Mike Love and the Beach Boys surf into Iowa this spring
The Beach Boys' Mike Love and Bruce Johnston look back fondly on the first concerts they attended, with Johnston super-excited about his “so cool” experience. (June 25) AP
Surf's up, Iowans. Mike Love and the Beach Boys return this spring to the heartland.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group plays May 8 at Stephens Auditorium in Ames and May 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City.
In 2019, the Beach Boys tour with two members from its 1960s heyday: Love, a co-founder, and Bruce Johnston, who joined in 1965. Brian Wilson, the force behind much of the band's most iconic work, hasn't appeared live with the group since a one-off show in 2012.
The Beach Boys perform about 150 times a year, a news release said, and last appeared in Des Moines in 2016 for a Civic Center performance.
The group penned a number of time-tested surf rock tunes, such as "Good Vibrations," "I Get Around," "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "California Girls."