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The B-52’s have announced that after 45 years as a touring ensemble they will embark on their final trek this summer. The band’s farewell tour will commence on Aug. 22 at McCraw Hall in Seattle. The 11-stop tour will hit select U.S. cities before wrapping in mid-November. 

Following a Pacific Northwest tour opener, the band will head cross-country for a gig on Sept. 29 at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., where they’ll be joined by special guests KC & The Sunshine Band. The following night, the band will pop up at Boston’s MGM Music Hall before heading to Washington D.C. for a show at The Anthem. 

From there, The B-52’s will make their way to Chicago for an Oct. 7 performance at the Chicago Theatre. Then, they will play a two-night stand at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Oct. 13 and 14 before making their way to Ocean Casino in Atlantic City on Oct. 15. 

Then, the band will perform for three nights at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas before heading to San Francisco for a two-night feature at The Masonic Auditorium, where special guests, The Tubes, join them. 

The final two performances will see the band perform at Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater on Nov. 4 and The Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Nov. 11. The B-52’s co-founder, Kate Pierson, shared, “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.”

Fellow B-52’s co-founder Fred Schneider shared some words on the band’s decision to retire. He stated, “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. 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.”

Pre-sale for The B-52’s Farewell Tour begins on April 27 at 12 p.m. ET. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 29 at 12 p.m. E.T.

The B-52s Farewell Tour Dates: 

Aug. 22 – McCraw Hall – Seattle *

Sept. 29 – Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, Conn. **

Sept. 30 – MGM Music Hall – Boston **

Oct. 1 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C. **

Oct. 7 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago **

Oct. 13 – Beacon Theatre – New York **

Oct. 14 – Beacon Theatre – New York ** 

Oct. 15 – Ocean Casino – Atlantic City, N.J. **

Oct. 19 – The Venetian Theatre – Las Vegas, Nev. 

Oct. 21 – The Venetian Theatre – Las Vegas, Nev. 

Oct. 22 – The Venetian Theatre – Las Vegas, Nev. 

Oct. 28 – The Masonic Auditorium – San Francisco * 

Oct. 29 – The Masonic Auditorium – San Francisco * 

Nov. 4 – YouTube Theater – Los Angeles ** 

Nov. 11 – The Fox Theatre – Atlanta **

* With special guests The Tubes 

** With special guests KC & The Sunshine Band