The B-52s Announce Farewell Tour to Include Jersey Date
The B-52s are taking the last lap around Planet Earth before returning to Planet Claire in a just announced farewell tour, with a date at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City on October 15.
“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,” said Fred Schneider, co-founder and singer for the Athens, Georgia-based band, in a statement.
The band–who burst onto the charts with the hits “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” and “Roam”–will be the subject of a forthcoming documentary to be released in 2023 directed by Craig Johnson and produced by Fred Armisen.
The North American farewell tour will visit 10 cities across the U.S., kicking off Aug. 22 in Seattle and ending Nov. 11 in Atlanta. Stops include Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Supporting the band will be The Tubes or KC & The Sunshine Band.
“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,” said co-founder Kate Pierson in a statement.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Click HERE.