Ben Folds Five announce November UK tour – ticket details

Reunited trio will play eight shows later this year

Ben Folds Five have announced a full UK and Ireland tour for later this year.

The band, made up of Ben Folds, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee, announced earlier this year that they had reunited to record a brand new album, which will be released in August.

The trio last released an album together in 1999, ‘The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner’, but are now working on its follow-up and will release the as yet untitled record in late summer.

The tour is the band’s first with Sledge and Jessee since 1999 and consists of eight shows. The run of shows kicks off at O2 Academy Bristol on November 23 and runs until December 4 when the trio headline London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

The band also recently recorded three new tracks for Ben Folds’ forthcoming compilation LP ‘The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective’, which was released on October 11.

Ben Folds Five will play:

O2 Academy Bristol (November 23)
Nottingham Rock City (24)
Dublin Vicar Street (26)
O2 Apollo Manchester (29)
O2 Academy Glasgow (30)
O2 Academy Leeds (December 1)
O2 Academy Birmingham (3)
O2 Academy Brixton (4)

Tickets go onsale on Friday (May 4) at 10am (GMT). To check the availability of Ben Folds Five tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.