Posted in music | tour dates on May 18, 2012

Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are still making their way around the world on their 50th Anniversary tour, which hit NYC for two Beacon Theater shows earlier this month and another NYC-area show at Westchester County Center this past Tuesday (5/15). They're in Atlantic City this Saturday (5/19) and we already know they'll return to the NYC area next month for shows at Jones Beach on June 24 (tickets) and PNC Bank Arts Center on June 27 (tickets).

Tickets for those shows are still available, but if you don't wanna fork up the cash (and don't mind waking up really early), you can catch The Beach Boys at a free show in Central Park on June 15 as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series, which means they'll be performing close to 8 AM ("Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am when the park opens to the public. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. ET."). Other announced 2012 Good Morning America bands include Counting Crows, and boy band The Wanted (full announced list below).

Should be a fun way to start your day if you're already in the show-going mood from Northside Festival, which starts one day earlier (6/14) and runs through 6/17.

This won't be the first time that The Beach Boys play in Central Park. Check out some videos when they played in 1971, which aired on ABC-TV as a production titled, Good Vibrations in Central Park, and a news station clip of their 1977 show in the park, along with a list of updated dates below...

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Good Morning America 2012 Concert Schedule:
May 25: Robin Thicke
June 1: Brad Paisley (#GMABrad)
June 8: Counting Crows (#GMACountingCrows)
June 15: Beach Boys (#GMABeachBoys)
June 22: TBA
June 29: LMFAO (#GMALMFAO)
July 6: Demi Lovato (#GMADemi)
July 13: TBA
July 20: TBA
July 27: No Doubt (#GMANoDoubt)
August 3: TBA
August 10: TBA
August 17: Neon Trees (#GMANeonTrees)
August 24: The Wanted (#GMATheWanted)
August 31: TBA

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The Beach Boys - "Forever" Central Park 1971


The Beach Boys - "I Get Around" Central Park 1971

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations From Central Park Closing Credits

The Beach Boys - Central Park 1977

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Beach Boys -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 19 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Hotel Casino
May 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
May 22 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
May 27 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino
June 1 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
June 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 8 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OHBlossom Music Center
June 15 New York, NY Central Park (Good Morning America)
June 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 16 Camden, NJ Susquahanna Bank Center
June 17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
June 19 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
June 20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 22 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
June 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 26 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
June 27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 29 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
June 30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
July 3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 10 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 13 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
July 14 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
July 15 Stateline, NV Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheater
July 26 Rome, ITCapannelle
July 27 Milan, ITCivic Arena
July 29 Gothenburg, SWETradgaardsforeningen
July 31 Oslo, NWSpektrum
August 1 Aarhus, DKAmfiscenen
August 3 Berlin, DE02 Arena, On Sale Now
August 4 Stuttgart, DESchleyerhalle, On Sale Now
August 5 Monchengladbach, DEHockey Park
August 7 Lokeren, BELLokerse Festival

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Comments (21)

No Doubt playing GMA as well?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:24 PM

Finally, a show that's on their time! They'll be out in time to catch the early bird specials.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:37 PM

Yeah, except they get you there at 6am and the two songs aren't until 8:50.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:44 PM

jacuzzi*boys>beach boys

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:53 PM

Stop being cheap and fork up money to see them. They absolutely killed it at the Beacon, sans John Stamos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:12 PM

The only time those guys hit the beach any more is to scour the sand with their hand-held metal detectors.

Posted by Dick Heisengripf | May 18, 2012 6:14 PM

Westchester had no Stamos!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:16 PM

I'd rather see The Big Boys

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:26 PM

Yeah, hold out for the Jones Beach show. That will be a doozie.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:36 PM

Does anyone care?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:03 PM

The Beach Boys always sucked. Even when they were all alive.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:17 PM

No Stamos!?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:51 PM

how many songs will they play? is 2 an accurate number? probably, but i'd totally go if they played for an hour

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:53 PM

The greatest band ever!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 9:19 AM

^ only with Stamos

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 11:00 AM

they are coming in europ that's what i call a good news

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 9:45 AM

Uh-oh! They almost broke up right after the Central Park show in '77, so hopefully history won't repeat itself.

Posted by Mark | May 23, 2012 2:43 AM

Who needs Carl Wilson singing God Only Knows when you can have John Stamos play congas on Kokomo....

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2012 11:24 AM

@anonymous May 26

Carl Wilson was the soul & musical director of The Beach Boys in the 80s/90s, nobody can substitute him since 1998, God only knows was HIS song. How can you write such a nonsense ?? And Kokomo is a great song, too.

Carl Regenberg, German Beach Boys-Fanclub "California Saga"

Posted by karlheinz regenberg, germany | June 11, 2012 2:52 AM

"Does anyone care?"

Ask Animal Collective, or any of the thousands of bands this band has influenced.

Posted by Waldo | June 15, 2012 9:18 PM

beach boys are amazing.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:43 PM

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