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Sep 14, 2018

Just Added: The B-52s

The B-52s will play the Peace Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Nearly 40 years and over 20 million albums into their career, The B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho,” to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack,” “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club,” their unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

Formed in 1976 and named after southern slang for exaggerated bouffant hairdos, The B-52s’ thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. Over time, they created a lexicon of songs and styles that would set the standard for the development of the alternative music scene for the next decade. The B-52s’ influence cuts a wide path through much of modern rock – from the low-fi efforts of nouveau garage bands to the retro-hip of ultra-lounge, to the very core of dance music itself.

"We just did our own thing, which was a combination of rock 'n 'roll, funk, and Fellini, and game show host, and corn, and mysticism," says band member Fred Schneider.

As they take their party-music revolution into the 21st century, The B-52s show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own unique blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world.

Tickets for the Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. performance by The B-52s are $45-$75 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.

For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.

Events, dates, times, prices and performers are subject to change without notice.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Peace Center box office – in person, by phone or online – is the only official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Peace Center and is the only way to guarantee the best prices. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Peace Center is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.