WHO better to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre than The Beach Boys as they mark their 60th anniversary next year?
Tickets for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ June 13 2021 show will go on general sale on Friday, December 11, at 9am at scarboroughopenairtheatre.co.uk
The Beach Boys formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California, with a line-up of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine.
Next summer’s line-up will be led by Mike Love, who, along with long-time member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago, continues the veteran band’s legacy.
The Scarborough OAT concert will be preceded by Beach Boys shows at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on June 11 and 12. Please note, none will feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
The Beach Boys previously played the Scarborough venue on May 24 2017. Once more, the sea air will be filled with Surfin’ USA, Surfer Girl, Fun, Fun, Fun, I Get Around, California Girls, Help Me Rhonda, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Kokomo and more rays of sunshine besides.
Scarborough OAT programmer Peter Taylor, of promoters Cuffe and Taylor, says: “The Beach Boys are true music legends and we are so excited to be welcoming them back here to the Yorkshire coast.
“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 Scarborough OAT line-up is already looking amazing and we are delighted to now be adding the amazing Beach Boys to our stellar group of headliners.”
In the diary for 2021 are: June 12, Lionel Richie; June 13, The Beach Boys; June 19, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro; June 20, Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World; July 3, Snow Patrol; July 7,Duran Duran; July 9, Keane; July 10, Olly Murs; July 25, Lewis Capaldi; August 17, Westlife, and August 20, Nile Rodgers & Chic.
More artists and dates to be confirmed.