July 11, 2019
Genre-defying music icon Ben Folds will be touring Australia in August to discuss his memoir A Dream About Lightning Bugs! Here is where you can find him:
Ben Folds - A Dream About Lightning Bugs
From genre-defying musical icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs!
He joins Simon Marnie of ABC Radio to discuss A Dream About Lightning Bugs, his life, lessons, and musical journey.
This will be a special night!
Date: Saturday, August 24th
Start time: 6:30pm
Venue: St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 189 Church St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Tickets: Event tickets $12, event entry + book is $42 (save $5!)
Bookings + more information: https://www.betterreadevents.com/events/ben-folds-a-dream-about-lightning-bugs
Ben Folds: A Dream About Lightning Bugs - in conversation with Myf Warhurst
Celebrated American singer-songwriter and front-man of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five is touring Australia with his new memoir and will be stopping in at Brisbane Powerhouse for a special in-conversation with Myf Warhurst.
Date: Monday, August 26th
Start time: 7:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, Brisbane Queensland 4005
Tickets: Event tickets $45 (adult), $40 concession (+ $6.90 transaction fee)
Bookings + more information: https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2019/08/26/ben-folds-a-dream-about-lightning-bugs/
Ben Folds In-Conversation with Richard Fidler
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre is delighted to be hosting this exclusive evening with author, singer and songwriter Ben Folds, launching his book: A Dream About Lightning Bugs. Ben will be in-conversation with writer and broadcaster, Richard Fidler.
Date: Wednesday, August 28th
Start time: 6:30pm
Venue: Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide South Australia 5000
Tickets: Free! Registration required
Bookings + more information: https://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Events-calendar/benfolds/
Ben Folds: About Lightning Bugs
Regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, American singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds has toured the world with his patented brand of heart-pop. He’s now penned an extraordinary memoir and will be in conversation with Charlie Pickering about the influencers who changed his life, as well as playing live songs that shaped him.
Date: Saturday, August 31st
Start time: 8pm
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Tickets: Price dependent on member/pass number
Bookings + more information: https://mwf.com.au/program/ben-folds-about-lightning-bugs-5605/
From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs.
In A Dream About Lightning Bugs (Simon & Schuster, $35.00, published August 1st), Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming, funny and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock anti-hero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance.