One of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time, The Beach Boys will perform at The Peabody, Daytona Beach March 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale for this iconic group Friday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m.
The Beach Boys are an American rock band that were formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. Emerging at the vanguard of the “California Sound“, the band’s early music gained international popularity for distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics that evoked a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. Influenced by jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and doo-wop, The Beach Boys are often touted as “America’s Band”, while AllMusic stated that their “unerring ability…made them America’s first, best rock band.”
The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They have received one Grammy Award for The Smile Sessions (2011).
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. In 2013, their Capitol Records release Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing) and its companion The Warmth of the Sun mark 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.
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.
The dozens of chart toppers that followed from the band, became eternal anthems of American Youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “Rock and Roll Music” Years later, Mike showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, and John Cowsill continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Wal-Mart Supercenters, call 800-745-3000 or online at www.PeabodyDaytona.com. Reserved tickets are $69.50, $49.50 and $39.50 plus surcharges. For further information, please contact Helen Riger at 386-671-8252.