By Marissa Willman
The Beach Boys are bringing their good vibrations to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino this Saturday as part of their global 50th Anniversary Tour that will reunite the iconic musicians for the first time in more than 15 years.
The legendary American rock group and their soothing vocal harmonies became an overnight sensation in the ‘60s for their feel-good hits such as “Surfin’ USA” and “Little Deuce Coupe.” Their music embodied the surf and car culture of Southern California and became the quintessential endless summer soundtrack.
Five decades later, The Beach Boys are still harmonizing, songwriting and performing around the world.
The group has seen several incarnations over the years, and this year’s tour marks the first time in 16 years that the remaining band members are coming together on the stage rather than in court, where a number of Beach Boys-related lawsuits were fought over the years.
The line-up includes founding members Mike Love and Al Jardine, as well as vocalist Bruce Johnston and guitarist David Marks. But perhaps most exciting is the return of founding member and songwriter Brian Wilson, who has not performed with The Beach Boys since 1996.
The Beach Boys played a sold-out show in Chicago earlier this week and an upcoming show in Los Angeles has already sold out. Their recent performances in New York and Atlantic City were well-received by critics and the tour will take the Beach Boys across the U.S. and as far as Tokyo and Germany. The tour is part of the group’s 50th anniversary campaign that will also see the release of an all-new Beach Boys album, “That’s Why God Made the Radio,” on June 5th and several commemorative sets this year.
Tickets: $69-$129, available at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by telephone at (800) 827-2946 or at FantasySpringsResort.com.