The Go-Gos Final Tour Setlist -
The Go Gos Farewell Tour

The Go-Gos Final Tour Setlist

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 16, 2016

in News

The Go-Go’s are in the midst of their “Going Going Gone, The Final Tour” playing last Thursday night at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.

The Go-Go’s were formed in 1978 with Belinda Carlisle, Jane Weidlin and two other musicians which, by the summer of 1979, had been replaced by Charlotte Caffey and Gina Schock. Those four remain with the group while the fifth member of the classic lineup, Kathy Valentine, left in 2012 and has been replaced by Abby Travis.

The band had numerous hits during the first half of the 80’s but they broke up in 1985 and went on to solo careers and projects. They reunited for short stints in 1990, 1994, 1997 and, finally, permanently in 1999. They first announced a farewell tour in 2010 but it was cancelled when Wiedlin was injured. Then, in February, it was announced that their August tour would officially be their last.

The focus was very much on their debut album Beauty and the Beat with the show including seven of the eleven songs on the original disc. Their followup, Vacation, was only represented by the title cut and their cover of the Capitol’s Cool Jerk.

Talk Show’s Head Over Heels was the final song of the set and the only representative from that album, with the band skipping the other minor hit from the set, Turn to You. A section in the middle of the set main was dedicated to songs only released on the compilation Return to the Valley of the Go-Go’s while their last album, 2001’s God Bless the Go-Go’s, had two songs included.

Throw in one Belinda Carlisle solo hit, on Sparks song on which Jane Weidlin performed and a cover of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball and you have the typical set for the Go-Go’s final tour.

Main Set
Vacation (from Vacation, 1982)
How Much More (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)
Tonite (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)
This Town (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)
Mad About You (from Belinda Carlisle’s Belinda, 1986)
Insincere (from God Bless the Go-Go’s, 2001)
Screaming (from Return to the Valley of the Go-Go’s, 1994)
Fun With Ropes (from Return to the Valley of the Go-Go’s, 1994)
Good Girl (from Return to the Valley of the Go-Go’s, 1994)
Fading Fast (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)
Cool Places (recorded by Jane Weidlin with Sparks on their album In Outer Space, 1983)
Cool Jerk (from Vacation, 1982)
Skidmarks on My Heart (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)
La La Land (from God Bless the Go-Go’s, 2001)
Our Lips Are Sealed (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)
We Got the Beat (from Beauty and the Beat, 1981)

Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover)
Head Over Heels (from Talk Show, 1984)
The Go-Go’s final show is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Follow on Facebook and Twitter


Never miss a story! Get your free daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ian Anderson To Perform Jethro Tull Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation has announced Australian dates for Ian Anderson in April but with a more carefully worded announcement than Bluesfest.

October 13, 2016
Troye Sivan
WAMAwards Nominees Announced

Western Australia's WAMAwards nominations have been announced with Tame Impala and Troye Sivan obvious inclusions for 2016.

October 12, 2016
Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sting Honored At BMI Awards

The BMI last night honoured internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as BMI Icon at the 2016 BMI London Awards.

October 12, 2016
Out On The Weekend
Out On The Weekend Reveals Stage Time For This Weekend

Out On The Weekend has revealed stage times for this weekend's music festival at Williamstown in Victoria.

October 11, 2016
Dixie Chicks photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
CMC Rocks Qld Full Line-Up Revealed

CMC Rock Qld has revealed its full line-up with a dozen international acts and a batch of Australian country royalty.

October 7, 2016
IHeartRADIO launches in Australia, Noise11, Photo
Black Sorrows And Dawes Are At Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

The Black Sorrows 20th album The Faithful Satellite has been released and Joe Camilleri will be along to share some stories at iHeartRadio Music News powered by

October 7, 2016
Jennifer Lopez: Photo By Mary Boukouvalas
Marc Antony To Produce Ex-Wife Jennifer Lopez Next Album

Jennifer Lopez is recording a Spanish-language album which her ex-husband will produce.

October 7, 2016