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Press Release


The Beach Boys and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Perform Jan. 31 Alico Arena's First Concert

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University, in association with Stonebridge Entertainment, is proud to announce that two of America’s greatest rock and roll legends - the Beach Boys and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals - will perform together in concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31 in the first concert event at FGCU’s new Alico Arena.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 20 for $50, $45 and $35 at all TicketMaster locations and the Alico Arena box office. Tickets also can be charged by phone at (941) 334-3309 or online at .

For four decades, the Beach Boys have been riding the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. Their classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle and the band has become an American icon to a worldwide audience. The popularity of the Beach Boys is unique to the music industry, with an audience ranging from six to sixty-six.

The band’s high-energy concert includes over 30 hits, featuring eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys sold over 100 million records worldwide and received 32 RIAA platinum and gold record awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and were honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. VH-1 recently named “Pet Sounds” as the No. 3 album in the top-100 albums in rock and roll history.

Felix Cavaliere, who possesses one of the most dynamic and timeless voices in the history of pop music, rocked millions of fans with his soulful singing and songwriting skills as founder and leader of The Rascals, which had four No.1 hits, six top-20 singles, and six top-20 aIbums. The Rascals smash hits include “Good Lovin’,” “Girl Like You,” “I've Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’,” “You Better Run,” “A Beautiful Morning” and the inspiring, “People Got To Be Free.”

Concert producer and president of Stonebridge Entertainment Steve Tatone noted is excited that Alico Arena will be showcased with such an incredible lineup, “The Suncoast in general and the Fort Myers area in particular will greatly benefit from the wide range of artists that will now play the market due to the opening of this terrific new venue. The 4,000-plus seats in Alico Arena encourages promoters to bring in premier artists to Fort Myers and most importantly allows concert patrons the luxury of feeling ‘up close and personal’ due to the cozy audience setting. Every seat is a great seat! It’s the perfect size venue for any concert - especially one featuring ‘America’s Band’ - the Beach Boys!”

Tickets are $50, $45 and $35 and can be charged by phone at (941) 334-3309, online at , at all TicketMaster locations and the FGCU Alico Arena box office beginning Friday, Dec. 20.

For more information, contact Tatone at (941) 346-8810.

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