One year ago, the Go-Go's were ready to hang it up after one last tour. Unfortunately, Jane Wiedlin injured her knee in a hiking accident and required surgery, causing the cancellation of the trek.
Jump ahead a year and the girls have done some thinking, deciding that it may not be time to say goodbye just yet. That's why they will be celebrating their 30th anniversary all summer with the Ladies Gone Wild Tour, starting May 29 in Hershey, PA and running through the end of August in Texas (with a break during July). Plus, August 17 will see a special homecoming concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, which also happens to be Belinda Carlisle's birthday.
In addition, EMI will release a deluxe version of the group's debut album, Beauty and the Beast, on May 17. Included will be a remastered version of the album plus a second CD with a previously unreleased 1981 live show. For LP fans, there will be a special edition in pink vinyl.
Finally, the group will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August.
The dates for the Ladies Gone Wild Tour:
- 05/29 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theater
- 06/01 - Morristown, NJ - Community Theater at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
- 06/03 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
- 06/04 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
- 06/05 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
- 06/07 - Westbury, NY - Theater at Westbury
- 06/09 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion (w/ the B-52s)
- 06/10 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Filene Center
- 06/11 - Orlando, FL - Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage
- 06/14 - Apple Valley, MN - Zoo Amphitheater
- 06/16 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater (w/ the B-52s)
- 06/17 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival (w/ the B-52s)
- 06/18 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)
- 08/12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
- 08/13 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre
- 08/14 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo
- 08/16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
- 08/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theater
- 08/20 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort Casino
- 08/24 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
- 08/26 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
- 08/27 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
- 08/28 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theater