The beloved B-52's, featuring members Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, and Fred Schneider, will be heading out on their "final tour ever of planet Earth" at the end of the summer with KC & The Sunshine Band joining the party, as well as a few select dates with The Tubes.
After 45 years of "Rock Lobster"-ing, "Love Shack"-ing, and "Roam"-ing where they want to -- the Georgia group's tin roof is finally rusted beyond repair and they're bringing a final performance to fans in 11 cities across the U.S. The dates begin on August 22 in Seattle, WA, and end on November 11 close to their home of Athens in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, the band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, April 27.
"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 with our friends and family…our fans," singer Fred Schneider said regarding the band's choice to retire from touring. "It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure," adds Cindy Wilson. "We feel truly blessed to have had an amazing career encouraging folks to dance, sing along with us and feel they can be whomever they are with our music."
Check out the current list of The B-52's' dates below, and stay tuned for additional shows to be added in the coming weeks. The tour's presale begins April 27 at 12PM ET, while the public on-sale will start on Friday, April 29 at 10AM local time. Grab your tickets right HERE.
The B-52’s 2022 Tour Dates:
August 22 | Seattle, WA | McCaw Hall*
September 29 | Mashantucket, CT | Foxwoods Casino**
September 30 | Boston, MA | MGM Music Hall**
October 1 | Washington, DC | The Anthem**
October 7 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Theatre**
October 13 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre**
October 14 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre**
October 15 | Atlantic City, NJ | Ovation Hall – Ocean Casino**
October 19 | Las Vegas, NV | The Venetian Theatre
October 21 | Las Vegas, NV | The Venetian Theatre
October 22 | Las Vegas, NV | The Venetian Theatre
October 28 | San Francisco, CA | The Masonic Auditorium*
October 29 | San Francisco, CA | The Masonic Auditorium*
November 4 | Los Angeles, CA | YouTube Theater**
November 11 | Atlanta, GA | The Fox Theatre**
*with special guests The Tubes
**with special guests KC & The Sunshine Band
Fret not fans, there are still more beehives to be had in 2023. A documentary film tracing the history and influence of the band, helmed by Craig Johnson (Skeleton Twins, Wilson) and Fred Armisen, is scheduled for release in the new year.
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