The B-52s To Embark On Farewell Tour This Fall

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The B-52s will be heading on the road for one final time as the band announces their farewell tour. Kicking off at Seattle’s McCaw Hall on Aug. 22, the trek will make stops in Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more before wrapping up at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Nov. 11.

Other notables from the upcoming tour will see two nights at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on Oct. 14 and 14, and four nights at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, 21 and 22.

“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,” band co-founder Kate Pierson said in a statement. “It’s been cosmic.”

KC and The Sunshine Band and The Tubes are set to appear at select dates throughout the tour. In addition to the 11 announced tour dates, more shows will be added in the coming weeks. On April 27, The B-52’s will make an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” the band’s Cindy Wilson said in a statement. “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.”

After the band wraps up their farewell tour, a documentary about the band directed by Craig Johnson and produced by Fred Armisen will be released in early 2023. The documentary will feature many personal archival photos and films from each of the band members, many of which have never been previously released.

“No one likes to throw a party more than we do, but after almost a half-century on the road, it’s time for our last blow-out with our friends and family… our fans,” the band’s frontman, Fred Schneider, said in a statement. “And with KC & The Sunshine Band and The Tubes on board, it’s going to be one hell of a farewell party at these concerts.”

When The B-52s toured in 2019, the band made stops in Napa, Calif., Washington, D.C., Rochester, Mich., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and more. Their show in Fort Lauderdale grossed $197,953, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice, while their show at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. sold 4,349 tickets at 100% capacity and grossed $282,335.

Tickets for The B-52s’ Farewell Tour will go on sale via the band’s website starting April 29 at 12 p.m. ET. Pre-sale tickets will be made available on April 27 at 12 p.m. ET.

The B-52’s Farewell Tour Dates
08/22 – McCaw Hall – Seattle, WA*
08/29 – Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, CT**
08/30 – MGM Music Hall – Boston, MA**
10/01 – The Anthem – Washington, DC**
10/07 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL**
10/13 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY**
10/14 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY**
10/15 – Ovation Hall, Ocean Casino – Atlantic City, NJ**
10/19 – The Venitian Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
10/21 – The Venitian Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
10/22 – The Venitian Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
10/28 – The Masonic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*
10/29 – The Masonic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*
11/04 – YouTube Theater – Los Angeles, CA**
11/11 – The Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA**

*With The Tubes
**With KC & The Sunshine Band