B-52's Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour, Documentary & First Official Book

Pieter M. Van Hattem
B-52's

The B-52's announced today (April 9) that they will embark on a worldwide tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary, which began in 2018 and will continue through this fall.

The tour kicks off in West Palm Beach, Florida at Sunfest on May 4, and will end at New York City's Central Park Summerstage on Sept. 24. OMD and Berlin will open on select U.S. tour dates.

Additionally, the band has teamed up with Fred Armisen and Craig Johnson for a documentary; they will executive produce and direct, respectively.

“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?” vocalist Kate Pierson said in a press release. “Visiting over 10 countries to perform for our fans around the globe makes us so incredibly happy. Let’s rock!” vocalist Cindy Wilson added.

Frontman Fred Schneider also said, “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!”

Finally, the B52's are working on their first official book, due in 2020.

Check out the tour dates below.

THE B-52’s WORLD 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         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

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