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.
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