An astounding parade of classic rock stars are on tour this year — Dylan, McCartney, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, the Zombies — but only some of the members of the Beach Boys are doing shows at sea as well as on land. Mike Love, 81, tells AARP about his Beach Boys Good Vibrations Cruise (March 25 to 28), featuring Love, Bruce Johnston and John Cowsill (of the famous Cowsills), along with Mickey Dolenz Celebrates the Monkees, the Temptations, Joe Piscopo, Yacht Rock Revue and the Beatles cover band Hard Day’s Night. Then Love’s Beach Boys lineup (minus Brian Wilson, who has been publicly feuding with Love for years) will continue their tour for landlubbers.
How long is the Beach Boys Good Vibrations Cruise?
Mike Love: We leave Miami Friday, go to the Bahamas, and come back Monday. Everybody’s got to be vaccinated and tested — a minor inconvenience. We’ve been rehearsing some songs that we haven’t done in a while. We’ll have about 50 songs in our set list. It’s our first cruise ever.