IU Auditorium is located at E. Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will open the show. Widely known as a pianist, Ben Folds began his career in music as a drummer and also plays guitar and bass. The outfit's sound was more akin to power popsters, but like punk bands, Ben Folds Five put on a high energy, blistering live show.
More options Led by the pop-minded prowess of their namesake frontman, Ben Folds Five dispelled any misgivings about a band's ability to rock without guitars. The band also provided a launching pad for Folds himself, who continued releasing piano-based pop songs well into the subsequent years. The group's story is, in many ways, the story of its de facto leader and namesake, Ben Folds. Upon graduating high school in the mid-'80s, the young songwriter drifted from place to place in hopes of discovering a good scene to sow his brainchild. Throughout a decade in which hair bands ruled the airwaves, Folds spent frustrating stints in Miami, Chapel Hill, New York, and Europe before landing in Nashville in the early '90s.
His first solo album after leaving his band Ben Folds Five, Rockin' the Suburbs was recorded in Adelaide, Australia, where Folds was living at the time. The group achieved mainstream success in the alternative, indie and pop music scenes. Their single "Brick" from the album Whatever and Ever Amen gained airplay on many mainstream radio stations.