By Connor Beach
There will be summer vibes in Huntington next week when The Beach Boys take the stage at The Paramount as part of their Reason for the Season Christmas tour.
Mike Love, who co-founded The Beach Boys in 1961 with Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine, will headline the newest rendition of the band for the holiday tour. Bruce Johnston, who joined the original Beach Boys in 1965, will join Love on stage along with Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Keith Hubacher.
Love, 77, and Johnston, 76, will perform the iconic summer hits like “Surfin U.S.A.,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Kokomo” as well as the collection of holiday songs to which The Beach Boys lent their unmistakable sound.
“Music is something that always brought my family together, especially around Christmas time,” Love said.
Love released “Reason for the Season” in October, and the 12 tracks on the album feature classic holiday songs, like The Beach Boy’s “Little St. Nick.” The album also includes several original Christmas songs, including “It Must Be Christmas” and “Finally it’s Christmas” which were recorded in collaboration with the band Hanson.
“What is so special about this collection of songs is that they both harken back to the wonder of childhood and family, but also feel very relevant and exciting for a new season of listening,” Love said.
Love is a prolific songwriter, and is credited with providing lyrics for 35 songs by The Beach Boys. Love and the other original members on The Beach Boys were induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
The Reason for the Season Christmas tour kicked off on Nov. 16 and is set to run until the end of December.
“We’re looking forward to being part of the soundtrack of many holiday seasons to come,” Love said.
Fans can enjoy some good vibrations with The Beach Boys at The Paramount on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the show range from $84.50-$154.50 and can be purchased at the box office or online at Paramountny.com.