Go-Go's are "Ladies Gone Wild" this summer
Female new wave rockers the Go-Go's will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their double-platinum debut album, "Beauty and the Beat," with a summer excursion across North America.
The quintet -- Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Charlotte Caffey (guitar), Gina Schock (drums), Jane Wiedlin (guitar) and Kathy Valentine (bass) -- will start off the "Ladies Gone Wild" trek with a May 29 performance in Hershey, PA. The 23-date road trip spans two months, mixing U.S. and Canadian gigs before the Aug. 28 conclusion in Austin, TX. The full schedule, which includes a hometown L.A. gig on Carlisle's birthday (8/17), is detailed at right.
The Go-Go's rose to fame in 1981 with the release of "Beauty and the Beat," which includes the chart-topping hits "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat."
A deluxe edition of the 30-year-old album will hit shelves May 17, according to a press release. The collection will feature a bonus disc with previously unreleased music from a 1981 live set.
Last summer, the Go-Go's called off their scheduled farewell tour due to Wiedlin's knee surgery. Since that time, the band has "decided they were not quite ready to hang up their instruments," according to a press release.
29 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
1 - Morristown, NJ - The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
3 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
4 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
5 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
7 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
9 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion (w/ The B-52s)
10 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
11 - Orlando, FL - Universal Studios
14 - Apple Valley, MN - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
16 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/ the B-52s)
17 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park (w/ the B-52s)
18 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)
12 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
13 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
14 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo
16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
17 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
20 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino
24 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
26 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
27 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
28 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre