The B-52s Australian dates announced

The B-52s have finally announced their first national tour around Australia since 1990 in Novmeber and December this year with Scottish twins The Proclaimers.


Both bands will perform at six ‘a day on the green' winery events to launch the 2009/10 summer season and will also perform theatre shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Geelong.


Mental As Anything, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary, will kick start all concerts (*except Melbourne and Geelong).


The B-52s put Athens, Georgia on the musical map in the late '70s, with their quirky and unconventional take on the new wave sound of the era. The band's fusions of punk, new wave, vintage rock and electronic music was an instant success. With three unique vocalists, they were an upbeat irresistible party band.


1978's ‘Rock Lobster' single exploded in the US, and Australia wasn't far behind. The B-52s self-titled debut album yielded three Top Ten hits in Australia and with their colorful highly-stylised videos, they quickly became ‘Countdown' favourites. 1989's ‘Cosmic Thing' album was the B-52s multi-platinum breakthrough with the irrepressible ‘Love Shack' notching up eight weeks at #1 on the Australian charts.


The B-52s brilliant live concerts have ensured a loyal audience all over the world, and with their last Australian national tour being 1990 (they played one Sydney show only in 2004) – Aussie fans have waited far too long!


Their current album ‘Funplex' debuted at #11 on the US charts, their 2nd highest album debut ever after the massive 1989 release 'Cosmic Thing', and is instantly recognizable as prime, yet contemporary, B-52s.


Very special guests on the tour are Scotland's Celtic brothers 'The Proclaimers'. Twins Craig and Charlie Reid charmed the world with their consummate pop songs, charged with emotional honesty, political fire and wit like the euphoric ‘I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' and ‘I'm On My Way', both massive hits in Australia.


The ‘a day on the green' concerts are the first announced for the upcoming 2009/10 summer season, which will be the event's ninth year. For transport options, accommodation and full show details, please visit www.adayonthegreen.com.au.


The B-52's and The Proclaimers Australian Tour with Mental as Anything


Saturday November 21 - ‘a day on the green' Bimbagden Estate, Hunter Valley NSW Sunday November 22 - ‘a day on the green' Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD Wednesday November 25 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney Saturday November 28 - ‘a day on the green' Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC Sunday November 29 - ‘a day on the green' Centennial Vineyards, Bowral NSW Wednesday December 2 - Costa Hall, Geelong Thursday December 3 - The Forum, Melbourne Saturday December 5 - ‘a day on the green' Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley SA Sunday December 6 - ‘a day on the green' Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley WA


Tickets on sale Monday June 22


‘a day on the green' shows: www.ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100 Enmore Theatre & The Forum: www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849 Costa Hall: www.qpac.org.au & 03 5225 1200

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