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The Beach Boys coming to Cedar Rapids amphitheater

Tickets go on sale Friday

In this July 3, 2014, file photo, The Beach Boys, including original members Mike Love, second from left, and Bruce John
In this July 3, 2014, file photo, The Beach Boys, including original members Mike Love, second from left, and Bruce Johnston, third from left, perform at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

The Beach Boys are bringing the sounds of summer to the McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids, on Aug. 21. Tickets start at $45, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (7/24) at ticketmaster.com or the U.S. Cellular Center ticket office, 370 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids.

The concert will follow the venue’s recently announced “Return to Live” plan, including wearing face coverings when not at your designated seat and maintaining distance between groups. To see the full safety protocols, go to creventslive.com/returntolive.

Since band co-founders Mike Love and Brian Wilson penned the lyrics to “Surfin’” in 1961, dozens of chart-toppers have followed, including “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band also received Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

The Cedar Rapids lineup features lead singer Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill (of The Cowsills band), Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago — but not Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

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