Group returns to The Venetian resort
After performing a series of sold out shows in Las Vegas this past October, The B-52s, The World’s Greatest Party Band, are returning to The World’s Greatest Party City in 2023. The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is turning into the Love Shack for a ten-night residency from Friday, May 5th through Sunday, September 3, 2023. All performances are scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm.
Tickets start at $49.50, plus applicable fees, and will go on sale to the general public Saturday, December 3rd at 10 am PT via Ticketmaster, VenetianLasVegas.com, any box office at The Venetian Resort, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.
There will be an artist pre-sale beginning Wednesday, November 30th at 10 am PT. The Venetian Resort Grazie Rewards members, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers, will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, December 1st at 10 am PT. All pre-sales will end Friday, December 2nd at 10 pm PT.
The ten shows going on sale are May 5, 6, 10, 12, 13; August 25, 26, 30; and September 2, and 3.
Earlier this year, the band announced its “final tour ever on planet Earth” as Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson say farewell to the road. Three dates at Atlanta’s Fox Theater are on the schedule for January. It’s unclear if additional dates will be added.
It is well known that The B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. Forty-five years and over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of pop 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 No. 11 on the Top 200. The B-52s’ unforgettable dance-pop 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 No. 152 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and No. 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.