The Beach Boys have announced a heavy portion of their initial 2014 tour dates. As it stands now, the band -- led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston -- hits the ground running on February 16th in Melbourne, Florida at the King Center For Performing Art, and as of now, winds things down on August 27th at Webster, Massachusetts' Indian Ranch.
The Beach Boys made headlines last month as the latest artist to distance themselves from SeaWorld and its related venues following the backlash from the recent Blackfish CNN documentary. The controversial doc shows the darker side of life for the creatures at the Orlando, Florida marine park, which resulted in the shocking death of one of its killer whales' trainers.
The band issued a statement backing out of what would've been their kick-off date of the year, saying: "The Beach Boys have canceled their performance on February 15, 2014. The band regrets any inconvenience this may have caused their fans and they look forward to returning to Tampa soon."
Unbelievably, 2014 marks Mike Love's 52nd year on the road with the Beach Boys. We asked him if he ever regretted co-founding the group and missing out on a more settled-down and normal life away from rock n' roll: "No, not at all. Because look at where we've been able to go. The decision was something like this -- I could go to college, do a career, work for 20, 30 years, then retire and go around the world -- or (laughs) I could go around the world right away. And that's what we did."
February 16 - Melbourne, FL - King Center For Performing Arts
February 17 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
March 8 - Primm, NV - Star Of The Desert Arena
April 9 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
April 10 - Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center
April 11 - Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre
April 13 - Cranston, RI - Park Theatre
April 25, 26 - Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino
May 9, 10 - Ivins, UT - Tuacahn Amphitheatre / Center For The Arts
May 23 - Petoskey, MI - Odawa Casino
May 24 - Sylvania, OH - Centenial Terrace
May 25 - Louisville, KY - Belvedere Festival Park
August 17 - Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
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