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OMG: The Go-Go’s are touring again, including a show in Seattle in August

Last summer, The Go-Go’s, one of my very favorite bands, were set to embark on their farewell tour. It didn’t include any stops in the Northwest, so I bought a ticket to the final show in Austin. When guitarist Jane Wiedlin injured herself hiking, the tour was canceled, and so was my interview with bassist Kathy Valentine. Sure, during that year, Belinda Carlisle released her salacious memoir (out in paperback on Tuesday) and Kathy Valentine tweeted hers, but I was hoping to see a very important band to me one last time.

Fortunately, The Go-Go’s didn’t end their career that way and are again touring this summer – including a stop in Seattle (August 14 at Woodland Park Zoo). They’re also said to be re-releasing a 30th edition of their masterpiece Beauty and the Beat in May. The rest of the tour (including some dates with The B-52s. Oh. My. God. You. Guys.) are after the jump:

05/29/11 Hershey, PA Hershey Theater
06/01/11 Morristown, NJ Community Theater at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
06/03/11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
06/04/11 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
06/05/11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
06/07/11 Westbury, NY Theater at Westbury
06/09/11 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion (w/ the B-52s)
06/10/11 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Filene Center
06/11/11 Orlando, FL Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage
06/14/11 Apple Valley, MN Zoo Amphitheater
06/16/11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater (w/ the B-52s)
06/17/11 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival (w/ the B-52s)
06/18/11 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)
8/12/11 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
8/13/11 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
8/14/11 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo
8/16/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
8/17/11 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theater
8/20/11 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
8/24/11 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
8/26/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
8/27/11 Houston, TX House of Blues
8/28/11 Austin, TX Paramount Theater


Chris Burlingame is the editor of Another Rainy Saturday.