Legendary group The B-52s have announced what will likely be the band’s final tour beginning this August and going until November. They will be joined for some performances by The Tubes or KC and The Sunshine Band.


They have come out of the semi-hiatus that began in 2019 when member Fred Schneider said they would be no longer touring and will only make festival appearances of the band, but perhaps the years of quarantine following made the group itchy to get back on the road together.

The B-52s’ The Final Tour Ever Of Planet Earth will begin on August 22 in Seattle and end in Atlanta on November 11, near the band’s hometown of Athens, Georgia. If the tour won’t be coming near you and you need a little bit of “Love Shack” in your life.

Schneider said of this new tour, “No one likes to throw a party as much as we do, but after almost a half-century on the road, it’s time for one last blowout with our friends and family… our fans. 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.”

Another founding member, Cindy Wilson said, “It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure. 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.”

Along with the shows coming up, the band will also be the subject of a documentary to be released in early 2023. The film is directed by The Skeleton Twins helmer Craig Johnson, and executive produced by comedian and musician Fred Armisen.

The film is produced by MRC and Fulwell 73 and is being created with a full blessing from the band. The filmmakers were also granted access to a trove of unseen personal videos and photos captured throughout the band’s history.

There are currently 15 tour dates listed on the band’s website, and more shows could be added later given how far away August currently is. Check out the list of tour dates below:

August 22 – Seattle, Washington – McCaw Hall*

September  29 – Mashantucket, Connecticut – Foxwoods Casino+

September 30 – Boston, Massachusetts – MGM Music Hall+

October 1 – Washington, DC – The Anthem+

October 7 – Chicago Illinois – Chicago Theatre+

October 13, 14 – New York, New York – Beacon Theatre+

October 15 – Atlantic City, New Jersey – Ovation Hall in Ocean Casino+

October 19, 21, 22 – Las Vegas, Nevada – The Venetian Theatre

October 28, 29 – San Francisco, California – The Masonic Auditorium*

November 4 – Inglewood, California – YouTube Theater+

November 11 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Fox Theater+

*with The Tubes
+with KC & The Sunshine Band

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