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The Beach Boys to perform at Pala Casino

21 February 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Legendary California surf rockers the Beach Boys will perform on the Starlight Theater stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 23 June at Pala Casino Spa and Resort.

One can summarize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had or how many million albums they've sold. But those conventional measurements fall short when assessing the impact of the Beach Boys. To be sure, the band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions, and in 2001 was awarded the prestigious National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Beach Boys are Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Johnston joined the Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled in for Brian Wilson on vocals/bass when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston's vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock's elite artists.

Love's role as the band's front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock's foremost songwriters. "Surfin," The Beach Boys' first hit, came from his pen. Love wrote the classics, "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girl" and the Grammy nominated "Good Vibrations." Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping "Kokomo."

Few, if any, acts can match the Beach Boys' concert presence, spirit and performance. They were center stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty's 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and at the White House. Had this remarkable band been less committed to its art and its fans, it could have retired from the field with honor at dozens of points along the way, confident that it had made a lasting contribution to world culture. And still, the Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun with no end in sight.

The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. In 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and its companion, The Warmth of the Sun, marked a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that again rocked the world.

In 2016, the Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit "Good Vibrations," which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The band commemorated this prolific time in the life of the Beach Boys with a 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour. Additionally, front man Mike Love released his highly-anticipated New York Times best-selling memoir entitled "GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy," in September 2016. Most recently, in 2017, Love released a special double album through BMG entitled Unleash the Love. Featuring 13 previously unreleased songs and 14 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics, the album is a testament to and a continuation of Love's remarkable career. The Beach Boys continue to tour today with an impressive list of dates planned for 2018, following a record-setting year of 2017 performing over 175 shows and grossing over $23 million worldwide.

The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth — and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn't just a place where the surf comes to play — it's where life is renewed and made whole again.

Tickets on sale, with no service charge, at 10 a.m., Friday, 23 February at the Pala Box Office in the casino, call 1-877-WIN PALA (1-877-946-7252), or visit the website. Tickets also are available at Star Tickets and 1-800-585-3737.

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