Northfield’s Hard Rock Rocksino will be turned into a love shack this coming Thursday evening as ’70s New Wave rockers The B-52s bring their unique musical stylings to the Hard Rock Live venue situated inside the casino.
The Athens, Georgia-founded quartet, famous for a call-and-response/guys-versus-gals style, hit the charts in 1979 with their debut studio album, The B-52’s. Launched to succes with a re-recording of “Rock Lobster,” the band went on to acclaim and a few hits towards the latter part of the 1980s with “Love Shack” and “Roam.”
In 2008 The B-52s released Funplex, their first album in almost sixteen years.
Keith Strickland, the band’s original drummer (who took over lead guitar duties upon Ricky Wilson’s 1985 death) decided to leave the road behind in 2012. While still a part of the band, he doesn’t tour with them anymore but is an integral part of the recording process when the quartet heads back into the studio.
Founding members Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson still play together; having three original members of an outfit touring together after more than forty years is a rarity in this business.
Tickets for Thursday’s show are still available. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please click here.