MIKE LOVE, CO-FOUNDER & LEAD SINGER OF THE BEACH BOYS FINDS A “REASON FOR THE SEASON” WITH NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 26th ON BMG

12 Track Album Features New Holiday Songs & Christmas Favorites with Special Guests including Hanson

The Beach Boys Unveil 22 Date Christmas Tour

LOS ANGELES, CA, SEPT 20, 2018 —  Mike Love, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder/lead singer of The Beach Boys, will release a new collection of holiday songs Reason For The Season, via BMG on October 26th (CD/digital formats).  The album will also be available on special festive vinyl on November 2nd.   To pre-order Reason For The Season, click HERE. https://amzn.to/2xv41UJ

The 12-track album features an array of new holiday songs and Christmas classics that range from bright guitar and horn-filled pop and rock and tracks, and softer traditional carols and ballads. Sam Hollander (One Direction, Panic! at the Disco, Train) and Steve Greenberg (Hanson, AJR) produced five tracks on the album including the jubilant title track and the buoyant anthems “It Must Be Christmas” and “Finally it’s Christmas” featuring Hanson. This marks Love’s second recording with Hanson as they collaborated on the summer single “It’s OK” released in August 2018. Hanson famously recorded a version of Beach Boys classic “Little St. Nick” for their 1997 Christmas album, “Snowed In.”

Grammy-winning producer Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing) and The Beach Boys’ musical director Scott Totten also served as producers on the album.  Lloyd produced two tracks including a new version of “Alone on Christmas Day” and “Little St. Nick.” Totten collaborated with Love on five additional tracks featuring all of Love’s children (All Love) Ambha, Brian, Christian and Hayleigh Love on “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Holy Night,” “Away in a Manger” and “Bring a Torch.”

“Music is something that always brought my family together, especially around Christmastime,” says Love. “What is so special about this collection of songs is that they both harken back to the wonder of childhood and family, but also feel very relevant and exciting for a new season of listening. It’s a such a joy to create this music with my actual family and my family of collaborators, Sam, Steve, Michael Lloyd, Scott, and Hanson. We’re looking forward to being part of the soundtrack of many holiday seasons to come.”

“Reason for the Season” comes at a particularly prolific time for Mike Love. He recently published a New York Times best-selling memoir and in November 2017, Love released Unleash the Love, an acclaimed album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys’ classics.

The Beach Boys are embarking on a 22 city holiday tour which kicks off in Chattanooga on November 16th. The Grammy® Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with musical director Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Keith Hubacher, continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys continue to perform over 150 dates per year worldwide.

Tickets to see The Beach Boys on tour are now on sale.  VIP package offerings are available for every show and include a Meet & Greet, the holiday album, autographed books, and exclusive memorabilia. Please visit  mikelove.com or thebeachboys.com for purchase.

REASON FOR THE SEASON TRACK LISTING

Away in the Manger

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

O Holy Night

Bring a Torch

Do You Hear What I Hear

Celestial Celebration

It Must Be Christmas

Little St. Nick

Alone On Christmas Day

Reason For The Season

Finally it’s Christmas (featuring Hanson)

Jingle Bell Rock

 

THE BEACH BOYS 2018/2019 HOLIDAY TOUR DATES:

11/16/18                        Chattanooga, TN

11/18/18                       Knoxville, TN

11/29/18                        Boston, MA

11/30/18                        Medford, MA

12/1/18                          Morristown, NJ

12/2/18                          Baltimore, MD

12/4/18                          Greensburg, PA

12/5/18                          Erie, PA,

12/6/18                         Ann Arbor, MI

12/7/18                          Mt. Pleasant, MI

12/8/18                          Elkhart, IN

12/10/18                        North Bethesda, MI

12/11/18                        Huntington, NY

12/12/18                        Williamsport, PA

12/13/18                        Wilmington, DE

12/15/18                        Charlotte, NC

12/16/18                        North Charleston, SC

12/17/18                        Durham, NC

12/18/18                        Wilmington, NC

12/27/18                        Salt Lake City, UT

12/28 -12/29/18             Beaver Creek, CO

12/30/18                        Denver, CO

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  1. Celestial Celebration Mike Love 0:55
  2. Finally It's Christmas Mike Love w Hanson 1:26
  3. Little St Nick Mike Love 0:36
  4. Must Be Christmas (with Ambha Love & Christian Love) Mike Love - Featuring Ambha Love & Christian Love 1:05
  5. Jingle Bell Rock Mike Love 0:59
  6. Alone on Christmas Day Mike Love 0:50
  7. Reason for the Season Mike Love 0:50
  8. Do You Hear What I Hear (with All Love) Mike Love w Ambha, Brian, Christian & Hayleigh Love 1:31
  9. Away in a Manger (with All Love) Mike Love - Featuring All Love 0:45
  10. Bring a Torch (feat. Hayleigh Love & Brian Love) Mike Love - Featuring Hayleigh Love & Brian Love 0:49
  11. O Come All Ye Faithful (with All Love) Mike Love - Featuring All Love 1:12
  12. O Holy Night (with All Love) Mike Love - Featuring All Love 1:07
  13. Little Saint Nick The Beach Boys 0:36
  14. The Man With All The Toys The Beach Boys 0:36
  15. Santa's Beard The Beach Boys 0:44
  16. Merry Christmas, Baby The Beach Boys 0:48
  17. Christmas Day The Beach Boys 0:32
  18. Frosty The Snowman The Beach Boys 0:42
  19. We Three Kings Of Orient Are The Beach Boys 1:15
  20. Blue Christmas The Beach Boys 1:06
  21. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town The Beach Boys 0:33
  22. White Christmas The Beach Boys 0:44
  23. I'll Be Home For Christmas The Beach Boys 0:55
  24. Auld Lang Syne The Beach Boys 0:22