Ben Folds Five announce Massachusetts concert

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Ben Folds Five have added a Massachusetts stop to their upcoming reunion tour. The pop-rock favorites will perform at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Thursday, September 13. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $30 to $55, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through NBOTickets. Kate Miller-Heidke will open the show.

After reuniting for to record three tracks for Ben Folds’ The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective in 2011, the original Ben Folds Five trio (Ben, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee) are on the road in 2012 for their first tour in twelve years. The band are also working on their first studio album since 1999’s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. The band funded the album with fan donations through a PledgeMusic drive.

“I have been calling this album ‘the beast’,” said Folds in a recent interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. “Hopefully it doesn’t sound ambitious because you don’t want to burden the listener… but it is ambitious. I have never been one to jump up and down and congratulate myself for a record well done, but I think it’s a good and solid album. I consider myself very lucky to make records with two guys who can, just by putting some notes on tape, make something unique. We sound like us.”

Ben Folds Five can still pre-order the band’s forthcoming album in a variety of packages through their Pledge Music page.

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