Stiefel Theatre Announces Winter / Spring Lineup
KSAL Staff - Tue 01:37 PM 11/27/2012
The Stiefel Theatre in Salina Tuesday afternoon announced its 2013 Winter / Spring schedule.
The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley
The Celtic Tenors
The Doobie Brothers
The Beach Boys
2013 will mark the 10th year since the historic theatre in Salina was renovated.
Tickets to the public go on sale December 5th. Tickets for Friends of the Stiefel go on sale November 28th.
The following is the complete lineup:
AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH MATISYAHU
Saturday, Feb 2, 8pm
When MATISYAHU released his debut album in 2004, Shake Off the Dust...Arise, his musical persona was a novelty: a Hasidic Jew with a full beard and long curls, dressed in a black suit with a broad-brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, who rapped in the Jamaican dancehall style. However, Matisyahu was serious about his craft, and his diverse style soon garnered Grammy nominations, gold record certifications, and a broad audience. Matisyahu returns to the road in early 2013 for a limited run of special “Acoustic Evening With Matisyahu” performances. Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse—from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. Then, in 2010, he returned to the venerable Austin venue that introduced him for Live at Stubb’s II, demonstrating that all those travels had somehow only strengthened his connection to his musical bedrock. It was a whirlwind half-decade journey, one that earned Matisyahu a place in pop culture at large. And it was only the beginning. Now based with his family in Los Angeles, Matisyahu blasts off yet again with Spark Seeker, a bold new studio album that finds the one-of-a-kind vocalist and songwriter exploring uncharted territory with help from an expansive cast of collaborators. Outer garments, of course, long defined Matisyahu in the eyes of many. “I was the Hasidic reggae superstar,” he says with a knowing laugh. So when Matisyahu took to Twitter late last year to post a picture of himself with his new look, he did it with a certain amount of relief. “It just felt good to sort of restart everything,” he says, adding that the transformation actualized one of the central themes of Spark Seeker: the impermanence of the physical form. “We live in a world where people tend to think in extremes and categorize with ultimate statements,” Matisyahu says. “While it’s true that at one point it would’ve been pretty accurate to describe me as Hasidic reggae, for most of my career my music has been a blend, a mixture.” Throughout Spark Seeker you can hear Matisyahu embodying the album’s title—and embracing its humble promise. The album has a depth to it as well as a lightness, which alludes to the most essential theme of the record--that everything in life, especially music, exists in mixtures and blends.
DON PASQUALE- THE WICHITA GRAND OPERA
Friday, February 8, 7pm
$35, $28, students $10
The Wichita Grand Opera will present Donizetti’s hilarious comedic opera, Don Pasquale, under the music direction of our very own Maestro Ken Hakoda. The title role will be sung by William Powers, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera and virtually every other major opera house in the world. Don’t miss the first fully-staged Wichita Grand Opera production to be presented in Salina! (To be performed in English). Acclaimed director/performer John Stephens returns to Wichita Grand Opera for the company premiere of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. In Donizetti’s sparkling comedy, composed in an eleven-day burst of inspiration, the elderly bachelor Pasquale forbids his nephew Ernesto to marry the penniless Norina, but the young couple hatches a hilarious plot to change his mind. Mr. Stephens draws double-duty again this season in the title role and as stage director. John Stephens, a frequent guest artist in major opera houses all over the U.S., also directed and performed in WGO’s 2008 HMS Pinafore, and appeared as the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance.
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
Sunday, February 17, 7:30pm
$38, $47, $47
Bill Medley is a seminal figure in the history of American music. He is perhaps best known as half of the unmistakable duo, The Righteous Brothers. Their raw emotional rhythm and blues sound essentially created the genre “blue-eyed soul.” In the mid-1960s, the Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top Forty radio with hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” “Just Once in My Life,” “Unchained Melody,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” creating an ultra- dramatic take on Sixties pop romance. On March 10, 2003, The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction came just months before Bobby Hatfield’s unexpected death. Medley not only lost his singing partner…he had lost a close friend whom he’d known since his late-teens. After a period of mourning, Medley made the decision to continue touring as a solo artist
With opening by PIETA BROWN
Saturday, February 23, 8pm
$29, $39, $49
"Mavis Staples is the most underrated diva of the century. She has an almost superhuman ability to implant the pure power of passion and emotion." - Rolling Stone
Mavis won a 2011 GRAMMY for You Are Not Alone (produced by Jeff Tweedy) for Best Americana Album, was a 2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Live: Hope At The Hideout (Best Contemporary Blues Album) and featured on Oh Happy Day (Best Traditional Gospel Album), "Waiting For My Child To Come Home" performed with Patty Griffin. With the groundbreaking family gospel group The Staple Singers ("I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself") and on her own, Mavis is responsible for blazing a rhythm & blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots. Rolling Stone named Staple Singers' "I'll Take You There" and "Respect Yourself" among Top 500 Songs of All Time.
She was a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (2005), and a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee with The Staple Singers in (1999). In 2012 she received the Living Blues Awards - a winner in the Readers' Poll for Most Outstanding Blues Singer.
SKIPPY JON JONES
Wednesday, February 27, 6pm
Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat! His Mama sends him to his room so that he can think about behaving like the cat he really is. While bouncing on his big boy bed, Skippyjon’s wild imagination takes over again as he catches his reflection in a mirror. “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon exclaims. “My ears are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a Siamese cat – I am a CHIHUAHUA!” And not just any Chihuahua. He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent, and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter in old Mexico! But when the local pack of chihuahuas is terrorized by the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will Skippyjon be a ‘fraidy-cat or the top dog? Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones and Click, Clack, Moo, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. (Approximately one hour in length, recommended for grades K -4)
Thursday, March 7, 8pm
$37, $46, $46
When an artist looks back on his or her own career, there are always moments he or she can point to where there was a shift to another level. Those defining moments tend to be easy to spot with the benefit of hindsight but more difficult to see without the passage of time. Yet Chris Young has a sense that something is happening. “I really do believe in timing,” says Young. “Everybody has a different point in their career when things start to come together and click, when it’s your time.” And as far as timing – Young’s career is ticking like a Swiss watch. The last three singles Chris Young has released have all hit #1 on the charts, including the smash hit “Gettin’ You Home,” a song that earned him his first‐ever Grammy nomination. “Music is why I’m here and it’s something I can’t live without,” says Young. “It’s what I’m built to do.” His self‐titled first album would go on to earn Young the title of best‐selling new male artist for 2006 and a nod for the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist award. Young doubled‐down on the success of his first record with the release of his second CD, The Man I Want To Be. Any concern over maintaining momentum vanished when the album powered right through the dreaded sophomore slump with three back‐to‐back #1 singles. The impressive streak started with the title‐track, picked up steam with “Gettin’ You Home,” and was then followed by a song that would earn Chris Young a place into the history books. “Voices” was originally the first single released from Man. It made its initial run up the chart in late 2008 but stalled just inside the Top 40. When the label made the decision to give it a second go two years later, it soared all the way to #1. “The last time (that) happened was 25‐years ago with ‘On The Other Hand’ for Randy Travis,” beams Young, thrilled to have that connection with one his musical heroes.
Young’s all‐around accomplishments as an entertainer also earned him one the industry’s highest honors: his first‐ever Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “Gettin' You Home.”
THE CELTIC TENORS
Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm
$25, $32, $40
As a true Stiefel favorite, The Celtic Tenors have established themselves as the most successful classical crossover artists ever to emerge from Ireland and will come back to the Stiefel for the third time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in their very own traditional Irish tradition. In 2000, following an impromptu audition at EMI in London, the Celtic Tenors were signed on the spot to an international record deal, a highly unusual event that was the talk of the music industry. The Celtic Tenors continue to re-invent the whole tenor idiom by pioneering a new style of cool never before seen on the classical stage and by breaking the traditional stuffy tenor mould. This album was recorded by a grammy award winning team in the Hollywood Hills. Hard Times moves from the mould of traditional tenor album to recording the works of great North American songwriters from Stephen Foster to Bob Dylan. While each of The Celtic Tenors have been influenced by the musical traditions from their own individual parts of Ireland, Daryl, James and Matthew show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate classical, folk, Irish and pop genres. The Echo Award in Germany for Classical without Boundaries was presented to The Celtic Tenors in recognition of this fact. With total album sales worldwide, including compilations, of over one million, and a full international touring schedule, the Celtic Tenors have topped the charts in the USA, Canada, Germany, the UK and Ireland.
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Tuesday, April 9, 8pm
$76, $76, $88
There’s no separating the unparalleled legacy of the Doobie Brothers from their latest release World Gone Crazy. World Gone Crazy is another chapter in one of the great American music stories, but it’s neither comeback nor nostalgia. An exhibition of aggressive and emotional performances, evocative storytelling, unapologetic attitude and world class musicianship, the collection is its own justification.
In a sense, World Gone Crazy is an analogy for the Doobie Brothers as a whole. With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and 30 year-plus veterans John McFee and Michael Hossack, the Doobies have perfectly honored the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions. Aside from a few years of inactivity in the mid-eighties, the Doobie Brothers have continued to perform, create and record for over 21 consecutive years. “The Doobies have always been about playing live,” Johnston says. “We’re not a studio hot house group and we’re not a concept album band. We’ve always just brought in the tunes we had, put them together and made an album. That’s the way it’s been from the very first album and that’s still the way it’s being done.” If World Gone Crazy is a microcosm of the (greater) Doobie Brothers, then the Doobie Brothers are as appropriate a projection of American music as can be found in one long running association of musicians. “This band represents a lot of American music styles,” Johnston says. “From the finger-picking stuff that Pat does – and John can do as well – to blues, jazz, rock and roll. By the time you get done you’ve got, to lift a song title from another group, an American band.”
Like the nation that spawned the many musical styles they’ve adopted, the Doobie Brothers’ deepest traditions are change, growth, striving and an abiding faith in the future. And so World Gone Crazy pays tribute to the Doobie Brothers legacy the most appropriate way possible … by moving resolutely forward.
The Doobie Brothers Live Lineup Is (in alphabetical order):
Guy Allison – Keyboards/Vocals, John Cowan – Bass/Vocals, Tom Johnston – Vocals/Guitar, John McFee – Guitar/Strings/Vocals
Tony Pia – Drums, Marc Russo – Saxophones, Pat Simmons – Vocals/Guitar, Ed Toth – Drums
Thursday, April 11, 8pm
$39, $44, $49
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy’s love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar.
In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22 and began a thirty-five year association with Jac Holzman and Elektra Records. She interpreted the songs of fellow artists - particularly the social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton. Judy was instrumental in bringing other singer-songwriters to a wider audience including poet/musician Leonard Cohen – and musicians Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman.
Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” on her 1967 album, Wildflowers which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning "Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy's version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.”
Judy has continued an impressive musical career with an extensive catalog from every decade throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and up to the present. Judy has authored several books, including the inspirational memoir Sanity & Grace, focusing on the death of her only son and the healing process following the tragedy; it speaks to all who have endured the sorrow of losing a loved one before their time. Judy Collins’ social history has always been linked with her musical history. Judy is drawn to social activism and is a representative for UNICEF and campaigns on behalf of the abolition of landmines, amongst many other causes. Judy Collins, now 71, is still writing, performing, and nurturing fresh talent. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
Friday, April 12, 8pm
Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, and returns to the Stiefel for the second time after selling out his first show here. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences.
Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
Lewis was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, MD. Colicky as a baby, it seems he was destined to be angry and easily irritated. His mother, a teacher, and his father, a mechanical engineer, instilled in both Lewis and his younger brother Ron the importance of education and the necessity to question authority; lessons which have influenced Lewis throughout his private and professional life. When Lewis was 12, his father took him to his first play and he quickly fell in love with the theatre. This ultimately led Lewis to pursue a career in drama. Degrees followed from the University of North Carolina and Yale Drama School. During his tenure at UNC, Lewis first ventured into stand-up, performing at Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill. In 1996, his friend Lizz Winstead tapped him to create a weekly segment for a show she was producing on Comedy Central called The Daily Show. The segment, a three minute rant about whatever was bothering him at the moment, evolved into Back in Black. It became one of the most popular and longest running segments on the show and also created a long and successful relationship with the network. Lewis has written two best selling books, Nothing's Sacred, Me of Little Faith and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas. All garnered critical praise as well commercial success and spent numerous weeks on the New York Times best seller list.
Today Lewis maintains residences in both Manhattan and Chapel Hill, NC. He’s worked with UNC students to create the Carolina Comedy Festival, a yearly festival on the UNC campus that not only highlights performances, but also provides workshops and lectures for budding comics, writers and performers. In his leisure time, Lewis likes to play golf, even though golf hates him.
Friday, April 19, 8pm
$38, $49, $55
David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedarisis the author of Barrel Feverand Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames,each of which became a bestseller. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorkerand have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the NYTBestseller Fiction List. His next book is entitled Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and will be published in late Spring 2013. (VERY EXCITING)
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama,LincolnCenter, and The Drama Department inNew York City. These plays includeStump the Host,Stitches,One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award,Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, andThe Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard onThis American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009).
Monday, April 22, 8pm
$76, $88, $88
Starting in 1967, well before all the hits started flowing, Chicago established a reputation for its powerful live show. Fueled by a passion for music, Chicago's members exploded the conventions of what rock music could or should be. The result was a groundbreaking new form, played by extraordinarily talented musicians. Early fans like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were sufficiently impressed - they took the group out on their respective tours. Once the group began making records, fans rewarded the group with record sales of 100,000,000, 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One Singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 33 albums have been certified platinum. To date, Chicago is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades - a landmark accomplishment. Of course, in 1967, success was measured in more modest terms. Each member had learned a variety of styles while playing for the many different racial and ethnic groups that populate Chicago. This musical fusion struck the lovely chord that became Chicago. Paramount for this nascent group was creating a rock 'n roll band with horns.
Initially called The Big Thing, they hit the Midwest club circuit in 1967. In 1968, they took the name Chicago Transit Authority, moved to Los Angeles and signed to Columbia Records. Chicago II (January, 1970), another two-record set, contained their first two Top Ten hits, "Make Me Smile," and "25 or 6 to 4." Their debut album held two more belated hits and also two of the band's most requested songs, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Beginnings." A third double album, Chicago III (January, 1971) consolidated their success. Chicago’s historic, four-disc boxed set live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall (October, 1971), marked the first time a rock and roll band played at Carnegie Hall.
Chicago V (July, 1972) topped the charts for nine weeks and spawned the gold single, "Saturday In The Park." Chicago VI (June, 1973) was Number One for five weeks and contained the hits "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" and “Just You 'N Me,” the latter a Number One in Cash Box and another gold single. Chicago VII (March, 1974) was yet another Number One LP whose hits included "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long," "Call On Me," and "Wishing You Were Here." Chicago VIII (March, 1975) had the group's fourth straight chart topper, the nostalgic hit, "Old Days." It's no small wonder that Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits (November, 1975) eventually sold five million copies.
In 2012 Chicago also received notice of gold certification for the Best of Chicago 40th Anniversary Edition (Rhino). This is their 22nd gold award - another milestone. The band now has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Through it all, Chicago continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.
Tuesday, May 7, 6pm
$27, $27, $37
For the first time ever, The Jim Henson Company’s Pajanimals are packing their bags and hitting the road to bring a brand new live musical production to the Stiefel Theatre in Salina. PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE (www.pajanimalslive.com) is filled with lively music, interactive dance fun and silly adventures all set in the cozy, comfy environment of the Pajanimals world. This fun and nurturing show is designed to introduce kids and families to their first theater experience. Seen in the U.S. every night on the 24-hour preschool channel Sprout and NBC Kids on Saturday mornings, Pajanimals has quickly become a favorite for preschoolers and their parents so fans of all ages are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas to the show and join in on the fun. “Pajanimals is one of our most beloved shows, and families are invited to see these characters live on stage and share a special Pajanimals adventure with Squacky, Cowbella, Apollo and Sweet Pea Sue,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Our team always envisioned the property as a theatrical experience for families everywhere. We know this new live show will be something that will create a lasting memory.”
“Families will be dancing in the aisles and singing the songs along with the Pajanimals. We encourage all children and caretakers to wear their favorite pajamas for an awesome play date with Pajanimals” says Jonathan Shank, executive producer of Pajanimals Live!
PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE incorporates costumes and sets created by The Jim Henson Company. Written by Pajanimals co-creator Alex Rockwell along with, Bradley Zweig (Sid the Science Kid), the live show stars favorite characters including Squacky, Sweetpea Sue, Cowbella and Apollo who sing all of the Pajanimals’ greatest hits as well as new songs created exclusively for the live show. The tour is produced by Red Light Management and will be choreographed and directed by Myles Thorogood. It is based on the television series created by Alex Rockwell and Jeff Muncy.
Friday, May 10, 8pm
$37, $46, $46
Easton Corbin knew he wanted to be a country singer well before he learned how to play guitar. "One of my earliest memories is from when I was three or four," he remembers. "I was sitting between my parents in the car and a song came on the radio-it was Mel McDaniel's 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On'. Now those lifelong dreams are coming true. The accolades are continuing to roll in for Easton, who is the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1 - "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It." In a six-month period, he received 13 country music award nominations and won three country music trophies. Most recently, he received three nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards -- Top New Solo Vocalist as well as Single and Song of the Year for his debut hit, "A LittleMore Country Than That." He won 2010 American Country Awards in every breakthrough artist category - Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, as well as Single of the Year: BreakthroughArtist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for "A Little More Country Than That." He tied with Lady Antebellum to earn the most nominations, garnering seven. In addition, he received nominations for Best New Artist, and Single and Song of the Year for "A Little More Country Than That" at the 2010 Country Music Association Awards.
Billboard named Easton the Top New Country Artist of 2010 and "Roll With It" the No. 6 Hot Country Song of the Year, while "A Little More Country Than That" was ranked No. 19. His album was also named Country Breakthrough Album of the Year by iTunes Rewind.
The Nashville Scene's 11th annual Country Music Critics' Poll named Easton the Best New Act of 2010 and included his self-titled album in its Best Albums list at No. 19.
Easton’s musical influences include George Jones, Merle Haggard, George Strait and Keith Whitley.
Like his heroes Strait and Whitley, Easton is unapologetically country. His songs, while rooted in the present, call to mind simpler times when the back porch was where folks gathered to network. Steel guitars and fiddles are as much a part of his sound as his baritone drawl.
THE BEACH BOYS
Sunday, May 19, 8pm
$67, $77, $77
Nashville – As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to a worldwide audience. Since lead-singer and rock’s quintessential front man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), the band has had a string of chart-topping songs and albums that spans the career and includes eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. On July 4, 1985, The Beach Boys played to an afternoon crowd of one million in Philadelphia and the same evening they performed for over 750,000 people on the Mall in Washington. The day’s historical achievement was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The band was honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards, receiving The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy.
Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved massive triple-platinum success with sales of more than two million copies in the U.S. since its 2003 release.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.