The Go-Go’s are hanging up their mics — this time for good. The all-girl band — whch launched the career of singer Belinda Carlisle and spawned big ’80s hits like “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and “Head Over Heels” — when they burst onto the scene in 1978 has announced its farewell tour.
(I’m a huge fan of ’80s pop so this is horrible news for me and my iPod!)
The group originally split in 1985, but reunite in the 1990s and has touring regularly since 1999.
The shows will feature the original five gal lineup of Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, and Kathy Valentine. It was Carlisle who made the announcement in a posting on her Facebook.com page last week.
“After 30 years together and a slew of chart-topping songs that defined an era, the Go-Go’s announce Happily Ever After – The Farewell Tour. Happily Ever After kicks off July 7, 2010 at Lilith Fair in San Diego, wraps up July 27 in Austin, and will include a live television performance on Good Morning America, July 16 in New York City.”
The Go-Gos “Happily Ever After” Farewell Tour:
July 7 San Diego, CA Lilith Fair
July 8 Phoenix, AZ Lilith Fair
July 10 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Rays
July 11 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
July 14 Portsmouth, VA NTELOS Pavilion
July 15 Morristown, NJ Mayo Center for the Arts
July 16 New York, NY Good Morning America
July 17 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
July 19 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
July 20 New York, NY Irving Plaza
July 22 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
July 24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
July 26 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
July 27 Austin, TX Paramount Theater