Beach Boys to play Israel on world tour
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Beach Boys to play Israel on world tour

With veteran members and relative newcomers, the legendary band celebrates its 50th, again

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

The Beach Boys (Courtesy The Beach Boys)
The Beach Boys (Courtesy The Beach Boys)

The Beach Boys will make a stop in Israel during a current world tour, one of several 50th anniversary tours organized by the legendary folk rock band over the last few years.

The band, which changed the way Americans rocked to rhythm and blues, will perform on November 29 in Tel Aviv’s Nokia Stadium.

Founded in 1961 by brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine, the only original musician still performing with the band is Mike Love.

The current tour is anchored by Love and Bruce Johnston, who joined the band in 1965 and Jeff Foskett, who came on board in 1981. The other musicians joining the tour are Tim Bonhomme, Scott Totten, Randell Kirsch and Jon Cowsill, all of whom have played with the Beach Boys for the last 10 to 20 years.

Local concert promoter Gad Oron is handling their stop in Israel.

Known for their vocal harmonies in hits such as “Kokomo,” “California Girls,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” “Sloop John B” and “Help Me, Rhonda,” the group has sold more singles and albums than any other American band in history, according to Billboard Magazine.

Tickets are priced from NIS 390 to NIS 890, and are being sold through the Leaan website or by calling 8780*.

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