Platinum selling alt rock band CAKE is teaming up with acclaimed pianist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds for a co-headlining concert at KettleHouse Amphitheater on September 5, 2019. They’ll be supported by special guest Tall Heights.
It’s been a few years since Ben Folds played in Missoula with his last performance taking place at the Wilma in 2016. Cake’s return is long overdue — having not played here since 2013.
Montana is lucky enough to host the tour opener for CAKE & Ben Folds’ second consecutive summer tour. Pollstar noted their last tour as one of the highest grossing co-headline tours of summer 2018. Both bands have expressed their excitement to continue touring together.
“CAKE are masters, and they happen to be my friends,” says Folds. “So, yes, let’s do this!”
“We had so much fun with Ben last summer that we decided to do it again, this time in the west,” says CAKE’s frontman John McCrea. CAKE’s multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Vince DiFiore adds, “Last year we had the great honor to tour with Ben, who inspired us with incredible musicianship and memorable songs. It was sad to end that tour, so now a great thrill to be anticipating another with the actual artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra.”
Since their debut record in 1994, CAKE has had two albums go platinum, one go gold, and 2011’s Showroom of Compassion debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 for one week, becoming the band’s first album to do so. Now, they’re gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album, Age of Aquarius, due out autumn 2019.
Ben Folds has had a successful and influential career as part of his group Ben Folds Five as well as a solo artist. For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and in 2017 was named as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Folds was featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC’s critically-acclaimed a capella show “The Sing Off,” continues to appear in cameo roles on cable and network TV shows, and composes for film and TV.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19th at 10AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on Apr. 17 (details below). General admission standing pit tickets, reserved stadium seating tickets and general admission lawn tickets are available. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here. All ages are welcome.
Logjam Presents is proud to partner with Montana Trout Unlimited so that $1 from every ticket sold to KettleHouse Amphitheater events will go to the Blackfoot River Fund – a dedicated fund to conserve and protect the beautiful Blackfoot River. More info on the Blackfoot River Fund and its efforts can be found here.