Ben Folds Five: New Album, North American Tour

By Team JamBase Jul 16, 2012 9:53 am PDT


Ben Folds Five, the groundbreaking pop trio who changed the course of indie rock in the mid-1990s, 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.

Ben Folds Five–Ben Folds (piano), Robert Sledge (bass) and Darren Jessee (drums)–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.


  • 1.) Erase Me
  • 2.) Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
  • 3.) Sky High
  • 4.) The Sound of the Life of the Mind
  • 5.) On Being Frank
  • 6.) Draw A Crowd
  • 7.) Do It Anyway
  • 8.) Hold That Thought
  • 9.) Away When You Were Here
  • 10.) Thank You For Breaking My Heart

    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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