The Beach Boys have been called the greatest American band ever, capable of challenging The Beatles creatively in the 1960s and still able to challenge The Rolling Stones on tour today. Formed in 1961 by brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, plus their cousin Mike Love, the Beach Boys created a distinct California sound that blended the harmonies of 1950s doo wop groups with rock and roll and jazz. Just three weeks after they signed a recording contract in 1961, their first single, Surfin’, sold 40,000 copies. This launched a string of hits, from chart-toppers like I Get Around and Help Me, Rhonda, to summer classics like California Girls, Surfin’ Safari, and 409. But when the British acts invaded, Brian Wilson headed into the studio and produced Pet Sounds in 1966, regarded by Rolling Stone as the second greatest album of all time. Good Vibrations, with its upbeat melody and powerful party vibe, returned the band to number one and at last allowed them to break free of their traditional surf rock sound.
Although the band dealt with tumultuous backstage antics, from lawsuits over royalties and songwriting credit, Brian Wilson’s substance abuse and breakdown, and the death of Dennis Wilson, they continued to record. Facing a sales slump in the 1970s, the Beach Boys toured heavily until they turned their live act into a seamless string of hits and new numbers that always meant a fun and relaxing time for their audience. Today, the Beach Boys are riding high amid two recent Grammys and the recognition that they are one of the world’s bestselling and most critically acclaimed bands. Continuing to tour with fifty-plus shows per year, the Beach Boys have found a way to turn any venue into a giant beach party. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Beach Boys Tickets.
Beach Boys 2015 North American Tour
Nobody makes the summer last forever like the Beach Boys on tour. Their classic hits like Fun, Fun, Fun, Help Me, Rhonda, and I Get Around don’t just bring the back days of summers long past, they make current summers exciting, too. And in 2015, they’re stretching the summer season up and down their native California, plus plenty of Midwestern and East Coast haunts that might want a bit of that California sun. You can get tickets to the Beach Boys 2015 tour at state fairs, casinos and plenty of indoor theaters that can’t keep out their eternal sunshine and celebrated surf culture. Founding member Mike Love and guitarist Bruce Johnston, who joined the Beach Boys in 1965, are the two longtime members of the group still on tour. Although they’ve been at this for fifty-three years, the Beach Boys still put on a smooth, fun-filled show focused heavily on their greatest hits, which gives fans one last chance at summer glory sure to bring about all those Good Vibrations.