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Ben Folds Five Releasing First Album in 13 Years

July 16, 2012  |  1:20pm
Ben Folds Five Releasing First Album in 13 Years

Piano-dominated trio Ben Folds Five will be reuniting for their first album in 13 years, The Sound of the Life of the Mind.

The new album came about through a grassroots campaign on PledgeMusic, where artists, fans and charities work together to create albums. A portion of the funds from the album will go toward music education and music therapy, and those who’ve participated in the campaign will receive an early delivery of the album. Ben Folds Five will embark on a full North American tour this fall in support of The Sound of the Life of the Mind, and you can check out the tour dates below.

The new LP will be released worldwide through ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment on Sept. 18.

Ben Folds Five Tour Dates

September
13 – Holyoke, Mass. @ Mountain Park Amphitheatre
14 – New York, N.Y. @ Central Park Rumsey Playground
16 – Cary, N.C. @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
18 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
19 – North Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
21 – Pensacola Beach, Fla. @ DeLuna Fest
23 – Dallas, Texas @ Palladium Ballroom
24 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
25 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center
28 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Starlight

October
2 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore Detroit
5 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Kleinhas

November
10 – Melbourne, Australia @ Harvest Festival – Werribee Park
17 – Sydney, Australia @ Harvest Festival – Parramatta Park
18 – Brisbane, Australia @ Harvest Festival – Botanic Gardens
23 – Bristol, England @ O2 Academy
24 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
26 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
29 – Manchester, England @ O2 Apollo
30 – Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy

December
1 – Leeds, England @ O2 Academy
3 – Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy
4 – London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
5 – London, England @ 02 Academy Brixton

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