Friday, July 20, 2012

Ben Folds Five reunion news

Ben Folds Five will release The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, the group's first album of new music in 13 years, on September 18 via ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment. Fans that participated in the PledgeMusic campaign will receive an exclusive early delivery. 

A portion of the funds generated by album sales will be used to support Music Education and Music Therapy. PledgeMusic builds a charitable component into each of the campaigns running under its auspices.

Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds (piano), Robert Sledge (bass) and Darren Jessee (drums) - launched in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1994 and released Whatever And Ever Amen in 1997. BFF recorded its last album, 1999's The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner, before disbanding in 2000.

In 2011, the original members recorded three new studio tracks for The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective. The band did its first concert in more than a decade at New York's Mountain Jam Festival on June 2 of this year and followed with US summer festival dates including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee Summerfest and Old St. Patrick's Church Block Party in Chicago.

BFF will return to the road this fall with a North American tour and dates in the UK, Ireland and Australia. More TBA.

Track listing 
Erase Me
Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
Sky High
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
On Being Frank
Draw A Crowd
Do It Anyway
Hold That Thought
Away When You Were Here
Thank You For Breaking My Heart

World tour dates 
September 13 Holyoke, MA Mountain Park Amphitheatre
September 14 New York, NY Central Park
September 16 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre
September 18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
September 19 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
September 21 Pensacola Beach, FL DeLuna Fest
September 23 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
September 24 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
September 25 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
September 28 Kansas City, MO Starlight
October 2 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
October 5 Buffalo, NY Kleinhas
November 10 Melbourne, Australia Harvest Festival - Werribee Park
November 17 Sydney, Australia Harvest Festival - Parramatta Park
November 18 Brisbane, Australia Harvest Festival - Botanic Gardens
November 23 Bristol, England O2 Academy
November 24 Nottingham, England Rock City
November 26 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
November 29 Manchester, England O2 Apollo
November 30 Glasgow, Scotland O2 Academy
December 1 Leeds, England O2 Academy
December 3 Birmingham, England O2 Academy
December 4 London, England O2 Academy Brixton
December 5 London, England O2 Academy Brixton

For more tour information, go to

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