Rock icons The Go-Go’s have announced that they will be touring with Billy Idol on a forthcoming UK run.
The band took to Twitter to make the announcement: “We haven’t had an opportunity to play for our British fans in 26 years and can’t wait to see you all.” Tickets for the tour—which kicks off in June of 2022—go on sale Thursday (9/30).
The Go-Go’s have been in the news of late, thanks to the 40th anniversary of their seminal Beauty and the Beat.
On July 8, 1981, The Go-Go’s released their platinum-selling, landmark debut. To celebrate the anniversary of its release, UMe/Interscope released Beauty and the Beat – 40th Anniversary Limited Edition pressed on pink vinyl with new cover art featuring a never-before-seen photo taken from the original album cover shoot. The project was reissued on September 10. Each copy is numbered and only was available at uDiscover, The Sound of Vinyl, and the band’s official store. Vinyl copies of the reissue have already sold out.
The Go-Go’s skyrocketed to superstardom after they released one of the most successful debut albums of all time. Beauty and the Beat is a collection of hook-laden, infectious songs that stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, spawning the hits “Our Lips Are Sealed” (named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Pop Singles) and “We Got The Beat” and also earned them a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist.” They have the notable distinction of being the only all-female band to write their own songs and play their own instruments on a No.1 album.
The Go-Go’s also recently announced their 2021/2022 North American west coast dates to celebrate the band’s upcoming induction into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The tour kicks off December 28, 2021 in San Francisco at the Masonic Auditorium. The band is also set to hit Los Angeles, Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and San Diego.