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Go Go’s Rays Postgame Concert Canceled After Guitarist Goes ‘Head Over Heels’

Get it? “Head Over Heels”, as in their song? Still don’t think it’s funny? Screw you then.

Anyhoo, sad news to report on The Go Go’s front: the ’80s vixens best known for their gems “Vacation” and “We Got The Beat” have canceled their summer “Happily Ever After” farewell tour after guitarist Jane Wiedlin took a nasty spill while hiking in California.  This terrible tragedy leaves the Tampa Bay Rays with an opening on July 10th on their much-ballyhooed Saturday summer concert series’ schedule. Case in point: Bret Michaels will be rocking the Trop in September! (makes “sign of the horns” gesture). Still, what are the Rays to do? From Tampa Bay Online:

“We only just learned of their cancellation this morning and at this point are exploring what options may be available to us to ensure our fans have the best possible experience that night,” a spokesman for the Rays said.

The Rays’ Saturday concert series has been a bright light in the team’s well-documented attendance woes. Concert nights have attracted the season’s bigger crowds.

Yeah, when the friggin’ Go Go’s are helping a major league baseball team draw larger crowds, the team doesn’t have attendance woes, they have attendance “whoas!”

What? Sorry, but I’m not that huge of a Go Go’s fan. Myself? I was much more about the Belinda Carlisle solo career, my friends. I’ll show her that she was right in singing Heaven Is A Place On Earth…at least for 30 passion-filled seconds or so. Sure, Belinda has aged a bit, but hey, it’s still better than dry-humping a Circle in the Sand, amirite?

Go-Go’s cancel tour after guitarist’s fall; Rays’ concert off? [Tampa Bay Online]
(previously at the Sportress: If He’s Not Dead Yet, Bret Michaels Will Be Rocking Tropicana Field In September)