Mike Love has responded after Brian Wilson spoke out against Beach Boys' scheduled headlining performance at the Safari Club International Convention on Wednesday (2/5). "We look forward to a night of great music in Reno, and, as always, support freedom of thought and expression as a fundamental tenet of our rights as Americans," Love said in a statement, as Pitchfork reports.
"It has been brought to my attention that on Wednesday February 5, The Beach Boys touring group licensed by Mike Love are headlining at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada," Wilson previously said. "This organization supports trophy hunting, which Both Al and I are emphatically opposed to. There’s nothing we can do personally to stop the show, so please join us in signing the petition at https://www.change.org/p/beach-boys-stop-supporting-trophy-hunting."
Donald Trump Jr. is the keynote speaker at the convention, and a week-long "dream hunt" with him is being auctioned off.