Tickets on sale now
EVERETT, MA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2019)
Tickets are now on sale for The B-52s "Halloween Bash" at Encore Boston Harbor
. Selling more than 20 million albums worldwide, the band has impacted alternative music, fashion and culture over the course of four-plus decades.
"We've seen great success in the invite-only concerts we've already held for our Red Card members," said Robert DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor. "We knew that The B-52s Halloween Bash would be the perfect first concert to offer to the public. We're thrilled at the opportunity to offer greater variety in entertainment options for out of town visitors and locals alike."
There is no doubt as to why The B-52s remain one of rock music's more beloved and enduring bands. As they take their party-music revolution into the 21st century, they show no signs of slowing down, still serving up their own unique blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world.
About Encore Boston Harbor
Encore Boston Harbor is an integrated gaming resort consisting of a 210,000 square foot casino, 671 spacious hotel rooms, spa, salon and fitness center, specialty retail shops, 15 dining and lounge venues and more than 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. Situated on the waterfront in Everett, MA and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor's grounds feature a six-acre Harborwalk with pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the Mystic River, an events lawn, public art and ornate floral displays. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The resort offers free self-parking for Red Card members from 5:00 a.m. on Monday through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, or for one COMPDOLLAR on weekends and at the resort valet.
About The B-52s
Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The B-52s - Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals), Cindy Wilson (vocals), and Keith Strickland (guitar, drums, keys, programming) - have quietly impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture over the course of four-plus decades. They count John Lennon, Madonna, James Murphy, and Michael Stipe among their disciples. Panic! At the Disco, Blood Orange, The Offspring, Pitbull, Roger Sanchez, and DJ Shadow have all sampled classics from the band's discography as 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 at #152 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and #99 on VH1's "Greatest Albums of All Time." The gold-selling Wild Planet arrived hot on its heels in 1980. With Keith brilliantly filling the void in music composition and live show guitar duties, 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" - which Rolling Stone lauded on the "500 Greatest Sings of All Time."
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 roamed on tour in 2015. As they prepare a high-profile documentary and first official book, The B-52s look forward to inspiring future generations.