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The B-52s Launch Special Club Tour In April To Celebrate First Studio Album In 16 Years

March 10th, 2008 10:42am EDT
B-52sThe B-52s have announced a special tour of select clubs and theaters to celebrate the release of their much-anticipated new album, 'Funplex' (3/25, Astralwerks). The "Worlds Greatest Party Band," pioneers in the fusion of dance, punk and vintage rock, will keep the party going on for fans around the world beginning with these 12 kick-off dates.

Recorded in their native Athens, GA with producer Steve Osbourne (New Order, Doves), 'Funplex' is prime B-52's: propulsive guitar hooks, driving drums, and the B-52's unmistakable vocal style. Here's the early word from critics:

"Tin roof, not rusty! This might be their first album since 1992, but damn if they haven't lost a dance step." - Stereogum.com, (2.28.08)
"a bristling and surprisingly raw bit of daft punk." - Magnet, (Winter 2008)
"['Funplex'] sounds exactly like a B-52s album should- rockin' surf guitar riffs, girl group harmonies, entendre-packed lyrics … and an arch call to sexed-up revelry…. Listen closely and you can hear that the technology is all-contemporary." -MOJO, March 2008
"An updated take on their quirky, signature New Wave sound." -AOL Spinner Blog, 2.14.08
"Jet-powered party rock." -Parade, 2.17.08

The B-52s Funplex Tour 2008:
Wednesday 4.23 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Friday, 4.25 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, 4.26 - 930 Club - Washington, DC
Monday, 4.28 - Clutch Cargo's - Detroit, MI
Tuesday, 4.29 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Thursday, 5.1 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Friday, 5.2 - Kentucky Derby - Louisville, KY
Sunday, 5.4 - Gothic theater - Englewood, CO
Tuesday, 5.6 - Show Box - Seattle, WA
Wednesday, 5.7 - Roseland - Portland, OR
Thursday, 5.8 – State Fair – Dixon, CA
Friday, 5.9 – venue TBD - San Francisco, CA
Sunday, 5.11 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA

Additional summer tour dates to be announced.


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