Entries tagged with: The B52s

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Kate Pierson

The B-52's are still an active band, but now one of the founding members/vocalists Kate Pierson will also be taking the solo route for the first time. Her debut album, Guitars and Microphones, is due out February 17 via Lazy Meadow/Kobalt, and the Fred Armisen-starring video for "Mister Sister" is out now (dir. Monica Coleman). Sia executive produced the album and co-wrote some if too, and The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi played it on as well.

Meanwhile, The B-52's have a few 2015 dates scheduled including two int he NYC area: January 30 at The Space at Westbury (tickets) and January 31 at The Capitol Theatre (tickets).

All dates are listed, with the new Kate Pierson video and LP tracklist, below...

Continue reading "B-52s singer Kate Pierson releasing a solo album ft. Sia, Nick Valensi of Strokes & more, shares video starring Fred Armisen"


New wave vets The B-52's stay active, usually hitting the NYC-area at least a couple times a year, and they've announced two shows around here happening in 2015. They'll play Long Island on January 30 at The Space at Westbury and Westchester on January 31 at The Capitol Theatre. Tickets for Westbury and the Cap go on sale Friday (9/26) at noon. It's their only two announced dates at the moment.

Watch a full set live video of the band from 2013, below...

Continue reading "The B-52's schedule 2015 shows (two in the NYC-area)"

by Andrew Sacher


Atlanta garage rockers Carnivores (who have collaborated with Black Lips' Cole Alexander and Deerhunter's Bradford Cox) were last in NYC on Halloween for a show at Shea Stadium, where in addition to playing their own material, they "dressed up as " (aka covered) The B-52s in honor of the occasion. The band has since taken their B-52s love to the studio to record their version of "Give Me Back My Man." They loosen up the stiff new wave of the original, making it more in line with Carnivores' own garagey material. It's a solid cover, and you can check it out for yourself, as it makes its premiere in this post.

Listen below...

Continue reading "Carnivores covered the B-52s' "Give Me Back My Man" (listen)"

by Bill Pearis


As discussed, the B-52's are returning to the NYC area for a show on November 9 at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester (rescheduled from June). While they're in the area, they'll also be playing a show a couple days earlier in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bowl (11/7), which actually sounds like the perfect place to see them in a lot of ways. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/2) at noon.

The two NYC-area dates are their only two currently scheduled North American shows. All upcoming dates (mostly in Europe) are listed, along with a video from their recent Roseland show, below...

Continue reading "The B-52s playing Brooklyn Bowl before Capitol Theatre"

The B-52s at Roseland Ballroom - 6/19/13 (via Mark Doctrow)

New wave legends The B-52s were forced to cancel some dates due to Cindy Wilson's illness, including their NYC-area show that would have happened on June 6 at The Capitol Theatre. However, Cindy got well enough for the band to make it here for their co-headlining show at Roseland Ballroom with The Go-Gos on June 19. A picture from that show is above, and a video and both bands' setlists are below.

Now that Cindy is doing better, The B-52s have also announced that their Capitol Theatre show will be rescheduled for November 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and all tickets purchased for June 6 will be honored.

Updated dates are listed, along with the video and setlists, below...

Continue reading "The B-52s played Roseland Ballroom, reschedule Capitol Theatre show (updated dates, video, setlist)"


The B-52s were supposed to bring their tour to the NYC-area for a show at The Capitol Theatre tonight (6/6). However, that show has been postponed to a later date due to the illness of B-52s member Cindy Wilson. According to BoweryPresents.com:

The B-52s regret to announce that they are unable to perform at tonight show due to principal band member Cindy Wilson having fallen ill. Cindy's illness is not life threatening but her doctor has ordered her to take immediate bedrest. In a statement the band said, "Our thoughts are with Cindy as we send her our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. We sincerely regret any disappointment this has caused our fans and hope to be able to make it up to you soon!"

The Capitol Theatre and The B-52s are working to confirm a rescheduled date. All existing tickets will be honored for the new date, or refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Support at tonight's show was going to come from Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, who cancelled tonight's Brooklyn Bowl show in order for Guns N' Roses to play the venue. They will still perform at Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre and admission for that show is totally free.

No word yet on whether or not Cindy's illness will affect the B-52s upcoming Roseland show with The Go-Gos (6/19). Tickets for that show are still on sale at the moment.

Updated dates (as they currently stand) are listed below...

Continue reading "The B-52s cancel dates (tonight's Cap show included)"


As mentioned, long-running new wave vets The B-52s are coming to the NYC area for a show at The Capitol Theatre on June 6 (tickets). That show is part of a tour which has just been expanded to included another area date, this time happening in NYC on June 19 Roseland Ballroom. That show is with another '80s veteran, The Go-Gos, and tickets for that one go on Citi Cardmember presale today (3/5) at 10 AM with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/8) at noon. There's also a Live Nation/LN Mobile App presale starting Thursday (3/7) at 10 AM (anyone know the password?).

These shows will be the band's first NYC-area shows since drummer-turned-guitarist Keith Strickland has chosen to no longer tour (he'll continue to be in the band though). He left in December, and The B-52s last played NYC in August.

All upcoming date are listed, along with a message from Keith about his decision, below...

Continue reading "The B-52s expand tour, playing Roseland with The Go-Gos"

Tickets on sale

Tickets to The Who and Elvis Costello benefit concert at Madison Square Garden go on presale (password: THEWHO) today at 10 AM.

The Killers have rescheduled their canceled MSG show from December which will now happen May 14 and tickets are back on sale. Additionally, the band will play Barclays Center on May 18 and tickets to that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The B-52s are playing Capitol Theatre on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the intimate Wavves, FIDLAR, and Cheatahs shows at Glasslands and Shea Stadium go on sale today at 9 AM.

Tickets for the Boris shows at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Fleetwood Mac show at Jones Beach go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Garbage at Terminal 5 go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to see She & Him and Camera Obscura at Central Park Summerstage go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see James Blake at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Father John Misty and Adam Green & Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Jim James at Webster Hall go on sale at noon today.

Tanlines and Crystal Ark (DJ set) have been added as openers to the Hot Chip show at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets to see The Cave Singers at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see OMD at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Pinback at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Marina & the Diamonds play Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on May 29. Tickets go on sale at noon today

Tickets for the Screeching Weasel and Down By Law show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Frank Turner at Bowery Ballroom go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to see Opeth at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to the just-added 11th Allman Brothers Band show at Beacon Theatre go on sale todayt 9 AM.

Tickets to see Phosphorescent at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bonobo and Shigeto at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bleached at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Besnard Lakes at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see the View at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

The B-52's

A couple B-52's related items for your late Friday. First, Fred Schneider will be helping former Bongo Richard Barone celebrate the 25th anniversary of his 1987 solo debut Cool Blue Halo tonight (5/4) at City Winery. Tickets are still available and other guests include Tony Visconti and Garth Hudson.

Secondly, in addition to the amphitheater shows they're doing with Squeeze and other previously mentioned gigs, The B-52's 35th Anniversary Tour will make a stop in NYC at Irving Plaza on August 9. All tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Continue reading "The B-52's add Irving Plaza & other dates; Fred Schneider playing with Richard Barone tonight"

The B-52s

As mentioned, Squeeze have some upcoming dates in April with The English Beat which include Bergen Performing Arts Center (4/23) in Englewood, NJ (tickets), Roseland Ballroom (4/28) in NYC (tickets), and they've since added another NJ show happening on 4/25 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank (tickets).

The English Beat, who as Bill pointed out last year, is really just Dave Wakeling plus other people, has a number of other dates leading up to the Squeeze shows. Those dates include a show at Maxwell's on April 2. Tickets are on sale now.

After the English Beat shows, Squeeze will be hooking up with the B-52s in June and July as part of the B-52s' 35th anniversary tour. Those shows include Morristown, NJ (7/10), Atlantic City, NJ (7/13), Canandaigua, NY (7/14), and Westbury, NY (7/15). All dates and venues are listed below. The B-52s also play their own show at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ on 8/8.

In other new wave news, Dexys Midnight Runners (the UK version of The Beat includes a former Dexys member), who originally reunited in 2003, are set to release their first album since 1985's Don't Stand Me Down. The new album (which is being released under the name Dexys) is called One Day I'm Going To Soar. Check out the single, "Nowhere Is Home," and a recent BBC interview/feature, below. The Dexys already have shows scheduled in Europe. "The performances will be made up of the entire new album {One Day Im Going To Soar}, in sequence, followed by a few Dexys favourites."

All dates and stuff below...

Continue reading "The B-52s & Squeeze schedule more shows (dates); Dexys Midnight Runners releasing new LP, playing shows too"

The Cyndi Lauper-headed True Colors Tour show hits Jones Beach on June 1st, and starting today you can get mezzanine seats for just $15 each.