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