Posted in music | tour dates on February 15, 2012

Beach Boys

The reunited Beach Boys, after playing the Grammys and announcing their appearance at Bonnaroo, have announced a full North American tour including two shows at NYC's Beacon Theater: May 8 & 9 (both on sale 2/21). All tour dates are listed, with on sale dates, below...

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Beach Boys -- 2012 Tour Dates
April 24 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater , On Sale: February 25
April 26 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre, On Sale: February 25
April 27 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, On Sale Now
April 28 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater, On Sale: March 11
April 29 Raleigh, NCRaleigh Amphitheater, On Sale: February 25
May 2 St Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater, On Sale: February 24
May 4 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, On Sale: TBD
May 5 Tampa, FL Stratz Center For The Performing Arts, On Sale: February 25
May 8 New York, NY Beacon Theater , On Sale: February 21
May 9 New York , NY Beacon Theater , On Sale: February 21
May 11 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Hall , On Sale: February 27
May 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sold Out
May 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena , On Sale: February 24
May 15 White Plains, NY Westchester County Center , On Sale: February 25
May 17 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center, On Sale: February 24
May 19 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Hotel Casino, On Sale: February 24
May 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre , On Sale: February 20
May 27 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino, On Sale: February 25
June 1 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre, On Sale: March 4
June 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl, On Sale: February 26
June 8 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, On Sale: February 24
June 10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, On Sale: February 18
June 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OHBlossom Music Center, On Sale: February 25
June 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion, On Sale: February 25
June 16 Camden, NJ Susquahanna Bank Center, On Sale: February 25
June 17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, On Sale: February 25
June 19 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre, On Sale: February 25
June 20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre, On Sale: February 25
June 22 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park, On Sale: February 24
June 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center, On Sale: February 25
June 26 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion, On Sale: February 25
June 29 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center, On Sale: February 25
June 30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre, On Sale: February 25
July 1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater, On Sale: February 25
July 3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, On Sale: February 24
July 10 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre, On Sale: February 25
July 13 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, On Sale: February 25
July 14 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater, On Sale: March 2
July 15 Stateline, NV Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheater , On Sale: March 9
July 26 Rome, ITCapannelle, On Sale: February 17
July 27 Milan, ITCivic Arena, On Sale: February 17
July 29 Gothenburg, SWETradgaardsforeningen, On Sale: February 21
July 31 Oslo, NWSpektrum, On Sale: February 16
August 1 Aarhus, DKAmfiscenen, On Sale: February 20
August 3 Berlin, DE02 Arena, On Sale Now
August 4 Stuttgart, DESchleyerhalle, On Sale Now
August 5 Monchengladbach, DEHockey Park, On Sale: February 15
August 7 Lokeren, BELLokerse Festival, On Sale: February 15

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Comments (118)

Brian Wilson can suck it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:42 AM

i'm excited

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:47 AM

Surprised it's not somewhere bigger, honestly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:47 AM

Brian Wilson just tweeted "Tell those fuckers posting at BV they don't know me. Not in my head with the new medication. Happy to be back in Beach Boyz"

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:47 AM

So wait, they are playing everywhere but not Jones BEACH?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:48 AM

at least it's not MSG

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:48 AM

Beacon..not bad

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:53 AM

surfs up

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:53 AM

Foster the People announced as the opener!
YESSSS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:57 AM

HA HA Hipsters want everything for nothing, so there will not be any sullen / scratchy knit caps / thick frame glasses / ironic tee shirt / scarfed dweebs at this here. Meaning, it could actually be fun!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:58 AM

Prices?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:58 AM

scalpcitay

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:59 AM

if you have to ask, it's out of your price range

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 10:59 AM

Grab my baby, gonna hold her now
She looks like Patti Smith
SURFING COW

surf's up dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:02 AM

Beach Zombies

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:05 AM

10:59 not true homeboy..It will help me decide if others will join me more so than anything else.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:06 AM

Laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:07 AM

This truly is something to protest.

Epic Suck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:08 AM

Hmmm the Mohegan Sun shows are $55-$70. This is actually a reasonably priced show. That's half the price of watching Brian Wilson solo playing Gershwin tunes.

I may have to go check this out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:08 AM

scalpcitayyyyyyy

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:10 AM

radio city woulda been better.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:12 AM

what? no T5? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:14 AM

Wow, surpised they are playing the Beacon. Prices should be relatively reasonable....now if only they would play Smiley Smile in full.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:14 AM

special guest - STAMOS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:14 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:16 AM

I hope they play Rubber Soul straight through.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:16 AM

must not be many california girls still alive. only two shows in that state.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:18 AM

Will these be more or less than the Cure shows?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:18 AM

WORST CONCERT OF THE YEAR.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:20 AM

hilarious/ironic that the emo/hipster board is full of hateful douche bags.

Posted by matt | February 15, 2012 11:22 AM

I heard the word, wonderful thing, Mike Love is onnnnnnnnn

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:23 AM

i can't wait to buy a ticket outside for $10

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:27 AM

^if it were yankee maybe..Beacon will go over face...

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:31 AM

i love how every one of these threads has the "Scalp City" as well as the "Im gonna buy the cheapest ticket outside the door" guy

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:31 AM

this is sad..

I love the beach boys but this is just sad...no dennis ok... no carl though which sucks... just sidemen (even if they were original sidemen) and a medicated Brian & king supreme a-hole Mike Love..who has done every last thing he could to run the Beach Boys name into the ground..

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:35 AM

Here we go again...

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:35 AM

11:22 - I don't think you know what the term "emo" means

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:35 AM

this is going to be cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:40 AM

Scalp suburbs! I am going to buy a face ticket at the door!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:41 AM

we're gonna need a bigger venue.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:42 AM

11:35, we had that discussion yesterday!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:50 AM

I wonder if Mike and Brian even talk to each other. They'll probably each go to their hotel rooms at the end of the night, take a bath and put on their robes and pass out watching Leno.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:52 AM

NY Westchester County Center? That is strange.

Posted by Venkman | February 15, 2012 11:54 AM

GImmee Beach Boys

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:55 AM

Beach Boys/Chicago was worst show I ever went to - free ticket but the memory & time I spent before I left haunt me to this day.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 11:58 AM

The REAL Beach Fossils.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:00 PM

11:58 - I thought Chicago put on a decent show, outside of fake Cetera

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:00 PM

11:35, we had that discussion yesterday!

>> sorry I have a life that doesn't involve being on here every day..

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:00 PM

I think Brian prefers Johnny Carson.

Johnny Carson is a real live wire.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:01 PM

lulz 12:00

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:09 PM

This show is going to be a scalper's paradise, in large part because the 50 to 60 year old crowd who have enough money to burn but no time to seek out tickets will go to the "brokers" for their prime seats.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:11 PM

Any semi demanded band playing a show is a scalpers paradise really...

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:20 PM

"The REAL Beach Fossils."

YOU WIN!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:25 PM

"must not be many california girls still alive. only two shows in that state."

There are tons of open days around those two shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 12:26 PM

JAHcooozeee Boyz > Beach Boys

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:15 PM

who is this beach boy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:20 PM

WHY IS THAT GRAPHIC SO CRAPPYY>>>>>>??????? WHATS THAT PIXELATED INDIAN?????

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:22 PM

2 shows at the Beacon is way too small for this. This should have been a Jones Beach or Radi0 City show. Prices are going to be retardedly high, and even moreso on the sec0ndary market.
This is not going to be one of those shows where you can get in for 10 beans the night of.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:26 PM

I'm kind of disappointed that Brian's back and they're still doing Mike Love's patented c*sino circuit. Proof that he (mainly) ruined to Beach Boys' rep.

(Yes, BV censors c*sino, but any amount of profanity makes it through...)

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:30 PM

12:20, that's only partially true. Really it depends on supply of tickets, too. If scalpers buy up a ton of tickets, it could outweigh the demand and make it a scalper's nightmare.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:31 PM

I thought for sure this was to be one of the bigger grossing tours this year. Beacon is great, but it seems like they are setting the bar low.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:32 PM

On the Beach Boys site, they mention more dates are to be announced. Once the Beacon sells out right quick, I could see them adding PNC Arts Center or hopefully Yankee Stadium for the masses.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:33 PM

No way they'll get Yankee Stadium. MSG is also doubtful at this point. I can't see them playing anything larger than a 5,000-seater in the NYC area at this point.

Blame Mike Love.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:35 PM

^Maybe another night or two at Beacon, depending on demand.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:37 PM

They cannot fill Yankee Stadium. Period. They can't even fill MSG (unless Bowery promotes it, in which case they'll pretend it's sold out for a while, then release a ton of tickets the week of).
Another show at the Beacon is possible, but not likely given the schedule (May 7th?
Unless they come back in August after they hit Europe, I can't see any additional dates added.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:42 PM

1:42: I could also see them adding another Beacon date or two, or possibly sending them up to United Palace if Beacon's already booked.

(Has there been anything at United Palace lately?)

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:44 PM

Jones Beach and the PNC

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:52 PM

LOL Who iz des BeachBoyz? Theyz hella mad old uo' IMHO, LOL, LMFAO, MNHAISOJHKS! DSDSH! SDD!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:55 PM

1:55 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:56 PM

1:52: No way. The general ticket buying public will not distinguish this tour in any way from Mike Love's oldies/c*sino/state fair act that's been mildly rocking their towns every year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 1:56 PM

venue is way too small, but that's better for us scalpers.


even if scalpers buy up 50% of the tickets for these shows, the demand will still vastly exceed supply. not our fault the beach boys decided to reunite in a venue that holds <5,000 people.


two nights at jones beach would've been the most appropriate. or one night at MSG. or one night at yankee stadium.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:01 PM

1:56 - They usually play Jones Beach every year, as Mike Love's oldies act. So technically, they probably would be able to fill it this time with Brian in the fold, if they were to book it.
However, it still doesn't appear likely based on the way the schedule is laid out, unless they come back after they hit Europe.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:02 PM

2:01 - There's no way they could fill Yankee Stadium, unless they price the tickets low. But even still, booking a show at the stadium is cost prohibitive; you can't play there unless you can charge tons of money, which the demand simply is not there for 55000 people at a high price.
As for whether this will be a hot scalper item, it might actually not be, if they price the face value super high (which they most likely will, being that it's NYC).

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:05 PM

Again 2:01, for most people this isn't a Beach Boys reunion; they never broke up!

Do you think general ticket buyers are even that aware of Brian Wilson and his contribution to the Beach Boys? Not likely.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:06 PM

2:02, not true. They have not played Jones Beach in quite some time. The last several years they have ben playing at the MUCH smaller Theater at Westbury

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:10 PM

2:06 - I only semi-agree with you. In NYC enough people are savvy enough to know who Brian Wilson is, and would probably want to see this (I for one, am curious to see this, as I've never seen the Beach Boys.. I'm sure there are others like me).
But with that being said, I only think that Brian only adds a little bit of demand (maybe 20-30% more people will attend, than usual).

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:11 PM

Talk about a price range (including tax and fees)

For Camden:

$34 lawn seats (better price than Dylan or Pear Jam) but $171 for anything under the pavilion?

There is definitely room for a middle ground there, fellas.

Who said Beacon would be reasonably priced again?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:12 PM

CT prices seem sorta... underpriced? I paid $150 for Brian Wilson & Al Jardine doing "Pet Sounds" at Beacon some years ago

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:13 PM

2:12, it wasn't me, that's for sure. Beacon is going to be stupid-expensive.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:14 PM

1:56.... maybe yes, or maybe no. Depends how much and in what way they promote this.

While the general public may not distinguish this from any other recent 'Beach Boys " tour, people are sheep when it comes to advertising and marketing, and will jump on the bandwagon to go see them if they see enough ads that they have 'reunited' for the first time in decades.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:14 PM

2:13pm: For Beacon maybe, but I bought decent seats for Smile Tour at PNC and I know I wasn't paying $150 a pop.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:15 PM

you are also forgetting about all the people who never got around to seeing them all these years, and figure well, nows the time.

They will get all those folks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:16 PM

"Hmmm the Mohegan Sun shows are $55-$70. This is actually a reasonably priced show. That's half the price of watching Brian Wilson solo playing Gershwin tunes.
I may have to go check this out."


Not so fast Sherlock. You obviously did not do enough investigating. Most of the other dates announced so far have a top ticket price of 170. A few at 125. Chicago Theater top ticket price is 275. Guess who owns that theater? Fat Slimey Dolans. You can expect to sit in the Orchestra area of Beacon for btw 170-275. You want those reasonable priced tickets you were speaking of above. Welcome to the Balcony if you can actually get one there.Those will go in a second to all the fans who need to see this and don't have a lot of money. And boy the sound and view is great up there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:18 PM

I want keep the great memory I have of the SmiLe tour. Brian sounded great, the band was superb.

Sorry, Mike, I really don't need you in the picture anymore. I guess we will see how the prices work out, but yeah, I am not running to this just to get Mike Love on stage.

And if the other night was any indication, you don't need that ridiculous beach boys baseball cap either.

Posted by BLG | February 15, 2012 2:19 PM

It's going to be funny to watch the outrage in the comments when the Beacon prices are announced, and they're like 275 a ticket (or possibly more). 2:18 is 100% correct.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:21 PM

glad I saw Brian for $5 at Coney Island a few summers ago

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:24 PM

Also, when is Leonard Cohen going to announce another tour? He has a new album and it is 100% better than what these guys will put out. I hear rumors of jazz fests, but anything else?

Posted by BLG | February 15, 2012 2:24 PM

2:14: The Grammys are probably the biggest promo shot this'll get. I'm sure they'll do Leno, Letterman, and some other TV and radio, but I'm sure GENERAL ticket buyers (not music nerds like us) will still not understand why this is different than the ANNUAL Beach Boys tour, and certainly not enough to pack 'em in at MSG, let alone Yankee Stadium.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:25 PM

Agreed with a Leonard Cohen gig? And come on Jewish Elvis, let's add a NYC/NJ gig already! Jones Beach is a scary place!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:32 PM

screw this, IRON MAIDEN is touring

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:35 PM

2:35 - Meh. Unless they do another greatest hits tour... I don't want to hear them do another entire album, and then do only 3-4 classics.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:37 PM

2:35 - Wow, looks like it IS a greatest hits tour. YESSS

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:46 PM

I'm not going to the Beach Boys show unless the remaining Fat Boys show up to reprise their version of Wipe-Out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 2:58 PM

I'd like to thank 2:58 for putting these endless Beach Boys threads in perspective.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:00 PM

John Stamos will be performing with the Beach Boys during the tour (at least for part of the show). True story.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:23 PM

jesse & the rippers opening CONFIRMED.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:33 PM

I wish I could say I was joking, but TMZ actually reported on that; Stamos will be there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:34 PM

Hate to say it but Brian won't add much to the live shows; when I saw him do Pet Sounds and Smile, he sat behind a keyboard, didn't play it, sang miserably using a teleprompter. And I'm a fan. Hope I'm wrong, but this will be more like a Love Beach Boys show, only more crowded on stage.

Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:37 PM

i think i will pass

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 3:37 PM

Prices posted on the Beacon's website.
Range from 59 to 250 per ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:08 PM

Can anyone confirm if the Wondermints are the backing band, like on the Grammys? Or is this just whoever Mike Love brings out on his tours. That's gonna be the key difference.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:16 PM

Yep, Stamos makes this just another Mike Love's Love Boat style show, despite the presence of Brian Wilson and his band.

I'd advise all interested parties to wait for the next Brian Wilson solo tour. Maybe he'll bring Jardine along.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:22 PM

"Executive Produced by Mike Love."

That's all I have to hear.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:35 PM

i'm not going unless charles manson is in the bsnd

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:39 PM

More Manson, less Stamos.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:40 PM

Also note that Mike Love has licensed the Beach Boys name for dates that run just before (and potentially concurrently with) this tour. Be sure you're getting tickets for the right Beach Boys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 4:50 PM

I must admit that on the Grammys Mike Love did look kinda like your step-dad's creepy friend that looks at you just a little too long and always has sweaty palms

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 5:05 PM

More anybody, less Stamos

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 6:16 PM

It's funny; Stamos' name gets thrown out there and everybody's interest in this DIES.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 6:40 PM

Marilyn Manson will be there?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 7:02 PM

Mike Love's drunken (cocaine?) Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame speech:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YBqve7SjHs

You'll be speechless.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2012 8:13 PM

Maybe Manson will get busted out of jail for a few shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:17 PM

John Stamos does ruin this

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:30 PM

and Brian Wilson looks kinda like your disinterested uncle that doesn't look at you at all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:31 PM

I don't really understand the negative commentary here regarding the age issue.

These guys are like almost 70 years old. What do you expect them to look like?


Jeez.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:33 PM

I'm all for old dudes playing great music, but I'm against Mike Love and his ultimate douchebaggery.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 8:59 PM

They're playing Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center in June.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 8:38 PM

big fan of the beach boys

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 2:51 PM

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