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The B-52’s announce their farewell tour

The B-52’s have announced they will embark on a final ‘farewell’ tour this year.  The band will kick off a North American farewell tour on Aug. 22 in Seattle, before wrapping-up on Nov. 11 in Atlanta. The B-52’s will be joined by guests KC and the Sunshine Band and the Tubes at select stops of the tour.

B-52’s cofounder Kate Pierson said: “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.”  Cofounder Fred Schneider added: “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 blowout with our friends and family … our fans. And with KC and the Sunshine Band and the Tubes on board, it’s going to be one hell of a farewell party at these concerts.”

Tickets will go on sale on April 29 at the B-52’s website and via Ticketmaster.

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