The love shack is closing down. The B-52s have announced that their upcoming tour will be their last.
Hitting 11 U.S. cities (for now), The B-52s will kick off the tour in late August in Seattle before ending in their home state of Georgia in November.
“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,” co-founder Kate Pierson said in a statement. “It’s been cosmic.”
The tour’s pre-sale begins at 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 27. The general ticket sale begins at 12 pm EST on Friday, April 29. The Tubes and KC & The Sunshine Band are set to support on various dates.
“No one likes to throw a party more than we do,” frontman Fred Schneider says, “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.”
The B-52s formed in 1976 in the college town of Athens, Georgia. The legendary new wavers are slated to get their own documentary film in early 2023.
But as farewell tours go, this could be goodbye…for now.
The B-52s Tour Dates
August 22nd — Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall*
September 29th — Mashantucket, CT @Foxwoods Casino**
September 30th — Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall**
October 1st — Washington, DC @ The Anthem**
October 7th — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre**
October 13th — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre**
October 14th — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre**
October 15th — Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall – Ocean Casino**
October 19th — Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre
October 21st — Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre
October 22nd — Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre
October 28th — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic Auditorium*
October 29th — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic Auditorium*
November 4th — Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater**
November 11th — Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theatre**
*with Special Guests The Tubes
**with Special Guests KC & The Sunshine Band