|January||Brian resumes touring in the 17th, playing Greatest Hits shows|
Mike & Bruce are set to play a private show on the 5th for Safari Club International, a trophy|
hunting organisation dedicated to promoting hunting "rights" and infamous for the killing of
endangered species. Once the news breaks a few days before the show, the condemnation in
both the fan world and the media in general is (rightly) swift and unanimous. A petition on
change.org calling for a boycott of the band's concerts and music collects more than 123,000
signatures in just over a week. Brian, Alan & David join in the general condemnation.
Neverless, the show goes ahead.
In mid month, as a consequence of the developing coronavirus pandemic, all Beach Boys|
shows from March 25th through July 13th (and many thereafter into September) are
Brian's two May shows in Japan are postponed as is his June Glasgow concert. At the very |
end of the month, the European tour as a whole is postponed to 2021.
Mike releases a download single, "This Too Shall Pass": all royalties go to Feeding America’s|
COVID-19 Response Fund.