly different shade of Rapp’s musical palate. It’s the kind of collection with a song for every mood or emotional state. 

The EP follows the singles “Don’t Tell My Mom,” “In the Kitchen,” and “Tattoos,” which have amassed more than 22 million combined streams. Throughout her career, Rapp has displayed a knack for captivating audiences with vibrant performances and unbridled energy. Outside of music, she stars in the hit HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls, which has its season 2 premiere next week. It’s a role that calls for brilliant comedic timing and dramatic prowess, both of which the newcomer has in spades. With Everything to Everyone, Rapp underlines the breadth and depth of her talent, veering from soaring ballads to uptempo pop anthems without missing a beat. 

ABOUT RENEÉ RAPP:

Reneé Rapp knew she was born to perform ever since she was a child. Even in her earliest memories, her love of music was always present. “I couldn’t sit still in the car unless there was music,” she says. “Otherwise, I would cry the entire time.” The North Carolina native began harnessing her natural creativity by writing and recording songs when she was just a teenager. Eventually, her career took off when she landed the coveted role of Regina George in the Tony-nominated Mean Girls musical on Broadway. Shortly after, she found widespread recognition and praise—from the likes of W, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Hollywood Report for her performance as “Leighton” on the HBO Max series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” written by Mindy Kaling. Now, more empowered than ever, Rapp turns her attention back to music, where sharing threadbare insecurities on “Tattoos” is just the beginning. “I was called ‘crazy’ a lot growing up because I didn’t know what was going on with me,” she says. “As I got older and started going to therapy, I reclaimed the word in a way that feels good to me.” In this song and in the rest of her music to come Rapp leans into a uniquely bold showcase of vulnerability to connect with her ever-growing fandom. Eager to continue to share her emotions with the world, Reneé has much more music on the way under her recent signing to Interscope Records

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Reneé Rapp “Everything To Everyone”

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RENEÉ RAPP – Everything To Everyone

RISING POP STAR RENEÉ RAPP DROPS 

EMOTIONAL DEBUT EP EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE

LISTEN HERE

Today, singer, actress and performer Reneé Rapp releases her emotionally raw debut EP Everything to Everyone via Interscope Records. The seven-song set is stacked with soaring ballads and polished pop anthems that highlight The Sex Lives of College Girls star’s vocal prowess and versatile talent. 

Everything to Everyone (Interscope Records) by Reneé Rapp is now available at all digital retailers HERE

The stripped-back title track and EP opener explores Rapp’s desire to show up for the important people in her life. Next up is the multi-hyphenate’s breakout single In the Kitchen,”which reflects on a doomed relationship, and a brand new track titled “Colorado” that expresses her desire to leave Los Angeles behind. It’s the kind of unfiltered anthem that made her most recent release, “Don’t Tell My Mom,” so gut-wrenching. On the track, Rapp details her tumultuous, tight knit relationship with her mother. “Don’t tell my mom, I’m fallin’ apart,” she belts over minimal synths. “She hurts when I hurt, my scars are her scars.” The EP is rounded out by the songs “What Can I Do,” “Too Well,” and “Moon,” each of which showcases a slightly different shade of Rapp’s musical palate. It’s the kind of collection with a song for every mood or emotional state. 

After probably 4 years of talking about putting out a project— my EP is here”, Rapp says of the new release. “I’m anxious and super fucking excited for you to hear. I hope you love it. and if you don’t love it, please don’t tell me. I’m super sensitive.” 

The EP follows the singles “Don’t Tell My Mom,” “In the Kitchen,” and “Tattoos,” which have amassed more than 22 million combined streams. Throughout her career, Rapp has displayed a knack for captivating audiences with vibrant performances and unbridled energy. Outside of music, she stars in the hit HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls, which has its season 2 premiere next week. It’s a role that calls for brilliant comedic timing and dramatic prowess, both of which the newcomer has in spades. With Everything to Everyone, Rapp underlines the breadth and depth of her talent, veering from soaring ballads to uptempo pop anthems without missing a beat. 

ABOUT RENEÉ RAPP:

Reneé Rapp knew she was born to perform ever since she was a child. Even in her earliest memories, her love of music was always present. “I couldn’t sit still in the car unless there was music,” she says. “Otherwise, I would cry the entire time.” The North Carolina native began harnessing her natural creativity by writing and recording songs when she was just a teenager. Eventually, her career took off when she landed the coveted role of Regina George in the Tony-nominated Mean Girls musical on Broadway. Shortly after, she found widespread recognition and praise—from the likes of W, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Hollywood Report for her performance as “Leighton” on the HBO Max series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” written by Mindy Kaling. Now, more empowered than ever, Rapp turns her attention back to music, where sharing threadbare insecurities on “Tattoos” is just the beginning. “I was called ‘crazy’ a lot growing up because I didn’t know what was going on with me,” she says. “As I got older and started going to therapy, I reclaimed the word in a way that feels good to me.” In this song and in the rest of her music to come Rapp leans into a uniquely bold showcase of vulnerability to connect with her ever-growing fandom. Eager to continue to share her emotions with the world, Reneé has much more music on the way under her recent signing to Interscope Records. 

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Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loneliest Time

GRAMMY®, Juno- and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases her highly anticipated fifth studio album today.  The Loneliest Time features already released singles “Western Wind,” “Beach House,” “Talking To Myself” and the sparkling, disco inspired title track “The Loneliest Time” featuring Rufus Wainwright. 

The glamourous and whimsical video for “The Loneliest Time” was directed by GRAMMY® Award winning director Brantley Gutierrez and features Jepsen and Wainwright calling out to one another during the loneliest time of the night. The track is seeing a moment on TikTok with fans using the sound snippet “I’m coming back for you baby… I’m coming back for you” to create content that showcases things they do, things they have been neglecting and things they are excited about. Carly herself has even joined in on the fun.

The Loneliest Time is out now via 604/Schoolboy/Interscope Records and available at all digital retailers

Jepsen is currently out on the road headlining her North American The So Nice Tour. For a complete list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets, visit HERE.

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GIGI – “FIGURINES”

GIGI’S NEW SINGLE, “FIGURINES,” IS OUT TODAY – LISTEN HERE

BROOKLYN BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER WRAPS UP TOUR WITH NOAH CYRUS AT THE WILTERN IN LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 4

Breakout artist gigi gives a tour de force vocal performance on her new single, ”Figurines,” released today via Mogul Vision/Interscope Records. On the dreamy, self-penned track, which she recorded in Nashville, gigi examines mortality and the process of forging one’s own path. Mike Zara and Aidan Hobbs produced and play on “Figurines,” combining haunting keyboards with plaintive guitar and adding accordion and saxophone as the song builds to an emotional close. Listen to “Figurines” HERE. View the visualizer HERE.

“’Figurines’ is about the circle of life, fear of death, and the lengths people go to immortalize themselves. There are many areas of my life i can point in my early development that have influenced this sort of existential thorn i have. Your brain is a hard drive and you can never erase anything from it. Your experiences are with you always but you can work past them. Writing about my fears of mortality help me come to terms with it myself,” said gigi. 

Born in New Jersey, raised in Florida and now based in Brooklyn, gigi is currently on her first national tour, providing direct support on Noah Cyrus’ North American run. The Hardest Part Tour, which stops at The Truman in Kansas City tonight, concludes on November 4 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. While many of the remaining shows are sold out, limited tickets are available HERE for some dates. See below for itinerary.

Check out this snippet of gigi performing “Sometimes (Backwood)” on the tour. After sharing the track on TikTok in 2021, she released the single independently. It racked up 18 million streams in the first six months and combined global streams now surpass 72 million. Hailing gigi as “one of Gen Z’s breakout artists,”  Medium tracked the song’s organic growth in this feature, and said, “[‘Sometimes (Backwood)’] is a torrent of raw emotion…Let’s see what gigi does next.” 

“Figurines” is the latest in a remarkable string of follow-up singles from gigi that include “The Man,” “When She Smiles” and “Glue.” Depicting the life of a queer twenty-something with raw honesty and all-enveloping beauty, the songs showcase her blunt yet tender poetry amid windswept landscapes of acoustic guitars, swooping strings and delicate reverb.  

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All dates supporting Noah Cyrus

10/28 Kansas City, MO The Truman

10/29 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre   SOLD OUT

10/31 Denver, CO  Summit Music Hall

11/1 Salt Lake City, UT The Grand at The Complex SOLD OUT

11/3 San Francisco, CA August Hall   SOLD OUT

11/4 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

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BLACKPINK’S BORN PINK DEBUTS NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD

BLACKPINK’s ‘Born Pink’ Debuts No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Global superstars BLACKPINK unveil their long-awaited second full-length album BORN PINK via YG Entertainment / Interscope Records. Stream HERE. The album is accompanied by a cinematic video for new single “Shut Down.” Watch it HERE. On October 15, the girl group embarks on a world tour that touches down on four continents. BORN PINK is now available at all digital retailers.

BORN PINK was spearheaded by the record-shattering single “Pink Venom,” which topped the Billboard Global 200 and debuted at No.1 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs Chart, amassing 7.9M streams within the first 24 hours. The song’s official music video also conquered YouTube, amassing 90.4M views within the first 24 hours. That ranks as JISOOJENNIEROSÉ, and LISA’s biggest debut to date, the biggest release by females (group or solo) of this decade, and the third biggest 24-hour debut of all time.

Next up, BLACKPINK will kick off their world tour, which is predicted to be attended by more than 1.5M people, at the KSPO DOME in Seoul Olympic Park on October 15. The group will then visit the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, among others, before landing in New Zealand on June 21, 2023. A full list of dates is linked HERE

BORN PINK TRACKLIST:

1. Pink Venom

2. Shut Down

3. Typa Girl

4. Yeah Yeah Yeah

5. Hard to Love

6. The Happiest Girl

7. Tally

8. Ready for Love

ABOUT BLACKPINK: 

One of the most massively successful K-pop groups in music history, BLACKPINK have redefined the global pop landscape since first bursting onto the scene in 2016. Along with boasting the #1 most-subscribed artist channel on YouTube, the South Korean quartet has achieved such boundary-defying milestones as scoring the highest-charting album by a female group in over a decade and becoming the first K-pop girl group ever to perform at Coachella (the largest music festival in the U.S.). Comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA—all immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and fast-rising fashion icons—BLACKPINK began their meteoric rise with their 2016 debut “SQUARE ONE” and further proved their crossover power with “SQUARE UP” (a 2018 release that quickly cracked the Billboard 200). 

Soon after signing with Interscope Records through a global partnership with YG Entertainment, the group made their full-length debut with 2020’s immediately iconic THE ALBUM. THE ALBUM shot to #2 on the Billboard 200 and landed three singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “How You Like That” (the iconic single that shattered several YouTube records, including fastest video to cross 150 million views), “Ice Cream” (a collaboration with Selena Gomez that broke the record for highest-charting female K-pop group on the Hot 100), and “Lovesick Girls” (a track that’s sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, making BLACKPINK the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units). Through the years, BLACKPINK have also garnered a number of major awards (including an MTV Video Music Award for Song of the Summer as well as three E! People’s Choice Awards), collaborated with superstars like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, performed on “The Tonight Show,” and starred in BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (a 2020 film hailed by the New York Times as an “endearing documentary that emphasizes each member’s individuality”). With over 6.3 billion career Spotify streams to date, BLACKPINK have unveiled their wildly anticipated sophomore album BORN PINK. In less than a month, the group will hit the road for their 2022/2023 world tour kicking off on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea. 

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Vaughn Lowery, the president of 360 MAGAZINE, has always strived for positive social change. He graduated from Cornell University‘s ILR School. From there, he became active in modeling, acting and publishing.

A decade or more, Vaughn Lowery became notable when he appeared in Kmart’s smash commercial – Joe Boxer. It helped the retailer roughly sell 20 million dollars per week. By becoming an exclusive spokesperson, he appeared with Leeza Gibbons on Extra, Katie Couric on Today Show, and Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

At the culmination of college, he relocated to New York City; and thus, Vaughn began a career as an actor and model. It was there where celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine set him up with a fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha. Above Joe Boxer, he worked as a successful print model for many companies such as GAP, Old Navy, as well as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, and Karl Kani. He has graced the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Additionally, he flipped the Houston Chronicle.

Years back, ABC News Primetime aired a segment chronicling his life, along with the tragic John Ritter story. Vaughn has also filmed a Super Bowl commercial, completed a high-profile Dasani Water billboard ad campaign, appeared on America’s Next Top Model, guest-starred on the comedy, Scrubs, and screened his controversial 35mm festival film, The Young & Evil, at Sundance 2009. Having been represented by major industry players such as NEXT, he was also named Seventeen Magazine’s 17 Hot Guys. His hindmost project The Company We Keep boasts director Roy Campanella II along with comedic co-star Leslie Jones. At present, Vaughn wrote a short, Chasen Life, which won a writing competition. He adapted audiobook Say Uncle into a feature-length film, pitched a reality series and is in the process of architecting an immersive design experience.

Due to his turbulent upbringing in Detroit, Vaughn has kept his personal promise to be a contributing citizen to those in need. He has lent his name and support to: Women At Risk, Human Rights Commission, March of Dimes, Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Awakening Young Minds and schools across the nation where he encourages adolescents to step into their power.

As of late, Lowery has produced 360 MAG, a podcast on Audible, Apple and Spotify as well as an NFT Animal Series on OpenSea.

Futher, 360 MAGAZINE was named Business of the Month by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce [NGLCC]. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. It possesses deep affiliations with FORTUNE 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

Lastly, hard cover and auditory interpretations of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.


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Alesso × Katy Perry

Visionary GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist Alesso and global pop superstar Katy Perry released a new version of their hit collaboration, ”When I’m Gone.” The high-energy, “When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)”, out now via 10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol Records, emphasizes the ecstatic energy of the original, pulling it from the radio airwaves and back toward the dancefloor. Listen HERE.

Through Alesso‘s adrenaline-pumping combination of skyward electronics, stadium-filling synths, and thundering drums, “When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)” adds heightened emotion to Katy Perry’s stirring lyrics about a failed relationship. When I’m gone I’m never really gone,” she sings. “You think you’re moving on / but it won’t be for long, you’ll see.” Though there’s sadness on the song’s surface, ultimately, it’s an anthem of liberation and knowing your worth. There’s a feeling of joy and triumph that this new version’s soaring arrangement only emphasizes.

“When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)” comes on the heels of the duo’s Saturday Night Live performance of “When I’m Gone” which included a mushroom dance troupe. Watch it HERE. Upon its release, “When I’m Gone” went straight to No. 1 on the U.S. Dance Shazam chart, entered the top five of Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and placed in the top five on iTunes in the U.S. It has amassed over 90 million combined global streams to date. The song’s music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, premiered during halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship in January, marking the only time that ESPN has dropped a global music video within a live broadcast across its networks. Watch that music video HERE.

Alesso is set to hit the road next month with a slew of shows. On March 26, he will kick off his residency at TAO Beach Dayclub at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas. His new multi-year agreement with TAO will also include performances at OMNIA Las Vegas and Hakkasan Nightclub. Alesso will also join Puerto Rico pop-rap megastar Bad Bunny on his “World’s Hottest Tour” hitting stadiums across North America this summer. Tickets are available for purchase HERE including headline shows at NY’s Brooklyn Mirage.

Perry is partaking in a Las Vegas Residency at the Theatre at Resorts World. You can find all of her tour dates HERE

About Alesso

A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres. To that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, James Bay, Marshmello, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself” and gold-certified “Under Control,” the Swedish native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go,” a collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line. reached No. 9, while “Is That For Me” peaked at No. 25.

About Katy Perry

Katy Perry has racked up a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. She boasts an impressive 40M+ monthly listeners on Spotify with over 20M followers on the platform. Her 2019 single, “Never Really Over,” off her latest album SMILE, is certified PLATINUM and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy‘s musical career. 2020’s SMILE release has sold over 1.25 million adjusted albums, with nearly 2 Billion combined streams to date. Views of her 2013 video “Roar” and 2014’s “Dark Horse” have recently surpassed three billion views, making Katy the first female artist to reach this milestone. Katy‘s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles, and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.

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ELYANNA × BALTI

Palestinian-Chilean singer and songwriter Elyanna releases her new single entitled “Ghareeb Alay” feat. Balti via Universal Arabic Music, with an accompanying music video. Born and raised in Nazareth and now living in Los Angeles, the rising songstress collaborates with the Tunisian singer and rapper on an entrancing track that fuses Arabic music with pop and R&B beats.

 On the song, which translates to “Strange To Me” in English, Elyanna says, “‘Ghareeb Alay’ characterizes the story of a love song, but it’s much deeper than that. ‘Ghareeb Alay’ reflects change, around us and inside us. For Elyanna, as an immigrant, as an artist, and as a young female in the beginning of her journey. Everything and everyone feels new and strange. Ghareeb.”

Balti chimes in, saying, “‘Ghareeb Alay’ is one of the best songs I’ve ever worked on in my career. My collaboration with Elyanna adds a new artistic touch to the Pop Urban Arabic genre.” 

Ghareeb Alay” is Elyanna’s first release under Universal Arabic Music and follows a string of previous releases, including her 2020 self-titled debut EP and breakout single “Ana Lahale” feat. Massari, which has over 14.5 million Spotify streams to date and 11 million video views. Not to mention, last fall, Elyanna was featured on fellow Universal Arabic Music artist Issam Alnajjar’s song “Hada Ghareeb”. Together, Elyanna and Issam are paving the way for a new generation of disruptive music arriving from the MENA region for fans around the world. 

Amassing over 100 million global streams to date and receiving critical acclaim from Vogue Middle East, Cosmopolitan Middle East, GQ Middle East, and more, Elyanna has all eyes on her as she gears up to drop more music this spring.

ABOUT ELYANNA

No matter what lines, borders, or boundaries seemingly separate us, songs bring us back together. Elyanna unites listeners worldwide around a sizzling signature style steeped in Arabic music, pop, and R&B. Singing in Arabic and English, the Palestinian-Chilean singer, songwriter, and performer instantly enchants with soul and spirit. Growing up in Nazareth, she discovered her calling early on. At just six-years-old, she often donned her mom’s heels and black coat and performed in front of the mirror. One day, her mother and siblings caught her to which she responded, “You don’t even know what I’m capable of doing yet.Soon after, the budding talent practiced daily with her older brother Feras who played piano and penned songs of his own. She regularly shut down talent shows and even practiced for photo shoots. At just 15-years-old, she landed on the radar of GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and MAGIC! frontman Nasri Atweh [Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Chris Brown]. Nasri introduced her to Lebanese-Canadian star Massari and powerhouse manager, SAL&CO Founder, and Universal Arabic Music C.E.O. Wassim “Sal” Slaiby. Following a series of buzzing releases, she made waves internationally with the self-titled Elyanna EP in 2020, boasting fan favorites such as “Ana Lahale” [with Massari], racking up 14.5 million Spotify streams. After amassing 100 million global streams and earning acclaim from Vogue Middle East, Cosmopolitan Middle East, GQ Middle East, and more, she perfects this vision on a series of singles and her forthcoming 2022 debut for Universal Arabic Music led by “Ghareeb Alay.”

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BEN FOLDS ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

Ben Folds has announced additional 2022 dates for his “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour” of US solo piano and orchestral performances, kicking off April 1st, 2022 with a symphony concert at Powell Hall in St. Louis, MO, with additional shows to be added throughout the year. Folds, who spent much of 2020 and early 2021 in isolation in Australia because of COVID-19 lockdowns, returned to US stages in the Fall of 2021 to numerous sold-out performances.

In addition to a return to performing live in 2022, Folds is also working on his new album, continues to produce his podcast series called Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds, and is scheduled to begin taping a new TV series.

Tickets for the newly added 2022 dates go on sale to the public on Friday, January 21st. For complete details on upcoming show dates, please visit here

BEN FOLDS “IN ACTUAL PERSON LIVE FOR REAL TOUR” 2022 DATES 

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1 – St. Louis, MO – Powell Hall ^

2 – St. Louis, MO – Powell Hall ^

3 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre

5 – Omaha, NE – Holland Center

6 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

9 – Miami, FL – North Beach Bandshell

10 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Event Center 

11 – Orange Park, FL – Thrasher-Horne Center

13 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center

14 – Savannah, GA – District Live

15 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 

21 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre

23 – Denver, CO – Boettcher Concert Hall ^

MAY

3 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre

4 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts

6 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre ^

JUNE

15 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall ^

17 – Santa Clarita, CA – Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

18 – San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Theatre *

19 – Chandler, AZ – Chandler Center for the Arts *

22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall ^

24 – Detroit, MI – Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel

26 – Nashville, TN – Brown County Music Center *

30 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center ^

JULY

1 – Nashville, TN – Shermerhorn Symphony Center ^

2 – Nashville, TN – Shermerhorn Symphony Center ^

AUGUST

26 – York, PA – Appell Center for the Performing Arts

27 – Bensalem, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino

28 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

* New Date Added 

^ Symphony Date

ABOUT BEN FOLDS:

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He’s created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds released his first book – a collection of interrelated essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life and music – in 2019, which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller, and is currently hosting a podcast series spinoff of his book entitled “Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds.”

An avid photographer, Folds is also a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center’s Digital Project on his photographic work.

An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation’s public schools, has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), and serves on the Board of AFTA’s Arts Action Fund. He also served as Chairman of the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote2020 national initiative that encouraged voter engagement in the 2020 US elections, and continually advocates for improving public policies for the arts and arts education.