Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Make It Possible For All White Boys to Dance

Quite a bit of information on the new Ben Folds album Way To Normal, due in stores 9/30:

Starting Monday, August 4th at 10 AM thru Thursday, August 7th at 10 PM, iTunes and Ticketmaster will be running an exclusive Ben Folds album/ticket pre-sale promotion. When you pre-order Way To Normal ($12.99 - 13 new tracks) you instantly gain access to a Ticketmaster pre-sale that allows you to purchase Ben Folds tickets before they are available to the general public.
You'll also get two news tunes you can immediately download. Here's the tour:
Wednesday, September 24th Washington DC*** Constitution Hall
Friday, September 26th Boston, MA Orpheum
Saturday, September 27th Storrs, CT University of CT
Tuesday, September 30th New York, NY Terminal 5
Wednesday, October 1st New York, NY Terminal 5
Friday, October 3rd Fort Wayne, IN** Embassy Theatre**
Saturday, October 4th Louisville, KY** Whitney Hall**
Wednesday, October 8th Athens, OH Ohio University
Thursday, October 9th Detroit, MI State Theatre
Friday, October 10th Chicago, IL Congress
Saturday, October 11th Green Bay, WI Resch Center
Thursday, October 16th St. Louis, MO Paegent
Friday, October 17th Minneapolis, MN Myth
Saturday, October 18th Kirksville, MO Truman State University
Wednesday, October 22nd Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Thursday, October 23rd Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Friday, October 24th Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Saturday, October 25th Austin, TX Stubb's
Thursday, November 13th San Francisco, CA*** The Warfield
Friday, November 14th Los Angeles, CA*** Wiltern Theater


*Check back often - more tour dates to be added!
**Denotes shows not included in ticket/album pre-sale promotion
***Dates will be available for pre-sale starting Tuesday, August 5th at 10 AM and ending Friday, August 8th at 10 PM!
You can also pre-order a deluxe box set autographed by Mr. Folds himself here. Finally, BenFolds.com is getting revamped and will feature user-submitted YouTube videos (more here) as well as a new fan club and store. Wahoo.

UPDATE: Spinner has the exclusive premiere of Folds' new video for the first single Hiroshima, which sounds exactly how you want Ben Folds to sound. The stop-animation video freaks me out a bit - reminds me of nightmares I had as a kid. Quality work, though.

UPDATE TOO: Stereogum has You Don't Know Me, his collaboration with Regina Spektor from the new album. Nice to hear, but I can't say I'm overwhelmed by its greatness.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I can't wait for this "Way To Normal"- it's been way too long since "Songs for Silverman". I love pretty much every Ben Folds songs. I loved him with Ben Folds Five, but his solo work is just so different. I'm glad, though, that the classic Ben Folds sound has come back with the work he did on his last album.

I hope the album does well and that Ben will come out with an album more than once every three years!

~Jim

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