The B-52s gear up for 40th Anniversary World Tour

40+ city tour kicks off May 4th

Now with over 20 million albums sold 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 continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary, the band has announced a world tour that is expected to cover more than ten countries and will include a headlining North American summer tour. The 40+ city tour will kick off May 4th in West Palm Beach, FL at Sunfest and finishes in New York City on September 24th at Summer Stage in Central Park. Tickets for the tour are on sale on April 12th at 10 am local time. Full tour dates below with more expected to be added in the future. OMD and BERLIN will support on select North American dates.

In 2018, the B-52s 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. Continuing the festivities, Da Capo Press/Hachette Books has announced plans to publish the first-ever official history of the band in 2020. Meanwhile, the B-52s have joined forces with Executive Producer Fred Armisen and Director Craig Johnson (Skelton Twins, Wilson, Alex Strangelove) to develop an authorized documentary film of the group.

“Who knew that when we played our first house dance party in Athens, Georgia in 1976 that we would be still be rocking the house in 2019!” says vocalist Kate Pierson. Adds fellow vocalist Cindy Wilson, “Visiting over 10 countries to perform for our fans around the globe makes us so incredibly happy. Let’s rock!” Front man Fred Schneider gives fair warning, “Woo-hoo! Europe and then all over North America! Dust off those go-go boots and shine your dancing shoes because the B-52s are coming!”

You don’t need to look too hard to see or hear the multi-dimensional influence of the B-52s. 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.

The B-52s 2019 Tour Dates:

May 4 West Palm Beach, FL Sunfest*
May 12 Arlington, TX KAABOO Texas*
May 26 Nashville, TN Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender*
June 21 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival*^
June 23 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso**^
June 24 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique**^
June 26 Cologne, Germany E-Werk**^
June 27 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle**^
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*^
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 The Mountain 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
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
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

All dates are with The B52s, OMD and Berlin unless noted below.

*Festival Date
^European Tour
**Headline Date

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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