As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to a worldwide audience. Since lead-singer and rock’s quintessential front man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), the band has had a string of charttopping songs and albums that spans the career and includes 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.”
Concert Date: October 5, 2012
Venue: Extraco Events Center
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received 32 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. On July 4, 1985, The Beach Boys played to an afternoon crowd of one million in Philadelphia and the same evening they performed for over 750,000 people on the Mall in Washington. The day’s historical achievement was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The band was honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards, receiving The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved massive double-platinum success with sales of more than two million copies in the U.S. since its 2003 release.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This show comes on the heels of The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour which was scheduled as a 75 concert limited tour which concludes on Sept 28th in which the original members reunited and released "That's Why God Made the Radio," the album debuted at # 3 on the Billboard charts, their highest chart position in 37 years and an unprecedented milestone. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al
Jardine or David Marks.
The goal of the Extraco Events Center, home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, is to educate through entertainment and agricultural experiences as well as to become the center of entertainment in Central Texas. Held at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, TX, the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo is held annually with over 203,000 in attendance in 2011. The 2012 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be held October 4-13. For more information about the Extraco Events Center, visit ExtracoEventsCenter.com.
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