The B-52’s Cosmic Thing 30th Anniversary Edition Available June 28 From Rhino

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The 2-CD Collection Includes Newly Remastered Original Album, 
Along With Remixes And Unreleased Live Show From The Cosmic Thing Tour

Available On June 28, One Day After The Album's Official 30th Anniversary

The B-52's Will Tour Europe And The U.S. This Summer 

LOS ANGELES - The B-52's soared in 1989, propelled by the band's first Top 10 hits "Love Shack" and "Roam." They were breakthrough singles from the Athens, Georgia-based group's fifth studio release, Cosmic Thing. That record reached #3 on the Billboard Album Chart, sold more than four million copies in the U.S., and burnished the B-52's reputation as the World's Greatest Party Band.

It will be the 30th anniversary of Cosmic Thing this summer and the B-52's are taking the party on the road with an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S. (see below for dates). Also, Rhino will introduce an anniversary edition of the album that features newly remastered sound, B-sides, remixes and unreleased concert recordings from the 1990's Cosmic Tour.

On June 28 - one day after the album's official 30th anniversary - Rhino will release COSMIC THING: 30th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION. Available for $24.98, the two-disc set is accompanied by a booklet that includes liner notes from journalist and author T. Cole Rachel, song lyrics, and unseen photos of the band from that time period. The music will be available on the same day through digital download and streaming services.  

The COSMIC THING anniversary edition opens with a newly remastered version of the original album, which was recorded by Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson and Keith Strickland, and co-produced by Nile Rodgers and Don Was. Along with the original album, the two-disc set also includes five newly remastered bonus tracks that spotlight B-sides and remixes like "B-52's Megamix" and "Roam" (Extended Remix). 

The collection's second disc is an unreleased live album that captures the B-52's performing live in Texas in August 1990 during the band's Cosmic Tour. The performance includes seven songs from Cosmic Thing along with several other B-52's classics such as "Rock Lobster" and "Dance This Mess Around" from the group's 1979 self-titled debut; and "Private Idaho" and "Give Me Back My Man" from 1980's Wild Planet.

All songs were recorded during the band's August 4 show at The Pavillion in The Woodlands, Texas except for "Whammy Kiss," which was recorded the previous night during the band's show in Dallas. 

2-CD Track Listing

Disc One: Newly Remastered Original Album

1.    "Cosmic Thing"
2.    "Dry County"
3.    "Deadbeat Club"
4.    "Love Shack"
5.    "Junebug"
6.    "Roam"
7.    "Bushfire"
8.    "Channel Z"
9.    "Topaz"
10.  "Follow Your Bliss"
Assorted B-Sides And Remixes - Newly Remastered.
11.  "B-52's Megamix"
12.  "Love Shack" (Edit)
13.  "Channel Z" (Rock Mix)
14.  "Roam" (Extended Remix)
15.  "Roam" (12" Remix)

Disc Two: Cosmic Tour: Live In Texas, 1990

1.    "Cosmic Thing"
2.    "Bushfire"
3.    "Quiche Lorraine"
4.    "Dance This Mess Around"
5.    "Dry County"
6.    "Private Idaho"
7.    "Give Me Back My Man"
8.    "Deadbeat Club"
9.    "Mesopotamia" 
10.   "Strobe Light"
11.   "Roam"
12.   "52 Girls"
13.   "Love Shack"
14.   "Rock Lobster"
15.   "Whammy Kiss"
16.    "Channel Z"

The B-52's Summer Tour Dates

12   Arlington, TX    KAABOO Texas
26   Nashville, TN   Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender


21   Vitoria, ES          Azkena Rock Festival
23   Amsterdam, NL  Paradiso
24   Brussels, BE      Ancienne Belgique
26   Cologne, DE      E-Werk
27   Berlin, DE         Columbiahalle
29   Gateshead Sage, UK  Gateshead Sage
30   London, UK       Eventim Apollo


2    Nottingham, UK  Royal Concert Hall
3    Manchester, UK  O2 Apollo
5.   Paris, FR            Olympia
7    Argeles Sur Me,FR  Festival les Deferlantes
26. Asheville, NC     Biltmore Estate - South Terrace Stage


1    Costa Mesa, CA  Pacific Amphitheatre
3    San Diego, CA    Bayside Summer Nights @ Embarcadero Marina Park
4    Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater 
6    Portland, OR       Oregon Zoo Amphitheater 
7    Seattle, WA         BECU ZooTunes Concert Series 
8    Missoula, MT      Kettlehouse Amphitheater 
10  Bend, OR           Les Schwab Amphitheater 
11  Murphys, CA      Ironstone Amphitheatre 
12  Saratoga, CA     The Mountain Winery 
14  Phoenix, AZ       Comerica Theatre 
16  Salt Lake City, UT  Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre 
17  Dillon, CO          Dillon Amphitheater
18  Greenwood Village, CO  Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 
21  San Antonio, TX  The Majestic Theater 
22  Austin, TX          Bass Concert Hall 
24  Sugarland, TX   Smart Financial Centre 
25  New Orleans, LA  Saenger Theatre
28  Clearwater, FL    Ruth Eckerd Hall 
29. Ft Lauderdale, FL   Broward Center Au-Rene Theater



6    Greensboro, NC  White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex 
7    Atlanta, GA          Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 
8    Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at the Heights 
11  Grand Rapids, MI Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens 
13  Toronto, ONT, CA Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 
14  Detroit, MI             Meadow Brook Amphitheatre 
17  Washington, DC   The Anthem 
19  Philadelphia, PA   Mann Center for the Performing Arts 
20  Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater 
22  Asbury Park, NJ   Sea.Hear.Now Festival
24  New York, NY       Summerstage - Central Park