The Go-Go's are going on a permanent vacation following their farewell tour this summer (16).
The We Got the Beat stars announced on Monday (21Mar16) that they are hitting the road one last time after nearly four decades together.
"After a 38-year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour," the band said in a statement. "We feel so lucky and so grateful to have had the incredible support of our fans for so long. We can’t wait to get out on the road and give the people what they want: some loud, fast music and a great party!”
The iconic group, featuring Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, and Gina Schock, will kick off the North American tour on 2 August (16) in Clearwater, Florida, and take their final bow on 30 August (16) at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, where they founded the band.
Bassist Kathy Valentine will not be joining the group for their farewell tour. She left the band in 2013 because of "irreconcilable differences" and sued her former bandmates over a financial dispute the same year. They settled the lawsuit out of court in 2014.
The Go-Go's formed in 1978 and rose to fame in the 1980s with hits such as Vacation and Our Lips Are Sealed. They made history when they topped the U.S. Billboard album charts by being the first all-female band in which the members wrote their own songs and played their own instruments.
They've sold over seven million albums, but haven't released a full studio record since 2001's God Bless The Go-Go's.