By Sarah Haase -

Beach Boys to celebrate making music for 50 years at Kirby Center

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    WILKES-BARRE — The Beach Boys will stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on tour marking the 50th anniversary of their 1964 hit” Fun Fun Fun.”

    The boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 as part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series. Tickets are currently on sale through the Kirby Center’s box office, online at or by charge by phone at 570-826-1100. Ticket prices range from $52 to $102.

    According to a news release, The Beach Boys mark a half century of making music and the group continues to ride the wave into musical history.

    “The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world,” the release read.

    Lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of America: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

    The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history, according to the news release.

    Reach Sarah Haase at 570-991-6111 or on Twitter @Tlarts.

    By Sarah Haase

    Reach Sarah Haase at 570-991-6111 or on Twitter @Tlarts.