THE BEACH BOYS at The Straz Center
|When:||Back to Calendar » May 5, 2012 @ 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm|
|Where:||The Straz Center
1010 N Macinnes Pl
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The Beach Boys bring historic 50th Anniversary Tour
to the Straz Center in Tampa
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks to tour together
for the first time in more than two decades
Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m.
Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center
Regularly priced tickets start at $49.50
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEB. 24 AT, NOON
TAMPA, Fla. — The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks will tour together for the first time in more than two decades. The 40+ city tour, which will begin in April, will feature a headlining date at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 27 and a performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10. A second show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., has already been added for May 13 due to overwhelming demand. The previously announced May 12 performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena sold out in one day.
The band, who performed together at the 2012 Grammy® Awards, will also release a new studio album and commemorative 50th Anniversary catalog with Capitol/EMI.
On Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m., the Beach Boys will take the Morsani Hall stage in Tampa presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and Live Nation.
The Beach Boys have recorded new songs for the as-yet-untitled album to be released in 2012. It will be the first to feature all of the band’s surviving original members in decades and is being produced by Wilson and executive produced by Love.
The Beach Boys and Capitol/EMI have also teamed up for a 50th Anniversary campaign spotlighting the band’s entire catalog, with several new commemorative releases planned for 2012, including a new hits collection and a career-spanning box set.
America’s first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard/Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most BillboardTop 40 chart hits with 36. Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys is fast approaching triple-Platinum sales status, and The SMiLE Sessions, released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, has been heralded as 2011’s “No.1 Reissue of the Year” by Rolling Stone magazine.
The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour comes to the Straz Center’s Carol Morsani Hall on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. Regularly priced tickets start at $49.50. A limited number of exclusive VIP ticket packages – including premium seats, a meet and greet, sound check access, exclusive merchandise and more – are available for $295.50. Tickets, which go on sale Friday, Feb. 24, at noon, may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
Up to the minute tour information can be found at www.thebeachboys.com.
For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit www.strazcenter.org.