NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The multi-platinum rock group The Go-Go’s will embark on their farewell tour this summer to commemorate thirty-eight years in the music industry. Kicking off August 2nd in Clearwater, FL the month-long trek will make stops from California to New York. The tour will feature members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin performing their pop catalog. Singer-songwriter Kaya Stewart and rock duo Best Coast are lined up as opening acts on select dates.
"After a 38 year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour,” says the band about the farewell trek. “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 rock/pop group made history as the first, and to date only, all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to ever top the Billboard charts. The Go-Go’s rose to fame during the early 1980s after the release of their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, which was #1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, selling three million copies, and making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. In 1982, The Go-Go’s were nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best New Artist” and the group also released their sophomore album, Vacation, that same year, which was certified Gold in the US and spawned another top 10 US hit with the title track. In 2011, the trailblazing band was honored with a Star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
8/2 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre*
8/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Au Rene Theater*
8/5 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre*
8/6 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethelhem Events Center*
8/8 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
8/10 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse*
8/11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*
8/13 – New York, NY – SummerStage, Central Park*
8/14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage*
8/16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall*
8/17 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights*
8/19 – Highland Park, Il – Ravinia Festival Pavilion*
8/22 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery**
8/23 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre**
8/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre**
8/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center**
8/28 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts**
8/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre**
*Kaya Stewart will appear as opening act
**Kaya Stewart and Best Coast will both appear as opening acts