December 2, 2020 – Today, The Beach Boys announced special guests John Stamos and Mark McGrath will join the iconic band for their performance at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on December 13th. Tickets are on sale now via AXS.com. One ticket per vehicle, five-passenger maximum.
The drive-in show will feature a mix of Beach Boys’ classics as well as new material including co-founder Mike Love Love’s latest single “This Too Shall Pass,” which he released at the start of the pandemic via BMG to encourage positivity during this unprecedented time. Produced by Scott Totten and featuring special guest John Stamos on drums, the song is available for streaming and download HERE
. To watch the music video, produced by John Stamos, click HERE. All artist and label royalties from “This Too Shall Pass” go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic.
As the show is taking place in Anaheim, CA, The Beach Boys are encouraging concert goers to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, which is a member of the Feeding America food bank network. In Orange County an average of 506,000 people look to Second Harvest for food assistance each month. To learn more about the organization and how you can help, please visit: https://www.feedoc.org/.
“We feel so blessed to be able to play live music again,” said Mike Love. “And for all of our friends, fans and those in attendance, we encourage you to donate to Feeding America and your local food bank to help the countless people around the country in need right now. We appreciate your love and support.”
“People need something to look forward to, and if we can do it safely, then I am grateful we get a chance to bring this much-needed music to people at a live drive-in event like this one,” said John Stamos.
The Beach Boys will also perform material off Love’s holiday album Reason For The Season, which features an array of new holiday songs and Christmas classics ranging from bright guitar and horn-filled pop and rock and track to 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. Additionally, Love’s children Ambha, Brian, Christian and Hayleigh Love (All Love) are featured on the album.
Since Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become 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 Rock And Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release. Rolling Stone ranked the album Pet Sounds, as number 2 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and The Beach Boys number 12 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Additionally, in a recent poll of Sirius listeners, The Beach Boys were voted the Number One American Group of the 60s.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
Drive-In OC at City National Grove of Anaheim has been engineered with safety and wellness top of mind. For more details about social-distancing guidelines and event details, visit DriveInOC.com.