Ben Folds will bring his What Matters Most Tour to Stifel Theatre on June 28.
The tour will promote Folds’ album of the same name, which he’ll release on June 2.
What Matters Most is a bold, timely, cinematic work. The masterful collection examines the tragic and the absurd in equal measures as it reckons with hope and despair, gratitude and loss, identity and perspective. The songs are bittersweet, hilarious at times, yet often laced with a quiet sense of longing and dread.
Taken as a whole, the result is an undeniably joyful album that refuses to succumb to the weight of the world around it – an ecstatic reminder of all the beauty and promise hiding in plain sight for anyone willing (and present enough) to recognize their moments as they arrive.
“There’s a lifetime of craft and experience all focused into this one record,” Folds says. “Sonically, lyrically, emotionally, I don’t think it’s an album I could have made at any other point in my career.”