The B-52s bring 40th anniversary world tour to New Orleans

Beloved rock band The B-52s will bring their 40th anniversary world tour to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Aug. 25.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. via the band’s website,, the Saenger Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.

Photo courtesy: The B-52s via Facebook

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The band announced a world-wide tour expected to cover more than 10 countries and will include a headlining North American summer tour. The tour kicks off May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida at Sunfest and finishes in New York City on Sept. 24 at Summer Stage in Central Park.

In 2018, the B-52s began their 40th anniversary celebration co-headlining a massively successful American tour with Culture Club and Thompson Twins, taking over venues across the country.

Da Capo Press/Hachette Books has announced plans to publish the first-ever official history of the band in 2020. Meanwhile, the B-52s have joined forces with Executive Producer Fred Armisen and Director Craig Johnson (Skelton Twins, Wilson, Alex Strangelove) to develop an authorized documentary film of the group.

“Who knew that when we played our first house dance party in Athens, Georgia in 1976 that we would be still be rocking the house in 2019!” vocalist Kate Pierson said.

Full tour dates are listed below with more expected to be added in the future.


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, UK                    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                        TheMountain 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 25                  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           Detroit, 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                   Sea.Hear.Now Festival*

September 24           New York, NY                       Summerstage – Central Park