The ​B-52s Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour

The band will also release a Fred Armisen-produced documentary and their first official book

Photo: Pieter M. Van Hattem

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Apr 9, 2019

The B-52s turn 40 this year, and they're marking the milestone with some major celebrations that include an anniversary tour, a documentary and their first official book.
The festivities begin with a string of festival shows, followed by European and North American tours. Following next month's appearances at Sunfest, KAABOO Texas and Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, the band will tour Europe in June and July.
The North American jaunt starts in Costa Mesa, CA, on August 1, eventually making a single Canadian visit to Toronto on September 13. The remaining dates wrap up on September 24 in New York.
The B-52s will be joined by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Berlin for the majority of the North American leg.
The B-52s will also be marking the big 4-0 with a new documentary produced by Fred Armisen and directed by Craig Johnson. The group's first-ever authorized biography will also arrive via Da Capo Press/Hachette Books. Both projects are expected to see release in 2020.
As we await further details of the film and book, check out the B-52s' upcoming anniversary tour itinerary below.
Tour dates:
05/04 West Palm Beach, FL - Sunfest
05/12 Arlington, TX - KAABOO Texas
05/26 Nashville, TN - Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender
06/21 Vitoria, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
06/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
06/24 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
06/26 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
06/27 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
06/29 Gateshead Sage, UK - Gateshead Sage
06/30 London, UK - Eventim Apollo
07/02 Nottingham, UK - Royal Concert Hall
07/03 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
07/05 Paris, France - Olympia
07/07 Argeles Sur Me, France - Festival les Deferlantes
08/01 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
08/03 San Diego, CA - Bayside Summer Nights
08/04 Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
08/06 Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
08/07 Seattle, WA - BECU ZooTunes Concert Series
08/08 Missoula, MT - Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/10 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
08/11 Murphys, CA - Ironstone Amphitheatre
08/12 Saratoga, CA - TheMountain Winery
08/14 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
08/16 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
08/17 Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater
08/18 Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
08/21 San Antonio, TX - The Majestic Theater
08/22 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
08/24 Sugarland, TX - Smart Financial Centre
08/25 New Orleans, LA -  Saenger Theatre
08/28 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
09/06 Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
09/07 Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
09/08 Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights
09/11 Grand Rapids, MI - Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens
09/13 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
09/14 Detroit, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
09/17 Washington, DC - The Anthem
09/19 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/20 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
09/22 Asbury Park, NJ - Sea.Hear.Now Festival*
09/24 New York, NY - Summerstage – Central Park

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