THE BEACH BOYS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF “SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS”

Written By: LWDadmin - May• 21•15

WITH UNFORGETTABLE  UK TOUR MAY 27th – JUNE 4th

ROYAL ALBERT HALL DATES WILL FEATURE
GRAMMY & OSCAR WINNNING ARTIST CHRISTOPHER CROSS
& STELLAR LINE-UP OF LONDON MUSICIANS

the_beach_boys_-_1965_summer_days_and_summer_nightsLegendary Beach Boys Guitarist David Marks Joining for UK Leg
Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) being re-released on Vinyl Summer 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 4, 2015 — “America’s Band” The Beach Boys are bringing their Endless Summer Tour to a range of dates throughout the United Kingdom. Beginning May 27th, the band will tour Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff and perform a special two-night stand at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. (SEE BELOW FOR DATES, VENUES AND ON-SALE INFO.)

The Grammy® Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, The Beach Boys, features band co-founder, lead singer and songwriter, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, and John Cowsill, as well as new member Brian Eichenberger (The Four Freshman). The tour coincides with a special celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the band’s beloved album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). The album, originally released July 5, 1965, includes the seminal hits “California Girls” and “Help Me, Rhonda.” Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) marked the first appearance of Bruce Johnston with its release 50 years ago.

For the band’s Royal Albert Hall dates (May 30-31), The Beach Boys will welcome special guest Academy-Award & Grammy winning artist Christopher Cross as well as a number of London’s finest musicians. The Royal Albert Hall shows will delve deep into the Beach Boys catalogue, with full brass arrangements and a focus on songs from Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). Longtime Beach Boy guitarist David Marks will join the band for the entire UK leg of the tour.

“The UK has always had a special place in our hearts,” said Beach Boy co-founder, Mike Love. “I remember in 1966 a magazine put out a poll of their favorite bands and The Rolling Stones were number three, The Beatles were number two and we took the top spot. I’ve always loved traveling across the pond to visit our friends. And this time it’s going to be really special. I’m excited longtime friends Christopher and David are joining us, and honored to have these extraordinary musicians aboard. I love when our songs are elevated by the sounds of a full brass section. Something magical happens and it’s going to be a pretty magical run.”

The special “Beach Boys” Royal Albert Hall Band will feature Simon Morgan (French horn), Mike Lovatt (trumpet), Richard Edwards (tenor and bass trombone); Andy Findon (bass, baritone sax and flute), Chris Baron (drums and percussion), Martin Williams and Dave Bishop (alto sax and woodwinds). Collectively this ensemble of musicians has accompanied the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Michael Bublé, Sting, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Wonder, London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and scorings films including Harry Potter, Skyfall and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

The tour coincides with a special reissue of the classic Beach Boys album Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!!) on vinyl. Analogue Productions (in association with Capitol Records and Quality Record Pressings) will release this classic and historic Beach Boys album in its most premium and high-fidelity vinyl format to date. The album will hit select record stores later this summer.

The Beach Boys are in full force on a worldwide Endless Summer tour performing more than 140 dates in 2015 with a canon of songs that have been global radio and cultural staples for more than 50 years.

For ticket information and the latest updates on sale dates for concerts and performances, please reference the venue websites as listed below.

UK CONCERT TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

05/27 – Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo
www.o2apollomanchester.co.uk

05/28 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield City Hall
www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

05/29 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
www.theticketfactory.com

05/30 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
www.royalalberthall.com

05/31 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
www.royalalberthall.com

06/03 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
www.brightoncentre.co.uk

06/04 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk

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