Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Changes in the B-52s in 2013

Just when you thought these guys were a never gonna change.

So Kate Pierson is working on a solo album.

Keith Strickland is no longer touring.

What else has changed?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

B-52s next show in the US looks like it's in Brooklyn for at least $89

The B-52s Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

In August Germany comes calling.
After passing through Europe and South America and visiting the following countries: Germany, Denmark, Norway, Argentina, Chile, Brazil. The band keeps the show going into the fall with shows near home at Brooklyn, NY, Glenside, PA, and Port Chester, NY.

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  The B-52s fall Tours

Monday, September 3, 2012

The B-52s perform at SEC beachfest in Gulf Shores, Alabama

The B-52s close out Day One of SEC BeachFest (photos)

By Dennis Pillion |
On Friday August 24th, 2012 to kick off the College Football Season, the B-52s descended upon Gulf Shores to a crowd of thousands.  Next up on the schedule is Pomona, CA on September the 7th.

The next leg of their annual tour brings them to California, Nevada, and a smattering of Colorado cities in who could use some good entertainment.

Date Location Venue Tickets
Sep 07 Pomona, CA LA Country Fairgrounds VIP BUY
Sep 08 Stateline, NV Harrah’s Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room BUY
Sep 09 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts - Mary Stuart Rogers Theatre BUY
Sep 12 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater BUY
Sep 13 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center BUY
Sep 14 Telluride, CO Telluride Blues & Brews Festival BUY
TheB52s tour

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The B-52s are set to headline the Finish Line Concert for P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, Jan. 15

The B-52s are set to headline by Ed Masley - Jan. 11, 2012 08:53 AM
The Republic |

P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the National MS Society

What: Annual race with bands performing along the route from CityScape to Tempe.

When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.

Where: Marathon starts at CityScape, 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Half-marathon starts at Mill Avenue and Third Street, Tempe.

Admission: All performances are free and open to the public.



When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.

Where: Between ASU's Sun Devil and Sun Angel stadiums, Packard Drive, Tempe.

Admission: Free and open to the public.


Fitz and the Tantrums

When: 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.

Where: CityScape, 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix.

Admission: $13.10 for registered runners; $19 for general public.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

B-52s' Fred Schneider Gets Booed on 'Rock Band'

B-52s' Fred Schneider Gets Booed on 'Rock Band'
Spinner - Pat Pemberton
When B-52s frontman Fred Schneider tried to cover himself on the video game 'Rock Band,' he got sacked.

"I sang 'Love Shack' and got booed off the stage," he tells Spinner. "I was like, 'Well, screw this.'"

It's no surprise that 'Love Shack' would appear on a video game. After all, the quirky party song has long been a karaoke favorite. "We had a wedding party, and I walked by and they were paying 'Love Shack,'" says Schneider, who is currently promoting his side project, the Superions. "They wanted me to sing with them."

Schneider passed on karaoke 'Love Shack,' but he and his friends have been known to belt out a few covers. "I won't do karaoke now unless I know no one knows who I am," he said. "And what we do is sing really cheesy songs really horribly: 'Laughter in the Rain,' 'It's My Party' and 'Not Invited.' We just ruin them -- and have a good time doing it."

But back to 'Rock Band': After Schneider got booed for his take on Fred Schneider, he decided to turn to a more traditional game.

"I said, 'To hell with this -- let's go back to 'Catch Phrase,'" he says. "I love word games."

B-52s at Sunfest 2010 in West Palm Beach

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spinner Magazine interviews the B-52s

B-52s' Fred Schneider Hams It Up With Side Project the Superions
Even though he's had a couple of songs about nude beaches, don't expect to see Fred Schneider walking in the buff any time soon.

"I'm a lot more modest now, with cell phones," he tells Spinner, citing a fear that someone would take a photo of him naked. "If there's an unflattering photo of me, they'll put it on the Internet."

Musically, his first trip to a nude beach came with the B-52s' song 'Theme From a Nude Beach' from the band's 'Cosmic Thing' album. More recently, he revisited the nudist lifestyle with 'Totally Nude Island,' a song with his side project, the Superions, which includes Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall.

B-52s Reminisce About Their Early Days
In the '70s, the B-52s were just a group of friends who enjoyed jamming together -- until Fred Schneider told someone they were actually a band.

"Fred had mentioned to a good friend of ours, 'We have a band,'" guitarist Keith Strickland tells Spinner. "We did, but we didn't really think of it like that. And she said, 'Oh, I'm having a Valentine's Day party -- do you want to play?'"

The B-52s are playing at this year's Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil, set for April 30-May 1 in downtown Birmingham.

Birmingham newspaper

Monday, January 18, 2010

Where were the B-52's for New Years Eve?

Answer: Hollywood, FL at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Here was the press release

"Dance This Mess Around" With the B-52s and Keep the Party Rockin' with the Hottest New Year's Nightlife in South Florida at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Plus, Win a BMW, Cash & More on New Year's Eve

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Join the hippest party people in town and "Dance This Mess Around" with the B-52s at Hard Rock Live on December 31, New Year's Eve, and keep the party going into the wee hours with the hottest nightlife and giveaways at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The B-52s, campy alternative favorites, will kick-off the festivities at 8 p.m. The Athens, Georgia band will pump up the party with classic cult hits "Rock Lobster," "Planet Claire" "Love Shack," "Roam," "Deadbeat Club," "Shiny Happy People" and many more. Tickets cost $100, $80 & $60*; all seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Monday – Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Sunday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

Ride into the star-filled skies of 2010 with the "New Year's Eve BMW 528i Giveaway." The excitement takes place on Thursday, December 31. Virtual drawings will be held on plasmas throughout casino. The Grand Prize drawing at (time) will yield one name to win the BMW or a $60,000 cash option. Swipe your Player's Card daily for electronic entries and get an additional entry for each 50 points earned.

Looking for the best places to ring the New Year? Check out these hot spots at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Seminole Paradise:

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Activities:

Beach Club – Special menu from 8 p.m. - midnight

* Appetizer Shrimp Cocktail
* Petite Filet Mignon with Langostino Sauce, Broccoli and Baked Potato, $28
* Grilled Swordfish with Mango Pico de Gallo, Jasmine Rice, $ 22
* Chicken Breast with Apple Stuffing and Cranberry Cream Sauce, Broccoli and Smashed Sweet Potato, $20
* Red, White and Blue Parfait
* For more information or reservations please call 954-327-7671.

Blue Plate – Served 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

* Seared breast Duck, $22
* Crab Crusted Seabass, $27
* Surf & Turf, $35
* Regular menu available. No reservations necessary

Center Bar/Lobby Bar – Be sure to stop by and toast the New Year with B-52s!

* Special champagne menu available by the glass and bottle
* Confetti streamers and complimentary champagne at Midnight

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

* $195* Five-course dinner, with dessert & bottle of champagne | 5 p.m. - midnight
* Complimentary champagne toast at midnight
* For more information or reservations please call 954-327-7501.

Seminole Paradise Activities:

88's Dueling Pianos

Times Square Party Package:

• $100 per person or $375 for 4 guests

• Gourmet Tapas Buffet

• Open Bar 8:30pm – Midnight

•Champagne Toast

Noise Maker

• $75 per person

• Open Bar 9 p.m. – Midnight

• Champagne Toast

Welcome the New Year

• $25 per person

• General Admission

• Live Entertainment

For more information or reservations, please call 954-584-8819.

Automatic Slims

• 2-4-1 until midnight and ladies drink free until midnight

• Parties of 8 or more who make reservations before December 30 will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne

For more information or reservations, please call 954-587-1440.

Blue Point Ocean Grill

• $58.95 Rack of Lamb or Seared Chilean Sea Bass four-course dinner

• A la carte menu available

For more information or reservations, please call 954-327-8911.

Improv – Spend New Year's Eve with Jim Norton

• $77.50 per person | 2 shows at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.

• Includes a three-course dinner

• 10PM Show | Includes hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast and party favors

For more information or reservations, please call 954-981-5653.

Knighttime Billiards

• $10 cover charge - includes one complimentary well drink, house wine or draft beer, champagne toast, party favors and entertainment on the patio.

For more information or reservations, please call 954-587-6155.

Murphy's Law Irish Pub

• $5 cover charge and no charge for table reservations

• Live bands and DJ's starting at 8PM with Funkette and DJ Malone

For more information or reservations, please call 954-791-4782.


9 p.m. - 5 a.m.

General Admission tickets are 100$ and tables are available starting at $600 and up.

Tickets are available at

Pangaea & Gryphon – One Night in Bangkok

• $50 admission – includes party favors and champagne toast

• $100 admission – includes premium open bar from 9 p.m. – midnight with champagne toast

• Superstar DJ Producer Robbie Rivera in Gryphon and Tom LaRoc in Pangaea. (times/prices)

For more information or reservations, please call 954-581-5454.

Passion – New Year's Bash

• $50 General Admission

• 9 p.m. – midnight - Open Bar

For more information or tickets please call 954-321-3443.

Renegade Barbeque Company

Enjoy famous barbeque menu, with midnight champagne toast and party favors.

For more information or reservations please call 954-797-5943.

Rock N' Hookah

Special New Year's Eve Menu, champagne and Belly Dancer

• $75 per person – Includes 3-course dinner, complimentary glass of wine and champagne toast.

• $95 per person – VIP Seating

For more information or reservations, please call 954-584-3303.

TATU – Regular menu from 5:30PM-1AM

• DJ from 10PM-Close

• $100 per table | Center Fountain table seating and one bottle of champagne

• $100 per table | Lakeside & Outside seating and one bottle of champagne; menu extra

• $250 per table | Pod seating and 2 bottles of champagne

• $400 per table | Sake Lounge and Tatami seating includes four bottles of champagne; menu extra

For more information or reservations please call 954-583-1499

Tequila Ranch

• $5 admission for men

• Live entertainment, reservation-only dinner, party favors, balloon drop at midnight, complimentary champagne with entrée's, bottle specials and bull riding contest.

For more information or reservations please call 954-556-7430.

Tuscany Italian Bistro

• $100 per person

• Includes Italian Beef or Salmone al Forno four-course dinner

For more information or reservations please call 954-584-1370.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino provides quality guest experiences where South Floridians can play, stay, dine, and shop. Eighty-nine tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Play one of the more than 2,500 Vegas-style slots including the Native-American casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members experience an exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and celebrity show kitchen. Convene in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise for Texas Hold 'em, limit Texas Hold 'em, Seven Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Café-Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 123 globally recognized rock 'n roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA, Four Diamond rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 16 restaurants and lounges, 40,000-square-feet of meeting room space, a European-style spa, auto salon, 22 retail shops, 14 nightclubs, Paradise Live, and Hard Rock Live. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at .

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kate Pierson at Bette Midler's Hulaween 2009

Watching Whoopi Goldberg

excerpted from Huffington Post
...Other notable costumes included NYRP's executive director, Drew Becher, as a renassiance lord, tights and all, Katie Couric as Kate Gosselin (hilario), Martha Stewart as...a root? (still not quite sure), adorable, soulful Australian singer Sia as a bunny or back-up dancer for the Flaming Lips, Gloria Gaynor as a pirate, and The B52's Kate Pierson went as Annie Oakley.

read the rest HERE