the B-52’s 40th anniversary tour!
Jack FM 105.9 Missoula is stoked for another fantastic evening at the ultimate Montana venue, the Kettlehouse Amphitheater! New wave, ska, cosmic rockers the B-52’s are bringing their 40th anniversary tour to the Amp Thursday August 8th. The B-52’s are bringing along special guests OMD and Berlin for one helluva dance party on the banks of the Blackfoot River.
Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The B-52s have quietly impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture over the course of four-plus decades. They count John Lennon, Madonna, James Murphy, and Michael Stipe among their disciples. Panic! At The Disco, Blood Orange, The Offspring, Pitbull, Roger Sanchez, and DJ Shadow have sampled classics from the bandʼs discography as Seth MacFarlaneʼs Family Guy, The Simpsons, Sugarland, and more offered up covers of their own. They inched towards the forefront of the post-punk movement in America codified by 1979ʼs self-titled The B-52s. Not only did the record go gold, but it also placed at #152 on Rolling Stoneʼs “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and #99 on VH1ʼs “Greatest Albums of All Time.” The gold-selling Wild Planet arrived hot on its heels in 1980. With Keith brilliantly filling the void in with music composition and live show guitar duties, 1989ʼs watershed Cosmic Thing elevated the B-52s to another galaxy altogether. It moved 5 million-plus units and spawned a string of Top 10 smashes in the form of the GRAMMY®- nominated “Roam” and “Love Shack”—which Rolling Stone lauded on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Let’s get your love shack shakin baby, purchase tickets and learn more about the show HERE
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Loveshackin’ with Jack!