THE BEACH BOYS And The CSO Bring A Taste Of Summer To Columbus
The Beach Boys-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and America's first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone-have become the world's favorite soundtrack to summer with their classic hits including "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girls," the Grammy-nominated "Good Vibrations," and the chart-topping "Kokomo."
The Columbus Symphony presents The Beach Boys at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, May 12, at 8pm. Tickets are $48-$78 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
The 2017-18 Pops Series is made possible through the generous support of season sponsor American Electric Power.
About The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson on vocals/bass when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston's vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock's elite artists.
Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year that range from sundrenched summer festivals to New Year's gala celebrations and special events across the globe.
In 2016, The Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit "Good Vibrations," which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The band commemorated this prolific time in the life of The Beach Boys with a "50 Years of Good Vibrations" tour. Additionally, front man Mike Love released his highly anticipated memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, the same year.
The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than 50 years ago. In 2013, their Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with more than three million in sales and climbing), and its companion, The Warmth of the Sun, marked a resurgence of interest in The Beach Boys that again rocked the world.
This remarkable band could have retired with honor at dozens of points along the way, confident that it had made a lasting contribution to the world. They could have rested on the success of the epoch-shifting Pet Sounds masterpiece in 1966; after Mike Love's concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans; after Love co-authored the Golden Globe-nominated "Kokomo" in 1988 and it becoming thier best-selling single ever; after being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; after blowing past 100 million in worldwide album sales; or after being awarded a NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. And still, The Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight.
They were center-stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty's 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl, and The White House. On one day alone-July 4, 1985- they played to nearly 2 million fans at shows in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
On The Beach Boys' horizon is a continued national/world tour and charity activities through Mike Love's Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives. Love and The Beach Boys' efforts have raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, and made additional contributions to disaster relief in Haiti.