Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Go-Go's farewell U.S. tour dates

Multi-platinum rock group The Go-Go's will embark on their farewell tour this summer to commemorate a decades-long career in the music industry. Following a recent high profile TV appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, the month-long trek will kick off in August and hit several major cities before wrapping in Los Angeles (see dates below). 

LA-based rock duo Best Coast will appear as special guests on most dates and Kaya Stewart will open all shows. Tickets are on sale now at Check back for details on VIP meet and greet packages.

"After a 38 year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour," says the band about the farewell trek. "We feel so lucky and so grateful to have had the incredible support of our fans for so long. We can't wait to get out on the road and give the people what they want: some loud fast music and a great party!"

The legendary rock group made history as the first, and to date only, all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to ever top the Billboard charts. The Go-Go's rose to fame during the early 1980s after the release of their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, which was #1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, selling three million copies, and making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time.

In 1982, The Go-Go's were nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best New Artist" and the group also released their sophomore album, Vacation, that same year, which was certified gold in the US and spawned another top 10 US hit with the title track. In 2011, the trailblazing band was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Where Hollywood meets Broadway, Gwyneth Paltrow is currently producing a new musical, "Head Over Heels" based on the music of the The Go-Go's. Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q, Bring It On) wrote the book and the show premiered last year at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season and is headed to Broadway sometime this year.

The Go-Go's are: Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin. 

Tour dates:

8/2 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theatre*
8/3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Au Rene Theater*
8/5 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre**
8/6 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethelhem Events Center**
8/8 - Boston, MA - House of Blues**
8/10 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse**
8/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore**
8/13 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage**
8/14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Outdoor Stage**
8/16 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall**
8/17 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights**
8/19 - Highland Park, Il - Ravinia Festival Pavilion**
8/22 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery**
8/23 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre**
8/25 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre**
8/26 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Beach**
8/28 - Costa Mesa, CA - Segerstrom Center for the Arts**
8/30 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre**

**Best Coast will appear as special guests and Kaya Stewart will open the show
*Kaya Stewart will appear as opening act

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