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The B-52’s heading to Europe for farewell shows this summer

The legendary band will play four shows this June and July.

The B-52's
Credit: AEG Presents / WME

The B-52’s will be back in Europe for their Farewell European Tour in June and July.

The iconic band will play 4 special shows at Gateshead Sage on Saturday 29th June, London’s Eventim Apollo on Sunday 30th June, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday 2nd July and Manchester O2 Apollo on Wednesday 3rd July.

Known for songs such as Dance This Mess Around, Love Shack and Rock Lobster, the quartet – Fred Schneider (vocals, toy piano), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), and Keith Strickland (guitar, drums, keys, programming) – first broke onto the music scene in 1976.

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The B-52’s formed in October 1976 over a shared flaming volcano cocktail at the Hunan Chinese Restaurant. They released their self-titled debut album in 1979 produced by Chris Blackwell via Island Records.

In 2018 The B-52’s celebrated their 40th anniversary by co-headlining a massively successful North American tour with Boy George & Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.

The band is currently working on a documentary and their first official book.

The full dates for the Farewell Tour are:

Saturday 29 June – Gateshead Sage
Sunday 30 June – London Eventim Apollo
Tuesday 2 July – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 3 July – Manchester O2 Apollo

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Tickets and VIP packages for the farewell shows on sale 9am Friday 28th March at


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