Ben Folds heads back to the UK

Star plays live dates in early 2007

Ben Folds is to tour the UK in January.

The shows will be Folds’ first in Britain since December 2005.

The dates are as follows:

London Hammersmith Apollo (January 23)

Sheffield City Hall (25)

Glasgow Academy (26)

Manchester Apollo (27)

Wolverhampton Civic Hall (28)

To check ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

Folds recently released ‘Supersunnyspeedgraphic, The LP’, a collection of songs taken from his rare internet EPs, B-sides, soundtrack work and cover versions.

The star will shortly commence work on his new studio album, the follow-up to 2005’s ‘Songs For Silverman’.