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The B-52's

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by magictreehouse, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Very sad to think we'll never get another B-52's album. Pop will be a less colourful place without this band in it.
     
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  2. Love Shack was the first hit after the move from Island to Warners, so everything before that was released on Island (now part of Universal Music, if I'm keeping up with all the mergers and changes!). I guess the digital world is still catching up with the physical, where the licensing has become less complex in the last decade or so.
     
  3. If only!
     
  4. All of their albums are on Spotify in the US.
     
  5. @aquaplex do ya thing
     
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  6. They've announced a full 40th Anniversary tour! No mention of it being a farewell tour either.

    May 4 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest
    May 12 – Arlington, TX @ KAABOO Texas
    May 26 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender
    June 21 – Vitoria, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
    June 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
    June 24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
    June 26 – Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
    June 27 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
    June 29 – Gateshead Sage, UK @ Gateshead Sage
    June 30 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
    July 2 – Nottingham, [email protected] Royal Concert Hall
    July 3 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    July 5 – Paris, France @ Olympia
    July 7 – Argeles Sur Me, France @ Festival les Deferlantes
    August 1 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre
    August 3 – San Diego, CA @ Bayside Summer Nights @ Embarcadero Marina Park
    August 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
    August 6 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
    August 7 – Seattle, WA @ BECU ZooTunes Concert Series
    August 8 – Missoula, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
    August 10 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
    August 11 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre
    August 12 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
    August 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    August 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
    August 17 – Dillon, CO @ Dillon Amphitheater
    August 18 – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
    August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ The Majestic Theater
    August 22 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
    August 24 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
    August 26 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
    August 28 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
    September 6 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
    September 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
    September 8 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights
    September 11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens
    September 13 – Toronto, ONT, CA @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    September 14 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
    September 17 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    September 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    September 20 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
    September 22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ See.Hear.Now Festival
    September 24 – New York, NY @ Summerstage, Central Park
     

  7. Maybe read a page or two back?
    hehe
     
  8. I saw them open for Culture Club last year. I wanted to like them because they are such icons, but I couldn’t get into them. I find their songs very gimmicky. And they do more shrieking than actual singing.
     
  9. I just meant the announcement of these new dates didn't reference anything about it being a farewell outing, only that the tour was to mark their 40th anniversary.
     
  10. Oh I apologise then! 'Farewell' was definitely mentioned when the European dates were announced though, they probably edited that later.
     
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  11. Well now we're at a farewell tour.

    I've just bought nosebleeds to offset the amount of vital organs I need to sell in order to afford the seperate VIP package of a "meet and greet, totebag, and farewell champagne."
     
  12. I’m sad they haven’t really pursued new music as a group for a while. I enjoyed Funplex a lot.
     
  13. I'm also gutted. I do remember a couple years ago they were pursuing options to release a 40th anniversary albums boxset, and that it would include brand new songs. But while they seemed pretty sure of it, that also could've been them just thinking about the possibility of doing it rather than following through. But who knows!

    I think with all of them living far from each other, Keith stepping back in the group, and the stated need to self-fund the record, a proper follow-up to Funplex wasn't in the cards. (I am, however. manifesting the opposite, and I'm going to need them to announce a surprise album, thanks be the universe.)
     
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  14. I would absolutely welcome a final album. Funplex was the perfect mix of classic B-52s and their sound updated for modern times. The last time I saw them live I was very glad that they performed songs from it.
     
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