After 36 years and 20 million albums sold, the B-52s are still rocking concerts around the world with their groundbreaking songs like Rock Lobster, Dance This Mess Around and Private Idaho and chart-topping hits like Love Shack, Roam and Deadbeat Club. They re-emerged on the pop scene with their 2008 CD, Funplex, with signature B-52s’ style and unforgettable dance-rock tunes that start a party every time their music begins. Formed on an October night in 1976 in an Athens, Ga., Chinese restaurant, the popular party group named themselves after the southern slang for exaggerated bouffant hairdos. Before long, their thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. Their self-titled debut disc sold more than 500,000 copies on the strength of their first singles, the garage rock party classic, Rock Lobster, and 52 Girls. Top 10 hits followed with Love Shack and Roam, and the group became a trio in 2013 with original members Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider and Cindy Wilson. As they take their party-music revolution into the 21st century the B-52s show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world. Proceeds from the B-52s concert will help Levitt Pavilion Arlington provide more than 50 free, culturally diverse concerts. It is the only Levitt concert that requires a ticket purchase. Gates open: 7 p.m. Opening act: 7:30 p.m. B-52s concert time: 9 p.m. For the B-52s concert only No chairs — chairs will be provided. No coolers — concessions will be sold at the concert. No pets.
Date & Time
- October 8, 2016