Go-Go's Go-Going On Tour

Band's first new album in 17 years was released last week.

Instead of going the route of singer Belinda Carlisle, who will appear nude in the August issue of Playboy, her Go-Go's bandmates are taking a more traditional approach to promoting the group's first new album in 17 years — they're going on tour.

Carlisle and the rest of the band — singer/guitarist Jane Wiedlin, guitarist Charlotte Caffey, drummer Gina Schock and bassist Kathy Valentine — released God Bless the Go-Go's last week, and it'll debut at #57 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. The tour kicks off Friday at the WPLJ-FM Summer Blast Off show in New York.

"Unforgiven," the album's first single, was co-written by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who also plays guitar and provides background vocals on the track (see "Go-Go's, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Pairing On Single").

The Go-Go's — known for such hits as "We Got the Beat," "Vacation" and "Head Over Heels" — haven't released a new album since 1984's Talk Show, but they have regrouped several times over the years to tour and release best-of collections.

Go-Go's tour dates, according to their spokesperson:

  • 5/25 - New York, NY @ WPLJ-FM radio show

  • 5/27 - Tampa, FL @ WSSR-FM radio show

  • 5/28 - Buffalo, NY @ WKSE-FM radio show

  • 5/30 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

  • 6/22 - New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage

  • 7/3 - St. Paul, MN @ Taste of Minnesota

  • 7/4 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal

  • 7/5 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino

  • 7/7 - Chicago, IL @ Taste of Chicago

  • 7/8 - Danbury, CT @ Charles Ives Concert Park

  • 7/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

  • 7/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ WMYX-FM radio show

  • 7/13 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre

  • 7/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Iron City Light Amphitheatre

  • 7/16 - Charlotte, NC @ WLNK-FM radio show

  • 7/19 - Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion

  • 7/20 - Baltimore, MD @ The Pier

  • 7/25 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

  • 7/27 - Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theatre

  • 7/28 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live