This summer the Midwest and the West Coast will come together as Chicago and co-founder of the Beach Boys Brian Wilson join forces for a tour that pulls into Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on July 15. Former Beach Boys members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will also sing on stage with Wilson.
Chicago and the Beach Boys have a long history of performing together. In 1975 and 1989, the two bands went on the "Beachago" tour where they would jam on each others' songs like Beach Boys classics "Help Me Rhonda," "Darlin’ " and "Fun Fun Fun" as well as the Chicago hits, "Wishing You Were Here," "You're the Inspiration" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" Often at the end of the show, the bands would collectively play covers, including "Dancing in the Street," "In the Midnight Hour" and "Jumpin’ Jack Flash." This will be Wilson’s first time playing with Chicago as a solo artist.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. at livenation.com. Check the website for various presale opportunities.
MORE IN AUGUST Make way for the jam bands! DISPATCH and O.A.R. are pairing up for a co-headlining summer tour, which comes to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 27. G. Love will also be on the bill.
"DISPATCH has always been a name on our white-board wish-list for bands we wanted to tour with," said O.A.R. sax player Jerry DePizzo in a statement. "It’s almost as if we’ve existed in parallel universes. We both came up through the ranks and cut our teeth playing colleges and small clubs throughout the Northeast and Midwest. It’s taken a few years, but the stars have finally aligned. We’re looking forward to this because we feel both audiences will be excited as well. We should have done this a long time ago."