The B-52s have announced details for a North American farewell tour – buy your tickets here and see the full list of dates below.
The group, best known for their hits “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster”, formed in October 1976 over a fiery volcanic cocktail shared at Chinese restaurant Hunan. They released their self-titled debut album in 1979, produced by Chris Blackwell via Island Records.
In 2019 they played a UK summer farewell tour, having celebrated their 40th anniversary the year before co-headlining a North American tour with Boy George & Culture Club and Tom Bailey by Thompson Twins.
The new tour dates begin in Seattle in August and will see the B-52 backed by The Tubes and KC & The Sunshine Band.
See the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.
22 – Seattle, McCaw Room *
29 – Mashantucket, Foxwoods Casino^
30 – Boston, MGM Music Hall ^
1 – Washington DC, The Anthem ^
7 – Chicago, Chicago Theater ^
13 – New York, Beacon Theater ^
14 – New York, Beacon Theater ^
15 – Atlantic City, Ovation Room – Ocean Casino ^
19 – Las Vegas, the Venetian theater
21 – Las Vegas, the Venetian theater
22 – Las Vegas, the Venetian theater
28 – San Francisco, the Masonic Auditorium *
29 – San Francisco, the Masonic Auditorium *
4 – Los Angeles, YouTube Theater ^
11 – Atlanta, the Fox Theater ^
^ with KC & The Sunshine Band
In 2015, B-52’s Kate Pierson released a solo debut album with a song co-written by Nick Valensi and Sia of The Strokes.
The new wave icons released their last studio album, “Funplex”, in 2008. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1979.