Watch the B-52s Throw a Raucous “Love Shack” Party on ‘Kimmel’; Farewell Tour Starts in August

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Earlier this week, The B-52s announced that they will embark on a farewell tour starting on Aug. 22, an 11-city “Final Tour of Planet Earth” from Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson and Fred Schneider and their backing band.

To commemorate the news of the tour and celebrate their iconic catalog of quirky, unforgettable classics, the B-52s also stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform “Love Shack” — and if this is any indication of how fun the tour will be, we’re all in for quite a treat:

To make an already special tour even more noteworthy, special guests for the run include K.C. and the Sunshine Band and The Tubes.

Via a news release:

Says co-founder 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, who also co-founded the band with her beloved late brother, Ricky, adds, “It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure. 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.”

Fred Schneider, co-founder and perhaps the most unique front man in rock, sums up the band’s decision to retire from the road, “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. And with KC & The Sunshine Band and The Tubes on board, it’s going to be one hell of a farewell party at these concerts.”

And the dates, with more expected to be added to the schedule:

August 22nd Seattle, WA McCaw Hall*

September 29th Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino**

September 30th Boston, MA MGM Music Hall**

October 1st Washington, DC The Anthem**

October 7th Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre**

October 13th New York, NY Beacon Theatre**

October 14th New York, NY Beacon Theatre**

October 15th Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall – Ocean Casino**

October 19th Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre

October 21st Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre

October 22nd Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre

October 28th San Francisco, CA The Masonic Auditorium*

October 29th San Francisco, CA The Masonic Auditorium*

November 4th Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theater**

November 11th Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre**

*with Special Guests The Tubes

**with Special Guests KC & The Sunshine Band

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