The B-52s

It is well known that the B-52s are the World's Greatest Party Band. And thirty years and more than twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Any mystery concerning the longevity and ongoing appeal of the band is immediately solved when exposed to a unique B-52s concert experience. From the timeless gems of "Rock Lobster," "Planet Claire" and "Private Idaho" to the more recent classics "Channel Z," "Love Shack" and "Roam", the B-52s' unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

Formed on an October night in 1976, the band played their first gig at a friend's house on Valentine's Day 1977. Naming themselves after Southern slang for exaggerated 'bouffant" hairdos, the newlychristened B-52s (Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson) began weekend road trips to New York City for gigs at CBGB's and a handful of other venues.

Before long, their thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. A record deal soon followed and their self-titled debut disc, produced by Chris Blackwell, sold more than 500,000 copies on the strength of their first singles, the garage rock party classic "Rock Lobster," and "52 Girls." The B-52s began to attract fans far beyond the punk clubs of the Lower East Side — galvanizing the pop world with their 'stream-of-consciousness' approach to songwriting and outrageous performance.

The band has just released their first-ever live CD, DVD and Blu-ray, With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA. Recorded in the band's hometown, the show commemorated the band's 34th anniversary of their first-ever live show on Valentine's Day 1977. WITH THE WILD CROWD! is filled with all the excitement, fervor and energy of a classic B-52s dance party, a showcase for the non-stop, high-octane force of a group that has never lost their youthful and dynamic energy.

$70.00 / $50.00 / $35.00


All tickets for original June 6th date will be honored. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

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The B-52s

Saturday, November 9 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Capitol Theatre