The Beach Boys are an American surf-rock band from Hawthorne, California, consisting of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, and supporting musicians John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, Scott Totten, Jeffery Foskett and Brian Eichenberger.
Formed in 1961, the band originally consisted of brothers, Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, alongside their cousin Mike Love and Al Jardine. They have released nearly 30 albums across their career, including ‘Surfin' Safari’ in 1962, the ground-breaking ‘Pet Sounds’ in 1966 and their last album ‘That's Why God Made the Radio’ in 2012.
Best known for tracks like I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, Good Vibrations, Rock and Roll Music, Kokomo and Surfin USA, the band have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and have received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2017, The Beach Boys played shows across the UK, including two shows at the Royal Albert Hall, the USA and Australia!
In 2018, The Beach Boys have been confirmed to play at Hampton Court Palace festival in June. They'll also play shows in Dublin and Belfast on the following days after the festival.
The Beach Boys also take on the 'Then and Now' tour in 2019, with US dates scheduled between January an March, and UK and Europe dates in the summer. Then they headline Oxfordshire's Cornbury Festival. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Great nostalgia, impeccable harmonies, deservedly full house.
Manchester 02 Apollo on May 27 2015
A very entertaining gig, but then the Beach Boys rarely disappoint - after all, they've been practising for over 50 years. Mike Love has been very inventive in the line-up, which currently includes Bruce Johnston and David Marks up front, John Cowsill on drums, backed up by some heavyweight musos who are well-versed in all the surfing guitar riffs and harmonies. The only thing missing was Brian Wilson, but he's busy doing his own thing. But this show had all the hits, including an amazingly accurate Good Vibrations which in the 60s cost a fortune and took forever to produce. Very difficult to get right in a live situation, but they managed it.
The only slight downside was the second-half inclusion of some relatively obscure album tracks in the setlist, and a sound engineer who missed several cues for the guitar breaks and didn't pump up the volume until they were nearly fading back into the vocals. But all-in-all, a very enjoyable night singing along with the iconic hits and dancing on the spot (dancing in the aisles is frowned upon in the Apollo.) It certainly brought a breath of California summer to the otherwise dreary North-West UK wind and rain outside. My advice: See the Beach Boys. You won't be disappointed.