Beach Boys Launching Summer Tour to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of “Fun Fun Fun!”
We’re feelin’ some good vibrations after hearing this news!
Fifty years after their single “Fun Fun Fun” became a smash hit, The Beach Boys are honoring the anniversary by going on tour across North America and parts of Europe!
Beginning May 25th, the group will hit Belvedere Festival Park in Louisville, Kentucky before visiting a few European hotspots, including Zurich. The last date currently scheduled on the tour is Nov. 22 in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
“Year after year, it’s been a great source of inspiration to see the happiness our music has brought to multiple generations of Beach Boys fans in so many parts of the world,” band member Mike Love said in a statement.
“This summer I’m particularly excited for the Jones Beach show [in Long Island, N.Y.], which is such a terrific, iconic venue,” Mike continued. “It will be very special to share the stage with some old friends and bandmates, Al Jardine and David Marks.”
The tour also serves as an introduction for new singer/guitarist Jeffrey Foskett, who has worked with the group regularly since 1981. He replaces Mike’s son Christian, who left to pursue a solo career.
“As talented as [Christian] is, I hope he’ll still want to join his dad on stage every once and a while,” Mike said of his son’s departure.
The band expects to announce more dates later this year, but you can see the current itinerary at www.thebeachboys.com. Now take a trip down memory lane by listening to “Fun Fun Fun” below!