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The Beach Boys, "America's Band," are set to bring their iconic Southern Californian sound worldwide with the launch of their 2018 "Now & Then" Tour. Kicking off May 25th in Springfield, IL, the highly-anticipated tour will feature the band's biggest hits and beloved fan favorites, such as "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo," "I Get Around," and many more, with performances spanning across Canada, Ireland, and England.
To add to the exciting summer tour, the band will be honored for their extraordinary musical career as the fifth-ever recipient of the National
Artistic Achievement Award on July 4th.The Beach Boys
joinpast honorees including Gloria
Estefan, Stevie Wonder,Reba McEntire and John Williams. Longtime Beach Boys' friend and frequent collaborator, John Stamos, will be presenting the prestigious award to the group followed by a performance on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for PBS's "A Capitol Fourth," which Stamos will also host. The 4th of July celebration airs live on PBS from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET for the millions of viewers at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
"This is an extraordinary recognition for our band," said Mike Love, Co-founder, songwriter and lead singer of The Beach Boys. "We are grateful to everyone involved with A Capitol Fourth for this beautiful honor. The Beach Boys
have been synonymous with 4th of July and performing on the West Lawn for decades now. It is an enormous source of pride. This summer our music will be filling amphitheaters and music festivals, and amplified by our friends at Sirius
XM. It's going to be a summer to remember."
In addition, The Beach Boys
are launching a Sirius
XM radio channel (Channel 4) that will debut Memorial Day Weekend- Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys
Channel. The channel will feature not only the band's hits and rarities, it will also include guest DJs and stories from original band members who will be discussing song inspiration, their careers and lives on the road and of course, a whole lot of fun, fun, fun. Subscribers will hear alternative and live versions of their favorite songs, rare rehearsal takes, and anecdotes about The Beach Boys
from other musicians and celebrities. Listener requests will be taken on 833-FUNFUNFUN.
The band also recently announced a new album, The Beach Boys
With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be released worldwide by Capitol/Ume on June 8th. The album pairs The Beach Boys' original vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.
The Grammy Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, The Beach Boys
are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with musical director Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Keith Hubacher, continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys
continue to perform over 150 dates per year worldwide.
The "Now & Then" Tour comes at a particularly prolific time for Mike Love. He recently published a New York Times best-selling memoir and in November 2017,Love released Unleash the Love, an album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys' classics.
Tickets to see The Beach Boys
on tour are now on sale. VIP package offerings are available for every show and include a Meet & Greet, autographed books, and exclusive memorabilia. Please visit mikelove.com or thebeachboys.com for purchase.
**John Stamos will join The Beach Boys
for select tour dates throughout the summer, starting in June.**
THE BEACH BOYS SUMMER TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
06/01 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
06/02 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
06/03 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
06/05 Grand Forks, N*E*R*D Chester Fritz Auditorium
06/06 Sioux Falls, SD Mary W. Sommervold Hall at Washington Pavilion
06/07 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
06/08 Wausau, Grand Theatre
06/15 East Molesey, United Kingdom Hampton Court Palace Festival
06/16 East Molesey, United Kingdom Hampton Court Palace Festival
06/17 Dublin, Ireland Bord Gais Energy
06/18 Belfast, Ireland Waterfront Hall Auditorium
06/22 Reno, NV Silver
06/23 Pala, CA Starlight Theater
06/30 Timmins, Canada Stars and Thunder
07/01 San Rafael, CA Marin County Fair
07/13 Fishers, IN Conner Prairie
07/14 Fishers, IN Conner Prairie
07/15 Fort Wayne, IN Foellinger Theatre
07/17 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
07/18 Sylvania, OH Centennial Terrace
07/19 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater
07/20 Rama, Canada Casino Rama
07/21 Kemptville, Canada Kemptville Live Musical Festival
07/22 Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Northlands Grounds
07/27 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino
08/02 Fredericksburg, VA Marks & Harrison Amphitheater
08/03 Selbyville, DE The Freeman Stage
08/04 Lancaster, PA (2:30 PM) American Music
08/04 Lancaster, PA (7:30 PM) American Music
08/05 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center
08/07 Nichols, NY Tioga Downs
08/08 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music
08/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/10 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/11 Hyannis, MA (3:30 PM) Cape Cod Melody
08/11 Hyannis, MA (7:30 PM) Cape Cod Melody
08/12 Webster, MA Indian Ranch Amphitheatre
08/14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
08/15 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
08/20 Ocean City, NJ (6:00 PM) Ocean City Music
08/20 Ocean City, NJ (8:30 PM) Ocean City Music
08/21 Ocean City, NJ (6:00 PM) Ocean City Music
08/21 Ocean City, NJ (8:30 PM) Ocean City Music
08/25 Franklin, WI Milwaukee County Sports Center
08/27 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State
09/16 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Barbara, CA The Granada Theatre.