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Video: Ben Folds's "Working Day" A Cappella Video Premieres on Huffington Post As Folds Launches US Tour

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Video: Ben Folds's "Working Day" A Cappella Video Premieres on Huffington Post As Folds Launches US Tour

    The video for Ben Folds's song "Working Day," off his 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Lonely Avenue, featuring lyrics by novelist Nick Hornby, has premiered on the Huffington Post, whose Mike Ragogna also spoke with Folds in an interview about the album. The video, produced by Ryan Lerman, showcases seven audiences recorded during Folds's January tour across the US Midwest. Each audience—in St. Louis and Fulton, Missouri; Athens, Ohio; Champaign, Illinois; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis, Minnesota—was given specific parts and conducted to a click track. The arrangement was later weaved together to create a 14,000 voice choir seen and heard on the video performing the song in its entirety. Watch the magic unfold below.

    To pick up a copy of Lonely Avenue on CD, vinyl, and in a deluxe edition with four short stories by Hornby and 15 images by acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz, all in a hardbound, 152-page book, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

    Watch the "Working Day" video here and at nonesuch.com/media:


    Folds launches his US summer tour tomorrow night at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a date rescheduled from the earlier tour due to dangerous weather conditions. All of the currently scheduled dates are listed below. For more information and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To read the Huffington Post interview, go to huffingtonpost.com.

    BEN FOLDS ON TOUR

    Jul 7 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
    Jul 8 Stir Cove Amphitheatre Council Bluffs, IA
    Jul 9 Dave Matthews Band Caravan Chicago, IL
    Jul 10 Crossroads Kansas City, KS
    Jul 13 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
    Jul 14 Great Salt Air Salt Lake City, UT
    Jul 15 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
    Jul 16 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ
    Jul 18 Marquee Tempe, AZ
    Jul 20 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
    Jul 21 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
    Jul 22 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
    Jul 23 XPoNential Festival Philadelphia, PA
    Aug 20 Alys Stephens Center Birmingham, AL
    Sep 17 Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
    Oct 26 Hilbert Circle Theatre Indianapolis, IN
    Nov 3 Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
    Nov 6 Powell Hall St. Louis, MO

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The video for Ben Folds's "Working Day," off Lonely Avenue, his 2010 collaborative album with Nick Hornby, has premiered on the Huffington Post, which also features an interview with Folds. The video showcases audiences recorded during his January tour across the US Midwest, each given specific parts. The arrangement was later weaved together to create a 14,000 voice choir seen and heard on the video. Watch it here. Folds launches his US summer tour tomorrow in Tulsa.

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The video for Ben Folds's song "Working Day," off his 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Lonely Avenue, featuring lyrics by novelist Nick Hornby, has premiered on the Huffington Post, whose Mike Ragogna also spoke with Folds in an interview about the album. The video, produced by Ryan Lerman, showcases seven audiences recorded during Folds's January tour across the US Midwest. Each audience—in St. Louis and Fulton, Missouri; Athens, Ohio; Champaign, Illinois; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis, Minnesota—was given specific parts and conducted to a click track. The arrangement was later weaved together to create a 14,000 voice choir seen and heard on the video performing the song in its entirety. Watch the magic unfold below.

To pick up a copy of Lonely Avenue on CD, vinyl, and in a deluxe edition with four short stories by Hornby and 15 images by acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz, all in a hardbound, 152-page book, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

Watch the "Working Day" video here and at nonesuch.com/media:


Folds launches his US summer tour tomorrow night at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a date rescheduled from the earlier tour due to dangerous weather conditions. All of the currently scheduled dates are listed below. For more information and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To read the Huffington Post interview, go to huffingtonpost.com.

BEN FOLDS ON TOUR

Jul 7 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
Jul 8 Stir Cove Amphitheatre Council Bluffs, IA
Jul 9 Dave Matthews Band Caravan Chicago, IL
Jul 10 Crossroads Kansas City, KS
Jul 13 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Jul 14 Great Salt Air Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 15 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
Jul 16 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ
Jul 18 Marquee Tempe, AZ
Jul 20 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
Jul 21 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Jul 22 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
Jul 23 XPoNential Festival Philadelphia, PA
Aug 20 Alys Stephens Center Birmingham, AL
Sep 17 Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
Oct 26 Hilbert Circle Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Nov 3 Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 6 Powell Hall St. Louis, MO

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Ben Folds: "Working Day" [video]

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