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The Go-Go's are still going

Bright colors, catchy beats and odes to vacations apparently never go out of style: The Go-Go's, the pioneering all-female pop-punk band, are set to romp in South Florida again. Tickets will go on sale Sunday for a Sept. 28 performance at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

The Go-Go's, led by vocalist Belinda Carlisle, made their debut in 1978, and scored hits with "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat" in 1981 and "Vacation" in 1982. All told, they released four studio albums, the most recent being 2001's "God Bless the Go-Go's."

The group's members split in 1985 to pursue solo interests, but reunited in 1994 to contribute three new songs for a compilation album. They have toured off and on since 1999, and Carlisle got more national attention by appearing on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2009. The group has been particularly active this year, playing 21 dates in 16 states in June and July, often double-billed with the B-52s. But the Sept. 28 Coconut Creek show is the only one the band has booked after Aug. 1.

But this year has also brought some controversy to the world of the Go-Go's. The group's official website posted on March 8 that "irreconcilable differences" led to the departure of bassist Kathy Valentine. News reports say Valentine on May 24 sued her former bandmates for "breach of fiduciary duty and abuse of control," complaining that she had not received her full 20 percent of what the band's revenues.

Tickets cost $35, $45 and $55 and are available at

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