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The B-52s will launch a farewell tour of the United States this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Eccentric dance-pop outfit The B-52 hit the road one last time for one last tour this summer that will criss-cross coast to coast.

NEW YORK (AP) — Eccentric dance-pop outfit The B-52 hit the road one last time for one last tour this summer that will criss-cross coast to coast.

“No one loves throwing a party more than we do, but after nearly half a century on the road, it’s time for one last blast,” said Athens-based band co-founder and vocalist Fred Schneider. in Georgia. group, in a press release.

The band burst onto the New Wave scene in 1979 with songs like “Rock Lobster” and cracked the pop charts in the late ’80s with party classics “Love Shack” and “Roam.”

Their North American farewell tour will visit 10 cities across the United States, kicking off August 22 in Seattle and ending November 11 in Atlanta. Stops include Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC Band support will be The Tubes or KC & The Sunshine Band.

Tickets are available on The B-52s.com.

“Who would have thought that what started as a way to have fun and play music for our friends at parties in Athens in 1977 would turn into over 45 years of music and touring the world. It’s been cosmic,” co-founder Kate Pierson said in a statement.

While the band may be bidding farewell to the road, the members are the subject of a 2023 documentary directed by Craig Johnson and produced by Fred Armisen.

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Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press