Photos by Manny Dominguez

I always enjoy seeing one of the longest touring bands play on stage. This is The B-52’s! From the early 80’s to the present I’ve seen this band over 10 times! The energy is as good as it was 40 years ago! Their colorful outfits and costumes never surprise me! The party atmosphere is ongoing from the time they hit the stage till the time they leave! Harmonies of the band seem to be timeless! Set-list for this past show!

Private Idaho


Give Me Back My Man


Channel Z


Fred leaves the stage

Deadbeat Club

52 Girls


Fred returns to the stage

Party Out of Bounds

Cosmic Thing

Dance This Mess Around

Love Shack

(With Low Rider snippet)


Planet Claire

Rock Lobster


Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The B-52s have quietly impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture over the course of four-plus decades. Panic! At The Disco, Blood Orange, The Offspring, Pitbull, Roger Sanchez and DJ Shadow have sampled classics from the band’s discography, and Seth MacFarlane’s 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 1979’s self-titled The B-52s. Not only did the record go gold, but it also placed on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” The gold-selling Wild Planet arrived hot on its heels in 1980, and 1989’s 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.” After a 16-year hiatus, The B-52s proved as bright, bold and boundless as ever on 2008’s Funplex. The momentum only ramped up when they toured in 2015 alongside Tears for Fears and more. In the summer of 2018, The B-52s began their 40th anniversary tour alongside Culture Club and will be continuing strong into 2019. As they prepare a high-profile documentary and first official book, The B-52s look forward to inspiring future generations.