Rock legends the Go-Go’s will unite this summer for a month-long farewell tour. Four members of the band’s classic line-up – singer Belinda Carlisle, guitarist Jane Wiedlin, multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Caffey and drummer Gina Schock – will play 18 dates throughout North America, starting August 2nd in Clearwater, Florida and concluding August 30th in Los Angeles. Indie-rock act Best Coast and singer-songwriter Kaya Stewart will open select dates throughout.
“After a 38-year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour,” the band said in a statement announcing the 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!”
Ticket information is available at Ticketmaster. Details on VIP meet-and-greet packages are forthcoming.
The Go-Go’s formed in 1978, but rose to prominence in the early Eighties as the first (and only) all-female band to top the Billboard charts by writing their own material and playing their own instruments. The Go-Go’s released three albums during their classic run – including 1981’s hit-spawning, multi-platinum Beauty and the Beat – before their 1985 breakup.
The band reunited for multiple tours in subsequent decades and released one more LP, 2001’s God Bless the Go-Go’s. Their most recent jaunt concluded in July 2014.
The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour Dates
August 2 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre*
August 3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Au Rene Theater*
August 5 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre**
August 6 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethelhem Events Center**
August 8 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues**
August 10 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse**
August 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore**
August 13 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage*
August 14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Outdoor Stage**
August 16 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall**
August 17 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights**
August 19 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival Pavilion**
August 22 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery**
August 23 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre**
August 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
August 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach**
August 28 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts**
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
*with Kaya Stewart
**with Kaya Stewart and Best Coast