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The Beach Boys Co-Founder Gearing Up For A Busy Spring; One Stop Here In NY

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2017 will be yet another busy year for the Beach Boys co-founders with Brian Wilson and Al Jardine picking up the pace of their touring schedule behind the ongoing 50th anniversary trek of the group’s classic Pet Sounds album. Joining the pair once again is ”70s-era member Blondie Chaplin. Mike Love, who controls the license to the Beach Boys’ name will also be putting pedal to the metal with his shows featuring longtime Beach Boy Bruce Johnston.

In April, Showtime will premiere the new special, called Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, featuring the surviving original Beach Boys — Wilson, Mike Love, Jardine, and David Marks — along with longtime veteran, Bruce Johnston. Brian Wilson was interviewed by the UK production team at L.A.’s famed Ocean Way studios. The show will feature archival footage and music direct from the album’s legendary session tapes.

Throughout their history, Brian Wilson and Mike Love have always found a way to write together — from their earliest sun-n-fun hot rod hits, through the ’80s — and even on the Beach Boys’ last album, the 2012 Top Three hit, That’s Why God Made The Radio. We asked Love if the way the two cousins collaborated needed to change over the decades: “Well, I don’t think there was (that much of a) difference, because Brian’s nature is quintessentially musical. He could sit down at a keyboard and do some amazing things with chord progressions and harmonies. My deal is hooks, and lyrics and concepts. So, no matter what time period you’re talking about, or what was going on in the mental conditions or the financial conditions of the ebb and flow of the ups and downs of the Beach Boys’ career — it is what it is with Brian and myself. We have so much in common musically and as cousins and compliment each other so well.”

March 18 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center
March 27 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
March 29 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
March 31 – Durant, OK – Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino Resort
April 1 – Mayetta, KS – Prairie Band Casino
April 2 – Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena
April 4 – Fort Collins, CO – Lincoln Center
April 6 – Boise, ID – Velma V. Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
April 8 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 9 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 12 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 13 – Calgary, AB – Canada Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 15 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
April 17 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
April 18 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
April 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
April 21 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
April 22 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
April 23 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
April 25 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
April 26 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
April 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall
April 29 – Lynn, MA – The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
April 30 – Worcester, MA – Hanover Theatre For Performing Arts
May 2 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center For Performing Arts
May 3, 4 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
May 6 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
May 7 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
May 9 – Birmingham, AL – Concert Hall At The BJCC
May 12 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
May 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
May 16 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
May 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
May 19 – Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall
May 20 – Laughlin, NV – Harrah’s Rio Vista Amphitheatre
May 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
May 24 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre
May 26, 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Pantages Theatre
May 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
June 15 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Concert Hall

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