The B-52s announce 40th Anniversary Tour 2019
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The B-52s may have formed 43 years ago, but the group has announced that they will be hitting the road in 2019 for their 40th Anniversary Tour. They'll play several select shows in May before heading over to Europe and the UK to play for adoring fans. The full-blown tour kicks off on Aug. 1 in Costa Mesa, California and will reach all corners of the US including Portland, Salt Lake City, Austin, and New Orleans before wrapping up in New York City on Sept. 24. The B-52s will be joined by Berlin and OMD on select dates.

The B-52s released their self-titled debut album in 1979 featuring the single "Rock Lobsters" and the quirky new wave group took off as a staple to the 80's music scene. A decade after their debut album, the group released their fifth studio album Cosmic Thing and it was perceived as the comeback album following guitarist Ricky Wilson's death in 1985. The album was supported by hit singles "Love Shack," the band's signature song, and "Roam." Both songs peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 but "Love Shack" reached No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

On tour, the B-52s along with OMD and Berlin will make a stop in Saratoga, California on Aug. 12 where they'll perform at the Mountain Winery. Tickets for this event are on sale now and AXS is offering several options including adding a dining option as well as AXS premium seating or Limited View seating. For ticket pricing and availability, click here for event details.

See below for a complete list of North American tour dates.

40th Anniversary Tour 2019 dates:

May 4 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sunfest
May 12 – Arlington, TX – KAABOO Texas
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender
Aug. 1 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 – San Diego, CA – Bayside Summer Nights at Embarcadero Marina Park
Aug. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater (Tickets)
Aug. 6 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
Aug. 7 – Seattle, WA – BECU ZooTunes Concert Series
Aug. 8 – Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Aug. 10 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Aug. 11 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery (Tickets)
Aug. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Aug. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Tickets)
Aug. 21 – San Antonio, TX – The Majestic Theater
Aug. 22 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Aug. 24 – Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Aug. 26 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Aug. 28 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Tickets)
Sept. 6 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Sept. 8 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights
Sept. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens
Sept. 13 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Sept. 14 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Sept. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Tickets)
Sept. 20 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sept. 22 – Asbury Park, NJ – See.Hear.Now Festival
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Summerstage, Central Park (Tickets)