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B-52s to rock out with the BPO

The band that gave the world "Rock Lobster" and "Love Shack" is coming to town.

The B-52s will perform June 7 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Named after a southern slang term for their signature bouffant hairdos, The B-52s became an alternative-rock favorite, a fixture at CBGBs, and a staple of MTV's early years. 1989's "Cosmic Thing" album saw them break through to the mainstream, with party anthems like "Love Shack" and "Roam."

In 2015, the band launched a new chapter, performing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The experience inspired them to develop a symphony show, which they debuted at the Nashville Symphony earlier this year, and then took it to Tanglewood with the Boston Pops.

Tickets for The B-52s with the BPO go on sale to the general public Oct. 15. To purchase tickets, visit or call 885-5000.

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