Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five try to make ‘Last Summer’ count

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Above: The exclusive premiere video of the new Barenaked Ladies single “Odds Are”

Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five are currently roaming the country on a jaunt called “Last Summer on Earth” tour, which comes to the Bank of America Pavilion on Tuesday. Do they know something we don’t?

“We actually started the tour last year,” says BNL frontman Ed Robertson, noting that 2012 was the year the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world. “This year, we’re just hedging our bets, maybe the Mayans forgot to carry the one or something and maybe it ends this year. We’re going to keep doing the ‘Last Summer on Earth’ tour until the world ends. And then we’ll say, ‘See, told you so!’ ”

Both groups are touring behind new releases, the excellent “Grinning Streak” for Canada’s BNL . . . ..

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