Since its release, the media reaction to The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind has been fantastic. The AV Club also declared that “Mind sounds exactly what a mature Ben Folds Five record should sound like: hard-won wisdom and withering observations with an unabashedly sentimental core.” The album was released in September 2012 and debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200, making it the highest debut of the band’s career. It is Ben Folds Five’s fourth record overall and first in 13 years.
Recorded in 2012-2013 on their first tour in more than a decade, Ben Folds Five Live – available on CD as well as double vinyl – is comprised of high-energy live versions of some of the band’s most beloved classics. Ben Folds Five Live was recorded while the band was out touring in support of The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind and features live cuts from their expansive catalog performed in cities all over the globe such as Tokyo, Adelaide, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles and more.
Ben Folds Five are currently touring North America on the “Last Summer On Earth” Tour with Barenaked Ladies and Guster. Tour dates below.
July 11 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 13 – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel
July 15 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 16 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion *
July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Music Ctr
July 19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
July 20 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 – Bangor, ME – Waterfront Park
July 23 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
July 25 – Charlotte, NC – T W Cable Uptown Amp
July 26 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amp
July 27 – Charleston, SC – Family Circle Stadium
July 28 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
* = Barenaked Ladies & Ben Folds Five only