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

Barenaked Ladies with frontman Ed Robertson (center right).

“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!’ ’’

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