The Go-Go’s Announce 2020 Tour

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The Los Angeles new wave sensations The Go-Go’s have announced select dates this summer to celebrate their upcoming documentary, The Go-Go’s. The film had its premiere on Jan. 26 at the Sundance Film Festival, before it airs on Showtime.

Eleven concerts have been scheduled so far, beginning June 25. Tickets are available here. The band formally said bye-bye in 2016 with a brief summer tour but have done a few dates since.

The film was directed by Alison Ellwood who did the honors for the 2013 documentary, History of the Eagles. The Sundance listing notes, the “film chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of a band born in the LA punk scene who became a pop phenomenon.

“As the pressure of fame and success grew, a familiar story set in, and hard drugs and alcohol, infighting, and resentment began taking their toll on them.

The band played several 40th anniversary concerts, including three over the 2018 Fourth of July holiday at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where rhythm guitarist Jane Wiedlin, singer Belinda Carlisle, guitarist Charlotte Caffey and drummer Gina Schock were re-joined by bass guitarist Kathy Valentine.

Watch them perform “Vacation” at the Bowl on July 3, 2018

The Go-Go’s formed in 1978, rising out of the Los Angeles punk/new wave scene to become the most successful all-female musical group ever, thanks to songs like the #2 pop smash “We Got The Beat,” “Vacation” (#8), “Head Over Heels” (#11) and “Our Lips Are Sealed” (#20). They remain the only band of women who play their own instruments and write their own songs to top the Billboard charts, which they did with their 1981 debut Beauty and the Beat.

Watch them perform “Head Over Heels” on July 3, 2018

Related: What were the biggest radio hits of 1982?

“We lived it and we survived it,” said the Go-Go’s in a news release about the documentary. “Now, looking back on our history through this film, we can appreciate our journey, laughter, triumphs and struggles as a band. We hope this documentary will show the world what pioneers we were, and how our experience paved the way for other musicians.”

Watch the original “Our Lips Are Sealed” video

The Go-Go’s 2020 Tour (Tickets are available here)

Jun 24 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys
Jun 25 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys
Jun 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont St. Experience
Jun 28 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Theater
Jun 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theater*
Jul 01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theater*
Jul 05 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Jul 07 – Westbury, NY – Theater at Westbury
Jul 09 – Bensalem, PA – Parx Casino
Jul 10 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Jul 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Jul 13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts

*Tickets go on sale Jan. 31

The 2016 “Go-Go’s Farewell Tour” featured founders Wiedlin, Carlisle, Caffey and Schock. Valentine had parted ways with the band in 2013. She re-joined in 2018 and his publishing her memoir, All I Ever Wanted, on April 9.

They continue to be snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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