Thank goodness! We're so glad that they're not going to good-bye for good!
Although The Go-Go's planned to reunite last year for a farewell tour, guitarist Jane Wiedlin forced them to put the shows on hold after she injured her knee hiking.
Thankfully, this postponement caused the ladies to rethink calling it quits for good, and now, in lieu of a farewell tour, they'll be traveling this summer to promote the re-release of Beauty and the Beat, their debut album made 30 years ago - and we may even be getting new tunes from them!
"We've talked about it for years. It's one of those ongoing conversations. I was thinking about how few records we actually have made in our 33 years and how we could be doing a lot better. Because the Go-Go's isn't a full-time band anymore and the fact we've scattered over the whole world, it makes it really hard to commit to things like making records. But having said that, now that the interwebs are so big and people release one song at a time… the structure of making music has become less rigid. So I'd like to think that, yes, we will have new music coming. Over the course of a year everyone just started re-thinking that idea [the Farewell tour] and ultimately we decided we shouldn't say it's a farewell tour this year. I was not happy about it, anyway; I want to be a 90-year-old Go-Go someday. I love being a Go-Go. It definitely has its ups and downs, and we have a very intense energy with each other. Sometimes it's amazing fun, and it's always magical when we play live together. And sometimes we are just such a pain in the ass to each other, like, we all get on each other's nerves because we've all known each other for so long. Basically it's a five-way marriage that's gone on for 33 years — and will keep going if I have anything to say about it."
Phew! We feel like we dodged a bullet!
We would have been so sad if they were done!
You guys have the right attitude - we'd LOVE to hear some new music, even if it's just a new single!
Take advantage of the fluidity of the music industry right now! It's about time we had some Go-Go's back in our life!
What do U think?? Do U want the Go-Go's to stick around?
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