Fresh off a winning performance Sunday at the Grammys (OK, they might've looked a bit goofy but sounded great), the reunited Beach Boys are gearing up for a global 50th anniversary tour that will bring them to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Saturday, May 5.
The previously feuding Brian Wilson and Mike Love, plus Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks will be touring together for the first time in more than two decades.
The 40-plus city tour, which begins in April, includes a co-headlining date at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 27 and a performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10.
The Beach Boys will also release a new, as-yet-untitled studio album and commemorative 50th anniversary catalog with Capitol/EMI this year.
Regularly priced tickets for the Tampa show start at $49.50. A limited number of exclusive VIP ticket packages – including premium seats, a meet and greet, sound check access, exclusive merchandise and more – are available for $295.50. Tickets, which go on sale noon, Friday, Feb. 24, may be purchased by calling 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center ticket office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
More information can be found at www.thebeachboys.com.
—Publicity photo of The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.