Ben Folds Five's Road Trip

Spring tour.

Those nutty, piano-totin' boys in Chapel Hill's Ben Folds Five,

will hit the road in April and May to support the release of their major-label

debut, Whatever and Ever Amen.

The album, released on March 18 in

the U.S. and a month earlier in Japan, where it went gold (100,000) in just

four days, debuted at #90 in its first week on the Billboard charts.

The trio finish up a stint of opening slots on the Counting Crows tour on

April 6, which will be followed by the 17-date tour and then a jaunt to Japan.

Did we mention they're "Big in Japan?"

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