Permanent Vacation: The Go-Go’s announce summer farewell tour, play Boston in August

If a “Vacation” is still all the Go-Go’s ever wanted, then that’s what they’re going to get.

The celebrated pop and new wave band, which sold more than seven million records had a string of hits in the ’80s with “Vacation”, “Head Over Heels”, and “Our Lips Are Sealed”, announced their farewell tour this morning. It’s an 18-date summer tour that kicks off August 2 in Clearwater, Florida, and wraps August 30 at the Greek Theatre in their hometown of Los Angeles.

There is a Boston date, and it’s a good one: August 8 at the House of Blues, with Best Coast and Kaya Stewart tapped as openers. Tickets go on sale Friday via Ticketmaster.

The summer tour features members of the Go-Go’s classic line-up: singer Belinda Carlisle, guitarist Jane Wieldlin, multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Caffey, and drummer Gina Schock.

“After a 38-year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour,” the band says in a statement. “We feel so lucky and so grateful to have had the incredible support of our fans for so long. We can’t wait to get out on the road and give the people what they want: some loud, fast music and a great party!”

The Go-Go’s House of Blues date won’t be the only chance to see Carlisle in Massachusetts this year — the singer, who went solo in 1986 and delivered hits like “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”, “Leave A Light On”, and “Mad About You”, plays the Cabot in Beverly on April 15.

The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour Dates 2016
August 2 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre*
August 3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Au Rene Theater*
August 5 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre**
August 6 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethelhem Events Center**
August 8 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues**
August 10 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse**
August 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore**
August 13 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage*
August 14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Outdoor Stage**
August 16 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall**
August 17 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights**
August 19 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival Pavilion**
August 22 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery**
August 23 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre**
August 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
August 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach**
August 28 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts**
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
*with Kaya Stewart
**with Kaya Stewart and Best Coast

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