The B-52’s are calling it a day with a UK summer farewell tour

It's gonna be a love shack, baby

The B-52’s have announced plans for a farewell tour of the UK in the summer.

The band 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.

The band, who are best known for their hits ‘Love Shack’ and ‘Rock Lobster’, will play five dates, kicking off at Gateshead Sage in Newcastle on June 29 before wrapping up at Manchester O2 Apollo on July 3. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29. You can purchase tickets here.

The B-52’s will play:

Sat June 29 2019 – GATESHEAD Sage
Sun June 30 2019 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Tue July 02 2019 – NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Wed July 03 2019 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

The band is also currently working on a documentary and their first official book. Last year, the band celebrated what they dubbed their 40th anniversary by co-headlining a North American tour with Boy George & Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.

The Strokes‘ guitarist Nick Valensi previously appeared on a handful of tracks on Kate Pierson’s debut solo album ‘Guitars and Microphones’ in 2015. The singer also wrote a number of tracks with Sia, who executively produced the record.

Valensi’s band, meanwhile, will headline the London festival All Points East later this summer.