The Beach Boys, one of the most influential bands of all time, have been added to an already fantastic 2021 line-up at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.
True pioneers of the rock and pop world, The Beach Boys will celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2021 and will headline Britain’s largest open-air concert arena on Sunday 13 June.
Next summer’s show will be the second time the Beach Boys have headlined Scarborough OAT after rocking the Yorkshire coast venue back in 2017 and follows two 2021 dates at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on 11 and 12 June.
The Beach Boys, along with The Beatles in the UK, pushed boundaries and changed, forever, the way pop and rock music was written, recorded and produced. Both bands took full control of their musical output, unprecedented at the time, and went on to influence each other as their music progressed through the pop revolution of the sixties. The Beach Boys continue to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in American music history and have become an American icon to fans around the world.
Since co-founder and lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to the Beach Boys’ first hit, Surfin’ (1961), dozens of the band’s songs have become anthems of American youth culture. Life for young Mike and the band centred around the California beach and cars and is celebrated in timeless classics including Surfin’ USA, Surfer Girl, Fun, Fun, Fun, I Get Around, California Girls, Help Me Rhonda, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Wouldn’t It Be Nice and Kokomo.
The Beach Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, have received more than 33 RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) Platinum and Gold record awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And with six decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Bruce Johnstone joined the Beach Boys in May 1965 following founder member Brian Wilson’s decision to withdraw from touring in 1964. Johnston would contribute some memorable songs to the Beach Boys’ catalogue including Tears In The Morning (Sunflower album, 1970) and Disney Girls (Surf’s Up, 1971).
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will be joined by musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
The Beach Boys join the likes of Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Westlife, Lewis Capaldi and Nile Rodgers and CHIC among next summer’s Scarborough OAT headliners – with more artists still to be announced.
“The Beach Boys are true music legends and we are so excited to be welcoming them back here to the Yorkshire coast,” said Scarborough OAT programme director Peter Taylor. “Since forming in 1961 they have written some of the biggest pop songs of all time so it’s brilliant their fans will be able to join in their 60th anniversary celebrations here at this wonderful venue.
“Next year’s line-up is already looking amazing and we are delighted to now be adding the amazing Beach Boys to our stellar group of headliners.”
The following dates have been confirmed for Scarborough Open Air Theatre for 2021:
|Saturday 12 June||Lionel Richie|
|Sunday 13 June||The Beach Boys|
|Saturday 19 June||UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro|
|Sunday 20 June||Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World|
|Saturday 3 July||Snow Patrol|
|Wednesday 7 July||Duran Duran|
|Friday 9 July||Keane|
|Saturday 10 July||Olly Murs|
|Sunday 25 July||Lewis Capaldi|
|Tuesday 17 August||Westlife|
|Friday 20 August||Nile Rodgers & CHIC|
Tickets for the Beach Boys show go on general sale at 9am on Friday December 11.
For these and all the other shows please visit https://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com/whats-on/