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.