I LUV THE GO GO's! I have seen them numerous times - the first was 1984ish and the last on their last tour for God Bless The Go Go's cd.
They'll be touring for probably the last time (see tour dates below) and I intend to be there! Also, Belinda has a new cd coming out (May 5th maybe) and it includes a great cover of The Monkey's Pleasant Valley Sunday.
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Now that Belinda is completely sober her singing and performing are better than ever. In her 2010 memoir, Lips Unsealed, she dished very little about the other girls and instead focused on her life as a music obsessed, overweight (for her town), fashionista (who made her own clothes because she liked too and because she was poor), abused teenager (by mom and dad) who co-foundeded The Go Go's with Jane Wiedlin.
When she writes about the next 20 years of her life as a Go Go, a solo artist, wife and mother it is mostly about her troubles with insecurity and drug and alcohol addiction. Here she is very disconnected from her experience which is what the drugs and alcohol do. She seems honest in retelling her life on the road and how The Go Go's gave Areosmith and Kiss a run for their money for most wild rock band. Then there was the time that she and a friend narrowly and luckily escaped being abducted and sold into the sex slave trade when trying to score some drugs! She reconnects emotionally with the reader once she regains sobriety and begins living a productive life again as a wife, mother (her son is gay and she is now a GLBT advocate) and performer.
If you're a fan of The Go GO's, Lips UnSealed will keep your attention - just don't wait for the tv movie. For a complete and contrasting review of the book, visit Kenneth in the (212) which is where I learned about the Go Go's 2012 tour.
MORE 2012 TOUR DATES COMING SOON!
|May 3rd||Santa Ynez, CA||Chumash Casino||BUY||BUY|
|May 5th||Palm Springs, Ca||O’Donnell Golf Club||BUY||N/A|
|May 6th||Pala, CA||Pala Casino||BUY||BUY|
|May 8th||Baltimore, MD||Rams Head||BUY||BUY|
|May 10th||Huntington, NY||The Paramount||BUY||BUY|
|May 12th||Atlantic City, NJ||Golden Nugget||BUY||BUY|
|May 13th||Boston, MA||Wilbur Theater||BUY||BUY|
|Sept 29th w/Psychedelic Furs, The Motels, Bow Wow Wow||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl||on sale May 5th||TBA|
|Sept 30th w/Psychedelic Furs||Saratoga, CA||Mountain Winery||BUY||BUY|