The Go-Go’s will cap off 2021 and usher in the New Year with a five-date West Coast run. The band, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on October 30th in Cleveland, Ohio, have just rolled out a string of shows in, around, and including New Year’s Eve in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas.
The band issued a statement announcing the winter dates, writing:
We really missed seeing and playing for our fans and we are happy we can experience and enjoy live music with each other once again. We are looking forward to celebrating and bringing in a brighter new year with everyone.
Lead singer Belinda Carlisle says the band is but one of rock’s great rags-to-riches stories, going from on the streets of the Sunset Strip to global superstardom: “We formed the Go-Go’s in 1978, broke up the band in 1984. We wrote our own material and played it and it was a ‘Cinderella’ story. We started from nothing and didn’t know how to play our instruments and went to the top.”
Guitarist Jane Wiedlin shed light on the magic component that’s always made the Go-Go’s stand apart from the pack: “I would say one thing about the Go-Go’s songwriting is there’s always two qualities going on at the same time. It’s either, sort of, sunny music with dark lyrics or optimistic lyrics with slightly bitter sounding music. We always have those two things, and if one’s missing it doesn’t sound like the Go-Go’s. So you notice it in more songs more than others but it’s always been this weird little formula that we do naturally”
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Go-Go’s tour dates (subject to change):
December 28 – San Francisco, CA – SF Masonic Auditorium
December 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
December 31 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
January 1, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
January 3, 2022 – San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre