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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!)

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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)

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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

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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

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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.