The B-52s & Squeeze map co-headlining tour

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To celebrate their 35th anniversary, The B-52s have announced plans to return to the road for a co-headlining summer tour with Squeeze. The bands will visit Boston for a concert together at the Bank of America Pavilion on Wednesday, July 11. Tickets will for the show, which range in price from $20 to $70, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

The B-52s will be touring in support of their latest album, With the Wild Crowd!. Released last October, the band’s first live album was recorded in their hometown of Athens, Georgia. The album captures a February 2011 show at the Classic Center in celebration of the 34th anniversary of the band’s first ever live show on Valentine’s Day. The B-52s last offering of all new material was 2008’s Funplex, which marked their first new album in 16 years.

“We are very much a rock and roll band,” multi-instrumentalist Keith Strickland told I Heart Guitar Blog last fall. “Over the years… our sound did drift a little bit more towards pop than rock. So I’ve always tried to straddle that balance between being a band sound and a very vocal-dominated sound. It’s a delicate balance. We just have our own sort of unique world when it comes to what we’re trying to do.”

Squeeze reunited in 2007. Led by original members Glenn Tillbrook and Chris Difford, the band is now rounded out by bassist John Bentley, drummer Simon Hanson and keyboardist Stephen Large. Squeeze’s last offering of all new material was 2010’s Spot The Difference. The band’s thirteenth studio effort and first in 12 years, consists entirely of new recordings of older Squeeze songs. It includes hit singles “Tempted”, “Cool For Cats” and “Black Coffee In Bed”

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