Year by year concert totals 1961-2019
  A few years back, I read an article that stated The Grateful Dead were the hardest working band in rock, having played 2,333 shows over 30 years of touring. Instant hilarity in Bellagio Towers, the reason for which is detailed below. The Beach Boys, in their original incarnation, passed that mark in early September 1983, during their 22nd year of playing live. Since then, they've played... well, more. A LOT more. They may not be the band with the most gigs under their belt, but they're surely in the top three. The totals at the end of June 2019 are:
 
USA - 5,660... Rest of America - 316... Europe - 461... Rest of World - 291... Total - 6,687
 
A few words of explanation: prior to the seventies, rock concerts were generally pretty short affairs, 40 minutes tops, and it wasn't unusual to play two - or even three - shows a night, hence the apparently questionable numbers from the sixties: they really did play that many shows back then. Abbreviations as follows: RoA = rest of America (Canada, Mexico, Central & South America), RoW = rest of world (Australsia, Asia & Africa). These figures will be constantly updated, as more shows are played and as ongoing research either adds or subtracts concerts from the totals: for this, and pretty much 95% of the info listed here, I'm eternally indebted to Ian Rusten, the go-to man for BB concert information. If he says it happened, it happened. Same if it didn't. More importantly, he'll admit his errors and correct them, the hallmark of a true historian. You really need to buy the book he wrote with Jon Stebbins (another exemplary BB historian), The Beach Boys in Concert! The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage.
 
Year
USA
RoA
Euro
RoW
Tot.
Year
USA
RoA
Euro
RoW
Tot.
1961
4
 
 
 
4
1991
98
6
15
4
123
1962
149
 
 
 
149
1992
74
7
 
9
90
1963
151
 
 
 
151
1993
82
7
20
 
109
1964
127
 
2
31
160
1994
71
1
1
 
73
1965
112
8
 
 
120
1995
92
7
 
 
99
1966
95
7
30
16
148
1996
71
1
1
 
73
1967
69
 
21
 
90
1997
79
 
1
 
80
1968
95
9
19
 
113
*1998
64
1
 
7
71
1969
63
5
35
 
103
1999
143
2
14
 
169
1970
20
2
48
31
81
2000
114
3
13
 
130
1971
64
2
 
 
66
2001
114
9
 
 
123
1972
68
 
26
 
94
2002
131
2
 
 
133
1973
101
3
 
 
104
2003
103
3
16
4
126
1974
94
6
 
 
100
2004
93
3
30
2
128
1975
93
7
1
 
101
2005
131
5
2
2
140
1976
42
8
 
 
50
2006
113
16
5
1
135
1977
41
6
1
 
48
2007
116
5
 
12
133
1978
60
7
 
14
81
2008
85
11
9
 
105
1979
76
2
 
3
81
2009
91
10
2
 
103
1980
72
3
8
 
83
2010
82
15
11
14
112
1981
126
3
 
6
135
2011
94
12
8
 
114
1982
154
9
 
4
167
**2012
59
3
15
10
87
1983
128
9
 
 
137
2013
94
13
4
 
111
1984
126
2
 
 
128
2014
115
 
15
9
139
1985
102
4
 
 
106
2015
120
11
27
9
167
1986
101
7
 
 
108
2016
123
9
1
8
141
1987
142
13
 
4
159
2017
121
 
29
7
157
1988
153
13
 
 
166
2018
119
8
4
 
131
1989
95
3
 
13
111
2019
53
1
 
27
80
1990
96
7
 
3
106
2020
 
 
 
 
 
*
  1998 saw the transition between the "classic" Beach Boys lineup and the BRI samctioned touring Beach Boys as fronted by Mike & Bruce. The first 29 shows of the year were played by various permutations of the Love/Jardine/Johnston/Marks lineup, the remainder by Mike & Bruce.
**
  The total number of shows for the 50th anniversary tour in 2012 comprise 79 concerts or TV appearences by the reunited surviving members and 8 shows by the touring Beach Boys.