In November, singer-songwriter Ben Folds was supposed to bring his solo, "In Actual Person Live For Real" tour to Tampa’s fairly-new Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Event Center. But due to vaccine mandates being outlawed in Florida—not to mention its outrageous infection numbers—he decided to postpone the Tampa date, along with fellow cities that COVID-19 exposure was practically inevitable in.
It’s been five years since Folds last played in Tampa Bay, which was a night of literal paper airplane requests at the Straz Center. Tickets to this show are unfortunately long sold-out, and you still have to be 21 or older to enter.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.