Beach Boys Race The Charts Before Detroit Stop

DETROIT — Think the legendary Beach Boys have already had their best days? Think again. Fifty years after they began, the group is making waves on Billboard charts, besting the Beatles this week for a Billboard 200 album chart record.

The Beach Boys’ “That’s Why God Made the Radio,” their first album of all-new material since 1992, burst onto the chart at No. 3, breaking a record by expanding their span of Billboard 200 top 10s to 49 years and one week.

They first graced the top 10 with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963.

The Beach Boys’ stretch between their first week in the Billboard 200 top 10 to their most recent is now the longest among groups, passing the Beatles, whose top 10 span covers 47 years, seven months and three weeks.

Can’t get enough of the summer classics? The Beach Boys 50th anniversary tour will stop  at 7:30 p.m. Saturday June 30 at DTE Energy Music Theatre. It marks the first time in more than two decades that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will tour together.

Tickets at $69.50 and $35 pavilion and $25 lawn, or four lawn tickets for only $60, are still available at,, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Palace Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing.

Get more on Detroit’s summer shows HERE.


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