May 8 & 9, 2012
The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will tour together for the first time in more than two decades, making stops throughout the US and Canada. They will be performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on May 8 and 9, 2012. Head down for some ever-good vibrations from the boys who invented surf rock.
On February 12, 2012, the Beach Boys performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards. It marked the group’s first live performance to include Brian Wilson since 1996, and an omen of good things to come. The Tour coincides with the release of a new studio album and commemorative 50th Anniversary catalog with Capitol/EMI. Wilson and Mike Love discussed the upcoming album and tour in a recent interview, stating that Wilson is doing the writing and that all of the songs will flow into each other. The album ends with a Pet Sounds and Smile inspired suite. One track titled, “That’s Why God Made The Radio” brims with classic Beach Boys harmonies, summoning halcyon days gone by.
It’s only fitting that the Beach Boys chose the Beacon Theatre as their NY venue. Designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in the Art Deco style, the Beacon opened in 1929 as a forum for vaudeville acts, musical productions, drama, opera, and movies. Known for its flawless acoustics, the Beacon has been a favored New York City stop for top acts since the Roaring Twenties. The original sound-system still provides near-perfect acoustics today.
The Beacon Theatre and Box Office: 2124 Broadway (between West 74th and 75th streets) New York, NY