The B-52s

The journey begins 40 years ago in Athens, Georgia...

 

NEWS

 

AUGUST 30, 2018

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THE B-52s SEND CEASE-AND-DESIST TO FLORIDA CIRCUS OVER MUSIC IN ELEPHANT ACT

We recently found out our songs “(Meet) The Flintstones” and “The Bedrock Twitch” were being played during a cruel animal performance by Carson & Barnes Circus. With the support of our friends at PETA, we sent the letter included in the Rolling Stone article below. These circuses need to get with the times and stop the abuse!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-b-52s-send-cease-and-desist-to-florida-circus-over-music-in-elephant-act-716996/

 

JULY 18, 2018

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SNEAK PEEK BACKSTAGE!

Hanging out with our friends BOY GEORGE AND CULTURE CLUB & THOMPSON TWINS' TOM BAILEY! On Tour Now! 


https://www.theb52s.com/tour/

 

June 1, 2018

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LOVE SHACKS, ROCK LOBSTERS AND NUDE PARTIES

Cindy, Kate, Fred & Keith discuss four decades of The B-52s with Rolling Stone! Read up on the story below.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/b-52s-oral-history-fred-schneider-kate-pierson-more-w520945

 

May 29, 2018

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HOT OFF THE PRESS FROM PEOPLE MAG

People Magazine talks with Kate, Cindy & Fred about their ground breaking song 'Rock Lobster' - check it out below!

https://people.com/mus…/the-b-52s-rock-lobster-oral-history/

 

April 25, 2018

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  VIP ON-SALE NOW

Today, The B-52s announce they will be offering a VIP Preshow Party Mix Package. Come join the band for a 40th anniversary toast pre-show and meet and greet. Packages are limited, so don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hang with the band! VIP packages are on-sale now.

To purchase go here: https://theb52s.manheadmerch.com/products/the-b-52s-meet-greet-packages

 

March 20, 2018

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

The B-52s celebrate 40th Anniversary with Summer’s Hottest Tour -  The Life Tour: starring The B-52s and Boy George & Culture Club with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey

Now over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands.  As The B-52s celebrate their 40th Anniversary this year, what better way to celebrate then hitting the road with Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club for a major 2018 U.S. summer tour. The Life Tour: starring The B-52s and Boy George & Culture Club with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL going thru October 3 in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale in select cities beginning Friday, March 23. VIP Packages will be available at a later date, so stay tuned! 

For more tour information, go to https://www.theb52s.com/tour/!

 

MARCH 5, 2018

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CINDY AND KATE INCLUDED IN PASTE MAGAZINE'S GREATEST FRONTWOMEN OF ALL TIME

"Whether it was Wilson’s frantic screams on the chorus of “Dance This Mess Around” or Pierson’s seductive crooning on the verses of “Love Shack,” the two women could sing apart or together, but their contributions to the band were equally essential."

Read more: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/02/the-25-best-frontwomen-of-all-time.html?a=1

 

January 29, 2018

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NIGHT ON BROADWAY! 

Thank you Los Angeles! What awesome time we had dancing with 100,000 people in the streets last night! We love L.A.!

 

January 27, 2018

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THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED IN THE SHE ROCKS AWARDS LAST NIGHT IN ANAHEIM! AS OUR OWN KATE PIERSON SAID, "IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HONORED." #SHEROCKSAWARDS

"Just a week after the second nationwide Women’s March, which drew an estimated 500,000 out in Los Angeles and another 20,000 in Santa Ana, and with the surge of support that’s surrounding the #metoo and #timesup movements, the 6th Annual She Rocks Awards took over the new House of Blues at the Anaheim GardenWalk on Friday night."

Read more: http://bit.ly/2nhnulW

 

JANUARY 25, 2018

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CHECK OUT THE LATEST REVIEW ON CINDY’S NEW ALBUM “CHANGE” AND DON’T MISS HER ON TOUR IN THE UK THIS FEBRUARY!

"This February will mark 40 years since Cindy Wilson and the rest of The B-52’s recorded ‘Rock Lobster’, the single that launched them as one of most brazen and inventive groups to come out of the American South. Wilson has somehow remained inconspicuous in all that time..."

Read more: http://thequietus.com/articles/23918-cindy-wilson-change-album-review

 

January 9, 2018

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KATE PIERSON AND CINDY WILSON OF THE B-52S AND MELISSA ETHERIDGE TO BE HONORED AT 2018 SHE ROCKS AWARDS

We are thrilled to celebrate women in music as our very own Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson are to be Honored at 2018 She Rocks Awards along with Melissa Etheridge and Pat Benatar!

Read more: http://bit.ly/2D0wfIH 

 

DECEMBER 18, 2017

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RALPH CARNEY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of the loss of our dear friend Ralph Carney. Our deepest condolences to all of his family and friends.

Read more http://bit.ly/2B8Dq3D

 

December 4, 2017

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE…DON’T FORGET THESE STOCKING STUFFERS…

Store: https://theb52s.manheadmerch.com/ 

Use discount code: FRUITCAKE

 

december 1, 2017

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 CONGRATS CINDY! WE LOVE YOUR NEW ALBUM “CHANGE”

Available everywhere! Check it out!

http://spoti.fi/2zVO8tA

 

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

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B-52S FEATURED IN "THE US FESTIVAL 1982: THE US GENERATION DOCUMENTARY “ TONIGHT ON AXS!

Tune in for the network broadcast premiere of The US Festival 1982: The US Generation Documentary Tuesday, November 28th at 10/9c.

See our performance as well as superstars, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, alt-rock trio The Police, blues rock heroes Fleetwood Mac, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, , and new wave icons The Cars.

And don’t’ miss a special film appearance from Fred Schneider! 

 

MORE HERE: http://bit.ly/2AdP9wL

 

OCTOBER 26, 2017

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH!

 

October 21, 2017

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TIME TO GET SPOOKY!

Pre-order this limited edition Skull Tee today! bit.ly/2hkh1Y9

 

september 28, 2017

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THE B-52S ARE ASKING ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS AND FANS TO HELP WITH RELIEF EFFORTS IN HOUSTON, FLORIDA, MEXICO AND PUERTO RICO. 

If you want to help, here are several ways we recommend to donate:
 

Southern Florida

The Community Foundation of The Keys

https://cffk.org 

 

Puerto Rico

UnitedForPuertoRico.com

http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en

 

Houston

To help rescue displaced animals, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website

Food Banks - Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations. 

 

Mexico

Love Army Mexico

https://www.gofundme.com/lovearmymexico 

 

september 13, 2017

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THE B-52S PREPARE TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

"Throughout their 40-year career, The B-52s only released seven albums, from their self-titled, “Rock Lobster”-bearing debut in 1979 to 2008’s bouncy “Funplex.”

But their reputation is legendary, especially in Georgia, where their art pop/New Wave mirror ball punk first glimmered..." -AJC.com

Read the full article here: http://on-ajc.com/2xz6Tll

 

September 1, 2017

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WAS MACHT EIGENTLICH?

Kate talks B-52s, her career and life with Severin Mevissen of Stern Magazine.

Brush up on your German and check it out here: http://bit.ly/2evI2H5 

 

july 31, 2017

ROCK LOBSTER" AT THE DOWNTOWN CAFE IN ATLANTA, GA 1978!

Flashback Monday…for those who have never seen this super early live footage. Here we are performing “Rock Lobster” at the Downtown Cafe in Atlanta back in 1978!

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2uFV5uD 

 

july 24, 2017

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY....B-52S DEBUT LP RELEASED IN 1979....

"Today in rock history: on this date in 1979, Athens, Georgia party band The B-52s released their self-titled, debut album. Riding the crest of the new wave explosion of the day, the five-piece band and its irresistible first album arrived at the perfect time."

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2uQZFXP 

 

july 22, 2017

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OC, YOU ROCKED!

"The B-52s have been a mainstay at the Pacific Amphitheatre for years, so another appearance as part of the Orange County Fair’s Summer Concert Series initially seemed routine. Yet this time the billing revealed a special addition – the Pacific Symphony." 

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2uKXF3l 

 

july 14, 2017

THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS, SALON

"No novelty, the B-52s may be the most subversive band America ever gave us"

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2uj9cqr

 

june 29, 2017

LAS VEGAS! JULY 7, 8 AND 9! #SHAQUEDAMOUR

“Vegas is just one of those places that is always full of surprises. It’s got such a great kitschy retro vibe,” Kate Pierson says. And if anyone knows surprising, kitschy and retro, it’s the redheaded singer for the B-52s. The Athens, Georgia, band has been topping party-time playlists for almost 40 years, from “Rock Lobster” onward, through videos, movies, world tours and the Billboard charts."  Continue reading here: http://bit.ly/2slkVok

 

 

june 26, 2017

SOLO PROJECTS AND MORE! 

Hey Everybody! Each of us have a lot going on that you don’t want to miss out on, so we thought we’d give you all an update!

Fred just released limited edition vinyl of his new album - Fred Schneider & the Superions - The Vertical Mind LP’ that you can order here: http://bit.ly/2uaRsd3

Cindy is working on a new album ‘Change’ and has tour dates of her own that you can find here: http://www.cindywilsonb52s.com/

If you haven’t already pick up Kate’s amazing solo album, don’t miss out - ‘Guitars and Microphones.’ Her album is available now on iTunes: http://apple.co/1wSSUKt

 

JUNE 13, 2017

TWO NIGHTS WITH THE BOSTON POPS! 

Boston — we will be playing with the Pops tonight and tomorrow. Also, don’t miss Kate’s Q&A with the DO617 here! http://bit.ly/2skzpUe

 

may 23rd, 2017

 

THE ORLANDO RIBBON PROJECT

We support The 49, Orlando & The Orlando Ribbon Project! Join us on June 12th and wear a rainbow ribbon. #orlandoribbonproject#theribbonmaker

For more information:  www.orlandoribbonproject.com

 

May 19th, 2017

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THE B-52S WITH THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Atlanta! We're performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on September 14th & 15th! Tickets on sale now! http://bit.ly/2qtsCoo

 

APRIL 27TH, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!

Happy Birthday to the amazing Kate Pierson. The past 40 years have been nothing short of fabulous!

We love you!

 

APRIL 7TH, 2017

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SPRING AND SUMMER OF LOVE 2017!

Hitting the road this spring and summer …don’t miss us in a city near you!

 

 

March 20th, 2017

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HOUSE OF BLUES LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER!

The Las Vegas House of Blues will be transformed into The Love Shack!

That’s right…we’re taking over Las Vegas for a special 3-day residency at the House Of Blues July 7, 8 and 9! Tickets on sale now!!

Talk about “Queen Of Las Vegas”!!

Tickets: http://hoblu.es/9CL

 

FEBRUARY 28TH, 2017

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!    

Happy Birthday to our wonderful Cindy Wilson.

The past 40 years have been nothing short of incredible!

We love you!