Ben Folds Five will play its first show in nearly a decade Sept. 18 in Chapel Hill, N.C., as part of a taping for the new MySpace show “Front to Back.”
The group will perform its 1999 album “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner” in its entirety at the gig, which will be broadcast in October on MySpace.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 8 via eTix.com, with proceeds to benefit Operation Smile: Changing Lives One Smile at a Time.
“Of our three albums, this one brings back the most vivid memories,” Folds says. “It was actually written to be one song of many movements, which is why there are motifs that appear throughout the album. That should make ‘Reinhold’ a natural to be played front to back.”
In related news, Folds’ next solo album, “Way to Normal,” is due Sept. 30 via Epic.