Thursday, October 16, 2008
the B-52s announce additional Fall tour dates.
Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson will keep the Funplex party going strong with a riotous performance of full-throttle electro rock dance pop. Alongside new gems like ‘Funplex’, ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Hot Corner’, ‘Keep This Party Going’ and the sublime new single ‘Juliet Of The Spirits’, the show features much of the B’s superb catalogue including the mighty ‘Rock Lobster’, ‘Roam’, ‘Mesopotamia’, ‘Planet Claire’ and the classic ‘Love Shack’.
“Every time they take a stage, The B-52s prove that there has never been another band remotely like them"- Rolling Stone
“Dance music sounds so much better when performed live by an actual band of flesh, blood and several cubic yards of eyeliner.” - The Washington Post
“The new songs jumped alongside the old ones with cheeky verve.” - The Boston Globe
“It’s impossible to attend a B-52s show and not find your leg reflexively bouncing or your head bobbing uncontrollably- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Recorded in their native Athens and released earlier this year, Funplex saw the band return to excellent reviews after a 16 year hiatus and once again deliver a collection of classic B-52s material. With its primal guitar hooks, driving drums and the B-52s unmistakable vocal style, Funplex is instantly recognizable as quintessential and contemporary B-52s.
The band recently released the “Juliet of the Spirits” Remix EP which features remixes from some of world’s most sought-after electronic producers - Zoned Out, Dan McKie, Glenn Morrison & Bruce Aisher, and Morgan Page.
Oct 17 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater
Oct 18 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Nov 1 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov 7 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Nov 8 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theater
Nov 9 Thousand Oaks, CA Civic Arts Plaza
Nov 11 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Nov 12 Las Vegas, NV Primm Valley Casino
Nov 14 San Rafael, CA Marin County Civic Center
Nov 15 Bakersfield, CA The Fox Theater
Nov 16 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia at LA Live
Posted by News 24/5 at 1:37 AM