B-52’s at The Klein This Summer
Who doesn’t have fond memories of “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack?” Get your groove on with the B-52s on August 7th. Call them New Wave, punk rock, or dance pop, they rock the house and FTC’s got ‘em.
Rolling Stone magazine covered part of their new tour in February. Even after 35 years in the industry, they’ve still got it going on. “Schneider's speaksinging delivery, one of the most recognizable in all of pop music, still sounds great. Kate Pierson's pipes are stunning despite three-and-a-half decades of wear, and Wilson and Strickland strut like it's the Seventies.”
The group started out in 1976. After a few too many drinks at a Chinese restaurant and an impromptu jam session, a band was born. They gained underground buzz—dubbing themselves in honor of the beehive hairdo—and continued to grow with their funky, offbeat music and style.
Formed by Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson in Athens, GA, their positive, enthusiastic, slightly oddball party band vibe have been a huge influence for other pop bands. Their “guy vs. gals" call-and-response-type vocals have been their trademark.
Keeping the dream alive, their most recent studio album, Funplex, as well as the just-released live album With the Wild Crowd: Live in Athens, capture their almost invincible sense of fun, performance power and ‘60s high-wig energy.
Tickets went on sale a few days ago. But you better get them in a hurry because this concert will be sold out soon. No need to sleep out in a tent for this one. Just a click online will do the trick.
Visit the Fairfield Theatre Company at fairfieldtheatre.org or call the box office at The Klein at 203-259-1036.