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Have “Fun, Fun, Fun” When The Beach Boys Perform at the Puyallup Fair Sept. 22
Tickets On Sale at Ticketmaster On Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
Puyallup, WA – March 31, 2006 – Known for songs that epitomize the spirit of the classic California lifestyle, The Beach Boys’ string of chart-topping hits earned them the most coveted of honors, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Timeless melodies and lyrics that live on from generation to generation can be found in such Beach Boys classics as “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “I Get Around,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo.” The Beach Boys have an impressive 32 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards with worldwide sales topping 100 million.
It will be a “Surfin’ Safari” when The Beach Boys take the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at the Puyallup Fair’s 2006 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets go on sale at all Ticketmaster locations on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $15 reserved infield plus Fair admission; and free grandstand seating plus Fair admission. Free grandstand is based on first come, first seated, and no tickets are issued.
Since their explosive debut 40 years ago, The Beach Boys have been riding the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. For many, it seems like yesterday that The Beach Boys introduced songs that became the eternal anthem of American youth. With 32 RIAA Platinum and Gold record albums and hits like “Surfin’ Safari,” “I Get Around,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo,” the legacy of The Beach Boys is passed down from generation to generation.
“Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “California Girls,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” are just a sampling of the chart-topping songs The Beach Boys brought to life. Mike Love’s co-written multi-platinum “Kokomo” in 1988 was the group’s best selling single ever – 27 years after the group started. In 1974, Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a comeback that rocked the music world.
Now captained by the ageless Mike Love, The Beach Boys perform an average of 150 shows per year, ranging from the Winter Olympics to a gala New Year’s Eve bash at the posh Honolulu Hilton.
Along with Love (lead vocals) in the group is Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards), who joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glen Campbell, who filled in for Brian Wilson when he retired from touring. Mike Kowalski (drums), Adrian Baker (guitar/vocals), Chris Farmer (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (keyboards/vocals/percussion), and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band.
On the near horizon is another national/world tour, as well as a new album from Capitol Records, and continued charity activities through Mike Love’s Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives.
Four Puyallup Fair concert dates have already been announced. Additional concerts will be announced in the near future. For the latest information, visit the official Fair website for updates, www.thefair.com.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, including Fred Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa Mastercard, or Discover credit cards by calling Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com. To save the convenience charge, purchase tickets in person at the Ticketmaster Ticket Center at the Fairgrounds.
Dates for the 2006 Puyallup Fair are Sept. 8-24. This Pacific Northwest tradition features the top names in entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals. For further information, visit www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.
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