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The Beach Boys Concert Tickets to Go on Sale

December 12, 2013, 9:19 AM HST
* Updated December 12, 5:21 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

beach_group_8x10The MACC has announced that on Friday, Jan. 10, The Beach Boys will return to Maui for a Surfin Safari concert in the A&B Amphitheater.

Called “America’s Band,” The Beach Boys made the music now known world-round as the favorite “soundtrack to summer.”

Founded in Southern California in 1961, the band is now more than half a century old.

The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. They were signed to Capitol Records in 1962 and become known for their vocal harmonies and lyrics that focused on the Southern California youth culture of the time: surfing, cars, and romance.

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According to Wikipedia, “by the mid-1960s, Brian Wilson’s growing creative ambition and songwriting ability would dominate the group’s musical direction. The primarily Wilson-composed Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single (both released in 1966) featured a complex, intricate and multi-layered sound that represented a departure from the simple surf rock of the Beach Boys’ early years.”

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The band has undergone several line-up changes over the years as Dennis Wilson drowned in 1983, and brother Carl died of lung cancer in 1998.

It’s reported that following Carl Wilson’s death, the remaining members splintered. However, Mike Love was eventually able to secure the license to use the name “The Beach Boys.”

This iconic band is still led by founding member Mike Love and 40+-year veteran Bruce Johnston, along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten.

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Per the MACC, “as The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. Since lead-singer and rock’s quintessential front man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), the band has had a string of chart-topping songs and albums, including some that have become eternal anthems of American youth and endless summers: Surfin’ Safari … Surfin USA … Surfer Girl … Fun, Fun, Fun … Little Deuce Coupe … Kokomo … Wouldn’t It Be Nice … Good Vibrations … I Get Around … Catch a Wave … Do You Wanna Dance … Help Me, Rhonda … 409 … California Girls … Barbara Ann … Be True to Your School … Dance Dance Dance … Sloop John B … God Only Knows … Shut Down, and more.”

During their 50 year career, The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards and performed more concerts than any major rock band in history, which is saying something considering the Rolling Stones seem to be constantly on tour.

In addition to receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammy Awards, The Beach Boys are in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing for an afternoon crowd of one million in Philadelphia and then performing for more than 750,000 people on the Mall in Washington on the evening of July 4, 1985.

Good news, as the concert at the MACC will not be nearly so crowded.

Tickets prices are $45, $55, $65 and $85, with a limited number of $125 tickets for reserved/table seating.

Tickets for this concert will be available for MACC members starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 14 and on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m.

Ticket limits will apply.

Fans of The Beach Boys who are not yet MACC members can join online in advance or at the Box Office and immediately enjoy the benefits of early ticket purchase and advance notification of new shows.

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