THE B-52s GEAR UP FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH SUMMER’S HOTTEST TOUR JOINING BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB FOR THE LIFE TOUR 40+ CITY TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 29 VIP PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE

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THE B-52s GEAR UP FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH SUMMER’S HOTTEST TOUR

JOINING BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB FOR THE LIFE TOUR

40+ CITY TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 29

VIP PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE 

“No novelty, the B-52s may be the most subversive band America ever gave us…Campy? Yes. Colorful? Yes. Fun? Very much so. But none of this should take away from their value as vanguards”- Salon

“The greatest white dance band in the world”- Interview Magazine

 

 

(New York, NY –April 25, 2018) Now over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. As The B-52s gear up to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, what better way to celebrate then hitting the road with Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club for a major 2018 U.S. summer tour. The Life Tour: starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s, will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL going thru October 3rd. Tickets are on sale now! Click HERE to purchase.

Today, The B-52s announce they will be offering a VIP Preshow Party Mix Package. Come join the band for a 40th anniversary toast pre-show and meet and greet. Packages are limited, so don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hang with the band! VIP packages are on-sale now, please click HERE to purchase.

The B-52s will also be playing solo dates beginning May 27th. These dates kick off in Cincinnati, OH at Taste of Cincinnati and go through June 10th. Listing of the full tour dates below!

 

THE B-52S 2018 TOUR DATES

DATE CITY VENUE

May 27** Cincinnati,OH Taste of Cincinnati

June 1** Philadelphia, PA SugarHouse Casino

June 2** Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

June 3** Portland, ME Aura

June 5** Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse

June 8** Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

June 9** Madison, WI The Orpheum Theater

June 10** Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee PrideFest at Henry Maier Festival Park

June 29 St. Augustine, FL Saint Augustine Amphitheatre

June 30 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome

July 1 Pompano, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

July 11 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Amphitheater

July 12* Tulsa, OK River Spirit Casino Resort

July 13* Memphis, TN Live at the Garden

July 15 Houston, TX Smart Financial at Sugar Land

July 17 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre

July 18 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap

July 20 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium

July 21 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

July 22 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater

July 26* Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino

July 27 Boston, MA Wang Theatre

July 28 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium

August 19** Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues

August 28 Lewistown, NY Artpark

August 30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

August 31 Chicago, IL Ravinia Festival

September 1 Chicago, IL Ravinia Festival

September 3 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair

September 6 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre

September 7 Kansas City, OH Starlight Theatre

September 8 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

September 15 Portland, OR Theatre of the Clouds

September 16 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre

September 18 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

September 19 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

September 21 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

September 22 Reno, NV Reno Event Center

September 23 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

September 28 Cabazon, CA Morongo

September 29 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Event Center

September 30 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick

October 3 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre

October 6** San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

Note:

All dates and venues subject to change. The lineup will feature Boy George & Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey for all dates unless otherwise noted below:

* B-52s and Boy George & Culture Club

**B-52s only

About the B-52s

It is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. Nearly 40 years and over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Any mystery concerning the band’s longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around,” “Private Idaho,” “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club” to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack,” to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CD Funplex, which bowed at #11 on the Top 200. The B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

Formed on an October night in 1976 following drinks at an Athens, GA, Chinese restaurant, the band played their first gig at a friend’s house on Valentine’s Day 1977. Naming themselves after Southern slang for exaggerated ‘bouffant’ hairdos, the newly-christened B-52s (Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson) began weekend road trips to New York City for gigs at CBGB’s and a handful of other venues. Before long, their thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. A record deal soon followed and their self-titled debut disc, produced by Chris Blackwell, sold more than 500,000 copies on the strength of their first singles, the garage rock party classic “Rock Lobster,” and “52 Girls.” The album placed at #152 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and #99 on VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” The B-52s began to attract fans far beyond the punk clubs of the Lower East Side — galvanizing the pop world with their ‘stream-of-consciousness’ approach to songwriting and outrageous performance. They had clearly tapped into a growing audience for new music that was much larger than anyone could have anticipated.

 

1989’s watershed Cosmic Thing elevated them to another galaxy altogether. It moved 5 million-plus units and spawned a string of Top 10 smashes in the form of GRAMMY®-nominated “Roam” and “Love Shack”—which Rolling Stone lauded as “Single of the Year” and also #246 on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” “Love Shack” also earned the MTV Moonman that year for “Best Group Video.” Their marathon tour in support of the record would be highlighted by an Earth Day gig at Central Park for 750,000 fans.

As they take their party-music revolution into the 21st century, the B-52s show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own unique blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world.

 

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