The Beach Boys Kick off 2018 NOW & THEN Tour Across the U.S. and U.K.

The Beach Boys Kick off 2018 NOW & THEN Tour Across the U.S. and U.K.

The Beach Boys, "America's Band," are set to bring their iconic Southern Californian sound worldwide with the launch of their 2018 "Now & Then" Tour. Kicking off May 25th in Springfield, IL, the highly-anticipated tour will feature the band's biggest hits and beloved fan favorites, such as "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo," "I Get Around," and many more, with performances spanning across Canada, Ireland, and England.

To add to the exciting summer tour, the band will be honored for their extraordinary musical career as the fifth-ever recipient of the National Artistic Achievement Award on July 4th.The Beach Boys joinpast honorees including Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder,Reba McEntire and John Williams. Longtime Beach Boys' friend and frequent collaborator, John Stamos, will be presenting the prestigious award to the group followed by a performance on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for PBS's "A Capitol Fourth," which Stamos will also host. The 4th of July celebration airs live on PBS from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET for the millions of viewers at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

"This is an extraordinary recognition for our band," said Mike Love, Co-founder, songwriter and lead singer of The Beach Boys. "We are grateful to everyone involved with A Capitol Fourth for this beautiful honor. The Beach Boys have been synonymous with 4th of July and performing on the West Lawn for decades now. It is an enormous source of pride. This summer our music will be filling amphitheaters and music festivals, and amplified by our friends at Sirius XM. It's going to be a summer to remember."

In addition, The Beach Boys are launching a Sirius XM radio channel (Channel 4) that will debut Memorial Day Weekend- Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel. The channel will feature not only the band's hits and rarities, it will also include guest DJs and stories from original band members who will be discussing song inspiration, their careers and lives on the road and of course, a whole lot of fun, fun, fun. Subscribers will hear alternative and live versions of their favorite songs, rare rehearsal takes, and anecdotes about The Beach Boys from other musicians and celebrities. Listener requests will be taken on 833-FUNFUNFUN.

The band also recently announced a new album, The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be released worldwide by Capitol/Ume on June 8th. The album pairs The Beach Boys' original vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

The Grammy® Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with musical director Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Keith Hubacher, continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys continue to perform over 150 dates per year worldwide.

The "Now & Then" Tour comes at a particularly prolific time for Mike Love. He recently published a New York Times best-selling memoir and in November 2017,Love released Unleash the Love, an album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys' classics.

Tickets to see The Beach Boys on tour are now on sale. VIP package offerings are available for every show and include a Meet & Greet, autographed books, and exclusive memorabilia. Please visit mikelove.com or thebeachboys.com for purchase.

**John Stamos will join The Beach Boys for select tour dates throughout the summer, starting in June.**

THE BEACH BOYS SUMMER TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

05/25 Springfield, IL Springfield Sliders Stadium

05/26 Herrin, IL HerrinFesta Italiana

06/01 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center

06/02 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center

06/03 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center

06/05 Grand Forks, N*E*R*D Chester Fritz Auditorium

06/06 Sioux Falls, SD Mary W. Sommervold Hall at Washington Pavilion

06/07 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center

06/08 Wausau, Grand Theatre

06/15 East Molesey, United Kingdom Hampton Court Palace Festival

06/16 East Molesey, United Kingdom Hampton Court Palace Festival

06/17 Dublin, Ireland Bord Gais Energy Theatre

06/18 Belfast, Ireland Waterfront Hall Auditorium

06/22 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino

06/23 Pala, CA Starlight Theater

06/30 Timmins, Canada Stars and Thunder Festival

07/01 San Rafael, CA Marin County Fair

07/13 Fishers, IN Conner Prairie

07/14 Fishers, IN Conner Prairie

07/15 Fort Wayne, IN Foellinger Theatre

07/17 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium

07/18 Sylvania, OH Centennial Terrace

07/19 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater

07/20 Rama, Canada Casino Rama

07/21 Kemptville, Canada Kemptville Live Musical Festival

07/22 Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Northlands Grounds

07/27 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino

08/02 Fredericksburg, VA Marks & Harrison Amphitheater

08/03 Selbyville, DE The Freeman Stage

08/04 Lancaster, PA (2:30 PM) American Music Theatre

08/04 Lancaster, PA (7:30 PM) American Music Theatre

08/05 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center

08/07 Nichols, NY Tioga Downs

08/08 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus

08/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

08/10 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

08/11 Hyannis, MA (3:30 PM) Cape Cod Melody Tent

08/11 Hyannis, MA (7:30 PM) Cape Cod Melody Tent

08/12 Webster, MA Indian Ranch Amphitheatre

08/14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center

08/15 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse

08/20 Ocean City, NJ (6:00 PM) Ocean City Music Pier

08/20 Ocean City, NJ (8:30 PM) Ocean City Music Pier

08/21 Ocean City, NJ (6:00 PM) Ocean City Music Pier

08/21 Ocean City, NJ (8:30 PM) Ocean City Music Pier

08/25 Franklin, WI Milwaukee County Sports Center

08/27 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair

09/16 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

09/21 Santa Barbara, CA The Granada Theatre



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