Beach Boys Coming to Grand Junction
It's going to be a Beach Boys summer in Grand Junction.
If a Beach Boys concert has been on your bucket list, it's time to cross that one off because the boys are coming to Grand Junction.
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide since their first hit in 1961, the Beach Boys bring their vast catalog of hits to the Amphitheatre at Las Colonias Park on Friday, August 7.
I know the first question on everybody's mind and coming out of their mouth is, which version of the Beach Boys are we getting?
Well, for starters, we get Mike Love, one of the most popular and most recognizable faces of the original Beach Boys. Love penned the band's first hit Surfin in 1961 and wrote or collaborated on countless others in including Fun, Fun, Fun, Good Vibrations, and California Girls.
Also appearing in the line up is longtime band member Bruce Johnston, who joined the band in 1965. Johnston has performed alongside Mike Love for decades, and in some circles is best-known as the composer of Barry Manilow's #1 smash hit I Write the Songs.
The band also consists of musical director Scott Totten, who started touring with the band in 2000. Other band members include Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsil, Keith Hubacher, and Randy Leago. The Grand Junction concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, or David Marks.
The Beach Boys have been a rock and roll radio staple for decades and have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and it seems like they've never slowed down.
I think it's going to be a fun show. You have a group of professional musicians doing a ton of hits that we know and love, and a couple of guys who have been doing these songs for over 50 years. They know how these songs are supposed to sound and what the fans expect from this iconic band.
Tickets for the Grand Junction concert go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster and the Avalon Theatre Box Office. Ticket prices are $33.50 for general admission and $95.50 for reserved seating, and will be $5.50 more the day of the show.