MetroBall, which takes place on June 5 at S4, has signed Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Gos as its headliner.
MetroBall benefits the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund and over the past decade has raised more than $275,000.
Carlisle was the lead singer for the Go-Gos, before beginning a solo music career in 1985. The Go-Gos became the first all-girl band to hit No. 1 on the charts by writing and playing their own songs.
Throughout the early 1980s, the Go-Gos remained one of the most beloved bands in America, with hit songs like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed” dominating radio and MTV. The discography of Carlisle’s solo career includes seven studio albums, three compilation albums and 31 singles. Her memoir, Lips Unsealed, was published in 2010 by Crown Archetype.
Belinda has a gay son. Earlier this year she and her son, James Duke Mason, spoke to a PFLAG group about Mason’s coming out. Duke is an actor, writer, candidate for the West Hollywood City Council and the grandson of the late British actor James Mason.
The $30 advance tickets for MetroBall are now on sale here.