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

Becky Bain | July 16, 2012 10:09 am

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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