The B-52’s, best-known for the ’80s tune “Love Shack,” are heading out on a worldwide tour in honor of their 40-year anniversary this summer.
Currently, the band is on tour making stops throughout the UK this weekend and next week before heading to France on July 5. From there, they’ll head to the states late July, playing cities like Portland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Austin, New Orleans, Grand Rapids, and Detroit. Along the way, the group will perform at Colorado’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Seattle’s BECU ZooTunes Concert Series, San Diego’s Bayside Summer Nights series, and New York City’s Summerstage Series before wrapping-up in Mexico City at the Festival Corona Capital on November 16.
“In 2018, The B-52’s began their 40th anniversary celebration in style, co-headlining a massively successful American tour with Culture Club and Thompson Twins, taking over venues across the country,” a statement read ahead of the new dates. More shows are set to be added in the coming weeks.
Today, which marks a day after Cosmic Things‘ 30-year anniversary, the band released Cosmic Thing: 30th Anniversary Edition. The record includes a newly remastered version of the original album, along with a booklet from journalist and author T. Cole, song lyrics, and unseen photos of the band from that time period.
During the group’s prime years, they scored spots on the top charts with “Love Shack,” “Roam,” and “Rock Lobster,” proving to be a staple new-wave group during the ’70s and ’80s.
Check out the band’s full list of tour dates below.
B52’s 40th Anniversary World Tour Dates 2019
June 29 – Gateshead Sage, UK @ Gateshead Sage
June 30 – London, UK Eventim @ Apollo
July 2 – Nottingham, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
July 3 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
July 5 – Paris, France @ Olympia
July 7 – Argeles Sur Me, France @ Festival les Deferlantes
Jul 26 – Asheville, NC @ Biltmore House & Gardens
August 1 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre
August 3 – San Diego, CA @ Bayside Summer Nights @ Embarcadero Marina Park
August 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
August 6 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
August 7 – Seattle, WA @ BECU ZooTunes Concert Series
August 8 – Missoula, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
August 10 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
August 11 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre
August 12 – Saratoga, CA @ TheMountain Winery
August 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
August 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
August 17 – Dillon, CO @ Dillon Amphitheater
August 18 – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Aug 20 – Grand Prairie, TX @ The Theatre at Grand Prairie
August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ The Majestic Theater
August 22 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
August 24 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
August 25 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
August 28 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 29 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center Theater
September 6 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
September 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 8 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights
September 11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens
September 13 – Toronto, ONT, CA @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
September 14 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
September 17 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
September 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
September 20 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
September 22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 24 – New York, NY Summerstage @ Central Park
Nov 16-17 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Festival Corona Capital
Last Updated on June 28, 2019 by Olivia Perreault