The B-52’s have revealed the finishing details for their first new studio album in 16 years.
The band’s seventh album ‘Funplex’ is due for release on February 26 and is the first new material since 1992’s ‘Good Stuff’.
The now New York based B-52s returned to their origins of Athens, Georgia to record ‘Funplex’ with New Order producer Steve Osborne.
Speaking to The Atlana Journal earlier this year, band singer Fred Schneider explained: “This is where we started, so it just feels right to be making this record here. We’ve loved recording at Nickel And Dime Studios, too. There are no distractions there. Once you’re in Avondale, you’re in Avondale. I love the Salvation Army there. I’ve found some great records there.”
The B-52’s have also announced their first headline shows at which they will preview their new poppier material.
The ‘Funplex’ track listing is:
‘Juliet Of The Spirits’
‘Eyes Wide Open’
‘Love In The Year 3000’
‘Too Much To Think About’
‘Keep This Party Going’
Shows confirmed so far are:
New York Roseland Ballroom (October 31 – with The Rapture)
Los Angeles Roxy (November 16)
Salt Lake City, The Depot (17)
Jacksonville, Florida Theatre (February 15)
More information about the shows or album are available from The B52s official website here: www.theb52s.com