The B-52’s have announced a farewell tour. After 45 years of performing together, the group will play their final tour this summer and fall in the U.S.
Vocalist Kate Pierson says in a press release, “Who knew what started as a way to have some fun and play music for our friends’ at house parties in Athens in 1977 would evolve into over 45 years of making music and touring the world. It’s been cosmic.”
Fred Schneider adds, “No one likes to throw a party more than we do, but after almost a half-century on the road, it’s time for one last blow-out with our friends and family…our fans. And with KC & The Sunshine Band and The Tubes on board, it’s going to be one hell of a farewell party at these concerts.”
Check out the dates below and find ticket info at the band’s website.
The B-52’s tour dates:
August 22 Seattle, WA McCaw Hall*
September 29 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino**
September 30 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall**
October 1 Washington, DC The Anthem**
October 7 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre**
October 13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre**
October 14 New York, NY Beacon Theatre**
October 15 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall – Ocean Casino**
October 19 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre
October 21 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre
October 22 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre
October 28 San Francisco, CA The Masonic Auditorium*
October 29 San Francisco, CA The Masonic Auditorium*
November 4 Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theater**
November 11 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre**
*= with The Tubes
** = with KC and the Sunshine Band
The debut album by the B-52’s is featured on our list of the Top 150 Albums of the ’70s.