The Beach Boys
General Admission - $112 (plus fees)
Gold Section - $142 (plus fees)
Standing Room Only (no seat) - $87 (plus fees)
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A West Coast Story, Continuedâ¦
By David Wild
âFifty years ago, we started something very big,â says Brian Wilson. âSo now weâre celebrating together in a very big way.â
âItâs pretty miraculous that we can start out as a bunch of guys who didnât know anything about fame or money, or anything like that,â says Mike Love. âAll we knew was we liked to sing and make harmonies together. So to have it become part of American musical culture is pretty amazing.â
The amazing yet true saga of The Beach Boys is well chronicled, and by any standard itâs one of the greatest and most musical stories ever told. Now this singular West Coast story continues with a global celebration that is befitting of the remarkable and enduring legacy of these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. To mark their 50th Anniversary, the founding members of The Beach Boys are reuniting for a major international tour and a brand new studio album that represents a whole new harmonic convergence from a group that has brought so much joy and harmony to this whole world.
For millions of Beach Boys fans spanning multiple generations, this 50th Anniversary Tour and new album called Thatâs Why God Made The Radio â due June 5th from Capitol/EMI â represents a dream come true and an almost religious experience. Thatâs right; this legendary group is not just going to âDo It Againâ on the road. Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks also recently completed their recording sessions at Los Angelesâ famed Ocean Way Studios for Thatâs Why God Made The Radio, the bandâs 29th studio album, the first in decades to feature all of the bandâs surviving original members.
The Beach Boysâ collaborative approach to writing and recording their new music is evidenced throughout Thatâs Why God Made The Radio, with all of the band members participating to create its glorious harmonies, lyrics, and arrangements. Through it all, the good times and the bad, The Beach Boys have always been at heart a musical family. And to mark a half-century of musical excellence, the surviving members of The Beach Boys family are reuniting as only family can to reflect and to celebrate.
âWeâve come full circle,â says Al Jardine. âSharing our memories and our present in the studio has been really remarkable. I can especially feel it when weâre all singing around the mic together, because we all hear each other and we really lock in.â
âWe have reunited as a band, but we never âun-reunitedâ as friends,â says Bruce Johnston. âTo be back in the studio with these guys is like a prayer thatâs been answered and I am thrilled to be sharing it with everybody.â
âThis is more like a family reunion than anything,â says David Marks. âWhen weâre together, we get along great. The chemistry always works the same as the last time we were together, and the five of us become a single element.â
Produced by Brian Wilson and Executive Produced by Mike Love, Thatâs Why God Made The Radioâs eleven new songs once again bring fans everywhere the bandâs timeless signature sound with songs like the gorgeous and uplifting title track, a classic-sounding tribute to the emotional and even spiritual power of music. That same current also flows through the new albumâs other songs: âThink About The Days,â âIsnât It Time,â âSpring Vacation,â âPrivate Life Of Bill And Sue,â âShelter,â âDaybreak Over The Ocean,â âBeaches In Mind,â âStrange World,â âMy Life Suite,â and âSummerâs Gone.â
From humble roots in Hawthorne, California, The Beach Boys have become an international sensation. Their famous harmonies and classic songs continue to travel the world bringing âGood Vibrationsâ everywhere. Now the 50th Anniversary Tour â The Beach Boysâ first major outing with Brian Wilson in more than two decades â finds the group performing music from its earliest surf rock classics to masterpieces like âWouldnât It Be Niceâ and âGod Only Knowsâ from perhaps the most acclaimed album of all-time, Pet Sounds, to later hits from the Seventies and Eighties including âKokomoâ to brand new songs recently recorded for Thatâs Why God Made The Radio. At the same time, both The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour and Thatâs Why God Made The Radio will acknowledge the enduring contributions of the late great Carl and Dennis Wilson, two fallen musical brothers who were such a meaningful part of this story.
For five decades, The Beach Boys â Americaâs first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone â has recorded and performed the music that has become the worldâs favorite soundtrack to summer. Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys were originally comprised of the three teenaged Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and school friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined the group for their first wave of hits with Capitol Records, leaving in late 1963, and in 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring to focus on writing and producing for the group.
The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfinâ Safari, that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the Billboard chart, launching the young group known for its shimmering vocal harmonies and relaxed California style into international stardom. The Wilson/Love collaboration resulted in many huge international chart hits, and under Brian Wilsonâs musical leadership, the bandâs initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include many other themes, helping make The Beach Boys Americaâs preeminent band of the 1960s.
Impressively, The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScanâs record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36). âSounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boysâ has achieved triple-Platinum sales status and âThe SMiLE Sessions,â released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, has been heralded as 2011âs #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academyâs Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution that remains iconic around the world.
Now, with The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour and the release of Thatâs Why God Made The Radio, one of musicâs greatest stories continues. And thatâs only right because as the record shows â âGood Vibrationsâ really are forever.