Hot on the heels of our look through Ben Folds’ discography, a release date has been announced for the first new Ben Folds Five album in over a decade. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind is being released on September 18th, on ImaVeePee records, through their old label home of Sony Music.

The album was funded via a PledgeMusic campaign that reached its’ goal literally within hours. Ben Folds Five fans (like me) are a pretty cult-ish bunch. The news of a full-on reunion sent many of us into a tizzy, and the fact that there will soon be an album of new music from the trio (in what is turning out to be a jam-packed September for music lovers) is super-exciting.

If you need any more incentive to buy the album, please be aware that a portion of the proceeds from the album will be used to benefit Music Education and Music Therapy. Ben has long been an advocate for funding of music programs in schools. A worthy charity, especially if it produces more Ben Folds-type artists.

As one would expect, the trio is also taking their show on the road. Check out dates below:

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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