‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ With The Beach Boys

After marking the band’s 50th anniversary with a 2012 tour, The Beach Boys are moving on to the next semicentennial celebration. The guys will be having fun, fun, fun on the road this summer as they look back on 50 years since the release of a certain hit single about a girl and her T-bird.  

The excursion includes a special show July 5 in Wantagh, N.Y., at Jones Beach featuring appearance from Al Jardine and David Marks.

In other Beach Boys news, Grammy-winning singer and guitarist Jeffrey Foskett has signed on as a permanent member of the touring band, taking the place of Christian Love.

Photo: AP Photo
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia

“Year after year it’s been a great source of inspiration to see the happiness our music has brought to multiple generations of Beach Boy fans in so many parts of the world,” said Mike Love.

“This summer I’m particularly excited for the Jones Beach show, which is such a terrific, iconic venue. It will be very special to share the stage with some old friends and bandmates, Al Jardine and David Marks. Bruce and I are really happy to have Jeffrey Foskett rejoin the band- he’s a great vocalist and musician and has a long history with The Beach Boys. It’s been awesome to have my son my Christian performing with us for much of the past decade. I’m so proud of him and I wish him well in his work as a solo artist. As talented as he is, I hope he’ll still want to join his Dad on stage every once and a while.”

Along with Love and Foskett, the touring band includes singer Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, keyboardist Tim Bonhomme, bassist Randell Kirsch and drummer John Cowsill.

Here’s the itinerary for the “Fun Fun Fun” Summer Tour:

May 23 – Petoskey, Mich., Odawa Casino Resort   
May 25 – Louisville, Ky., Belvedere Park (Abbey Road On The River)     
June 6 – Loveland, Colo., Budweiser Events Center           
June 7 – Fort Yates, N.D., Prairie Knights Casino & Resort
June 8 – Moorhead, Minn., Bluestem Center For The Arts  
June 13 – Richfield, Utah, Sevier Valley Center      
June 14 – West Wendover, Nev., Peppermill Concert Hall  
June 21 – Laughlin, Nev., Edgewater Casino          
June 22 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Co. Arboretum
June 24 – Surrey, United Kingdom, Hampton Court Palace
June 25 – Surrey, United Kingdom, Hampton Court Palace
June 26 – Londonderry, United Kingdom, Millennium Forum       
June 27 – Zurich, Switzerland, Kongresshaus Zurich          
July 1 – Rattvik, Sweden, Dalhalla  
July 5 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater     
July 10 – Huntsville, Ala., Von Braun Center          
July 12 – Peachtree City, Ga., Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater  
July 17 – Surrey, United Kingdom, Epsom Downs Race Course    
July 18 – Newmarket, United Kingdom, Newmarket Racecourse  
July 19 – Newbury, United Kingdom, Newbury Racecourse          
July 21 – Madrid, Spain, TBA
July 23 – Marbella, Spain, Auditorio Marbella La Cantera (Starlite Festival)          
July 25 – York, United Kingdom, York Racecourse
July 26 – Ocean Grove, N.J., The Great Auditorium           
July 27 – Selbyville, Del., Freeman Stage At Bayside         
July 28 – Lancaster, Pa., American Music Theatre   
July 29 – Columbus, Ohio, Celeste Center (Ohio State Fair)           
July 31 – Ventura, Calif., Ventura County Fairgrounds (Ventura County Fair)      
Aug. 1 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery     
Aug. 2 – Reno, Nev., Silver Legacy Resort Casino 
Aug. 6 – Sioux Falls, S.D., W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds (Sioux Empire Fair)   
Aug. 9 – Williams Bay, Wis., Ferro Pavilion (Music By The Lake)
Aug. 10 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre      
Aug. 12 – Pomona, N.Y., Provident Bank Park       
Aug. 13 – Aston, Pa., Sun Center Studios   
Aug. 14 – Stamford, Conn., Columbus Park
Aug. 15 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom         
Aug. 16 – Newport, R.I., Newport Yachting Center (Newport Concert Series)     
Aug. 17 – Webster, Mass., Indian Ranch     
Aug. 21 – Princeton, Ill., Bureau County Fair          
Aug. 26 – Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park (appearing with The Temptations)
Aug. 27 – Livermore, Calif., The Concerts At Wente Vineyards
Aug. 28 – Jacksonville, Ore., Britt Pavilion (Britt Festivals)
Aug. 30 – Snoqualmie, Wash., Snoqualmie Casino  
Aug. 31 – Ferndale, Wash., Silver Reef Casino
Sept. 1 – Salem, Ore., Oregon State Fairgrounds (Oregon State Fair)         
Sept. 4 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Sept. 7 – Wooster, Ohio, Wooster Fairgrounds (Wayne County Fair)         
Sept. 18 – Paducah, Ky., Carson Center      
Sept. 19 – Belleville, Ill., Belleville Public Square (Bicentennial Octoberfest Celebration)
Sept. 20 – Dubuque, Iowa, Mississippi Moon Bar   
Oct. 3 – Rancho Mirage, Calif., The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa   
Oct. 4 – Las Vegas, Nev., Casablanca Event Center At Eastside Cannery Casino 
Oct. 5 – San Diego, Calif., Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay       
Oct. 8 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre        
Oct. 9 – Houston, Texas, Arena Theatre      
Oct. 10 – Biloxi, Miss., Beau Rivage Resort & Casino        
Oct. 11 – Biloxi, Miss., Beau Rivage Resort & Casino        
Nov. 21 – Paris, France, Olympia     
Nov. 22 – Frederikshavn, Denmark, Arena Nord

Tickets for most dates are on sale now. The general onsale for Huntsville, Ala., begins Friday, May 16. Rancho Mirage’s onsale is scheduled July 19.

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