Cake, Ben Folds team up for co-headlining summer tour

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Cake and Ben Folds announced an impressive and intriguing summer co-headlining tour together. While it’s unlikely there will be new music out then – Cake last released Showroom of Compassion in 2011, while Ben Folds released So There in 2015 – it’s going to be a great show. Tall Heights will also serve as support for the tour.

“Cake — my rough contemporaries, comrades and heroes — to me, they make universal, poetic, identifiable music with a groove. I’ve learned a lot from these guys and I’m proud as punch to be on tour with them this summer,” says Folds. “I’m telling my friends to get there early enough for Tall Heights – a great addition to this bill.”

“We are very much looking forward to touring with Ben Folds,” says Cake’s John McCrea. “In a culture often conflicted about its relationship to melody, and songwriting generally, Ben continues unapologetically to provide melodic clarity and musicality.  I am also looking forward to hearing Tall Heights. This co-headline line up seems like a good combination of musical styles-disparate but not antithetical to each other-and it should be a solid evening of music.”

The tour is brief, kicking off on August 13 in Boston, Massachusetts and then wrapping up less than two weeks later on August 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Band pre-sale tickets are on now, with general public tickets set to go on sale on Wednesday, April 4 at 10am local time. You can find all of the dates below.

AUGUST

13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

15 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage

16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center

17 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium

18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

19 – Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheatre

21 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

22 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival

23 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bank Center

25 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park