The Beach Boys

Presented By KOOL101.9

About the event

We're excited to welcome the Beach Boys for an intimate Theatre show on July 6th!

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.  But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. And now in 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and it’s companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.

Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play—it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sundrenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide.   In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.

Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, [Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs”], 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 as a singer-songwriter, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.

Had this remarkable band been less committed to its art and its fans, it could have retired from the field with honor at dozens of points along the way, confident that it had made a lasting contribution to world culture.   It could have rested on the success of the epoch-shifting Pet Sounds masterpiece in 1966 . . . or after recording Love’s co-written Golden Globe nominated “Kokomo” in 1988 and seeing it become its best selling single ever . . . or after being inducted that same year into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame . . . or after watching its worldwide album sales blow past l00 million . . . or after winning the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 [along with The Who, Bob Marley, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Les Paul].  And still, The Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight. In 2012, The Beach Boys scheduled a 74 concert date limited 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour which was scheduled as a limited run reunion tour and ended in the U.S. July 15 and internationally on Sept 28th in which the original members reunited and released "That's Why God Made the Radio," the album debuted at # 3 on the Billboard charts, their highest chart position in 37 years and an unprecedented milestone.

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. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance.  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, D. C.

Love’s role as the band’s front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock’s foremost songwriters.  “Surfin’,” The Beach Boys’ first hit came from his pen.  With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations.”  Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”

On The Beach Boys’ near horizon is another national/world tour and continued charity activities through Mike Love’s Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives.  Love and The Beach Boys’ recent efforts raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina and made additional contributions to the disaster relief in Haiti.

The band appeared on countless worldwide TV shows throughout the years including: The Ed Sullivan Show, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and The Tonight Show.  Other television appearances include performances on Don Imus’ MSNBC show Imus In The Morning, TNT’s NBA All-Star Game, NBC’s Macy’s Day Parade, The Today Show, PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, Good Morning America, Weekend Today, The O’Reilly Factor.

In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards)—Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Brian Eichenburger (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band.

Read Less Read More

Additional Ticket Information

TICKET PRICES

$125.00

  • Floor Rows A-D 

$95.00

  • Floor Rows E-L

$75.00

  • Balcony AA-HH

$55.00

  • Balcony JJ-LL

VIP Packages

Available online only at www.mikelove.com or www.thebeachboys.com

Good Vibrations Platinum VIP Package - $250.00*

What’s included:

  • Go behind the scenes for an up close and personal Q&A session with Mike Love (limited quantity)
  • Photo opportunity with The Beach Boys (small cameras/cell phones encouraged)
  • Autographed official 2016 VIP Good Vibrations tour laminate
  • Crowd-free pre-show merchandise shopping
  • On site VIP host
  • Autographed copy of Mike Love’s new Memoir Good Vibrations, My Life as a Beach Boy
  • Hardcover coffee table book, which includes:
    • An historic journey into the world of The Beach Boys 1966
    • Handwritten Good Vibrations and Wouldn’t it be Nice lyrics
    • Exclusive VIP-only photo time capsule celebrating The Beach Boys 1966
    • USB bookmark containing rare Beach Boys footage

Good Vibrations VIP Gold Package - $125.00*

What’s included:‚Äč

  • Autographed copy of Mike Love’s new Memoir Good Vibrations, My Life as a Beach Boy
  • Hardcover coffee table book, which includes:
    • Handwritten Good Vibrations lyrics
    • Exclusive VIP-only photo time capsule celebrating The Beach Boys 1966
    • USB bookmark containing rare Beach Boys footage

*Please note:

  • VIP Packages DO NOT include a concert ticket. You must pre-purchase and present your concert ticket for participation per event date.
  • All gifts will be shipped directly to the purchaser’s home. Please be sure to double-check you have properly filled out all required fields for shipment upon purchase.
  • Mike Love autographed memoir, Good Vibrations, My Life as a Beach Boy, will be shipped post book release September 13, 2016. Distributed by Barnes & Noble.

Redemption Instructions:
Guests must arrive at the box office 1.5 hours before show time with the following
redemption items:

  1.  Photo ID
  2. Concert ticket
  3. Receipt

Related Links

Service Fees

Prices are those paid at the box office when purchasing in person.  It does not reflect service & handling fees if purchasing by phone or online.

Fraudulent Tickets

We have received recent reports of ticket fraud and scams through third-party ticketing sites. Please know that the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ticket Office cannot guarantee the validity of tickets purchased through any entity other than the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center box office. To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen, or inflated priced tickets, purchase them directly and only from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center website.

Order Limitations

Orders or combinations of orders by the same person, account, address and/or credit card in excess of order limitations for one event, may be cancelled without notice. This includes tickets ordered through presales. Service charges or other fees associated with costs incurred by the building may be retained.

When placing an order, please use your existing account and do not create a new account to ensure that your ticket purchases are linked to your one and only account, as to not have the accounts flagged as a fraudulent account.