The Go-Gos Announce ‘Ladies Gone Wild’

Published on March 28th, 2011


March 28, 2011 – After injury derailed last year’s attempt at a farewel tour, the Go-Gos are ready to try it again. To celebrate 30 years since the release of their hit debut Beauty and the Beat, the album that brought songs like “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat” to the top of the charts, the original five Go-Gos have announced a tour this summer that will traverse the United States. “Ladies Gone Wild” will see Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin and Kathy Valentine visiting over 20 cities.

The tour will include a very special Los Angeles homecoming show at the Greek Theater on August 17, Belinda’s birthday. An exclusive VIP package will be available in most tour markets for fans to meet the band and purchase limited edition merchandise.

This summer will also see the release of a Deluxe Edition of Beauty and the Beat, available May 17 from EMI, including a limited edition on hot pink vinyl. The Deluxe Edition includes a special bonus audio CD that features previously unreleased music from a 1981 live show.

In August, the Go-Go’s will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1981, the Go-Go’s delivered Beauty and the Beat hot on the heels of their debut U.S. single “Our Lips Are Sealed.” The album hit #1, and was the first to top the Billboard charts by an all-female band that wrote and performed their own songs. 1982’s Vacation and 1984’s Talk Show continued their chart and radio successes with “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels” and cemented the Go-Go’s as one of the most iconic and beloved groups of the 80s.

The Go-Go’s released a much-celebrated anthology, Return to the Valley of The Go-Go’s in 1994, and 2001 marked the last studio album of new material, God Bless The Go-Go’s.

Last summer the Go-Go’s had scheduled a farewell tour which was subsequently canceled when guitarist Jane Wiedlin required surgery after suffering injury to her knees in a hiking fall. During the band’s time off, they decided they were not quite ready to hang up their instruments and set to work preparing for this summer’s 30th Anniversary spectacular, Ladies Gone Wild.

Their story truly is a punk version of the American Dream. They came, they saw and they conquered the charts and airwaves with their kicky kitsch and sparkling California appeal, five feisty role models for future generations of ready-to-rock girls. From their halcyon days as America’s sweethearts to their current status as superstars who pioneered a genre, the Go-Go’s preside over an amazing three-decade reign as high priestesses of pop. Today, the Go-Go’s live show continues to deliver every bit of the raw energy of their now-legendary punk beginnings, tempered with the wisdom of three decades of pop perfection. Don’t miss the celebration and a chance to go wild with the ladies of the Go-Go’s.

The Go Gos’ Ladies Gone Wild Tour

May 2011
29 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre

June 2011
1 – Morristown, NJ – The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
3 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
4 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
5 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
7 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury
9 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion (w/ The B-52s)
10 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
11 – Orlando, FL – Universal Studios
14 – Apple Valley, MN – Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/ the B-52s)
17 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park (w/ the B-52s)
18 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)

August 2011
12 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
13 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
14 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Zoo
16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
20 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort & Casino
24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
28 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre

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