Beach Boys to headline Hollywood Bowl
The first Beach Boys live dates in years to feature core founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine will include a headlining performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets for the June 2 concert at the legendary venue will go on sale Feb. 26.
The Beach Boys have reunited in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary. The tour will also include longtime members Bruce Johnston and David Marks. The latter was on the band's debut album, "Surfin' Safari." Tickets will range in price from $40.50 to $170.60, a total that includes additional fees. Starting Friday, there will be a pre-sale for those who hold American Express cards.
Two members of the band's original lineup -- drummer Dennis Wilson and singer-guitarist Carl Wilson -- died in 1983 and 1998, respectively. Johnston joined the band in 1965 after Brian Wilson opted out of touring to focus on overseeing the group's recordings.
The surviving members of the Beach Boys reunited at this year's Grammy Awards, performing "Good Vibrations" with Maroon 5 and Foster the People. The band is also working on a new album, and the Hollywood Bowl date is one of more than 40 spring and summer performances. The 50th anniversary tour will launch from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 27.
VIP packages will also be available for many of the band's non-festival tour dates.
-- Todd Martens
Image: The Beach Boys perform at the Grammy Awards. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times