After 46 Years The B-52s Call It A Day With Their Last Ever Show This Week In Atlanta

8 November 2022


The love shack legends from Georgia, Athens call it a day this Friday, 11 November.
The last shows of their 2022 farewell tour. The curtain will fall at the Fox Theatre in
Atlanta, just outside the band’s hometown.

They started their fabulous career 46 years ago, back in 1976.

Fred Schneider (co-founder) “No one likes to throw a party more than we do, but after
almost a half-century on the road, it’s time for one last blow-out with our friends and family… our fans.”

Kate Pierson “Who knew what started as a way to have some fun and play music for our friends’ at house parties in Athens in 1977 would evolve into over 45 years of making music
and touring the world. It’s been cosmic.”

Cindy Wilson: “It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” said Cindy Wilson. “We feel truly blessed to have had an amazing career encouraging folks to dance, sing along with us and feel they can be whomever they are with our music.”

Three big ones to say Goodbye!




The B-52s: Bio – Discography – Instagram

THE B-52’S Released Their Eponymous Amazeballs Debut LP 40 Years Ago…

5 July 2019

40 Years ago, on 6 July 1979 a totally weird looking combo out of Athens, Georgia called THE B-52’S released their amazing self-titled debut longplayer. A wacky mix of retro dance-pop and surfy funk twisted upside down and wrapped up brilliantly as the new chic back then and still sounding damn hip today! A solid gold masterpiece, a bona fide classic.

Rolling Stone wrote: “The debut by the B-52’s sounds like a bunch of high school friends cramming all their running jokes, goofy sounds and private nicknames into a New Wave
record. It turned out nobody could resist the band’s campy, arty funk, or the eccentric
squeals and bouffant hairdos of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson…”

Turn Up The Volume’s selected highlights: Planet Claire / Rock Lobster and
Dance This Mess Around





Album in full…

THE B-52’s: Website – Facebook – All Albums

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – The Self-Titled Classic Debut Longplayer by THE B-52’s…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The B-52’s by THE B-52’s
Released: 6 July 1979 – debut LP

BBC review: “By 1979 punk had gotten all grown-up. Metamorphosing into the bleaker, more serious genre of new wave, this was the dawn of the age of the long grey coat and European post-industrial chic. Therefore what a relief it was when along came the decidedly technicolour B-52’s (complete with the wayward apostrophe, grammar fans). And what an even greater surprise when, on their debut album, the band’s Dansette-style, dance-friendly pop blended perfectly with their retro new wave looks to create an all-time carefree classic.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: A solid gold masterpiece, an unquestionable classic.
Still sounding crazy and totally gaga today.

THREE TOP TRACKS: Planet Claire / Rock Lobster / Dance This Mess Around




Album in full…

THE B-52’s: Website – Facebook – All Albums

Messy dancers / R.I.P. Ricky Wilson (2nd from left)