The North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced today that pop songwriter and pianist Ben Folds has reassembled his band the Ben Folds Five and scheduled a string of fall concerts. Folds, drummer Darren Jessee, and bassist/guitarist Robert Sledge are solid for a show at the PAC on Wed. Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. with support from Australian singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke.
The Ben Folds Five formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, N.C., and they quickly rose to prominence in the mid-’90s for their jazz-accented power-pop styles. The song ”Underground,” from their self-titled debut on the Caroline label, made a splash in 1995. In 1997, the band’s single “Brick,” from their album Whatever and Ever Amen, earned massive mainstream radio play. In 2000, Folds stepped away from the band to pursue solo efforts. The year’s tour marks the first time the three bandmates have hit the road in 12 years. A new Ben Folds Five studio album is due for release later this year.
Tickets for reserved seats go on sale for $45 and $63.50 on Fri. July 13 at 10 a.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum’s Advance Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix stores), by phone at (800) 745-3000, and online at ticketmaster.com.