The Go-Go’s: 11-Date North American Tour Set for Summer Celebrating New Showtime Documentary

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2020 is going to be a banner year for The Go-Go’s, the Los Angeles-based pop/new wave band that formed in 1978 and would forge its own path into music history.

Later this year, the band — Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals), Belinda Carlisle (lead vocals), Gina Schock (drums, percussion, vocals), Kathy Valentine (bass guitar, vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (guitar, vocals) — will the focus of a new Showtime documentary directed by Allison Wood.

The doc, announced in 2019 and simply titled The Go-Go’s, aims to tell the complete story of the band and its legacy as the first all-female group to achieve multi-platinum success and hit No. 1 on the album charts — a feat the band accomplished with its 1981 debut LP Beauty and the Beat.

Via a news release:

With full access to The Go-Go’s, both past and present, the candid archive-rich documentary THE GO GO’S assesses the group’s place in music history and examines the personalities and dynamics behind their rise, fall and numerous reincarnations. Until this definitive film, there has never been a serious appraisal of and showcase for The Go-Go’s’ talents or achievements – as musicians, groundbreakers, but even more so, as survivors.

In commemoration of the film’s release, the Go-Go’s also announced some North American tour dates for the summer at rather intimate venues:

Jun 25 Humphreys San Diego, CA 
Jun 27 Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas, NV
Jun 28 Pechanga Theater Temecula, CA
Jun 30 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA *
Jul 1 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA *
Jul 5 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ †
Jul 7 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY †
Jul 9 Parx Casino Bensalem, PA 
Jul 10 Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT †
Jul 12 The Masonic San Francisco, CA †
Jul 13 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA †

*General onsale for Los Angeles is January 31st at 10am PT
†Presale starts on Thursday, January 23rd @ 10am local time

Last year, the band appeared on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss its place in history:

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