Mike Love Solo Album + Beach Boys Tour Dates

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The Beach Boys’ Mike Love will release a new double album on Nov. 17 through BMG. Titled Unleash the Love, the album will feature 13 previously unreleased songs and 12 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics. The album is produced by Michael Lloyd.

The album will be released on digital, double CD and 2-LP formats. It will be available for pre-order on October 27. Once pre-ordered, fans will be able to stream and instantly download three album tracks (“Do It Again,” Darlin’” and “All the Love in Paris”).

According to a press release, “Unleash the Love is a testament to, and continuation of, Mike Love’s remarkable career. The new tracks range from rock, gospel, R&B to pop and celebrate Love’s journey to find personal love and peace. Love’s history with Transcendental Meditation anchors a number of songs including ‘Ram Raj,’ a song celebrating the divine; ‘Pisces Brothers,’ a tribute to the late George Harrison and the experiences they both shared in India in 1968; and ‘Cool Head, Warm Heart,’ a breezy pop song, which borrows its title from a saying by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The album also includes a prayer for the planet, ‘Only One Earth.’ As with all of the unreleased tracks, a sense of concern is infused in every song: to change what you can, to transcend, and connect to the planet and all its inhabitants through the power of love; which some say is the most powerful force in nature.”

“I’ve been working on these unreleased songs on and off for many years now and I’m excited to share them with the world,” says Love in the press release. “As a writer, I kept gravitating to this idea of love, in all forms. Romantic love, unrequited love, lasting love, spiritual love, love for the planet, and what the absence of love can do to us as a people. This album is my way of communicating what the world needs now is love sweet love. And the hope is if we all can unleash whatever love is inside of us, we can collectively make this world better.”

Listen to “Darlin’” from Unleash the Love

In addition to the collection of Mike Love original songs, the album features new versions of classic hits recorded by members of the Beach Boys touring band such as “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations,” “Do It Again” featuring Mark McGrathand and John Stamos, as well as “Darlin’,” featuring AJR.

Listen to the title track off of the album

Earlier this month, the paperback version of Love’s memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, hit shelves. The book is published by Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA).

Related: BCB spoke with Mike Love about the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album and more

Currently, Love is on the Wild Honey World Tour with the Beach Boys. Fans attending upcoming concert dates will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order Unleash the Love at a discounted rate using a special text message code and number that will be provided at each show leading up to the album’s release.

The Beach Boys’ touring band features lead singer Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenberger, Tim Bonhomme, and John Cowsill.

Listen to “All the Love in Paris,” featuring Dave Koz

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Beach Boys 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets for many of the dates are available here)
02/10 Orlando, FL Universal Studios
02/11 Coral Springs, FL Coral Springs Center for The Arts
02/13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
02/14 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
02/15 Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre
02/16 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center
02/18 Naples, FL Hayes Hall, Naples Museum of Art
02/28 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
03/01 Visalia, CA The Fox Theatre
03/03 Thousand Oaks, CA Fred Kavil Theatre
03/04 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre
03/17 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
03/18 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center
03/21 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
03/22 Shippensburg, PA Luhrs Center
03/23 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center
03/24 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center
05/09 Youngstown, OH, Powers Auditorium
05/10 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
05/11 Holland, MI Tulip Time Festival
05/12 Columbus, OH CAPA
05/13 Louisville, KY The Kentucky Center for the Arts
06/01 Omaha, NE Holland PAC
06/02 Omaha, NE Holland PAC
06/03 Omaha, NE Holland PAC
06/05 Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
06/06 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion
06/07 Lacrosse, WI Lacrosse Center
06/08 Wausau, WI Grand Theater
06/09 Fish Creek, WI Door Community Auditorium (on sale TBD)
08/22 St. Paul, MN Ordway Center for The Performing Arts (on sale TBD)

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