Beach Boys Bring Historic 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour To Mohegan Sun

2012-02-06

One of 2012’s hottest tours rolls into the Arena on May 12th

The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary celebration for 2012.  Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks have come together for a new Beach Boys studio album and commemorative 50th Anniversary catalog releases with Capitol/EMI and a 50-date tour to begin this spring with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  On Saturday, May 12th at 8:00pm the Beach Boys will hit the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tickets are $75.00 and $55.00 and go on sale Friday, February 10th through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, February 11th, subject to availability.
The Beach Boys have recorded new songs for the as-yet-untitled album to be released in 2012.  It will be the first to feature all of the band’s surviving original members in decades and is being produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love.  
The Beach Boys and Capitol/EMI have also teamed up for a 50th Anniversary campaign spotlighting the band’s entire catalog, with several new commemorative releases planned for 2012, including a new hits collection and a career-spanning box set.
For five decades, America’s first Pop band to reach the 50-year milestone has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer.  The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits with 36.  Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys is fast approaching triple-Platinum sales status, and The SMiLE Sessions, released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, has been heralded as 2011’s “#1 Reissue of the Year” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s “Lifetime Achievement” Grammy Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.