Musician Ben Folds appears in concert on Feb. 19 at the Cintas Center

The concert is being sponsored by the Student Activities Council and Student Government Association | January 20, 2009

Tickets are on sale for Ben Folds, who appears on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Cintas Center on Xavier’s campus. Sponsored by the University’s Student Activities Council and Student Government Association, the concert is open to the public as well as students.

Folds is widely acclaimed for his skill as a pianist, composer, songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. Rolling Stone magazine likens his aggressive piano playing to other well-known rock musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John. Folds has played the college circuit for years, including a past appearance at Xavier in 2005. His performances feature him on keyboard with a backup band of guitar and drums. His last album, Way to Normal, is reminiscent of 1970’s-era Randy Newman. His next album, Stems & Seeds, is due to be released on Feb. 10.
Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $25 each for the general public. Tickets for Xavier students with a student ID are $15 each. The ticket office is at 1624 Herald Ave. on the Xavier campus and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For information call 513-745-3411.