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The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 25

The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 25
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From a press release:

Wouldn’t it be nice to see The Beach Boys this fall? The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has announced that The Beach Boys will perform on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series. This tour marks the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ 1964 hit single “Fun, Fun, Fun.”

Tickets, which are $52, $62, $78, and $102, plus fees, are on sale now and available through the Kirby Center box office, online at, and charge by phone at 570-826-1100.

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half-century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon to fans around the world.

Since lead singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of America: “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.”

They’ve sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA platinum and gold record awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys,” Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.

In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards), Christian Love (guitar/vocals), Randell Kirsch (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals), and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band.