The Beach Boys' Mike Love to Release REASON FOR THE SEASON

The Beach Boys' Mike Love to Release REASON FOR THE SEASON

Mike Love, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder/lead singer of The Beach Boys, will release a new collection of holiday songs Reason For The Season, via BMG on October 26 (CD/digital formats). The album will also be available on special festive vinyl on November 2. Reason For The Season is available for pre-order now at Amazon. Fans who pre-order the digital album will be able to stream and instantly download "Finally it's Christmas" featuring Hanson.

The 12-track album features an array of new holiday songs and Christmas classics that range from bright guitar and horn-filled pop and rock and tracks, and softer traditional carols and ballads. Sam Hollander (One Direction, Panic! at the Disco, Train)and Steve Greenberg (Hanson, AJR) produced five tracks on the album including the jubilant title track and the buoyant anthems "It Must Be Christmas" and "Finally it's Christmas" featuring Hanson. This marks Love's second recording with Hanson as they collaborated on the summer single "It's OK" released in August 2018. Hanson famously recorded a version of Beach Boys classic "Little St. Nick" for their 1997 Christmas album, "Snowed In."

Grammy-winning producer Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing) and The Beach Boys' musical director Scott Totten also served as producers on the album. Lloyd produced two tracks including a new version of "Alone on Christmas Day" and "Little St. Nick." Totten collaborated with Love on five additional tracks featuring all of Love's children (All Love) Ambha, Brian, Christian and Hayleigh Love on "Do You Hear What I Hear," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "O Holy Night," "Away in a Manger" and "Bring a Torch."

"Music is something that always brought my family together, especially around Christmastime," says Love. "What is so special about this collection of songs is that they both harken back to the wonder of childhood and family, but also feel very relevant and exciting for a new season of listening. It's a such a joy to create this music with my actual family and my family of collaborators, Sam, Steve, Michael Lloyd, Scott, and Hanson. We're looking forward to being part of the soundtrack of many holiday seasons to come."

"Reason for the Season" 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 acclaimed album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys' classics.

The Beach Boys are embarking on a holiday tour which kicks off in Chattanooga on November 16, performing The Beach Boys holiday classics from The Beach Boys Christmas album. The holiday tour will also feature new music from Mike Love's forthcoming Reason for the Season. The Grammy® Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band is 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.

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, the holiday album, autographed books, and exclusive memorabilia. Please visit mikelove.com or thebeachboys.com for purchase.

REASON FOR THE SEASON TRACK LISTING

Away in the Manger

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

O Holy Night

Bring a Torch

Do You Hear What I Hear

Celestial Celebration

It Must Be Christmas

Little St. Nick

Alone On Christmas Day

Reason For The Season

Finally it's Christmas (featuring Hanson)

Jingle Bell Rock

THE BEACH BOYS 2018/2019 HOLIDAY TOUR DATES:

11/16/2018

Chattanooga, TN

Tivoli Theatre

11/18/2018

Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theatre

11/29/2018

Boston, MA

Wilbur Theatre

11/30/2018

Medford, MA

Chevalier Theater

12/1/2018

Morristown, NJ

Mayo Performing Arts Center

12/2/2018

Baltimore, MD

Lyric Opera House

12/4/2018

Greensburg, PA

Palace Theatre

12/6/2018

Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan Theater

12/10/2018

North Bethesda, MI

Music Center at Strathmore

12/11/2018

Huntington, NY

Paramount Huntington

12/12/2018

Williamsport, PA

Community Arts Center

12/13/2018

Wilmington, DE

The Grand

12/15/2018

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

12/16/2018

North Charleston, Sc

North Charleston PAC

12/17/2018

Durham, NC

DPAC

12/18/2018

Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Community College

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