June 23, 2018
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Beach Boys to perform on Bangor Waterfront

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Concert-goers will be getting some good vibrations on the Bangor Waterfront in June.

Bangor has secured one of the Beach Boys’ 50 U.S. dates during the iconic band’s coming 50th anniversary concert tour, according to Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray.

For the first time in more than 20 years, all of the original surviving members — Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine — of the Beach Boys will join longtime members David Marks, Bruce Johnston and Blondie Chaplin to perform live together on a worldwide tour featuring at least 100 dates and starting in New Orleans on April 27.

The Queen City will host the kings of summer beach music and 1960s and ’70s culture for an 8 p.m. show on Friday, June 22, at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, Gray said. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 24.

Tickets will cost $91.75, $67.75 and $47.75 (not including applicable fees and charges) and are available locally at Mark’s Music in Brewer, at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.waterfrontconcerts.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

The Beach Boys, who received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, have been rocking it in one form or another since 1961, and they seem to keep finding ways to shift into another gear every time people try to relegate them to pop culture irrelevancy.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band has four No. 1 singles — “I Get Around” (1964), “Help Me, Rhonda” (1965), “Good Vibrations” (1966) and “Kokomo” (1988) — among their 13 top 10 U.S. hits. The Beach Boys continue to hold the Billboard/Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling U.S. band for albums and singles, and they also have the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits — 36 — by an American band.

As part of their 50th anniversary tour, the Beach Boys are also releasing their 30th studio album — the first in 15 years. The album reportedly will feature a new recording of “Do it Again,” and several other singles already have been recorded.

Wilson is producing the still-untitled album, which is the first to involve all of the band’s surviving original members in decades. Love is the album’s executive producer.

Exclusive VIP ticket packages, meet-and-greet chances and merchandise are available at VIP Nation.

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