JAN 30, 2019
Fred is Howard Stern's vocal inspiration on new single with Mark Ronson?!?
"So he went home and took me seriously, wrote the song, sent it to me and I said, 'This sounds reasonable to me this song,' and I'm no singer and it sounds reasonable," Stern said, explaining that his goal was to record vocals similar to B-52s singer Fred Schneider's excited yelps on "Love Shack." "I could yell out some shit and have a hit song. I don't want to do much. We'll get a bunch of girls that can really sing."
....A fan of goofy ad-libs, like B52's singer Cindy Wilson's "tin roof, rusted" in "Love Shack," Stern promised that the whole song with Ronson would be silly, off-the-cuff moments just like that.
NOV 23, 2018
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Nov 14, 2018
Rock Cellar Interview
Check out Kate's interview with Rock Cellar as she shares stories from 40 years of touring together and a dispatch from the Deadbeat Club:
Nov 1, 2018
Please Get Out & Vote!!
Kate, Fred and Cindy urge the residents of Georgia to get out and vote!!! This midterm election is VERY important! Please join us in exercising your right this November 6th! Every vote counts!
AUG 30, 2018
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!
JULY 18, 2018
June 1, 2018
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.
May 29, 2018
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!
April 25, 2018
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
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
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."
Jan 29, 2018
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.!
Jan 27, 2018
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
JAN 25, 2018
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..."
Jan 9, 2018
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
DEC 18, 2017
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
Dec 4, 2017
dec 1, 2017
NOV 28, 2017
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
OCT 26, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH!
Oct 21, 2017
sep 28, 2017
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:
The Community Foundation of The Keys
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.
Love Army Mexico
sep 13, 2017
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
Sep 1, 2017
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
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
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
May 19th, 2017
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
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
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”!!
FEB 28TH, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!
Happy Birthday to our wonderful Cindy Wilson.
The past 40 years have been nothing short of incredible!
We love you!