Beach Boys Holiday Tour + Mike Love Xmas Album

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Mike Love, co-founder/lead singer of The Beach Boys, will release a new collection of holiday songs, Reason for the Season, via BMG on Oct. 26 (CD/digital formats). The album will also be available on vinyl on Nov. 2.

The 12-track album features an array of new holiday songs and Christmas classics, traditional carols and ballads. Sam Hollander (One Direction, Panic! at the Disco, Train) and Steve Greenberg (Hanson, AJR) produced five tracks on the album, including the title track and the “It Must Be Christmas” and “Finally it’s Christmas.” This marks Love’s second recording with Hanson as they collaborated on the summer single “It’s OK,” released in August 2018.

Producer Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing) and the Beach Boys’ musical director Scott Totten also served as producers on the album. Lloyd produced two tracks including a new version of “Alone on Christmas Day” and “Little St. Nick.” Totten collaborated with Love on five additional tracks featuring all of Love’s children (All Love): Ambha, Brian, Christian and Hayleigh Love on “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Holy Night,” “Away in a Manger” and “Bring a Torch.”

Mike Love

Love recently published a memoir and in November 2017, he released Unleash the Love, an album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys’ classics.

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The Beach Boys are embarking on a holiday tour that kicks off in Chattanooga on Nov. 16, performing the Beach Boys holiday classics from The Beach Boys Christmas Album. The holiday tour will also feature new music from Reason for the Season. The band is led by Love and Bruce Johnston, along with Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Keith Hubacher.

Tickets to see the Beach Boys on tour are now on sale here and here.

Mike Love Reason for the Season Album Track List
Away in the Manger
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Bring a Torch
Do You Hear What I Hear
Celestial Celebration
It Must Be Christmas
Little St. Nick
Alone On Christmas Day
Reason For The Season
Finally it’s Christmas (featuring Hanson)
Jingle Bell Rock

The Beach Boys 2018-19 Holiday Tour Dates
11/16 — Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre
11/18 — Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre
11/29 — Boston, MA, The Wilbur
11/30 — Medford, MA, Chevalier Theatre
12/1 — Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Centre
12/2 — Baltimore, MD, The Modell Lyric
12/4 — Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre
12/6 — Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theatre
12/7 — Mt. Pleasant, MI, Venue TBA
12/8 — Elkhart, IN, Venue TBA
12/10 — North Bethesda, MI, The Music Centre at Strathmore
12/11 — Huntington, NY, The Paramount
12/12 — Williamsport, PA, Community Arts Centre
12/13 — Wilmington, DE, The Grand
12/15 — Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
12/16 — North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
12/17 — Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
12/18 — Wilmington, NC, Cape Fear Community College
12/27 — Salt Lake City, UT, Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
12/28 & 29 — Beaver Creek, CO, Vilar Performing Arts
12/30 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre

Listen to the original version of “Alone on Christmas Day”


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