The B-52's Announce Farewell Concert Tour
Legendary party band the B-52's are taking fans on one last trip to the "Love Shack" when Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson embark on the group's farewell tour this year. The jaunt officially launches on August 22 in Seattle, WA, with special guests the Tubes. The following date isn't until September 29, in Mashantucket, CT, with KC and the Sunshine Band. The band has shows lined up in cities including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, and Atlantic City, with the last date on the tour set for November 11: Atlanta, in the B-52's home state of Georgia. More shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. See the complete itinerary as it stands now below.
Tickets for the B-52s’ farewell tour will go on sale April 29 at 12 p.m. ET. A pre-sale will begin tomorrow, April 27, at 12 p.m. ET. Full information is available on the band’s website.
"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," Fred Schneider said of the farewell tour.
"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," added Kate Pierson.
"It has been a wild ride, that's for sure,” chimed in Cindy Wilson. "We feel truly blessed to have had an amazing career encouraging folks to dance, sing along with us and feel they can be whomever they are with our music."
The B-52s Farewell Tour Dates
August 22 – Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall (with the Tubes)
September 29 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
September 30 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
October 1 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
October 7 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
October 13 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
October 14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
October 15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall – Ocean Casino (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
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 (with the Tubes)
October 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic Auditorium (with the Tubes)
November 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
November 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)