By: Staff –
One of the most influential rock acts from the 1960s and 70s are set to make a rare appearance in Canada this summer. The Beach Boys will be performing a one-off show at Casino Rama on Friday July 20th. The group, originally headed up by brothers, Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, captured the imagination of rock and roll fans around the world with their psychedelic, fun-loving surf songs. Having been in existence for 57 years, the band’s complexion has changed somewhat over time, with only Brian Wilson, cousin Mike Love and long-time friend Al Jardine, involved, along with Bruce Johnston.
Nevertheless, they have an almighty back catalogue of songs to choose from for their live performances. The band had more than 80 songs chart around the world, 36 of them charting in the US Top 40, which is a record for any American rock group. With more than 100 million records sold globally, The Beach Boys are one of the best-selling bands of all time and with tickets priced extremely fairly at just $45, it’s a given that the show will be a sell-out.
The Beach Boys’ return to the stage would suggest there has been a hatchet buried between the Wilson brothers and Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. The latter pair had fallen out with the brothers during the group’s last reunion back in 2012, citing outside forces as the reason for their disagreements. Whether this summer’s return to live shows means a new album is on the offing remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure, they will be one of the best feel-good acts to appear in Ontario in 2018.
The Casino Rama resort has played host to some of the biggest names in showbusiness, with the likes of Jason Derulo, ZZ Top and Jerry Seinfeld the most recent stars to grace the stage in Toronto. The Beach Boys are one of a number of legendary acts booked to perform at Casino Rama this year. Irish country singer, Daniel O’Donnell, Donny & Marie Osmond and Boyz II Men are also set to play, with the latter two acts also appearing in July, which promises to be a huge month for the resort. Home favourite, Bryan Adams has also included Casino Rama as part of his Ultimate Tour 2018, with tickets already flying off the shelves.
The added bonus of Casino Rama as an entertainment resort is its casino floor, packed with 2,500 slot machines and 110 gaming tables, alongside its 5,000-capacity live venue. However, Casino Rama’s secluded location, to the north of Lake Simcoe, means that residents of Toronto and the surrounding areas must venture far out to get a piece of the action. The raft of iGaming brands that have recently made their home in Canada has meant casino-goers have become less inclined to visit such resorts, with some of the best online Toronto entertainment offered by Betway Casino.
Nevertheless, it’s hoped that homecoming gigs such as Bryan Adams’ summer show will keep Casino Rama on the radar for some time yet. If you’d like to be made aware when new shows are announced at Casino Rama, you can join the resort’s email club to receive exclusive access to pre-sale passwords.