GO-GO’S WIN FAN VOTE TO PERFORM ABC’S DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON FINALE
TOUR TO KICK OFF WITH NEWLY ADDED LAS VEGAS SHOW
Events Mark Beginning of Beauty and the Beat’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations
May 18, (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The Go-Go’s are thrilled to announce today they will be performing on Dancing with the Stars’ season finale, airing Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-11:00pm, ET) on ABC. DWTS will be the band’s first television performance together in over five years and kicks off a spectacular summer of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the the Go-Go’s debut, history-making album, Beauty and the Beat.
Fans of Dancing with the Stars have spoken by overwhelmingly voting for the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” as their Macy’s “Design a Dance” segment song of choice. For the first time in the show’s twelve seasons, “Design A Dance” will be included in the finale and the Go-Go’s will be on hand to perform the fans’ song pick live.
The Go-Go’s also announce today the addition of a tour kick-off party to be held in Las Vegas, NV at The Beach at Mandalay Bay on May 27, 2011. The Mandalay Bay show launches Ladies Gone Wild, a summer-long national tour that includes a performance on Good Morning America on June 3, broadcast live from Rumsey Playfield in NYC’s Central Park as part of GMA’s summer concert series. For complete tour dates and information on tickets, VIP packages and band meet and greets, visit www.gogos.com.
Adding to the summer celebrations, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the legendary band with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 11. Also, out this week is Beauty and the Beat’s 30th Anniversary Edition by Capitol/I.R.S. The commemorative edition, available in 2CD, digital and hot pink vinyl format, features the remastered original album plus exclusive, previously unreleased live show recordings from 1981.
When Beauty and the Beat was released and flew up the charts 30 years ago, it became a perennial soundtrack for summer, and reached the top of the Billboard charts, the first for an all-female band who wrote and performed their own music. With these activities and much more, summer 2011 promises to bring the beat to a new generation. For information on all of Beauty and the Beat’s 30th Anniversary activities, please visit www.gogos.com.