The B-52s announce farewell tour dates as the group shut the ‘Love Shack’ permanently
The B-52s have announced a farewell US tour for 2022 as the group are calling it quits after 45 years.
Entitled The Final Tour Ever of Planet Earth, the band will perform dates across the US between August and November.
It’ll see the iconic group joined by special guests The Tubes and KC & The Sunshine Band for various shows.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale from 10am on 29 April via ticketmaster.com.
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Fans can expect to hear some of the group’s greatest hits including “Rock Lobster”, “Private Idaho”, “Planet Claire” and of course, “Love Shack”.
Their global hit was released in 1989 where it reached the top five in the UK and US and has since become their signature song.
The music video for the track features a pre-fame RuPaul in his first mainstream appearance and the group have since been guest judges on Drag Race.
Of the farewell tour, Fred Schneider said: “No one likes to throw a party more than we do, but after almost a half-century on the road, it’s time for one last blow-out with our friends and family… our fans.”
Kate Pierson added: “Who knew what started as a way to have some fun and play music for our friends’ at house parties in Athens in 1977 would evolve into over 45 years of making music and touring the world. It’s been cosmic.”
“It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” said Cindy Wilson. “We feel truly blessed to have had an amazing career encouraging folks to dance, sing along with us and feel they can be whomever they are with our music.”
Alongside their farewell tour, the B-52s have also confirmed that a long-in-the-works documentary about the group will be released in early 2023.
The untitled film was directed by Craig Johnson and will feature an array of previously unreleased archival photos and videos.
You can find out how to get tickets, presale info and tour dates below.
How to get tickets
They go on general sale at 10am local time on 29 April via Ticketmaster.
A number of different presales are taking place across the week, check your preferred date on Ticketmaster for more info on how to access them.
You can check out the full tour schedule below.
The B-52s Farewell Tour Dates
- 22 August – Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall (with the Tubes)
- 29 September – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 30 September – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 1 October – Washington, DC – The Anthem (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 7 October – Chicago, IL -Chicago Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 13 October – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 14 October – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 15 October – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall – Ocean Casino (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 19 October – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
- 21 October – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
- 22 October – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
- 28 October – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium (with the Tubes)
- 29 October – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium (with the Tubes)
- 4 November – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater (with KC and the Sunshine Band)
- 11 November – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre (with KC and the Sunshine Band)