On July 8, 1981, The Go-Go’s released their platinum-selling, landmark debut, Beauty and the Beat. To celebrate the anniversary of its release, on September 10, 2021, UMe/Interscope will release 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. Each copy is numbered and will only be available at uDiscover, The Sound of Vinyl and the band’s official store.
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.
In addition, the band will also be hosting an exclusive, 40th anniversary listening party for The Go-Go’s’ Beauty and the Beat, which will include everyone’s favorite bassist Kathy Valentine be joining in the chat. The party starts here today, 8 July @ 11am PT//2pm ET.
The Go-Go’s 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. Tickets are on sale now. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
The Go-Go’s play the following shows
Dec 28, 2021: SF Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Dec 29, 2021: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 31, 2021: The Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
Jan 1, 2022: The Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
Jan 3,, 2022: Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA.