Fred, Kate, Keith and Cindy – who left the band in 1990, but returned for good in 1998 – will get the party jumping June 16 with a benefit show at Belly Up in Aspen, Colo.

Other dates on the first leg of The B-52’s U.S. calendar include Viejas Concerts in the Park in Alpine, Calif. (June 22), the House of Blues in Dallas (June 27), and the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. (July 14).

The band will head to Europe in the second half of July for four dates, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Geneva, Switzerland (July 19), and the Benicassim Festival in Valencia, Spain (July 21).

The second set of U.S. dates gets started with a gig July 29 at the Charlottesville Pavilion in Virginia, and includes stops at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre (August 1), Filene Center at Wolftrap in Vienna, Va. (August 8), the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Mass. (August 11), and the Atlantic City Hilton in New Jersey (August 18).

Tickets for most shows are available through the band’s web site.

B-52’s frontman Fred Schneider said even though it’s been nearly a decade since the band members were in the studio together – they recorded two new tracks for the 1998 hits collection Time Capsule – it all came back as soon as everyone was together in their old stomping grounds of Athens.

“After the ‘Cosmic Thing’ and ‘Good Stuff’ tours, we were a little burned out,” Schneider said. “We just had our ins and outs and things going on. It took a while for things to fall into place.

“We all lived down there for two months and just got back in the swing of things.”

Schneider said the new album’s 11 tracks, which were recorded with the assistance of producer Steve Osborne, are classic B-52’s, with a decidedly 21st century flavor.

“There’s more electronica on it,” he said. “It’s up-tempo and a bit sexed-up. It’s sexier than ever.”

The band, which owns the master recordings for the new album and is now shopping for a record label, will start post-production work on the disc soon, with plans to release it early next year.