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Go-Go’s farewell tour begins with Clearwater date



The Go-Go’s have announced a farewell summer tour that includes an Aug. 2 stop at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre, according to Rolling Stone. The all-female group has teased fans before with “farewell” announcements - their official website hasn’t been updated since 2014 - but this one seems real.

“After a 38-year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour," the band said a released statement. "We feel so lucky and so grateful to have had the incredible support of our fans for so long. We can't wait to get out on the road and give the people what they want: some loud, fast music and a great party!"

The Go-Go’s previously announced in 2010 that they were calling it quits with one final tour, but co-founder Jane Wiedlin hurt her knee in a hiking accident before the tour even began.

The 2016 summer tour will include most of the band’s original lineup: Belinda Carlisle, Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey and Gina Schock. Kathy Valentine left the group in 2012 and had been battling her former bandmates in court.

Carlisle will continue touring as a solo artist after the band breaks up. She’s currently scheduled to perform on the 2017 voyage of The ‘80s Cruise.

According to the Capitol Theatre website, tickets for the Go-Go’s show will be Tickets are $121.25, $86.25 and $71.25. An on-sale date wasn’t available.

Here are the Go-Go’s “final” tour dates:

August 2: Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
August 3: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
August 5: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
August 6: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethelhem Events Center
August 8: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
August 10: Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
August 11: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
August 13: New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
August 14: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Outdoor Stage
August 16: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
August 17: Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights
August 19: Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival Pavilion
August 22: Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
August 23: Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
August 25: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
August 26: Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach
August 28: Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
August 30: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2016 11:18am]


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