The Go-Go’s Announce Tour To Celebrate Hall of Fame Induction

The Go-Go’s have announced a short run of concerts in celebration on their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the release of their new documentary film The Go-Go’s. The West Coast tour includes a short five-date late December/early January tour with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas (two nights), and San Diego.

The Go-Go’s have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2006. After nearly four decades since the release of their debut album Beauty and the Beat in 1981, 2021 proved to be the year the band would be officially nominated for the prestigious honor and subsequently elected into the Hall. They are part of this year’s induction class that includes other notable performers including Tina Turner, Carole King, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters and Todd Rundgren who will also be inducted this year. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

1981 — The Go-Gos are, from left: Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Jane Weidlin. — Image by © Lynn Goldsmith/CORBIS

Initially formed as a punk band in Los Angeles in 1978, the first incarnation of the Go-Go’s consisted of Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar, backing vocals), Margot Olavarria (bass), and Elissa Bello (drums).  Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar, keyboards, background vocals) joined the band later that same year. The following year the band saw its first lineup change with the departure of Bello and Olavarria in 1979 and 1980, respectively; the group added Gina Schock (drums) and Kathy Valentine (bass).

The Go-Go’s gradually shifted away from punk rock into pop-rock, a move that would eventually result in the monumental rise of the all-female quintet as they caught on with the New Wave movement of the early 1980s. The band saw several breakups, reunions, and lawsuits. The Go-Go’s would go on to release only four studio albums: Beauty and the Beat (1981), Vacation (1982), Talk Show (1984), and God Bless the Go-Go’s (2001).

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TUE DEC 28     THE MASONIC IN SAN FRANCISCO CA

WED DEC 29   MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES CA

FRI DEC 31      THE VENETIAN THEATRE IN LAS VEGAS NV
SAT JAN 01      THE VENETIAN THEATRE IN LAS VEGAS NV

MON JAN 03   SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATER IN SAN DIEGO CA

 

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