US rock duo have the keys to suc­cess

The ul­ti­mate sum­mer­time band, The Beach Boys, play at York Race­course next week. James Nut­tall spoke to founder mem­ber Mike Love.

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THE Black Keys have an­nounced a five date tour, which will in­clude York­shire dates.

In Fe­bru­ary and March 2015 as part of their Turn Blue World Tour, the US rock duo will tour the UK and Europe.

Their highly ac­claimed new al­bum Turn Blue re­cently reached num­ber two in the UK charts and is the band’s first al­bum on None­such Records.

De­scribed as a blues rock band, you can see the band per­form at the Leeds First Di­rect Arena on March 5.

For tick­ets visit:even­tim.co.uk – they go on sale to­day at 9am. THE in­flu­ence that The Beach Boys’ unique brand of sunny pop, com­bined with their sublime har­monies, has had on mu­sic is in­escapable. Since their for­ma­tion in 1961, artists rang­ing from the likes of Ra­dio­head to Saint Eti­enne and Fleet­wood Mac have com­mented on how their blend of song­writ­ing abil­i­ties and mu­si­cal craft have in­flu­enced their own work.

Dur­ing the sum­mer months, it is nearly im­pos­si­ble to avoid hear­ing one of their hits on the ra­dio. Clas­sics like Good Vi­bra­tions, Fun Fun Fun and I Get Around have be­come syn­ony­mous with sum­mer­time.

When not on tour as a group, the Beach Boys are still work­ing in their own bands. This sum­mer, found­ing mem­ber Mike Love, who cowrote hit songs like Cal­i­for­nia Girls and Do It Again, will be bring­ing the band to York Race­course.

This will be Love’s first trip to the UK to gig since the Beach Boys’ 50th An­niver­sary Tour in 2012. Love says that he al­ways en­joys tour­ing the UK, and has fond mem­o­ries of the last tour. “I think the high­light was the Royal Al­bert Hall. Wem­b­ley was great, too, but we did the Royal Al­bert Hall and I think we did a to­tal of sixty songs, so that was pretty awe­some. It was great to get to­gether on be­half of the fans who re­ally wanted to see us do some­thing to­gether.

“From that stand­point it was good, but Brian has his own band and his own way of do­ing things; so does Alan, and so do I. It was to be 50 dates for the 50 years, but I think it mor­phed into more like 70 plus to ac­com­mo­date

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