The Beach Boys' Mike Love's 'Reason For The Season' is Out Today

The Beach Boys' Mike Love's 'Reason For The Season' is Out Today

Mike Love, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder/lead singer of The Beach Boys released his new holiday album, Reason For The Season today via BMG. The album will also be available on special festive vinyl on November 2nd. Reason For The Season is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers here:http://smarturl.it/ReasonForTheSeason.

The 12-track album features an array of new holiday songs and Christmas classics ranging from bright guitar and horn-filled pop and rock and track to 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."

Reason for the Season comes at a particularly prolific time for Mike Love following the release of 2017's Unleash The Love, an acclaimed album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys' classics. Unleash The Love was released on the heels of his NewYork Times best-selling memoir "Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy."

The Beach Boys are set to embark on a holiday tour that 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

  1. Celestial Celebration
  2. Finally It's Christmas - feat. Hanson
  3. Little St. Nick
  4. Must Be Christmas
  5. Jingle Bell Rock
  6. Alone On Christmas Day
  7. Reason For The Season
  8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  9. Away In A Manger
  10. Bring A Torch
  11. Come All Ye Faithful
  12. Holy Night'

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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