The Go-Go's, the '80s pop group that recently revealed plans to record its first studio album in more than 16 years, announced a 21-city tour of North America on Wednesday (May 17).
Quirky pop band the B-52's will accompany the all-female quintet as they kick off the trek July 7 in Detroit and circle the Midwest before hitting the East and West coasts. The Psychedelic Furs will open throughout the tour, which concludes Aug. 6 in San Diego.
Last week guitarist Jane Weidlin revealed plans to record an album, to be titled Vision of Nowness, for release early next year. A collection of their music will be issued Tuesday on VH1 Behind the Music: Go-Go's Collection, to accompany the June 4 airing of a VH1 documentary on the group. (Sonicnet.com's parent company, Viacom, also owns VH1).
Led by singer Belinda Carlisle, the Go-Go's emerged in the early '80s with hits such as "We Got the Beat" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Our Lips Are Sealed." The group split up the year after the release of Talk Show (1984), their third album.
Go-Go's tour dates:
July 7; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre
July 8; Burgettstown, Pa.; Star Lake Amphitheater
July 10; Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Music Center
July 11; Tinley Park, Ill.; New World Music Theatre
July 12; Milwaukee, Wis.; Marcus Amphitheatre
July 13; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Blossom Music Center
July 15; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post
July 16; Holmdel, NJ; PNC Arts Center
July 17; Camden, N.J.; Blockbuster Center
July 19; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 21; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 22; Boston, Mass.; Tweeter Center
July 25; Dallas, Texas; Starplex
July 26; Houston, Texas; Woodlands Amphitheater
July 28; Morrison, Colo.; Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 30; Reno, Nev.; Reno Amphitheatre
July 31; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 2; Concord, Calif.; Chronicle Pavilion
Aug. 3; Los Angeles, Calif.; Greek Theatre
Aug. 4; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Meadows
Aug. 6; San Diego, Calif.; TBA