B-52’s Announce 40th Anniversary Tour – Documentary And Book Also Announced

One of the most iconic acts to come out of the MTV era was the B-52’s. Thier rowdy, party music and larger than life personalities quickly elevated them to legendary status. It’s so hard to believe that it went down 40 years ago but – here we are talking about a B-52’s 40th Anniversary show. Seems the band has a ton is shit coming at us in celebration of that landmark so – let’s cruise through this press release as it is loaded with info – including all the US tour stops.

“The B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. As the B-52s continue to celebrate their 40thAnniversary, the band announced a world-wide tour today that is expected to cover more than 10 countries and will include a headlining North American summer tour. The 40+ city tour will kick off May 4 in West Palm Beach, FL at Sunfest and finishes in New York City on September 24 at Summer Stage in Central Park. Tickets for the tour are on sale on April 12 at 10am local time. Click HERE to purchase. Full tour dates below with more expected to be added in the future. OMD and BERLIN will support on select North American dates.

But – a tour is not enough to celebrate four decades of the band – they also announced a few other upcoming projects in the works:

“Continuing the festivities, Da Capo Press/Hachette Books has announced plans to publish the first-ever official history of the band in 2020. Meanwhile, the B-52s have joined forces with Executive Producer Fred Armisen and Director Craig Johnson [Skelton Twins, Wilson, Alex Strangelove] to develop an authorized documentary film of the group.”

Here’s those tour dates – find one close to you and lock that shit in!


May 4                         West Palm Beach, FL         Sunfest*
May 12                       Arlington, TX                       KAABOO Texas* 
May 26                       Nashville, TN                        Nashville Boogie Vintage
June 21                      Vitoria, Spain                        Azkena Rock Festival*^
June 23                      Amsterdam, Netherlands    Paradiso**^
June 24                      Brussels, Belgium                Ancienne Belgique**^
June 26                      Cologne, Germany              E-Werk**^
June 27                      Berlin, Germany                   Columbiahalle**^
June 29                      Gateshead Sage, UK          Gateshead Sage**^
June 30                      London, UK                           Eventim Apollo**^
July 2                          Nottingham, UK                    Royal Concert Hall**^
July 3                          Manchester, UK                   O2 Apollo**^
July 5                          Paris, France                        Olympia**^
July 7                          Argeles Sur Me, France      Festival les Deferlantes*^
August 1                    Costa Mesa, CA                   Pacific Amphitheatre**
August 3                    San Diego, CA                Bayside Summer Nights
August 4                    Los Angeles, CA                  Microsoft Theater
August 6                    Portland, OR                         Oregon Zoo Amphitheater 
August 7                    Seattle, WA                           BECU ZooTunes Concert Series
August 8                    Missoula, MT                        Kettlehouse Amphitheater
August 10                  Bend, OR                              Les Schwab Amphitheater
August 11                  Murphys, CA                         Ironstone Amphitheatre
August 12                  Saratoga, CA                        TheMountain Winery
August 14                  Phoenix, AZ                          Comerica Theatre
August 16                  Salt Lake City, UT                Red Butte Garden
August 17                  Dillon, CO                              Dillon Amphitheater** 
August 18                  Greenwood Village, CO      Fiddler’s Green
August 21                  San Antonio, TX                   The Majestic Theater 
August 22                  Austin, TX                              Bass Concert Hall 
August 24                  Sugarland, TX                      Smart Financial Centre
August 25                  New Orleans, LA                  Saenger Theatre
August 28                  Clearwater, FL                      Ruth Eckerd Hall
September 6            Greensboro, NC              White Oak Amphitheatre
September 7            Atlanta, GA                           Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
September 8            Huber Heights, OH              Rose Music Center
September 11           Grand Rapids, MI                 Fifth Third Bank Summer
September 13           Toronto, ONT, CA                Sony Centre
September 14           Detroit, MI                              Meadow Brook
September 17           Washington, DC                   The Anthem
September 19           Philadelphia, PA                   Mann Center
September 20           Mashantucket, CT               Foxwoods Resort Casino
September 22           Asbury Park, NJ                   Sea.Hear.Now Festival*
September 24           New York, NY                       Summerstage – Central Park 
All dates are with The B52s, OMD and Berlin unless noted below*Festival Date^European Tour**Headline Date

Dave Dreher
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Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.