The Go-Go’s last appearance in NYC took place August 13th at Central Park’s SummerStage – the site of their historic 2001 comeback performance.
“After a 38 year run, we are gearing up for one last blast of a summer tour,” says the band about the farewell trek. “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!” And the Go-Go’s did just that with a performance that rocked a sell-out crowd. Fans enjoyed a strong set of favorites highlighted by a rendition of the classic “Cool Jerk” that featured a colorful array of lucky fans that bounced around onstage. The band looked and sounded great, heating up an already sweltering Central Park night!
The legendary rock group made history as the first, and to date only, all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to ever top the Billboard charts. The Go-Go’s rose to fame during the early 1980s after the release of their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, which was #1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, selling three million copies, and making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. In 1982, The Go-Go’s were nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best New Artist” and the group also released their sophomore album, Vacation, that same year, which was certified Gold in the US and spawned another top 10 US hit with the title track. In 2011, the trailblazing band was honored with a Star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.