Ben Folds Five Announce Live Album

Ben Folds Five Announce Live Album
Last year, Ben Folds Five's namesake told us that the reunited trio were gravitating towards a new, ambient-leaning sound during their live shows. We may hear evidence of that on June 4, when the band release their first-ever live album (not including a couple of Ben Folds solo live LPs). The logically titled Ben Folds Five Live will arrive through ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment.

It songs were recorded in late 2012 and early 2013 during Ben Folds Five's first proper tour in over a decade. A press release promises that it "is comprised of high-energy live versions of some of the band's most beloved classics."

You can see the tracklist below, along with the date and venue where each song was recorded. The collection mixes tunes from last year's The Sound of the Life of the Mind with back catalogue favourites like "Brick" and "Song for the Dumped." It will be available on CD and double vinyl.

Ben Folds Five will be touring with Barenaked Ladies and Guster this summer. Unfortunately, this "Last Summer on Earth 2013" tour doesn't only includes one stop in Canada in Toronto. See the schedule below.

Ben Folds Five Live:

1. Jackson Cannery (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/2013)
2. Erase Me (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/2013)
3. Selfless, Cold and Composed (House of Blues, Boston MA, 10/13/2012)
4. Uncle Walter (Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10/5/2012)
5. Landed (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/2013)
6. Sky High (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide AU, 11/16/2012)
7. One Chord Blues/Billie's Bounce (The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA 1/26/2013)
8. Do It Anyway/Overture - Heaven on Their Minds (O2 Academy, Brixton UK, 12/4/2012)
9. Brick (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/2013)
10. Draw a Crowd (Capitol, Port Chester NY, 10/9/2012)
11. Narcolepsy (Hitomi Kinen Hall, Tokyo JP, 2/16/2013)
12. Underground (Mielparque Hall, Osaka JP, 2/22/2013)
13. Tom and Mary (O2 Academy, Brixton UK, 12/4/2012)
14. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (The Warfield, San Francisco CA, 1/31/2013)
15. Song for the Dumped (The Barton Theatre, Adelaide AU, 11/16/2012)

Tour dates:

6/17 Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre *^
6/19 Denver, CO - Red Rocks *^
6/20 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amp *^
6/22 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *^
6/23 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
6/25 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery *
6/26 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery *
6/28 Boise, ID - Botanical Gardens *^
6/29 Seattle, WA - White River Amp *^
6/30 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company *^
7/5 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion *^
7/6 Cincinnati, OH - TBA *^
7/8 Lansing, MI - Commonground Festival *^
7/9 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion *
7/11 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *^
7/12 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre *^
7/13 Nashville, TN - The Woods at Fontanel *^
7/15 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *^
7/16 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *
7/18 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Music Ctr *^
7/19 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena *^
7/20 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *^
7/21 Bangor, ME - Waterfront Park *^
7/23 Lenox, MA - Tanglewood *^
7/25 Charlotte, NC - T W Cable Uptown Amp *^
7/26 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amp *^
7/27 Charleston, SC - Family Circle Stadium *^
7/28 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre *^
7/30 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell *^

* with Barenaked Ladies
^ with Guster