|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
postponed. On the 18th, Brian opens the Rolling Stone "In My Room" series, performing "Do
It Again" and "Love & Mercy" from home.
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. On the 25th, Mike &
the touring band, with John Stamos guesting, perform a socially distanced version of "Good
Vibrations" on the streamed All Together Now Telethon for the City of Los Angeles
Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Mike releases a download single, "This Too Shall Pass": all royalties go to Feeding America’s|
COVID-19 Response Fund.
On the 5th, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Brian performs "Love & Mercy" and |
"God Only Knows" from his house.
During the live streamed USO MVP July 4th Special, Mike & the touring band perform |
socially distanced versions of "Good Vibrations" and "This Too Shall Pass". On the 30th,
Mike & Bruce play a socially distanced show at the Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield MO, their
first live date since March 7th in Reno NV.
|August||Mike & Bruce play another socially distanced outdoor show in Lincoln NE.|
Mike & Bruce play a campaign fundraiser for Donald Trump in Newport Beach CA on the|
18th then three "Concerts In Your Car" drive in shows in California and Arizona (23rd-25th).
On the 27th, Mike takes part in Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer,
an online tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis hosted by John Stamos. Others taking part include Bill
Clinton, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, James Burton, Jimmy Swaggart, Joe Walsh, Marty Stuart,
Priscilla Presley, Tom Jones and Willie Nelson.