Since its debut over 50 years ago, the band has birthed a torrent of hit singles (“Little Deuce Coupe,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations”), sold millions of albums and changed the musical landscape for every pop act since.
Now captained by original lead singer Mike Love, the group averages 150 shows a year. Its latest batch of online-only archival releases, “1967—Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions” and “Live Sunshine—1967,” feature nearly 150 tracks, taking listeners on a deep dive into the band’s stellar output in ’67, from unreleased “Wild Honey” and “Smiley Smile” outtakes to never-before-issued tracks from the shelved “live” album, “Lei’d in Hawaii.”
Love’s latest solo release, “Unleash the Love,” was produced by Grammy winner Michael Lloyd. It features 13 new tracks (“Pisces Brothers,” “Ram Raj,” “Crescent Moon”) plus a dozen re-recordings of Beach Boys classics.
In addition to Love, the current Beach Boys lineup features longtime member Bruce Johnston on vocals and keyboards along with Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Brian Eichenberger (bass/ vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/ vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals).
Tickets, $56 to $131, are available through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. They can also be purchased in person at the TOCAP box office.
Call (805) 449-2787 or visit civicartsplaza.com for more information.