Beach Boys play before 12,000 fans in Chiba
The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands, kicked off their three-concert tour of Japan with a trip down memory lane for 12,000 fans at QVC Marine Field in Chiba Prefecture on Thursday night.
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks (supported by a backing band composed of members from the group’s various touring entities) performed 33 songs, including old favorites such as “Surfin’ USA” and “California Girls.”
The Beach Boys are in Japan as part of their global 50th anniversary tour which began in April with a 40-plus city tour of North America. It is be the group’s first tour of Japan since 1979, although some of them played at the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata in 2005.
They will perform at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium on Friday night and Nihon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya on Sunday.