The Go-Go's announce farewell tour
The Go-Go’s announced their farewell tour Monday. The famed all-female power-pop band will play 18 gigs this August, kicking off the stint August 2 in Clearwater, Florida and wrapping on August 30 in Los Angeles. Best Coast and Kaya Stewart will serve as openers.
“After a 38-year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour,” the band said in a statement. “We feel so lucky and so grateful to have had the incredible support of our fans for so long. We can’t wait to get out on the road and give the people what they want: some loud, fast music and a great party!”
The Go-Go’s made their name in the ’80s with hits like “We Got the Beat” and “Vacation,” both of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The August concerts will include most of the band’s “classic” lineup — Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, and Gina Schock — but not bassist Kathy Valentine, who left the group in 2013 due to “irreconcilable differences” and later sued her former bandmates.
Check out dates for the tour below.
August 2 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
August 3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Au Rene Theater
August 5 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
August 6 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethelhem Events Center
August 8 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
August 10 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
August 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
August 13 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
August 14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Outdoor Stage
August 16 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
August 17 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights
August 19 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival Pavilion
August 22 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
August 23 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
August 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
August 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach
August 28 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre