Ben Folds Five to release new album, tour (2012)

Ben Folds Five is releasing The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, the group’s first album of new music in 13 years. The music’s genesis took place via a successful grassroots direct-to-fans campaign on PledgeMusic, where artists and fans work together with charities to create albums and other projects.
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind will be released worldwide on ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment on September 18.  Fans who’ve participated in the PledgeMusic campaign will receive an exclusive early delivery of the album.
A portion of the funds generated by album sales, and other BFF items ordered by fans through PledgeMusic, will be used to support Music Education and Music Therapy, a charity personally chosen by Ben Folds Five. PledgeMusic builds a charitable component into each of the campaigns running under its auspices.
BFF will return to the road this fall with a major North American tour, including a gig at New York’s Central Park on September 14, with dates in the UK, Ireland and Australia to follow.  More dates in the Ben Folds Five 2012-2013 tour itinerary TBA.
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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