BEN PLATT ANNOUNCES HIS BIGGEST NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR
— THE REVERIE TOUR —
The Reverie Tour Kicks Off at Orlando’s Amway Center on February 23
Grammy®, Tony®, and Emmy® Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Ben Platt today announces his biggest North American headlining tour—The Reverie Tour. The 27-city tour kicks off Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Orlando's Amway Center and culminates with the tour finale in Los Angeles on April 8, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m.
Fans can register for pre-sales now here. American Express® Card Members may purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, August 19 at 10 a.m. ET through Thursday, August 26 at 10 p.m. ET. Additional pre-sales begin Monday, August 23 at 10 a.m. ET. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are also available. Packages include an amazing selection of reserved seated tickets, custom merchandise and more.
Additionally, last night Platt performed a very special YouTube live stream performance from Los Angeles (streaming here and this morning saw Platt heralding "Reverie" with a show-stopping performance on NBC's "TODAY" (streaming here. Next week, Platt visits NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," as both lead guest and musical performer, set for Monday, August 16 (check local listings). This week's appearances mark the latest in a recent series of high-profile television performances and interviews, including the live season finale of NBC's "The Voice," the nationally syndicated "Kelly Clarkson Show" (streaming here), and CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (streaming here). Additional TV appearances will be announced soon.
Platt’s much-anticipated second solo album, “Reverie,” includes such extraordinary new singles as “Happy To Be Sad” and “Imagine,” both available now on all digital platforms. Produced by Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry) and Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney) with additional production from Grammy® Award-nominee Gian Stone (Maroon 5, Dua Lipa), "Happy To Be Sad" was met with applause from Billboard, which raved, "On 'Happy To Be Sad,' the singer beautifully illustrates the portrait of a lover having to leave his significant other for a while, and simply reveling in the sadness as a source of pure joy. It is a confusing emotion to describe until you hear Platt's cherubic vocals sing the words—then it feels like it is happening to you right at this moment." "Happy To Be Sad" is joined by an official companion visualizer, streaming here.
"Imagine" arrived earlier this summer and has fast proven one of Platt's biggest singles to date. Produced by The Monsters & Strangerz and Jon Bellion, the superstar team behind such hits as Maroon 5's "Memories," Justin Bieber's "Holy," and "Prisoner" by Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa and co-written by Platt with Bellion, Michael Pollack, Alexander Izquierdo, Jordan K. Johnson, and Stefan Johnson, the track now boasts over 20M worldwide streams and counting. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “tender and confident . . . a tribute to everyday saviors," "Imagine" reached number seven on iTunes' "Top Pop Songs," to the "30 Hot AC Hit" list, and the top 50 on Spotify's "U.S. Viral 50" while also lighting up Hot AC radio outlets nationwide. An official music video, directed by Matty Peacock (Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez), is now streaming via YouTube here.
Platt followed “Imagine” with a series of creative reworks including the stripped-down “Imagine” (acoustic) (available here) and the mesmerizing “Imagine” (Tiësto Remix) an unprecedented collaboration with Grammy® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon Tiësto (streaming here and an official visualizer streaming here.
Platt recently unveiled a spectacular cover of Lady Gaga’s classic “Yoü And I,” featured on her newly-released “Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary” celebration album also known as “Born This Way: Reimagined.” The track earned rave reviews from such major outlets as Billboard, which wrote, “Ben Platt is the one artist here with the Broadway vocal chops to match Gaga— but instead of aping Gaga’s rock ‘n’ roll swagger, he brings out the tenderness . . . Love songs are the bread and butter of pop music, but the truth is, it’s hard to be this sincere and vulnerable, to sing with no armor at all. Ben Platt makes it feel utterly natural.” An official music video is streaming now here.
“Imagine” represented the first new music from Platt since 2019’s “So Will I,” (streaming here. Produced by multiple Grammy® Award-winner Finneas (Billie Eilish, Halsey, Camila Cabello) and applauded by Rolling Stone as “moving, inspiring . . . a powerful new ballad,” “So Will I” is featured on the deluxe edition of Platt’s acclaimed debut album, “Sing to Me Instead.” The expanded collection also includes live material recorded during Platt’s sold-out 2018 headline show at New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall, filmed for the concert special, ”Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall,” which streamed exclusively on Netflix.
“Sing to Me Instead proved a full-fledged sensation upon its March 2019 release, amassing over 337M global streams and earning applause from fans and critics alike. A genuinely multi-faceted actor, singer and all-around performer, the album saw Platt making a remarkable arrival as a solo recording artist and a songwriter, co-writing all of the album's 12 songs. Highlights include “Bad Habit,” “Ease My Mind,” “Grow As We Go,” and “Temporary Love,” all of which are joined by official music videos (streaming here.
The winner of the 2017 Tony® Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Evan Hansen in the smash hit, “Dear Evan Hansen,” Platt also received a Grammy® Award for his role on Atlantic’s “Dear Evan Hansen” (Original Broadway Cast Recording and a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for his part in the cast’s powerful performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s “TODAY.” Platt reprises his role as Evan in the “Dear Evan Hansen” film, set for release on September 24; watch the official trailer here.
Platt's evolving body of work also includes memorable roles in the Tony® Award-winning original Broadway production of "The Book of Mormon;" the blockbuster films; "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2," and the acclaimed Netflix series, "The Politician," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a Comedy," among many others. Platt, who recently made a guest appearance on FOX's "The Simpsons," began filming "Merrily We Roll Along" with Beanie Feldstein, directed by Richard Linklater, which covers the course of 20 years. Platt appears in BJ Novak's anthology series, "The Premise," a new comedy-drama coming to FX and Hulu. He begins production this September on the film "The People We Hate at the Wedding" alongside Kristen Bell and Allison Janney.