They plan to perform hits such as “California Girls”, “I Get Around”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “Surfin’ USA”, “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo”.
“They love to hear our hits,” Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love said in a phone interview last week from his Lake Tahoe home. “And we always try to deliver what they hope and expect.”
“I’m not one of those artists who doesn’t want to do anything other than our new album,” Love said. “I’ve heard of people doing this, but it disappoints a lot of people. Maybe their favorite song was something you did years ago, and why not do it?”
Perhaps the most popular song on the Beach Boys’ show is “Kokomo,” which hit No. 1 on the charts in 1988. Crowds joined in singing the chorus, Love said.
His son, Christian Love, sings “God Only Knows”, a song Paul McCartney and others consider their favorite. Carl Wilson had sung it on their album “Pet Sounds”.
Set to turn 81 in March, Love co-founded the Beach Boys nearly 61 years ago with his cousins Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and their friend Al Jardine.
Dennis and Carl are now deceased. Brian Wilson and Mike Love did not get along, and Brian Wilson and Jardine did not tour with the band. Love and Brian Wilson haven’t toured together since the Beach Boys’ reunion tour in 2012.