Cake and Ben Folds
with Special Guests Tall Heights
August 16th, 2018
Originally formed as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, CAKE's democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school. CAKE's most recent album, SHOWROOM OF COMPASSION, debuted at #1 on Billboard's "Top 200" Chart and was touted for its "deadpan brilliance" by The New Yorker. The band is currently in the recording studio working on their ninth album, due for release later this year.
Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborative records with artists spanning Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and William Shatner.
Folds’ most recent work, 2015’s SO THERE, blended original songs with his critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra” and soared to #1 on Billboard’s “Classical” and “Classical Crossover” charts. For over a decade, Folds has performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras. In 2017, he was named as the first-ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
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