(From left): Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson - aka the B-52s - will be back in Atlanta for another round on their 40th anniversary tour.

The B-52s are back with new tour, book and documentary in the works

The B-52s will continue their 40th anniversary tour for a worldwide jaunt that will play Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on Sept. 7 with OMD and Berlin. 

The band, which formed in Athens in 1976, released their self-titled debut in 1979. They started their anniversary tour last year – stopping in July at Chastain with Culture Club and Tom Bailey – and celebrate this year from May 4 in West Palm Beach through Sept. 24 in New York City. 

Tickets for the Atlanta concert, priced at $40-$125, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via ticketmaster.com.

In addition to their live performances, the B-52s will be in the spotlight for a documentary to be produced by Fred Armisen and directed by Craig Johnson as well as an official written history of the band, due in 2020.

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THE B-52’s WORLD TOUR DATES

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 

All dates are with The B-52s, OMD and Berlin unless noted below

*Festival Date

^European Tour

**Headline Date

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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