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Beach Boys concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until 2022

Beach Boys concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until 2022
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From a press release:

The Beach Boys concert that was originally scheduled for April 5, 2020 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre was postponed until April 6, 2021.

Today, it was announced that the show has been rescheduled again to Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

“This situation is very disappointing for all us; however, we believe that the country as a whole will be better protected from the COVID-19 virus that has infected so many all over the world. Please stay safe, wash your hands, hydrate, elbow bump, maintain a safe distance and, more importantly, enjoy your time with your families,” The Beach Boys stated.

Current tickets are valid for the new date, and refunds are available at the point of purchase. For more information, contact the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center at 570-826-1100 or email marketing@kirbycenter.org.

For those who wish to purchase tickets for next year, they are on sale for $49, $65, $85, and $125, plus fees, at the box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

The legendary band brought their 50th Anniversary Tour to the Kirby Center in 2018, and founding member Brian Wilson took his separate Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour to the downtown Wilkes-Barre venue in 2017.

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 vocalist 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 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.”

With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA platinum and gold record awards. “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.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who grew up under the Southern California sun, where he soaked up a life of music, sports, and family traditions. Beginning his singing and songwriting career as a teenager, Love and his cousin Brian Wilson frequently sang at family get-togethers and holiday gatherings. Love’s early influences, including his attendance at a culturally and socially diverse high school, served as inspiration to some of The Beach Boys most iconic songs.

Throughout Love’s career, he has co-authored more than a dozen Top 10 singles, cementing The Beach Boys legacy alongside The Beatles and Michael Jackson as the only artist to have produced 12 Top 10 singles within five years. He continues to write and record music 57 years after his legendary career began.

Love’s new album, “12 Sides of Summer,” celebrates a season treasured by so many around the world and will be a must-have on your summer playlist.

“’12 Sides of Summer’ was such a fun album to create. I loved bringing a fresh vision to some of my favorite artists’ songs and Beach Boys classics, while pairing them with a few of my new original tracks. This is an album for the whole family to listen to as they celebrate the summer season and warmer days in the sun,” Love said.

Along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Randy Leago, Love continues the legacy of the iconic Beach Boys. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, or David Marks.

Read NEPA Scene’s review of a 2016 Beach Boys concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York here, an interview with the band’s former guitarist/vocalist Jeffrey Foskett here, and another review of Brian Wilson’s 2017 show at the Kirby Center here.