Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Go-Go's Announce Farewell Tour - Dates

Above: Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock (drums), and Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's performing in Antone's in Austin, Texas in 2008. The Go-Go's embark on what they are calling their farewell tour this summer. Photo: Flickr user Ron Baker (Kingsnake).

Legendary all-female rockers the Go-Go's recently announced that this summer they'll be embarking on  "Happily Ever After - The Farewell Tour." Always one of my favorites, the Go-Go's formed in L.A. in the late 1970s, breaking new ground with their 1981 double-platinum album "Beauty and the Beat," which became the first album by an all-female band that wrote and performed its own songs to hit the top of the Billboard charts. (Go-Go's farewell tour press release.)

This isn't the first time the Go-Go's have reunited for a tour; I was lucky to see them in Central Park a number of years ago, when they were promoting their last new studio album, "God Bless the Go-Go's." The band also did a 25th anniversary tour of "Beauty and the Beat" in which they performed the entire album in sequence.

The Go-Go's farewell tour features the classic lineup of Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, and Gina Schock. Go-Go's tickets are on sale now.

The Go-Go's farewell tour dates:
July 7 San Diego, CA - Lilith Fair
July 8 Phoenix, AZ - Lilith Fair
July 10 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Rays
July 11 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
July 14 Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Pavilion
July 15 Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center for the Arts
July 16 New York, NY - Good Morning America
July 17 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
July 19 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
July 20 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
July 22 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
July 24 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
July 26 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
July 27 Austin, TX - Paramount Theater 

If you want to keep up with the Go-Go's on Twitter, you can follow the band's account (@officialgogos) or members Belinda Carlisle (@belindaofficial), Jane Wiedlin (@janewiedlin), and Kathy Valentine (@kathy_valentine).

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