Actor/producer/musician John Stamos will join The Beach Boys when they play a post game concert Sunday, May 26th at Great American Ball Park. He will join band members Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten onstage after the Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game.
Since the 1980s, Stamos has regularly performed with The Beach Boys during their summer tours playing drums, guitar and singing some of their hit songs such as “Forever.” He played drums occasionally with The Beach Boys since 1985 and directed their “Hot Fun in the Summertime” video. He also made a notable appearance in the band’s video for “Kokomo.” Stamos invited the band to appear on “Full House” which helped introduce the band to generations of fans of that hit TV show through their multiple appearances on the series.
The concert will be about 90 minutes in length and will begin about 30 minutes after the last out of the game.
A special VIP ticket offer allows fans to watch The Beach Boys concert on the field after the game. With this offer, you’ll get a lower-level Field Box ticket to the game plus a wristband that will give you on-field access during the post-game concert, all for just $50.
The concert is included with your game ticket and can be purchased online at reds.com/thebeachboys, by phone at 513-381-REDS or 877-647-REDS (7337) or in person Great American Ball Park ticket windows and Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets.
Remember, Mike Love split with Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks after last year’s 50th Anniversary Tour, so they will not be in attendance.
In other Stamos/Beach Boys news, Stamos is still co-producing a film that surrounds the catalog of the Beach Boys. Fox 2000 paid more than $2 million for a screenplay written by Susannah Grant involving the catalog of the Beach Boys in October 2010, but the film never went anywhere. Last week, Deadline announced that Deidre O’Connor, who was nominated for a WGA Award for her work on Lifetime’s Five project, has been tapped to pen the new script while working closely with Michael Sucsy.
No other new details have been revealed about the film, but the initial pitch had the legendary group’s music serving as a backdrop to an original narrative that took place in Southern California over a summer in the 1960’s.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are still co-producing the project with Stamos. The team previously teamed up to the biographical ABC miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family. However, they are not involved in the upcoming band biopic Love And Mercy that River Road is producing. No release date or production details have been set.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Accomplished Drummer & Percussionist / Owner & Founder of The Music Universe and Atolma Productions.