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Be Part Of the Ben Folds Five Reunion At A Starwood Hotel

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April 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

Any true Ben Folds Five fans will have already heard the news (which Mr. Folds announced himself via Twitter in January), but for the rest of you: the Ben Folds Five will be making their first album since 1999. And one of the places they'll be re-uniting onstage? The Westin Times Square.

We know what you're thinking...but before you go scratching your heads about why they would pick such a random concert venue for their reunion tour, know that this gig is actually part of a new live music program being launched by Starwood hotels all over the world. Titled "On Tour with SPG: Hear the Music, See the World," the promotion consists of notable bands either performing in, DJing at, or attending parties inside Starwood hotels—all for the enjoyment of (incredibly spoiled) SPG members.

All nine of Starwood's brands (W, St. Regis, Aloft, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Element, Luxury Collection, Four Points, and, of course, Westin) will each get their own special music event, though only the first four have been announced. These are:

· Jamie Cullum performance at St Regis Bal Harbour (May)

· Free tickets and an appearance by Daughtry at Aloft Dallas Downtown (June)

· Bend Folds Five performance at Westin TImes Square (October)

· DJ set by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation at W Santiago (November)

As for the rest of the dates, just sit tight!

SPG members should also keep in mind that Starwood is now the main global hotel sponsor of Live Nation—this means you could be eligible for fun things like artist meet-and-greets, backstage passes, and tickets to other Live Nation events around the world.

Just keep milking those Starpoints for all they're worth, and you'll be playing "Chopsticks" with Ben Folds in no time.

[Photo: @BenFolds]

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