Ben Folds Five Announce New Album ‘The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind’ + Tour Dates

Jul 16th, 2012 // 1 Comment
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Ben Folds has had a pretty successful career as a solo artist since splitting off from his self-named band Ben Folds Five in 2000 — he’s released three solo albums, several EPs, and became one of the better reality TV show judges out there with The Sing Off. (And let’s not forget that time he was mistaken for an Internet meme.) Still, Folds must have gotten the memo that the 90s are back in full force, as he’s reteaming with his BF5 band members Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge for the group’s fourth studio album and their first in eleven years, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind.

Though the band split up in 2000, they reteamed in 2008 for a live performance on MySpace, and recorded three new tracks for 2011′s The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective, a career-spanning Ben Folds anthology. They also performed their first live concert in over a decade at New York’s Mountain Jam festival in June 2012.

The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind will drop on September 18, a date already bloated with other anticipated releases by The Killers, Pink, Nelly Furtado, Pet Shop Boys and Michael Jackson. In promotion of their new album, the trio will also be hitting the road, hitting cities in North America, Australia, Ireland and the UK. check out the tour dates below, and expect more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

2012 Ben Folds Five Tour Dates

September 13 Holyoke, MA Mountain Park Amphitheatre
September 14 New York, NY Central Park Rumsey Playground
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

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