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Title: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on November 29, 2017, 07:03:26 AM
This is a thread detailing (hopefully ongoing) scheduling of Al's solo dates in 2018 and 2019 for his "Storytellers" style show, as well as other solo-related shows.

The "Storytellers" tour features Al and Matt Jardine.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8053804/al-jardine-beach-boys-postcard-concert

You'll want to check with your local venue and Al's website to confirm dates and venues, etc.

Here are the dates so far (2019 Dates listed first, followed by archived 2018 dates and setlists, where available):  

2019 DATES ("Postcards" Storytellers shows unless otherwise noted)

January 19, 2019 - Honolulu, HI - Blue Note Hawaii
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/blue-note-hawaii-honolulu-hi-7b944a30.html)

January 20, 2019 - Honolulu, HI - Blue Note Hawaii
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 1, 2019 - Napa, CA - Blue Note Napa (7pm)
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 1, 2019 - Napa, CA - Blue Note Napa (9pm)
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 2, 2019 - Napa, CA - Blue Note Napa (7pm)
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 2, 2019 - Napa, CA - Blue Note Napa (9pm)
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/blue-note-napa-ca-b95d1c6.html)

February 5, 2019 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/mim-music-theater-phoenix-az-73952e35.html)

February 7, 2019 - New York, NY - The Iridium
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 8, 2019 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall Norfolk
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 9, 2019 - Uncasville, CT - Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/wolf-den-at-mohegan-sun-uncasville-ct-13951d5d.html)

February 10, 2019 - Shirley, MA - The Bull Run
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/bull-run-restaurant-shirley-ma-6b9512ba.html)

February 12, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/the-dakota-minneapolis-mn-23957ca7.html)

February 13, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

April 28, 2019 - Rochester, NY - Eastman Theatre (Rochester HOF Inductee Ceremony)
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/eastman-theatre-rochester-ny-3390ac39.html)

July 3, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel ("California Saga 2" Benefit Concert)
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/the-theatre-at-ace-hotel-los-angeles-ca-239148d3.html)

July 23, 2019 - North Truro, MA - Payomet Performing Arts Center
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/payomet-performing-arts-center-north-truro-ma-2b9e20ee.html)

July 24, 2019 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

July 26, 2019 - Roslyn, NY - My Father's Place
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

July 28, 2019 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2019/rams-head-on-stage-annapolis-md-439e7f93.html)

October 24, 2019 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up

October 25, 2019 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House

October 27, 2019 - Hermosa Beach, CA - St. Rocke

November 16, 2019 - Morro Bay, CA - The Siren

November 17, 2019 - Sacramento, CA - Sofia Theatre


2018 DATES

January 23, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/dakota-jazz-club-and-restaurant-minneapolis-mn-5be14b08.html)

January 24, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

January 29, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/musical-instrument-museum-phoenix-az-3eea1f7.html)

January 30, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

February 17, 2018 - Arroyo Grande, CA - Clark Center for the Performing Arts
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/clark-center-for-the-performing-arts-arroyo-grande-ca-2bee1c7e.html)

March 26, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/city-winery-atlanta-ga-5bef0340.html)

March 27, 2018 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/rams-head-on-stage-annapolis-md-5bef7bec.html)

March 29, 2018 - Plymouth, NH - The Flying Monkey
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

March 30, 2018 - Beverly, MA - Cabot Theatre
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/the-cabot-beverly-ma-13ef49e1.html)

April 1, 2018 - New York, NY - City Winery
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/city-winery-new-york-ny-3ef49e7.html)

April 2, 2018 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/city-winery-chicago-il-bef49e6.html)

April 7, 2018 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/the-rio-theatre-santa-cruz-ca-3beca09c.html)

April 8, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/the-chapel-san-francisco-ca-3ec9deb.html)

May 28, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/dakota-jazz-club-and-restaurant-minneapolis-mn-2bed786a.html)

May 30, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/dakota-jazz-club-and-restaurant-minneapolis-mn-73ed7ec9.html)

June 7, 2018 - Park City, UT - Egyptian Theatre
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/mary-g-steiner-egyptian-theater-park-city-ut-3bea8c3c.html)

June 8, 2018 - Park City, UT - Egyptian Theatre
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

June 9, 2018 - Park City, UT - Egyptian Theatre
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

June 10, 2018 - Park City, UT - Egyptian Theatre
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

June 15, 2018 - Big Bear Lake, CA - The Cave
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

June 16, 2018 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/the-coach-house-san-juan-capistrano-ca-43eafbdb.html)

July 4, 2018 - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Terranea Resort
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

October 7, 2018 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi's Oakland (7pm)
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/yoshis-oakland-oakland-ca-7be96690.html)

October 7, 2018 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi's Oakland (9pm)
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

October 12, 2018 - Santa Clarita, CA - The Canyon
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

October 13, 2018 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
(SETLIST - Unavailable)

October 14, 2018 - Pasadena, CA - The Canyon at The Rose
(SETLIST - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/the-rose-pasadena-ca-4b96dbba.html)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: HeyJude on November 29, 2017, 07:08:05 AM
Please of course let us all know if you see any additional shows/bookings popping up in your area. I don't know how much some of these types of shows might fly under the radar.

I also hope the shows are successful enough that Al might be able to book some small theaters as well.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: HeyJude on November 29, 2017, 09:08:39 AM
Al's been rehearsing for awhile for this tour, I think they may be ready for the show:

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/83/99/48/839948e3ca89227e1a867a9dae904f9d--the-beach-boys-matt.jpg)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: Juice Brohnston on November 29, 2017, 09:55:36 AM
Good on Al! I like the concept, and hope he can get this thing into many markets.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: Needleinthehay on November 29, 2017, 11:44:27 AM
I live in phoenix area, so am pumped I'll get to go...I'll try and leave some sort of review the same night.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: HeyJude on January 12, 2018, 10:08:22 AM
We're eleven days out from this tour. How many folks here are going to attend any of these shows?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 12, 2018, 08:25:46 PM
I wouldn't call this a tour anymore...I doubt we'll see anymore dates this year seeing as Pet Sounds is plowing through a third year.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: KDS on January 15, 2018, 09:59:55 AM
New show added.  Tues March 27.  Rams Head On Stage.  Annapolis, MD


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: HeyJude on January 15, 2018, 10:42:55 AM
I wouldn't call this a tour anymore...I doubt we'll see anymore dates this year seeing as Pet Sounds is plowing through a third year.

I was seriously going to say this before the March MD date was announced; I think Al could book more shows prior to the May PS shows. We also don't know how extensive Brian's 2018 dates are going to be. It's pretty much just May dates on the schedule right now.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: B.E. on January 15, 2018, 11:04:45 AM
Heading in the right direction! :)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 15, 2018, 03:33:00 PM
WELL! I've never been happier to be wrong!  :lol

I hope I can work this out...I have my night class that evening. Ugh. Why'd it have to be a Tuesday!? That's the ONLY night I have classes for my final semester.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: Tony S on January 15, 2018, 04:50:06 PM
Come on Al, a little further up the Eastern Seaboard to Red Bank and the Two Rivers theater.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 15, 2018, 07:10:15 PM
Not sure what to do yet...having a hard time finding someone to go with, and the date sucks. I'd like to think that if he's coming all the way to the east coast, it would be for more than one show...


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: KDS on January 16, 2018, 05:59:44 AM
Not sure what to do yet...having a hard time finding someone to go with, and the date sucks. I'd like to think that if he's coming all the way to the east coast, it would be for more than one show...

I'm having a similar issue unfortunately.  I said that Rams Head would be a perfect venue, and after hoping on the slim chance for a show to be added there, I might not be able to attend. 

 :(


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: KDS on January 16, 2018, 09:10:42 AM
Not sure what to do yet...having a hard time finding someone to go with, and the date sucks. I'd like to think that if he's coming all the way to the east coast, it would be for more than one show...

I'm having a similar issue unfortunately.  I said that Rams Head would be a perfect venue, and after hoping on the slim chance for a show to be added there, I might not be able to attend. 

 :(

My scheduling issue has been resolved, and I was able to get a pair of tickets pretty close to the stage. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 16, 2018, 09:28:34 AM
A friend of mine got a pair of tickets...one of which I hope to God I can use should I be able to get out of class that week. We're right in front of the stage. We'll have to finally meet up, KDS, if I make it! Semester starts in a little less than two weeks and I'll know then.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: KDS on January 16, 2018, 09:31:54 AM
A friend of mine got a pair of tickets...one of which I hope to God I can use should I be able to get out of class that week. We're right in front of the stage. We'll have to finally meet up, KDS, if I make it! Semester starts in a little less than two weeks and I'll know then.

I hope it works out. 

Since it's such a small venue, sometimes artists will come out and sign autographs after the shows.   I'm still kicking myself for not going toward the bus to meet Al in Rockville in 2015. 

At Rams Head, I've been able to meet Mark Farner of Grand Funk, Jim McCarty & Chris Dreja from The Yardbirds, Eric Bloom from Blue Oyster Cult, and Glenn Hughes. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: thatjacob on January 16, 2018, 05:24:08 PM
He just announced a show at City Winery in Atlanta. March 26th.
http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta/tickets/al-jardine-a-postcard-from-california-from-the-very-first-song-with-a-founding-member-of-the-beach-boys-3-26-1.html


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - \
Post by: HeyJude on January 16, 2018, 05:52:09 PM
Also Plymouth, NH on March 29.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 16, 2018, 06:13:28 PM
I was curious if Al and Matt would be augmented by any other musicians. Matt Jardine has mentioned on Facebook that they have a third player, Jeff Alan Ross. Matt mentioned they've just done "intense" rehearsals in AZ.

This is sounding quite promising.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on January 16, 2018, 07:21:42 PM
An Atlanta gig -- yes! Anybody know when public tickets go on sale?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 16, 2018, 07:38:35 PM
This is excellent! Wonder if they'll squeeze a NJ or NY date in between MD & NH?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on January 16, 2018, 07:50:09 PM
An Atlanta gig -- yes! Anybody know when public tickets go on sale?
Thursday at 3pm, according to an email I got from the venue.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on January 17, 2018, 07:32:54 AM
This is excellent! Wonder if they'll squeeze a NJ or NY date in between MD & NH?
Here's hoping! We have a City Winery in NYC too... just sayin'.  :)



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 17, 2018, 08:38:57 AM
April 12th- The Coach House- San Juanita, CA


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 17, 2018, 06:15:55 PM
April 13th date in Big Bear Lake added to the top post.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 18, 2018, 11:52:46 AM
Added April 8th SF date to the top post.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 18, 2018, 12:33:31 PM
Al's website lists a bunch more shows, so I've added those to the top post schedule.

His June dates in Utah may indicate when Brian *won't* be on tour as well.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 18, 2018, 12:36:38 PM
While all dates aren't nailed down yet, 18 dates is pretty impressive and shows a lot of momentum for a show that hasn't even premiered yet.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 18, 2018, 12:48:02 PM
When I tried to get tickets for the City Winery in NYC their website says its a Peter Wolf show. Is there a different date? Doesn't seem to show up on their schedule of events.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 18, 2018, 12:53:57 PM
Yes, some dates may be off or not confirmed. I'll update the top post as more info comes in. It appears Al is announcing these shows on Facebook as they go on sale, so he hasn't mentioned a bunch of the dates listed on his website yet.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 18, 2018, 12:54:11 PM
Also, 4 shows in Utah, but (hopefully) just one in the metro NY.NJ area? That seems a bit strange...but this looks sooo promising. Alot of tour dates, which is great!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 18, 2018, 12:59:30 PM
I sense they're still adding shows. For instance, one random show in February? There are gaps in the schedule they could fill. But very promising that they're getting this many bookings before they've done a single show.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 01:00:10 PM
When I tried to get tickets for the City Winery in NYC their website says its a Peter Wolf show. Is there a different date? Doesn't seem to show up on their schedule of events.

Might not be officially announced yet.  On Al's website, the ticket link for that date takes you to the 3/29 date at the Flying Monkey


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on January 18, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
I got tix for the Alanta show today!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on January 18, 2018, 06:48:28 PM
I got tix for the Alanta show today!
I thought about grabbing a front row ticket for just myself, but I'm waiting around to see if any discount tickets hit over the next few days. Money is a little tight right now.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Jim V. on January 18, 2018, 06:56:02 PM
Man I sure hope Al brings this show to Florida.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Uncle Walter on January 19, 2018, 05:21:03 AM
As soon as the NYC date is solidified I'm buying tickets, no questions asked


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 19, 2018, 08:46:53 AM
Re NYC date.....ME TOO!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on January 19, 2018, 01:54:28 PM
... And me three. City Winery is the perfect venue. Fingers crossed.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Alex on January 19, 2018, 03:51:04 PM
I wish he'd hit Burlington, VT or somewhere in northern NY.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 19, 2018, 04:10:36 PM



http://www.startribune.com/beach-boys-co-founder-al-jardine-premieres-his-postcard-show-in-minneapolis/470141523/


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: All Summer Long on January 19, 2018, 07:16:13 PM
I really hope he adds a show in Southern New England. Beverly MA and New York are too far for me. Anyway, can't wait to hear what the first show's going to be like because we're only 4 days away.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 20, 2018, 04:56:51 AM
Nice interview, with some good info about the tour and current relationship with the Boys....or lack there of with Love. Really looking forward to the shows; hope he comes to NJ/NY area. Sounds like the show will be similar in scope to his performance at Footprints a few years ago, which can be seen on You Tube. If so, I hope he does complete performances of the acoustic tunes, and not just fragments. Looking At Tomorrow would be great! But the story telling aspect with Q&A will be great!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Howie Edelson on January 20, 2018, 08:18:22 AM
Spoke with Al yesterday. He checked his books and said that he's got 3/31 for City Winery NYC, so he was of the mind that he might be going on before Peter Wolf, but double bills like that happen at the Winery -- at least, not in Manhattan.

It should be noted that 4/1 has no act booked.
I had been pushing for Al to play Joe's Pub -- which would really be the optimum setting for this type of show.
Hopefully next go 'round.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 20, 2018, 10:11:54 AM
Thanks Howie New York City Winery does a lot of those double bookings for early shows and late shows. Would be even better though if he could be there on April 1st. But if it's the early show on the 31st I'll be there if I can get tickets


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: guitarfool2002 on January 20, 2018, 10:21:39 AM
The interview with Al...Seriously, after reading that, how many ways can Mike Love or his small groups of diehard supporters try to "spin" what the situation was and is regarding him and the other surviving members? It's a done deal. Over. Finis. Stick a fork in it, done. And C50...money, money, money. Al was perhaps being charitable by not mentioning ego, ego, ego as well.

Good for Al to go out and do this. If he comes to my area, and I can go, I'll go.

But I had to comment on the interview too, because it's time the realities start getting put on the record, clear and concise, and all of this spin and wishing and hoping for sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows through rose-colored glasses that everything will be like 1964 again complete with the writing room for Brian and Mike to crank out the hits can be mothballed and sealed up, and people can move on.

Move on as Al says he and Brian have done. Good for them.

Oh, and the other nonsense(s) still going around about Brian and touring...read Al's quote on what Brian said to him about playing shows and touring. It's as simple as that...accept no spin or substitutes.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Howie Edelson on January 20, 2018, 01:48:35 PM
Tony --

I've yet to see a double A-list (e.g.) headliner booking in a single night at the Manhattan venue.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 20, 2018, 06:18:16 PM
Hi Howie I don't know about a-listers but I just checked this year's calendar and there are different artists booked on the same night, an opening act I suppose and the headliner at 8. Whether there are two a-listers or not like Al and Peter Wolf I can't say but just addressing the fact that there are two shows by different artists
Tony --

I've yet to see a double A-list (e.g.) headliner booking in a single night at the Manhattan venue.
booked in one night.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 21, 2018, 05:34:35 AM
Looks like Al removed the 31st show at City Winery in NYC. Probably had the wrong date, hope he switches it to to either March 24th, or April 1st...both dates look open at the Winery.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Uncle Walter on January 22, 2018, 07:13:12 AM
I emailed the guys at City Winery NYC, here's what they said:

Quote
Thanks for reaching out! There may be some mix up as we do have Peter Wolf confirmed to perform on March 31st. As of yet, tickets to Al Jardine are not available for purchase.

Our shows and ticket release dates are announced on social media on Friday. You may follow us on Facebook at CityWineryNYC, on Twitter at CityWineryNYC and on Instagram at citywinenrynyc to receive these updates.

Our Vinofile members have access to a 48hr pre-sale, beginning on Tuesday afternoon. If you care about getting the best tickets, you might want to check out everything that a Vinofile membership offers.

Our weekly newsletter detailing tickets available to the general public, rolls out on Thursday. You may sign up for the general newsletter at the bottom of our homepage at www.citywinery.com/newyork to be alerted when tickets to Al Jardine are available.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 22, 2018, 10:27:49 AM
Thanks for the information! Hoping it was mixed up and Al performs there. I noticed the Saturday before, 3/24, looks open, which seemed a bit strange for a Saturday night, with almost all other nights booked. Hope  it turns out that's it's the 24th! Thanks again.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 22, 2018, 02:10:53 PM
The April 12 and 13 dates are now missing from Al's website. Not sure if things have changed or not. I think at least the April 12 show has already gone on sale, so I'm guessing they're just wrenching on Al's website.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 23, 2018, 09:10:12 AM
First show tonight! Hoping someone gets some good recordings. I wish the whole thing could end up on YouTube (as opposed to 30-second bits).


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: STE on January 24, 2018, 02:20:03 AM


Any reports yet??


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 24, 2018, 04:11:19 AM
Just a couple of pictures on Facebook; I hope some folks who were there give us an update,and setlist. Hope they come to NJ/NY.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 24, 2018, 06:18:49 AM
Yep, Al just posted a couple of pics, that's about it so far. The second pic has a mention on Facebook of a Glen Campbell tribute, so I'm guessing he probably performed the title track "A Postcard from California."

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26993718_1731980813526873_4164256495009143641_n.jpg?oh=24c707e948d53c98149bf4961fe41d7f&oe=5B214826)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26907005_1732168076841480_4664016995284356132_n.jpg?oh=38a743e2957fc1b71fea58a36f51562b&oe=5AF73884)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Matt H on January 24, 2018, 06:22:36 AM
No idea if this is accurate but here is what is at setlist.fm

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/al-jardine/2018/dakota-jazz-club-and-restaurant-minneapolis-mn-5be14b08.html

1.   Surfin'
2.   Surfin' Safari
3.   Don't Worry Baby
4.   I Get Around
5.   Little Deuce Coupe
6.   California Girls
7.   California Saga: California
8.   Sloop John B
9.   God Only Knows
10.   Good Vibrations
11.   Heroes and Villains
12.   Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
13.   Vegetables
14.   A Postcard From California
Encore:
15.   Help Me, Rhonda
16.   Surfin' U.S.A.
17.   Barbara Ann



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 24, 2018, 06:29:43 AM
Thanks Much. I was kind of hoping for a little bit more focus on 70's/80/s songs, like Santa Anna Winds and Feet, but love seeing Looking at Tomorrow. Hope I get to see this show; I had just checked the setlist site about an hour ago and nothing had yet been reported. Good to see folks who attended are kind enough to post quickly.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on January 24, 2018, 06:32:13 AM
Either my memory is photographic or somebody used my next-morning recollection to inform setlist.fm (although breaking up those I’d posted as medleys). Guessing the latter, as I’m not very smart. Anyway, here’s what I posted at psf.
.....

As planned, I attended Al’s opening-night show in Minneapolis. I went in more curious than excited and left with mixed feelings.
 
The best and worst parts of the show might have been the same: it was really loose, with the “storytelling” aspects rambling into (and sometimes not out of) tangents, the set list loose, and the musicians—or Al, anyway—not entirely sure what was going on. I’d guess there were at least half a dozen “who kicks this one off?” from him, and another half dozen “what key are we doing this in?”
 
The setup was a trio, with Al, Matt, and Jeff Alan Ross (formerly of Badfinger). There was a large (at least large for the small venue) projection screen above the stage showing an assortment of images and occasional videos throughout, which were also displaying on the flat-screens around the venue, and there were a handful of instruments on stage.
 
First up was “Surfin’,” with Al on stand-up bass and the other two on acoustic guitars. That was that as far as the bass’s workout: it sat near the rear of the stage for the remainder of the roughly two-hour show. Al played mostly acoustic guitar the rest of the time, though he also played Fender Strat. Matt played some auxiliary percussion as well as his acoustic guitar, while Ross played acoustic guitar and keyboards (occasionally with cheesy synth string sound, I should add, such as on “God Only Knows”).
 
My biggest surprise was that it was more a Beach Boys greatest hits show than a deep dive for Al, although I suppose it ought not be that surprising. I mean, what songs are the draws, especially for non-fanatics? And that’s not to say he didn’t do anything out of the ordinary: late in the show, he did do—barely, after almost not doing, complaining about a blister—“Lookin’ At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song).” But for the most part, it was Beach Boys hits, be they Al songs or, more often than not, not, performed in vaguely approximate chronological order.
 
I didn’t keep a set list because I prefer to experience concerts I attend, but it was something along these lines. I know there were other board members there, perhaps they kept records.
 
Surfin
Surfin Safari
Don’t Worry Baby
I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe
California Girls / California
Sloop John B (“Kingston Trio arrangement” segue into more Beach Boysish arrangement)
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
Heroes & Villains
Lookin’ At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
Vegetables
Postcard From California
 
Encore:
Help Me, Rhonda
Surfin USA
Barbara Ann
 
Several omissions surprised me: Cottonfields, Lady Lynda, Honkin’, Susie Cincinnati, Then I Kissed Her … those were the sorts of songs I expected to hear more of. Not exclusively those, but more of those kinds of things.
 
For those who have had a little fun in the past with Al’s memory, this show would be either delightful or torture for you, depending on your demeanor. The faulty memory was on full display. He got his facts wrong here and there; he questioned himself and stood semi-silently, trying to remember this or that. Matt and Ross prompted him pretty regularly as to what they were supposed to be doing, saying, playing. There were quite a few “oh, whoops, I forgot to tell that story” kinds of moments.
 
Those stories were sometimes very familiar, sometimes less so. Nothing blew my mind in that respect. In fact, it was more a (uncertain, tentative) history than it was the sort of anecdote I really hoped for more of, though there were a few.
 
Al sang pretty well: not as well as I’ve heard him, but certainly still better than could be expected. Matt was Matt, despite wrestling with his monitor all night, providing the strongest vocals and taking a lot of leads. Ross was the strong instrumental support, very important considering the minimalist environment. Al seemed to drift in and out of his own show, to be honest, sometimes taking his own (non-lead, non-featured) parts in Beach Boys songs, other times skipping around to flesh out arrangements with a little Mike here, a little Carl there.
 
All in all, it was fun, loose, and full of mistakes. Had Minnesota a more outgoing population, it could have been a really fun, informal (if somewhat expensive) singalong. Instead it was an unusual experience. I don’t regret going.
 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 24, 2018, 06:43:22 AM
Thanks for the review.

Regarding the setlist, my best guess is someone who frequents one of the BB boards took your setlist and slapped it on setlist.fm. I don't know who it is that does it, but I've seen partial and/or truncated setlists pulled from this board in the past and posted on there. I've had to correct a number of such setlists in the past.

As for Al's show, this sounds along the lines of what I expected, especially for an opening night. My only fear in all of this was that the show would be too much like Al's record store appearances of recent years, where he seems to start and stop a lot during songs and not finish them, etc. It sounds like this opening night show wasn't *that* loose; it sounds like he didn't just do half-versions of all the songs or anything.

I'm guessing they'll work the kinks out of the show.

As for the setlist, while I would love more deep cuts, keep this in mind: Al's going out on a limb doing club shows. I'm sure he knows the first thing he has going for him is a library of famous songs. I think once he does more of these shows and feels more secure that true fans are going to these things rather than just schlubs off the street, he might just loosen up more and do more deep cuts.

I'm also guessing he's at least trying to form stories around these songs, and he might feel the stories of the hits are more interesting than the story of "Honkin' Down the Highway."

The storytelling element could well be why we won't get "Lady Lynda." Considering Al was sensitive enough to the of singing a song about his ex-wife that he changed the words in 1993 to "Little Lady", I'm guessing "Lady Lynda" isn't the most likely inclusion.

But yeah, someone's gotta convince him to do "Santa Ana Winds." It's a no-brainer for an acoustic show like this.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 24, 2018, 07:39:08 AM
Agree with you Jude. I also was hoping these shows don't turn into the Music store appearance of a couple of years, ago, with the starts/stops and incomplete versions of songs. Sounds like it didn't so that's a good thing. I would expect some kinks the first couple of shows, and understand the predominance of Beach Boys classics. Still, I sure hope he does the songs that the true fans like us want to hear, like Lookin(which he did), Santa Anna Winds, Feet, Kissed Her(which he absolutely owns), and maybe Friends which would be a good choice for the acoustic setting, and stuff like that. I would really like to hear the stories too, of some of the lesser known songs. I think it'll improve a bit as we get more into the tour, still hope he comes to the NJ/NY area; would buy tickets in a minute.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on January 24, 2018, 07:44:27 AM
To be clear, there were several abbreviated songs, skipped verses or sections, etc, as well as what would’ve likely been aborted tales had Jeff and Matt not powered through until al got back on track.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: wilsonart1 on January 24, 2018, 07:49:08 AM
How was the food Cap.  Your rating on the menu! 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Zesterz on January 24, 2018, 07:56:18 AM
Interesting reports, thanks. I think Al could use a Kingston Trio song, to illustrate direct influence ( not one that the BB did)....

.....and why not a NEW AJ song. Those "moves" could work wonders, I believe.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Zesterz on January 24, 2018, 07:58:03 AM
..........and my suggestion derives from his great rendition of I I had a hammer with Richard Barone. That showed Al's voice to be wonderful folk "instrument"


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 24, 2018, 08:28:46 AM
I agree. Wasn't thinking we were going to get Little Deuce Coop; was hoping for more Postcards or rarities. Al's most likely also not used to being the MC of shows, like the Lovester was all those years, and that will take some getting used too. Could be the reason for some of the rambles. He has such a huge opportunity here, I just hope he really shines as bright as he can.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 24, 2018, 08:49:15 AM
I echo the sentiments of the board...hoping confidence builds and some of the hits fade...I can't believe "Cotton Fields" and "Then I Kissed Her" aren't in there. Those are well-known hits that surely have intriguing stories behind them. That's a little perplexing that they weren't included. I will say that it's nice to hear "Vegetables" and "Lookin' at Tomorrow" in there as I've never heard them live...along with "A Postcard from California"...still truly hoping and praying I can use my ticket this March for the MD show...but also hoping and praying the set gets fleshed out a bit.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on January 24, 2018, 09:01:22 AM
Just heard from a friend in MN, who went to last night's show. He and his wife give it a thumbs up. They were sitting right next to the stage.

I didn't see this in other reports -- my friend said that Al and co. passed out carrots to the audience to chomp on during "Vegetables."


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on January 24, 2018, 09:13:41 AM
Just heard from a friend in MN, who went to last night's show. He and his wife give it a thumbs up. They were sitting right next to the stage.

I didn't see this in other reports -- my friend said that Al and co. passed out carrots to the audience to chomp on during "Vegetables."

The Dakota is such a small venue, everyone feels right next to the stage!

As for the carrots, true. Organic, we were told. About 6-8 of them, though the people next to me who got them failed to chomp.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: wilsonart1 on January 24, 2018, 09:15:50 AM
National Peanut Butter day!  Hope Celery available at the show tonight.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Bob K on January 24, 2018, 09:17:44 AM
What key are we doing this in???  :-\  Did they rehearse?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on January 24, 2018, 09:18:27 AM
How was the food Cap.  Your rating on the menu! 

I’m generally a fan of their food. Last night we just had a snack—best pomme frites (say the fancy among us) and bearnaise around. And a few pints of Surly, obviously.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: guitarfool2002 on January 24, 2018, 10:05:09 AM
Pomme Frites...with ketchup or nacho cheese?  ;D


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on January 24, 2018, 10:13:29 AM
Pomme Frites...with ketchup or nacho cheese?  ;D
Bearnaise. That’s how they’re classy enough to be listed as pomme frites!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: guitarfool2002 on January 24, 2018, 10:15:50 AM
Pomme Frites...with ketchup or nacho cheese?  ;D
Bearnaise. That’s how they’re classy enough to be listed as pomme frites!

Indeed - a solid choice. But I'd also order a side of mayo for dipping... ;D


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Matt H on January 24, 2018, 10:26:02 AM
How many people were there?  Was it sold out?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on January 24, 2018, 10:32:44 AM
It’s a small club with variable capacity depending on the layout they use. Tables were set up so I’d guess lower end of their range, maybe 250? Not sure about ticket sales but the tables seemed full to me. Not sure about standing room etc.

Also the oldest crowd I’ve ever been in, average age likely 60+. At 41, I saw maybe 10 people I’d guess were younger than I am. Much older than a typical BW show, for sure, but with less hipster exposure (in comparison) and high ticket costs, not too shocking I guess.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SMiLE Brian on January 24, 2018, 10:34:46 AM
Pomme Frites...with ketchup or nacho cheese?  ;D
Bearnaise. That’s how they’re classy enough to be listed as pomme frites!

Indeed - a solid choice. But I'd also order a side of mayo for dipping... ;D
They sell them at timberwolves games? ;D


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on January 24, 2018, 05:20:46 PM
Found this on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/506951239332469/videos/vb.506951239332469/1944781368882775/


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 24, 2018, 05:36:18 PM
Skipped the "story"...I'd like to be surprised by whatever dialogue lies there...but the tune sounds GREAT!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2018, 07:21:16 AM
Sounds surprisingly full for only three guys on stage. Sounds promising.

And it wouldn't be an Al show without him biffing the lyrics at least a little bit.

As always, Al's voice sounds amazing.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Matt H on January 25, 2018, 08:31:03 AM
Was the second night the exact same setlist?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 25, 2018, 08:57:21 AM
That sounded great. This show is just going to get better an better as the tour progresses!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on January 25, 2018, 09:38:31 AM

I've always thought that Al should have sung lead on CG. Sounds so good without that nasal interference from the lovester.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on January 25, 2018, 12:14:11 PM
Found this on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/506951239332469/videos/vb.506951239332469/1944781368882775/
Love it!   :)



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on January 25, 2018, 12:18:50 PM
The acapella verse of California Saga is just wonderful. Stay with the clip to the end.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: wilsonart1 on January 25, 2018, 01:17:47 PM
Al signed my Carrot.  Carrots were passed out prior to Veg. song, well what would you do?  I had Al put his name on the carrot. Bless his wife, she was so kind and took a pic. of the  whole doings.  Mary Ann even sent the photo to me....  How great is that!  Eve I won't forget, my Mother's funeral was just days ago and I , We needed some healing.  Thanks to all, yes all the Jardine's for a fun night.  Now I have this issue of a carrot in my fridge with Al Jardine written on it.  The new saying around the house is do you want a jardine in your salad?  Bless you Mary Ann.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on January 25, 2018, 02:23:25 PM
Did Al have a signing session after the show, or did you just catch him?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2018, 02:25:35 PM
Did Al have a signing session after the show, or did you just catch him?

Al just posted another pic on Facebook which seems to indicate he's doing signings:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27336984_1733929383332016_8721502550906911654_n.jpg?oh=0e0fb3d85e7ac73718001047b75d14c8&oe=5AD8CFBF)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: CenturyDeprived on January 25, 2018, 05:22:02 PM
Did Al have a signing session after the show, or did you just catch him?

Al just posted another pic on Facebook which seems to indicate he's doing signings:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27336984_1733929383332016_8721502550906911654_n.jpg?oh=0e0fb3d85e7ac73718001047b75d14c8&oe=5AD8CFBF)

Al Jardine rules.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on January 25, 2018, 06:35:36 PM
If that's the case, I have to go. Was he charging to sign or anything, or is it just a pretty standard small show post performance thing?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: GV1966 on January 25, 2018, 07:37:29 PM
Looking forward to Al's first California date!

Saturday, February 17 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Clark Center for the Performing Arts
Arroyo Grande, CA

Tickets start at $35.

http://clarkcenter.org/event/al-jardine-postcard-california-first-song-founding-member-beach-boys/

(http://clarkcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Al-Jardinex600-300x225.jpg)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SMiLE Brian on January 25, 2018, 08:04:46 PM
Did Al have a signing session after the show, or did you just catch him?

Al just posted another pic on Facebook which seems to indicate he's doing signings:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27336984_1733929383332016_8721502550906911654_n.jpg?oh=0e0fb3d85e7ac73718001047b75d14c8&oe=5AD8CFBF)

Al Jardine rules.
Wilsonart rules! :bw


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 26, 2018, 06:49:32 AM
Keith Putney posted a clip from the 1/24 show on YouTube, "I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAuXPOGB90


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 26, 2018, 10:22:48 AM
Keith Putney posted a clip from the 1/24 show on YouTube, "I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAuXPOGB90

That sounded significantly less fuller than California Girls. Tempo and percussion make all the difference.....


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 26, 2018, 12:05:15 PM
Al posted this pic of an article on his Facebook page. Nothing drastically new in the article, but nice that some local media outlets are picking up on Al's shows:

(https://image.isu.pub/171229225210-c3b4d182bbb73a88ab9f2699cea4d0f4/jpg/page_18.jpg)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 26, 2018, 12:38:43 PM
For those who might be interested, Matt Jardine has a few comments on Facebook describing how the second night's show was tighter, and that he expects the show to get tighter and *for the setlist selection to expand* as the dates go on.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: southbay on January 28, 2018, 08:37:59 AM
The Arroyo Grande show offers a VIP ticket/meet and greet. The SAN Juan Capistrano show only GA entry


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on January 29, 2018, 11:34:40 AM
Fingers crossed that City Winery NYC still happens!





Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 29, 2018, 11:35:57 AM
Al has said on Facebook that more shows should be happening, although I suppose it's unclear if that means more shows that we don't already know about, or just the official announcement of shows already in the list.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: DisneySpirit on January 29, 2018, 09:25:18 PM
Just got back from Al Jardine's concert at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix on Monday 1/29/2018. We had 3rd row center seats and it was like he was playing in our living room!  ;D Wow so much fun! I posted the setlist on setlist.fm


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SonoraDick on January 29, 2018, 10:39:37 PM
Just got back from Al Jardine's concert at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix on Monday 1/29/2018. We had 3rd row center seats and it was like he was playing in our living room!  ;D Wow so much fun! I posted the setlist on setlist.fm

I'll certainly second that the show was great fun.

A couple of things I might have missed from earlier posts that I'll add in case they haven't been mentioned....

A good portion of the video from "The Monkey's Uncle" was played, with Ross playing the straight man & asking Al what it was like to perform with Annette. Al... "I never even met her".

It's amazing to me how great some of these complex songs sound with just three performers on stage. Loved how they played a couple of verses of "Sloop" as done by the KT and then went right into the familiar BB version. Al was his usual self with lyrical misfortunes; he did the ending to "Sloop" twice, both with the "this is the BEST trip..." line and then explained he knew he messed up but it was because there have been so many different versions of "Sloop", and he counted his children's book's lyrics as one of them. He also slipped on a couple of his own songs, "California" & "Postcard". He talked a little about Glen Campbell in his introduction to "Postcard" and showed some photos of the two of them together I hadn't seen. In general, I thought the photo/video screen was well-done; again a fair number of those shown were new to me. YMMV, of course.

No carrots were distributed tonight. The MIM doesn't allow any food in the museum, and they might extend the policy to their concert hall as well.

Both Al and Matt stayed in the lobby until the last person had left after the show, gladly (in appearance, anyway) signing anything presented for their signatures as well as posing for photos and listening to everybody's personal stories. He sold his "Postcard" cd ($20) as well as a couple of photographs for $10 each and his children's book. He signed anything, however, whether you bought something or not.

The show lasted no more than 90 minutes, not the two hours mentioned for at least one of the earlier dates. Probably less talk because he seems to have done one more song tonight. A few, as mentioned earlier, weren't complete versions... "IGA", "Cal Girls" and "Heroes" come to mind.

Ninety of my best BB minutes ever, however. Truly a terrific evening!



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 30, 2018, 06:30:53 AM
Thanks for the reviews! I've added the setlist link to the top post.

I mentioned this a ways back, but Matt Jardine posted that he expected the setlist selection to expand as they do more shows.

Al, Matt: "Santa Ana Winds!" C'mon! It's a no-brainer! It's like the first song I think of when someone says Al Jardine is going to do a two or three-man acoustic show!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 30, 2018, 07:35:48 AM
Agree with Jude.....acoustic no brainers re Santa Ana Winds, Feet, and Looking at Tomorrow which they're ding. Also, Then I kissed Her and Come Go With Me. Wish they would lose Duece Coupe and I get Around.  Frankly, the ticket buyers for these shows are the long term fans for the most part. The ones who love to hear the nuggets, and the deep catalogue. Can't imagine more than a handful not wanting to hear the deeper catalogue over the old car songs.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 30, 2018, 09:01:44 AM
Al's moody acoustic sparse cover of "California Dreamin'" on the 2012 version of "Postcards" was quite good; I think that arrangement would be perfect for the show.

For that matter, there are several sparsely-arranged songs from "Postcards" that would work. His version of "California Feelin'."



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: DisneySpirit on January 30, 2018, 10:13:14 AM
Thanks for the reviews! I've added the setlist link to the top post.

I mentioned this a ways back, but Matt Jardine posted that he expected the setlist selection to expand as they do more shows.

Al, Matt: "Santa Ana Winds!" C'mon! It's a no-brainer! It's like the first song I think of when someone says Al Jardine is going to do a two or three-man acoustic show!

I talked with Matt during their signing and picture taking suggesting "And Then I Kissed Her" should be added to their setlist. He liked the idea. One fan brought a red Fender Stratocaster guitar for both Al and Matt to sign!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 30, 2018, 10:49:01 AM
Forgot about that great version of California Dreaming; that version would be a great choice. There are so many great acoustic choices vs. the car and surf classics; hope he starts to play them.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SonoraDick on January 30, 2018, 01:23:23 PM


 

Al, Matt: "Santa Ana Winds!" C'mon! It's a no-brainer! It's like the first song I think of when someone says Al Jardine is going to do a two or three-man acoustic show!

I asked Al about adding "Santa Ana Winds" after the show. Before he could say anything, Matt interjected that several others had suggested the same, as well as "San Simeon".


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: beatle608 on January 30, 2018, 05:02:50 PM
Did Al do a signing table after the Phoenix show?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SonoraDick on January 30, 2018, 05:55:14 PM
Did Al do a signing table after the Phoenix show?

Yes, Al & Matt both. They signed until the last person left.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SonoraDick on January 30, 2018, 06:42:30 PM
Frankly, the ticket buyers for these shows are the long term fans for the most part. The ones who love to hear the nuggets, and the deep catalogue. Can't imagine more than a handful not wanting to hear the deeper catalogue over the old car songs.

Al made the point several times that the Beach Boys had many "eras", and he's telling their story as he remembers it. (It's a "storyteller" show, after all.) The surf and car songs are part a big part of the story. I think that the best that can be hoped for along the lines of hearing a "deeper catalogue" is that he extends the show, as has already been mentioned. There's dialogue before every song so these three aren't going all out, all the time, but they're not exactly spring chickens, either. Still quite a few dates for additions to be made.

Also, in my opinion, they're not just "doing" songs like "Surfin' USA" & "I Get Around" like Al has thousands of times before... they're doing them WELL. I personally enjoyed every one of them.   


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: DisneySpirit on January 31, 2018, 07:09:59 AM
I agree with SonoraDick. Hearing those songs arranged for just 3 musicians was great! It was amazing to hear them do Good Vibrations and Heroes and Villains which aren't easily performed well even with a full band. Matt Jardine kept switching ranges from his high falsetto to fill in other parts on those 2 songs and they sounded great!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 31, 2018, 01:41:55 PM
Woohoo New York City Winery April 1st tickets on sale soon! Yes!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rob Dean on January 31, 2018, 02:48:04 PM
Woohoo New York City Winery April 1st tickets on sale soon! Yes!

April fools day, I sure hope not  ::)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on January 31, 2018, 03:30:15 PM
Yeah but Easter Sunday unfortunately! Going to have to do some fancy talking to talk my way out of Easter dinner with my wife and family


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 01, 2018, 06:29:06 AM
Added new April 1 (NY) and April 2 (Chicago) dates to the schedule in the top post.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 01, 2018, 06:40:57 AM
Now hearing from multiple sources that the two April shows in Big Bear Lake and San Juan Capistrano have been moved to June, so I've updated the schedule in the top post accordingly.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: southbay on February 01, 2018, 07:42:41 AM
Now hearing from multiple sources that the two April shows in Big Bear Lake and San Juan Capistrano have been moved to June, so I've updated the schedule in the top post accordingly.

Correct.  I have tix to San Juan Capistrano (and San Luis Obispo) and I received an email this week notifying me that the SJC show has moved to 6/16


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SonoraDick on February 01, 2018, 08:58:06 AM
Photos from the January 29 show in Phoenix.

https://richardshattuck.smugmug.com/Al-Jardine-in-concert-at-the-Musical-Instrument-Museum-Jan/

(Is the monster that dwarfs Al in the third photo known as anything other than an acoustic bass (if that's what it is)?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on February 01, 2018, 09:09:20 AM
I echo the sentiments of the board...hoping confidence builds and some of the hits fade...I can't believe "Cotton Fields" and "Then I Kissed Her" aren't in there. 
Cottonfields definitely needs to be in the setlist! GREAT Al vocal and there are likely some interesting stories behind the recording and re-recording.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on February 01, 2018, 09:09:47 AM
Woohoo New York City Winery April 1st tickets on sale soon! Yes!
That's great!  :)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: All Summer Long on February 01, 2018, 09:12:01 AM
Photos from the January 29 show in Phoenix.

https://richardshattuck.smugmug.com/Al-Jardine-in-concert-at-the-Musical-Instrument-Museum-Jan/

(Is the monster that dwarfs Al in the third photo known as anything other than an acoustic bass (if that's what it is)?

There's many names for it.

Acoustic bass, double bass, upright bass, string bass, standup bass, contrabass.

I think double bass and upright bass are the two most common names. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Gabo on February 02, 2018, 12:45:16 PM
Al was his usual self with lyrical misfortunes; he did the ending to "Sloop" twice, both with the "this is the BEST trip..." line and then explained he knew he messed up but it was because there have been so many different versions of "Sloop", and he counted his children's book's lyrics as one of them. He also slipped on a couple of his own songs, "California" & "Postcard".

Al's near constant lyrical flubs onstage make me wonder how familiar he actually is with The Beach Boys music and what his work ethic is like. He's at the very least bad at his job of being one of Brian's "messengers," seemingly not knowing the lyrics to any of their hit songs beyond what he can muster from muscle memory. True, his voice is good and, at the very least, he was physically present as a Beach Boy back in the 1960s. I would, however, be more likely to pay to see Mike and co., though.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 02, 2018, 12:56:21 PM
Al was his usual self with lyrical misfortunes; he did the ending to "Sloop" twice, both with the "this is the BEST trip..." line and then explained he knew he messed up but it was because there have been so many different versions of "Sloop", and he counted his children's book's lyrics as one of them. He also slipped on a couple of his own songs, "California" & "Postcard".

Al's near constant lyrical flubs onstage make me wonder how familiar he actually is with The Beach Boys music and what his work ethic is like. He's at the very least bad at his job of being one of Brian's "messengers," seemingly not knowing the lyrics to any of their hit songs beyond what he can muster from muscle memory. True, his voice is good and, at the very least, he was physically present as a Beach Boy back in the 1960s. I would, however, more likely to pay to see Mike and co., though.

Geez, what are you watching or listening to?

Al biffs the lyrics more often than is typical I guess (going all the way back to the 60s and 70s; check out him biffing the very beginning of WIBN back in 1970 on, I think, David Frost), and it's really just funny and nothing more. But how many times have you seen Al in concert, and/or how many live recordings have you seen/heard? It's not like his flubs are rampant or problematic.

I've seen Al with the BBs, Al numerous times with Brian, and several Al solo shows (both "Family & Friends" and just a local solo gig), and he does just fine. I saw him at a little private fundraiser show in 2005 and he sang all the songs just fine, and even did some lead guitar work.

Al functions just fine as one of Brian's messengers; he's regularly one of the main highlights of Brian's current shows. As has been discussed throughout this thread, Al has always been a little indecisive when performing in more of a solo setting, starting and stopping and all of that.

But questioning the guy's work ethic? He's done nearly 200 shows with Brian over the last two years, and he's schlepping out to CLUBS to do solo gigs, and, trust me, he ain't making any substantial amount of money off of these gigs.

Geez, a guy who doesn't need to work or perform another day in his life decides, at the age of nearly 76, to *finally* do a stripped-down club tour and schlepp his way out to weird clubs in (sometimes) off-market towns, and you're questioning his work ethic?

Al is *literally* singing and playing guitar more at these gigs than he probably EVER has at BB or Brian concerts of even "Family & Friends" concerts.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Gabo on February 02, 2018, 01:18:50 PM
HeyJude, sorry I was probably a little out of line. I hope others are able to look past the issues I take with forgetting lyrics onstage.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SMiLE Brian on February 02, 2018, 01:20:18 PM
Al is Al and that what makes these shoes great!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on February 02, 2018, 04:37:32 PM
Chalk it up to having a bad day Pal, but I also agree with Jude 100% as far as Al goes. And Jude, I couldn't have said it better myself. But let's forgive and forget and move on...we all make mistakes and go overboard at times.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Uncle Walter on February 02, 2018, 05:35:03 PM
Easter Sunday? That's a real bummer... don't think I'll be able to go now.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 03, 2018, 12:00:58 AM
Yeah but Easter Sunday unfortunately! Going to have to do some fancy talking to talk my way out of Easter dinner with my wife and family
Yep. :D Who cares about boring dinner with fam when Al Jardine stops by? :3d It can wait but this may be exclusive Al tour, just this year. Then you must go!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: jawilsh on February 03, 2018, 02:48:12 AM
Yeah but Easter Sunday unfortunately! Going to have to do some fancy talking to talk my way out of Easter dinner with my wife and family
Yep. :D Who cares about boring dinner with fam when Al Jardine stops by? :3d It can wait but this may be exclusive Al tour, just this year. Then you must go!

Am in the same boat. This is a no go for me. Was really hoping for the weekend before.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on February 03, 2018, 05:40:15 AM
 Me too


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Zargo on February 03, 2018, 05:06:27 PM
I hope he plays "Battle hymn of the Republic" on Easter Sunday (not that I'll be there).


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on February 08, 2018, 10:47:10 AM
For those in the NY/NJ area Al's City Winery show on April 1 just went up on their site, limited ticket sales now, full open sales shortly. Would have loved to have gone, but Sunday night at 8:00 is really tough, considering travel distance for me, not to mention it's Easter Sunday and would mess a little with travel pans. Was really hoping he has picked the open Saturday in March, but oh well, I think this will  be a great show. Enjoy whoever goes!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on February 08, 2018, 01:34:37 PM
Full sale is going on right now (and has been for the past hour and a half). I got my tickets. Greatly looking forward to this! ;D


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: jawilsh on February 09, 2018, 03:09:06 AM
For those in the NY/NJ area Al's City Winery show on April 1 just went up on their site, limited ticket sales now, full open sales shortly. Would have loved to have gone, but Sunday night at 8:00 is really tough, considering travel distance for me, not to mention it's Easter Sunday and would mess a little with travel pans. Was really hoping he has picked the open Saturday in March, but oh well, I think this will  be a great show. Enjoy whoever goes!

With on this. The selected date was a huge disappointment. I was also hoping for that open Saturday date.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SamMcK on February 09, 2018, 05:28:42 PM
Booked VIP seating for me and my wife for the April 2nd show at the City Winery in Chicago! VERY excited! ;D

My wife and I are 22 and 23 years old respectfully so I imagine we'll probably be amongst the youngest couples there.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: beatle608 on February 10, 2018, 03:39:51 PM
Booked VIP seating for me and my wife for the April 2nd show at the City Winery in Chicago! VERY excited! ;D

My wife and I are 22 and 23 years old respectfully so I imagine we'll probably be amongst the youngest couples there.

If my girlfriend was able to attend, we'd be matched!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SamMcK on February 10, 2018, 05:06:50 PM
Booked VIP seating for me and my wife for the April 2nd show at the City Winery in Chicago! VERY excited! ;D

My wife and I are 22 and 23 years old respectfully so I imagine we'll probably be amongst the youngest couples there.

If my girlfriend was able to attend, we'd be matched!

That's cool if you're still able to go to one of the show's though. I love that The Beach Boys have such a wide demographic of hardcore fans. :hat

I've relocated from the UK to the midwest in the past year so I feel pretty damn lucky to get to go to one of these shows in the first place!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 16, 2018, 06:40:37 AM
Anybody confirmed to make it to Al's show tomorrow?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: southbay on February 17, 2018, 03:10:23 PM
Anybody confirmed to make it to Al's show tomorrow?
I’ll be there


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on February 17, 2018, 05:30:03 PM
Anybody confirmed to make it to Al's show tomorrow?
I’ll be there
Great; hope to hear the details tomorrow!

I just got my ticket for 4/1 NYC.   :smokin


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: southbay on February 18, 2018, 08:36:31 AM
Good show last night. No surprises or additions, however. No Santa Ana Winds, San Simeon, et al. 500 seat theater, about 75% full. As usual Matt and Al sound great together. Also had a brief meet and greet after the show, photos taken by Mary Ann Jardine. The show is adsolutely worth your time and effort to see, just don't go expecting any deep cuts with the exception of Vegetables and Lookin at Tomorrow


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: B.E. on February 18, 2018, 08:54:00 AM
Does Al address the origins of Lookin' At Tomorrow?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Jon Stebbins on February 18, 2018, 09:52:35 AM
I attended Al's show last night in AG, California (thanks to promoter Eric Long for the tickets). I live about 20 mins from the venue so it was convenient. I thought it was a good show, Matt and AL"s (and their keyboardist)vocals were excellent. Their ability to pull of God Only Knows in particular was impressive. Al isn't really suited to be the focus of an entire concert but despite that he provided a fun evening of music and casual banter with his stage mates and the audience. I was struck by how old the average attendee was at this show. I'm 60 and I'd say 75% of the crowd were much older than.me. It trends the opposite of The Beach Boys and Brian shows I've seen where the surprise is usually that there are so many young people in the crowd. Not last night. There were far more canes and walkers than there were piercings and tattoos. The one void for me was that Al refused to play any guitar solos, even simple things like the intro to Surfin USA and the little quick solo in Help Me Rhonda both of which he can easily pull off. He just left them out. I also laughed when it came to the bridge of Surfer Girl and he forgot to sing the first half,I felt like he was so used to Brian singing that bridge section hat he forgot Brian wasn't there. Overall I had fun and I think Al did too.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: “Big Daddy” on February 19, 2018, 09:43:48 AM
Based on pictures I saw on Facebook, looks like the merch stand has a new digipak version of the Postcards CD. Did anyone buy one/can comment on it? I’m assuming there’s nothing new contest-wise, unless Al prepped yet another mix of “Waves Of Love.”


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 19, 2018, 10:04:49 AM
Based on pictures I saw on Facebook, looks like the merch stand has a new digipak version of the Postcards CD. Did anyone buy one/can comment on it? I’m assuming there’s nothing new contest-wise, unless Al prepped yet another mix of “Waves Of Love.”

The 2012 reissue came in a digipak. The recent pics could be that same version.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: “Big Daddy” on February 19, 2018, 11:12:54 AM
Based on pictures I saw on Facebook, looks like the merch stand has a new digipak version of the Postcards CD. Did anyone buy one/can comment on it? I’m assuming there’s nothing new contest-wise, unless Al prepped yet another mix of “Waves Of Love.”

The 2012 reissue came in a digipak. The recent pics could be that same version.

Ah yes, very likely. My mistake.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: southbay on February 19, 2018, 07:36:41 PM
Does Al address the origins of Lookin' At Tomorrow?
Yes, he did. Said he wanted to try his hand st writing a real folk song and that it is about blues singer Bessie Smith


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 20, 2018, 06:35:27 AM
Just a possible explanation for the lack of new additions to the setlist: The 2/17 show was a one-off floating in between other more closely-compacted strings of dates. Artists are often more able to vary the setlist when they're regularly on tour and have more rehearsal/soundcheck time to mess around with the setlist.

So it's at least possible we'll see a bit more in the way of changes when Al does his March/April run of dates.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2018, 09:22:34 AM
Allright, tour is back on. Let's see some setlists and reviews!

As I mentioned elsewhere, someone needs to demand "Santa Ana Winds."


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on March 26, 2018, 08:58:47 PM
A fun show in Atlanta tonight. They were loose, but sounded good. We had a good time -- lots of hardcore fans there who love the music. No "Santa Ana Winds," but we got "Lookin' at Tomorrow" and "Vegetables." Al played the guitar solos at this show. I can post a setlist tomorrow.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on March 27, 2018, 04:00:35 AM
Thanks for the report, please post the set list, though it sounds like the same as previous shows. Anything different added?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 27, 2018, 08:59:56 AM
I'll be making it to Annapolis after all tonight! SO excited. We're the center table right in front of the stage. I'll be a few feet from Al for this whole experience. Can't wait! I'll be sure to get a setlist on here if no one else does later tonight...I'll be in the Black C50 shirt if anyone would like to say hello!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on March 27, 2018, 12:00:04 PM
Here's the Atlanta setlist:

1. Surfin' (with Al on standup bass)
2. Surfin' Safari
3. Surfer Girl
4. Don't Worry Baby
5. I Get Around (segueing into...)
6. Little Deuce Coupe
7. Sloop John B
    a. Kingston Trio version first
    b. BB version, with a lovely acapella reprise of the first verse
    c. a verse from the SBJ book version (audience prompt)
8. God Only Knows (Matt on lead, with Carl pics on the vid screen)
9. California Girls
10. Good Vibrations
11. Lookin' at Tomorrow
12. Vegetables
13. Heroes & Villains
14. California Saga / California
15. A Postcard from California (Matt sang Glen Campbell's part)

Encore:
16. Surfin' USA
17. Barbara Ann
18. Help Me Rhonda

In between "Vegetables" and H&V, Al sang a snippet of one of the BB's TM songs while talking about the Maharishi. I get the two songs confused, maybe someone else remembers which one he sang.

No merch table last night (the merch didn't get shipped in time), so it was a free-for-all post-show rush to the front of the stage for autographs and selfies.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: bossaroo on March 27, 2018, 04:13:43 PM
great show last night in Atlanta despite the somewhat predictable setlist... Al's list is actually laminated which tells me it's fairly permanent. the show is "scripted" to some degree with the songs more or less in chronological order. Matt and Jeff would prompt Al every so often or an image would pop up on the screens to help jog his memory. of course Al was as absent-minded as always and often forgot an anecdote to introduce a song, or he'd go off on tangents and need a little help getting back on track. he also botched lyrics and guitar parts throughout, but this is part of why we love Al isn't it??  ;)

it was Transcendental Meditation he played a snatch of. he talked a bit about TM being a useful thing, and about how Maharishi recruited The Beatles to get The Beach Boys interested. according to Al, Maharishi asked The Beatles who was the biggest group in America and they said the BBs. he said they split up, with John & George going to some of their hotel rooms and Paul & Ringo going to the others, in order to convince them to try TM. this was the night before the Unicef concert in Paris, according to Al. he said Brian was already doing TM in L.A. before that. he wrote Transcendental Meditation with its loud horns and "dirty sevenths" that Al said sounded like the opposite of what TM is all about :lol  he also said he'd never do TM Song as it's too embarrassing!

as expected, I was in total awe of the man's voice. it's just amazing. Matt is no slouch either and sometimes he'll sing some of Al's old parts on things and if you close your eyes it's hard to tell who's who. I had no idea I would basically be sitting at Al's feet. he even sang half a verse of Susie Cincinnati when I shouted for it, but stopped and said he couldn't get through it. earlier in the night, they all said they should add Surf's Up to the show but I just don't see it happening.

I do wish he'd try some deeper cuts and steer clear of some of the hits, he even made a comment before doing Barbara Ann about how it wasn't one of his favorites but it was a big hit so he felt obligated. I just don't think anyone would miss that one in particular, especially considering the type of show this is or the fact that it's a cover song. but these guys all seem to think they can't do a single show without it! oh well

regardless of the carbon copy setlist, I'd see this show again and again if I could. it's gonna be a different experience every night due to Al's inability to stay on-script, and the stuff he comes up with is pure gold... not to mention the sound of his voice. and of course it wouldn't be an Al show without several "darns", some "gosh darns", and even a "for gosh sakes". he did not disappoint. thanks for keeping it clean Al Jardine!

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29595260_10156258519718928_4056237611112982793_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGW2It3MUSYO0ATMLpl8WFE6hjXyKNUdrnopG2Sy45XSVZWIdnhzLEbJ_3oiZy6r-v7YscyuqVvWbsJTCVWKFdwRQtY2_tkiq-9zcLV_aiwuA&oh=f7a8357aa6aa7c5d3bd4da4a729f6256&oe=5B2D1EC6)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29598180_10156258520228928_6775860425238838_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEpI0eMFSruQkF2WCRWYDEThH_9XP3QZ8FZZVx14Sv8mvzpiq28cz_Ixg-QEqRS6UiwRNHIHMUYJGA7y86eZTTUbc2I0QkDWUyDS_sXRm8pwQ&oh=99bf7e6e66ba157359cecb22a7970cc9&oe=5B394B1F)

don't tell Mike!
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/29666096_10156258507203928_2057074312_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEcFQyn7ezy18krQjp12bdElY4qrQOhkfz8jGUBEkzxFDX6zh9bKPSt50BKFgeu2h02aseUwP25i2NCdm1f1iP4dv6g3o43l5xGiJuHVBBzJg&oh=2f19d43302a5cc3f36d416599eb04de0&oe=5ABD10D5)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on March 27, 2018, 05:54:18 PM
Great review, thanks! I'll be seeing Al's show at NYC's City Winery next Sunday. Can't wait.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: baseball95 on March 27, 2018, 08:33:10 PM
Saw Al tonight in Annapolis, agree 110% with the fantastic review above so no need to repeat. I’ll just mention a few differences Al played snippets of At My Window and a great somewhat full version on Take a Load Off Your Feet. He also made a small did at Mile saying they were all sill friends despite the multiple lawsuits. Al said he had had half an adult beverage backstage so there was no telling what would happen  :lol

I too wish he’d go a little bit deeper into the catalogue, the fans at these show are definitely hardcore as they yelled out for At My Window and Take a Load Off, and Al in almost shock obliged. Matt even commented how needy the fans were for deep cuts haha. We really are Matt! Someone also yelled out for Winds of Change and that got a big reaction out of Al saying he’d learn it and come back there just to play it.

No matter what fantastic night literally sitting in front of Al and if any of you have a chance to go it’s an intimate experience i would highly recommend. A truly unique night of Beach Boys music.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 27, 2018, 08:52:37 PM
Baseball summed it up...you must've been the table to the left of me! I was in front of Matt.

I'll add my interaction with Al & Matt post show with hopes of insight...Al seemed very hard of hearing, I had to repeat everything multiple times, but he was sweet as could be and Matt would repeat things for me too. I thanked both of them for doing these types of shows and said the fans indeed want to hear more deep cuts. I brought my copy of "Keeping the Summer Alive" to have signed because I love the cover art and it would give me a chance to name drop "Santa Ana Winds" I suggested that it would fit really well in the closing portion of the show when Al talks all about California and Matt actually said to Al that would be a really great idea and Al agreed. Albeit, they're surely just being nice in the moment however, it's obvious that Al has the knowledge of the back catalog. While his years are often off, he knew "At My Window" was Sunflower..."Take a Load Off" was Surf's Up etc.

It was a superb evening. I'd love to see him come around again with a deeper setlist for sure. The crowd definitely would've eaten it up.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 28, 2018, 03:03:01 AM
Terrific reviews, jolly envious! Thanks to take the time to write them down, every!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: astroray on March 28, 2018, 05:06:20 AM
From Atlanta -  https://youtu.be/c9mNl5wOxtU


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on March 28, 2018, 05:30:44 AM
Baseball summed it up...you must've been the table to the left of me! I was in front of Matt.

I'll add my interaction with Al & Matt post show with hopes of insight...Al seemed very hard of hearing, I had to repeat everything multiple times, but he was sweet as could be and Matt would repeat things for me too. I thanked both of them for doing these types of shows and said the fans indeed want to hear more deep cuts. I brought my copy of "Keeping the Summer Alive" to have signed because I love the cover art and it would give me a chance to name drop "Santa Ana Winds" I suggested that it would fit really well in the closing portion of the show when Al talks all about California and Matt actually said to Al that would be a really great idea and Al agreed. Albeit, they're surely just being nice in the moment however, it's obvious that Al has the knowledge of the back catalog. While his years are often off, he knew "At My Window" was Sunflower..."Take a Load Off" was Surf's Up etc.

It was a superb evening. I'd love to see him come around again with a deeper setlist for sure. The crowd definitely would've eaten it up.

He also threw it a little bit of Transcendental Meditation after his story about TM.  So, it was neat to hear the little snippets.   I think at one point, Matt quipped "We need to come back here and play a deep set."   That would be awesome if they did. 

I had the same impression with Al's hearing when I went to get my copy of Postcard signed at the end of the night.  He seemed to be having issues with his monitor all night as well. 

All in all, great show. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on March 28, 2018, 07:15:04 AM
Would love to see someone post Looking At Tomorrow.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on March 28, 2018, 11:09:09 AM
From Atlanta -  https://youtu.be/c9mNl5wOxtU
This is lovely!



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KC41 on March 30, 2018, 05:01:46 AM
I just posted "Lookin' At Tomorrow ( A Welfare Song ) from Atlanta on Youtube.

Here's the link.

https://youtu.be/EHh0Gh4AZhU


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on March 30, 2018, 06:20:28 AM
Thanks Much! I'll check it out.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on March 30, 2018, 06:26:35 AM
Really good once Al got going with it after the early snafu. Watching these videos what really strikes me is not only the clearness of Al's voice, but just how much Matt brings to the table. Their voices blend perfectly. Hope they continue to add songs like At My Window and Santa Anna Winds, even at the expense of the car songs and Barbara Ann. Just so much good stuff to offer, they sound great!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on April 01, 2018, 06:28:46 PM
Will have a more detailed review later, but Al and company just performed Santa Anna Winds!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 01, 2018, 06:44:38 PM
Will have a more detailed review later, but Al and company just performed Santa Anna Winds!

NO Way!!!!!!! Thank you Al and Matt! Wish I could have heard it!

...to my fellow boardies, you're welcome!  ;)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on April 01, 2018, 09:59:48 PM
Just got back home a little while ago. Fantastic concert, Al and company sounded great. I didn't record any videos aside from a snippet of Help Me Rhonda, but I did take a bunch of pictures. Just going off of memory here, but I believe the setlist was identical to the previous shows with the major exception of the addition of Santa Anna Winds, which I mentioned above, and the removal of Transcendental Meditation. However they kept the lead-in to Transcendental Meditation (the story about how The Beatles told the Maharishi that The Beach Boys were the most popular American band at the time, which led the Maharishi to want to recruit TBB, etc.).

After the show Al went to the merchandise station to sign autographs. I got my Smile Sessions LP cover signed by him along with my CD of A Postcard from California. Al was extremely nice to my father and I. My father told him how he was in the audience during The Beach Boys' famous 1971 concert at the Fillmore East with the Grateful Dead, and how big of a fan I am of the band now. As for me, I complemented Al on his great performance of Santa Anna Winds. I tried to name-drop this message board to see if he or anyone else reads it and if all the members on here had any bearing on choosing to play the song tonight, but he didn't seem to respond to the name of this message board in particular (although its possible he might not have heard me correctly), but it was cool to get to talk with him and tell him what a big fan I was nonetheless.

By the way, being a deep cut and so infrequently played in concert, for the duration of Santa Anna Winds Jeff Ross held up a piece of paper with the words of the song written on it.

My view of the stage:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0001_zpsc6leb2dm.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0004_zpsfkrh9yfe.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0005_zps8lgnjoyp.jpg)

Sloop John B:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0006_zps2eonemfc.jpg)

Good Vibrations:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0007_zpsabhkz8bw.jpg)

Vegetables:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0008_zpshcdhsgp8.jpg)

Santa Anna Winds, with Jeff Alan Ross holding up the piece of paper with lyrics:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0009_zpssk2uz4bk.jpg)

Matt on Don't Worry Baby:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0010_zpssfrvc7h1.jpg)

The stuff he autographed for me:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0011_zpsujm4as7n.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/0012_zpsqnvbcmek.jpg)

Here's a snippet of Help Me Rhonda I recorded during the encore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJTFmIv7zOw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJTFmIv7zOw)

A few other observations: As others who have attended previous concerts have mentioned, it was definitely an older crowd compared to the Brian and Mike concerts I've attended. There's a chance I might have been the youngest person in the audience, although I can't say that for sure (I'm 28 fwiw). But I was definitely one of the youngest people in the audience. I also noticed there weren't too many people besides me who were dressed in anything Beach Boys-related. I was wearing a Brian Wilson Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Hoodie and a t-shirt that had The Beach Boys Smile logo on it, but the only other person I saw who was dressed in Beach Boys/Brian Wilson gear was one guy sitting somewhat near me who was wearing a blue and white striped shirt – a replica of the ones the band wore in the mid-60s.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on April 02, 2018, 06:47:05 AM
Hope somebody posts the Santa Ana Winds video on You Tube. Must be 40 years since I've heard that one performed live.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on April 02, 2018, 07:57:42 AM
Hope somebody posts the Santa Ana Winds video on You Tube. Must be 40 years since I've heard that one performed live.

It would indeed be exactly 38, as the BBs only ever did the song on select dates on the 1980 tour. Nothing before or after.

I *believe* Al was slated to perform the song back in the early 2000s when he was scheduled to play the "Pop Overthrow Festival", but that gig got canceled. I also believe Adam Marsland considered pitching the song to Al when they backed Al at a gig, but some other guy in the band didn't like the song (??), and that ended up being the gig where Al first revisited "Honkin' Down the Highway."


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on April 02, 2018, 08:46:08 AM
I have a couple of the live versions from 1980 on a couple of boots; the Boys actually did a pretty good job on it. Must have sounded great on just acoustic last night, with Matt's harmony. Hope it's gets posted to You Tube shortly.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on April 02, 2018, 11:56:01 AM
I had a chance to hear Al's rendition of "Santa Ana Winds." While it certainly sounds (and looks based on the pics) like a rather impromptu performance without rehearsal, his voice sounds f***ing amazing. It still never ceases to amaze me. You'd swear it was recorded back in 1980. I literally can't think of another 75-year-old who sang in the early 60s who still sounds like that now.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on April 02, 2018, 02:38:56 PM
I agree with you Jude Al sounds great. I hope someone posts the video of Santa Ana winds on YouTube I would really like to see it. I thought looking at tomorrow was tremendous and so was the harmonies on Sloop John B.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: baseball95 on April 02, 2018, 04:29:23 PM
Santa Ana Winds:

https://youtu.be/zIOnZZOv2Ck


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 02, 2018, 05:16:09 PM
Santa Ana Winds:

https://youtu.be/zIOnZZOv2Ck

LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! Please...Jardine Family, come back to the MD area with a deep cuts show!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on April 03, 2018, 03:49:16 AM
Thanks much for posting Santa Ana winds video. That sounded great. Wish Al would have done the whole song. But it was great to hear that, it's been a long time.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SamMcK on April 05, 2018, 05:26:36 PM
Was lucky enough to see the April 2nd show at the City Winery in Chicago! Al (and Matt) was in fine voice throughout and me and my wife had a lovely time! Did see a few other young looking guys as well.

I even got to get an autograph and picture afterwards. :lol I was quite nervous and regret not saying anything to Matt who was stood next to his Dad. Ah well, always another time I guess! :P

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/s2048x2048/29994532_10216137260248400_458015239_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=5b9e7ffefabdca09ba179dcc6ca74920&oe=5AC90FBC)
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/s2048x2048/30122533_10216138040147897_2134006833_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=01b0f1d91158fb13ab45748dcad25376&oe=5AC90CF9)
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/29939260_10216137991386678_666720542_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=1f1148d67b7ffe5b1077276d16714ec2&oe=5AC8BAC3)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 05, 2018, 05:37:24 PM
Nice! 8)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rocker on April 06, 2018, 01:19:22 PM
"Barbara Ann" from Atlanta:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLfPFzZYCIk


H&V from the 29th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB5icwjuJZ8


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on April 06, 2018, 02:03:02 PM
The club type venues are allowing for some nice videos of the tour to surface. But man, while I know it would be a pain to do, I wish someone would capture a full show from beginning to end.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rocker on April 07, 2018, 09:11:59 AM
The club type venues are allowing for some nice videos of the tour to surface. But man, while I know it would be a pain to do, I wish someone would capture a full show from beginning to end.


This user seems to have filmed a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMDWfYMwM1HRX_ht0X9umQ/videos


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on April 09, 2018, 12:02:34 PM
I was at the NYC City Winery April 1st show, but didn't have time to post a review. Myonlysunshine did a great job already but I wanted to add a few more thoughts:

-- As everyone has said, both Al and Matt Jardine sound INCREDIBLE. Al's voice is a thing of wonder... on some songs where he took over Brian or Mike leads, I felt like he sounded closer to 60s-era Brian or Mike than even Brian or Mike do themselves. And I got goosebumps during a few of Matt's falsetto leads (as dad Al beamed with pride).

-- The setlist is fairly rigid, it's true, and probably looks a bit pedestrian onscreen. But every song sounded GREAT. It was cool to hear such vibrant versions of the classics in such an intimate space. Even songs like California Girls that we've all heard hundreds of times took on a new sheen. I enjoy both Brian and Mike's current groups very much, but in general the trio had more of a punchy, gutsy, early-60ish sound than I am used to hearing on these songs. There was something thrilling too about hearing such a small group doing the work of a much larger band on these songs. It left a lot of 'space' to hear what each musician was doing.

-- California Saga sounded terrific with those soaring harmonies on the chorus, and was probably the highlight of the night for me.

-- As polished as the songs were, Al's stories for the most part didn't leave quite as much of an impression. An early story of the primitive first recording sessions with the other Beach Boys was cool. A few of his offhand comments during Vegetables and Heroes and Villains suggested how chaotic the Smile era must have been to a fairly straightlaced guy like Al... I felt like there was a more interesting story waiting to be told there.

Such a great night of music. The audience seemed to be made up of fairly hardcore fans and I think more deep cuts would be welcome, but I can't imagine a single person left disappointed.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on April 11, 2018, 06:57:59 AM
Updated the top post with some additional setlists that have been posted. I'd still beware a bit of the precise veracity of at least one or two of them. As I've mentioned in the past, there's a regular user with a BB-themed nickname on the setlist.fm who appears to sometimes post setlists without full verification (e.g. sourcing setlists from a message board post saying "last night's show had pretty much the same setlist as the night before", etc.).

In the case of Al's shows, it doesn't appear he's made huge changes from night to night, so I don't doubt these setlists are generally correct.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Juice Brohnston on April 17, 2018, 07:36:58 AM
The snippets I am seeing on YouTube are really great. SA Winds-awesome. Really cool seeing Al crank out a bit of dirty lead guitar on Surfin' Safari!!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 11, 2018, 11:08:52 AM
Just a thread bump & reminder that Al's great touring show is coming to UT and CA in June. Hope some lucky folks out there can make it! Ticket info:

http://www.aljardine.com/calendar.html



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on May 18, 2018, 01:28:42 PM
Al has just added two more shows on a return visit to The Dakota in Minneapolis on May 28 and 30. I've added the dates to the top post.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 07:50:41 AM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on June 01, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.

I'm not saying I printed Al a lead sheet and bribed him to do this...but I am quite proud and find it non-coincidental that it showed up as soon as I suggested Al sing it with the California songs in the show and pointed it out on my "Keeping the Summer Alive" LP, in person that night. If you want requests, he's obviously receptive if you can back it up and maybe remind him which record it's from!  :lol


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 01, 2018, 05:09:03 PM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.

I'm not saying I printed Al a lead sheet and bribed him to do this...but I am quite proud and find it non-coincidental that it showed up as soon as I suggested Al sing it with the California songs in the show and pointed it out on my "Keeping the Summer Alive" LP, in person that night. If you want requests, he's obviously receptive if you can back it up and maybe remind him which record it's from!  :lol

Thanks and well done!

I'm still quite surprised Cotton Fields hasn't made it to the setlists. Al sounds SO great singing it (it was one of the songs that really blew me away at the C50 show I attended), and the story of Al wanting to have the group rerecord it with a new arrangement seems tailor-made for the storytelling format.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on June 01, 2018, 05:31:50 PM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.

I'm not saying I printed Al a lead sheet and bribed him to do this...but I am quite proud and find it non-coincidental that it showed up as soon as I suggested Al sing it with the California songs in the show and pointed it out on my "Keeping the Summer Alive" LP, in person that night. If you want requests, he's obviously receptive if you can back it up and maybe remind him which record it's from!  :lol

Thanks and well done!

I'm still quite surprised Cotton Fields hasn't made it to the setlists. Al sounds SO great singing it (it was one of the songs that really blew me away at the C50 show I attended), and the story of Al wanting to have the group rerecord it with a new arrangement seems tailor-made for the storytelling format.



You're welcome!  :lol

Someone called at "Cotton Fields" in Annapolis and Al said something to the effect of "this next song is WAY better than Cotton Fields"...and well, it was "God Only Knows"  :lol


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: adamghost on June 04, 2018, 06:53:53 AM
Hope somebody posts the Santa Ana Winds video on You Tube. Must be 40 years since I've heard that one performed live.

It would indeed be exactly 38, as the BBs only ever did the song on select dates on the 1980 tour. Nothing before or after.

I *believe* Al was slated to perform the song back in the early 2000s when he was scheduled to play the "Pop Overthrow Festival", but that gig got canceled. I also believe Adam Marsland considered pitching the song to Al when they backed Al at a gig, but some other guy in the band didn't like the song (??), and that ended up being the gig where Al first revisited "Honkin' Down the Highway."

How bizarre to see this, since this is the first time in about a million years I've been on this board and then only to look at this thread (and loved the "Lookin' At Tomorrow" clip btw).

That is absolutely true. I was all for doing Santa Ana, someone else in the band shot it down firmly. We did do Honkin' and the rest is history. We also winged a version of "Vegetables" at an in-store the day prior - totally off the cuff, he just started playing it, me and Alan Boyd had to run up and do the backups - and I think of that every time I see he's doing that one now. I take zero credit for inspiring Al's solo tour but I do remember that day also really urging him to just go out and do something in the acoustic direction so I'm thrilled to see he's at least doing little bits like this. One of the few things that makes me wish I was back in the states!

Funny thing - I was supposed to be on the IPO gig as well. I had forgotten all about it until i was working on a project I've been doing assembling my own history, and I found a reference to it somewhere.

I have to echo everyone's sentiments here - his voice sounds just wonderful. Go Al!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 04, 2018, 07:02:49 AM
Hope somebody posts the Santa Ana Winds video on You Tube. Must be 40 years since I've heard that one performed live.

It would indeed be exactly 38, as the BBs only ever did the song on select dates on the 1980 tour. Nothing before or after.

I *believe* Al was slated to perform the song back in the early 2000s when he was scheduled to play the "Pop Overthrow Festival", but that gig got canceled. I also believe Adam Marsland considered pitching the song to Al when they backed Al at a gig, but some other guy in the band didn't like the song (??), and that ended up being the gig where Al first revisited "Honkin' Down the Highway."

How bizarre to see this, since this is the first time in about a million years I've been on this board and then only to look at this thread (and loved the "Lookin' At Tomorrow" clip btw).

That is absolutely true. I was all for doing Santa Ana, someone else in the band shot it down firmly. We did do Honkin' and the rest is history. We also winged a version of "Vegetables" at an in-store the day prior - totally off the cuff, he just started playing it, me and Alan Boyd had to run up and do the backups - and I think of that every time I see he's doing that one now. I take zero credit for inspiring Al's solo tour but I do remember that day also really urging him to just go out and do something in the acoustic direction so I'm thrilled to see he's at least doing little bits like this. One of the few things that makes me wish I was back in the states!

Funny thing - I was supposed to be on the IPO gig as well. I had forgotten all about it until i was working on a project I've been doing assembling my own history, and I found a reference to it somewhere.

I have to echo everyone's sentiments here - his voice sounds just wonderful. Go Al!

I remember someone back all those years ago (Alan Boyd?) posted in the aftermath of the canceled IPO festival gig some of the songs Al was considering, and especially at the time it was an impressive list of rare cuts, including stuff he has *still* never gone back to touch, like "Lady Lynda."

An extra bummer about that IPO gig cancelation is that, if I'm recalling correctly, Al had to cancel because he got roped into court stuff pertaining to the lawsuits in the early 2000s over use of the band name/trademark.

I'm loving Al doing "Santa Ana Winds" now, though it's bugging me that he's changing one of the chords, holding the third chord in the verses through the entire line instead of switching chords.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 04, 2018, 07:08:02 AM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.

I'm not saying I printed Al a lead sheet and bribed him to do this...but I am quite proud and find it non-coincidental that it showed up as soon as I suggested Al sing it with the California songs in the show and pointed it out on my "Keeping the Summer Alive" LP, in person that night. If you want requests, he's obviously receptive if you can back it up and maybe remind him which record it's from!  :lol

If you mentioning the song was the final straw that led him to do it, then that's awesome.

I can say that I've talked to folks "behind the scenes" and there folks who have been pitching "Santa Ana Winds" to Al *for years.*

I think this solo gig was really the first opportunity for him to more easily add the song. On C50 or Brian's tours, Al seems to have little say in the setlist. They might throw one of his suggestions in, but he seems to have little impact on those setlists. Meanwhile, in past years doing his "Surf City All Stars" and other similar full-band solo gigs (essentially doing "Family & Friends" gigs without Carnie or Wendy), his dates have been so sporadic, and the nature of the shows (venue type, length of the show allowed) has rarely allowed to venture into deep cut territory, especially in the few years before 2012 when he was also doing a few things from his solo album.

As it is, it seems to be that Al is still somewhat sensitive to feeling he needs to do "hits" on these solo gigs. Otherwise, he surely would be venturing into more deep cut territory, especially as far as searching out stuff that works for a 2 to 3-man acoustic arrangement.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RubberSoul13 on June 04, 2018, 08:56:43 AM
Totally agreed. However, I think he is learning from this tour just how receptive folks are to the deep cuts. His impromptu performances of segments of "At My Window" and particularly "Take Care of your Feet" were evidence of that in Annapolis.

I recall in one interview, perhaps it was the Rolling Stone interview in May of 2012, Al mentioned how he had been pushing for Mike and Brian to add "California Saga" and eventually it showed up...I think in early June on that tour. I know it was played when I saw them at Merriweather on 6/15.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 04, 2018, 09:11:27 AM
Totally agreed. However, I think he is learning from this tour just how receptive folks are to the deep cuts. His impromptu performances of segments of "At My Window" and particularly "Take Care of your Feet" were evidence of that in Annapolis.

I recall in one interview, perhaps it was the Rolling Stone interview in May of 2012, Al mentioned how he had been pushing for Mike and Brian to add "California Saga" and eventually it showed up...I think in early June on that tour. I know it was played when I saw them at Merriweather on 6/15.

"California Saga" on C50 is a good example of illustrating the point that Al had little say. By all accounts and everything I've been able to tell, it was his *sole* direct, personal pick for the setlist. I recall fan anecdotes about comments from Al during the tour suggesting he was specifically shot down when suggesting songs like "Custom Machine." He also mentioned just before the tour at one gathering that he had to "ask" Mike to include a song in the setlist. It has also been established by others (I believe Mike's "autobiography" and a Joe Thomas interview) that they viewed the studio/album as Brian's domain, and the live tour as Mike's domain. No mention of anything involving Al's say or suggestions.

But yes, on his current solo outings (which we may not see much more of soon past June since Brian's tour dates ramp up starting in July) there is certainly far more room and far more chance of Al adding some cool stuff. I believe Al also briefly sang a bit of "Winds of Change" at one of his solo gigs in the last few months. Frankly *that's* the type of song that would be better pulled-off by this three-man lineup than something like "Lady Lynda."

Al did a truly deep cut setlist at the early 2014 Rubin Museum show in NYC, including *both* "TM Song" *and* "Transcendental Meditation", "At My Window", "Wake the World", and "Cabinessence."


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 04, 2018, 09:23:48 AM
His impromptu performances of segments of "At My Window" and particularly "Take Care of your Feet" were evidence of that in Annapolis.

Oh wow, I didn't know he played those there. That's great!



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Pretty Funky on June 06, 2018, 02:00:09 PM

Another story, with news for fans of vinyl...

Jardine will also celebrate the re-release of his 2010 album "A Postcard from California" on vinyl in two months.

"We just closed the deal today," he said. "Vinyl is popular again. So it will be great for people to be able to hold the record in their hands and see the artwork on the cover."

https://www.parkrecord.com/entertainment/original-beach-boy-sends-a-postcard-from-california/


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rocker on June 07, 2018, 03:14:35 AM

Another story, with news for fans of vinyl...

Jardine will also celebrate the re-release of his 2010 album "A Postcard from California" on vinyl in two months.

"We just closed the deal today," he said. "Vinyl is popular again. So it will be great for people to be able to hold the record in their hands and see the artwork on the cover."

https://www.parkrecord.com/entertainment/original-beach-boy-sends-a-postcard-from-california/


That's nice. I'm glad for Al. Recently I played his live album for the first time in years. A mighty fine record. If you haven't listened to it or if it's been a while, give it a spin.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on June 07, 2018, 05:39:58 AM

Another story, with news for fans of vinyl...

Jardine will also celebrate the re-release of his 2010 album "A Postcard from California" on vinyl in two months.

"We just closed the deal today," he said. "Vinyl is popular again. So it will be great for people to be able to hold the record in their hands and see the artwork on the cover."

https://www.parkrecord.com/entertainment/original-beach-boy-sends-a-postcard-from-california/


That's nice. I'm glad for Al. Recently I played his live album for the first time in years. A mighty fine record. If you haven't listened to it or if it's been a while, give it a spin.

Agreed, it's probably the best BB related live album since the In Concert album. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 06:25:54 AM
I get it, vinyl continues to be trendy, so it'll be cool to see "Postcard" on that format (curious if it'll be the 2010 or 2012 versions, or some sort of hybrid, and whether it'll be a single or double set). But Al should also get the album back in print on CD and/or as a digital download (and via streaming).

It's crazy that, other than selling the "Postcards" CD at shows, his albums ("Postcards", "Live in Las Vegas") have remained largely out of print during his solo touring this year. Typical awful BB timing.

Al owns both albums as far as I know, so even if he can't easily find a distributor that'll put the stuff back out on CD, it should be pretty easy to get the stuff available again digitally.

I continue to be irked by how many projects are now *only* getting a vinyl release and no CD or digital download. The just-announced expanded ELO "Secret Messages" is a vinyl release (looks like it might see a digital download release, but no CD), and I just had to pre-order an expensive, never-before-released soundtrack on vinyl because it has never been released in any other format and there are no plans to do so.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on June 07, 2018, 06:38:53 AM
I get it, vinyl continues to be trendy, so it'll be cool to see "Postcard" on that format (curious if it'll be the 2010 or 2012 versions, or some sort of hybrid, and whether it'll be a single or double set). But Al should also get the album back in print on CD and/or as a digital download (and via streaming).

It's crazy that, other than selling the "Postcards" CD at shows, his albums ("Postcards", "Live in Las Vegas") have remained largely out of print during his solo touring this year. Typical awful BB timing.

Al owns both albums as far as I know, so even if he can't easily find a distributor that'll put the stuff back out on CD, it should be pretty easy to get the stuff available again digitally.

I continue to be irked by how many projects are now *only* getting a vinyl release and no CD or digital download. The just-announced expanded ELO "Secret Messages" is a vinyl release (looks like it might see a digital download release, but no CD), and I just had to pre-order an expensive, never-before-released soundtrack on vinyl because it has never been released in any other format and there are no plans to do so.

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who hasn't gone all in on the vinyl revival.   

I'm still a CD guy.   I wanted to get the expanded edition of the new Ghost album at my local record store, but Target was the only one who carried the version with the bonus tracks. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 06:45:29 AM
I dig vinyl, and with a high-end rig and the good luck of an actual solid mastering and pressing, it can sound great.

But with a regular turntable, and vinyl pressings that are often simply cut from a 16/44.1 digital master (and can still be noisy/crackly/flawed), it's more trouble than it's worth. CDs are likely still cheaper to mass produce than vinyl is, but they probably have a higher profit margin for the vinyl that is sold these days, as it's usually hugely overpriced.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on June 07, 2018, 09:30:50 AM
I dig vinyl, and with a high-end rig and the good luck of an actual solid mastering and pressing, it can sound great.

But with a regular turntable, and vinyl pressings that are often simply cut from a 16/44.1 digital master (and can still be noisy/crackly/flawed), it's more trouble than it's worth. CDs are likely still cheaper to mass produce than vinyl is, but they probably have a higher profit margin for the vinyl that is sold these days, as it's usually hugely overpriced.

Supply and demand.   If people are willing to pay the high price for vinyl, they'll keep charging high prices. 

Meanwhile, as a CD collector, I've never seen lower prices.   For stores that actually still carry them, you can get catalog CDs for $4-$5. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 09:38:43 AM
I 100% understand the economics and logistics of why vinyl is where it's at.

We've hit a weird divergence where CDs and digital downloads are passé and vinyl and streaming (two opposite ends of the recording spectrum timeline-wise) are popular.

Thankfully, some vinyl pressings also come with a download card, which is a decent compromise. *And*, most stuff that is out on vinyl is also still available to purchase digitally one way or another.

The frustrating thing is when a small vinyl label pays for a single-use license to only issue vinyl, and do so with a product that is either OOP in any other format, and/or has never been issued in any other format ever. *That* is frustrating and ass-backwards, and *does* limit the audience for that product. But some labels can't afford to pay for a wider license, and/or don't have the capability to service/distribute digital download content.

And to be clear, when it comes to Al's "Postcards", the situation isn't *too* egregious. You can still buy the album on CD for not too-inflated of a price, and we don't yet know if he will make it available again as a download (and possibly CD as well).

Al should realize that the median sort of BB fan is usually a step or two behind the going audio trend. So there are some folks that gave up vinyl many years ago and deal pretty exclusively in CD or even "old fashioned" digital downloads rather than streaming with a Spotify account or going back to vinyl.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on June 07, 2018, 09:45:08 AM
I 100% understand the economics and logistics of why vinyl is where it's at.

We've hit a weird divergence where CDs and digital downloads are passé and vinyl and streaming (two opposite ends of the recording spectrum timeline-wise) are popular.

Thankfully, some vinyl pressings also come with a download card, which is a decent compromise. *And*, most stuff that is out on vinyl is also still available to purchase digitally one way or another.

The frustrating thing is when a small vinyl label pays for a single-use license to only issue vinyl, and do so with a product that is either OOP in any other format, and/or has never been issued in any other format ever. *That* is frustrating and ass-backwards, and *does* limit the audience for that product. But some labels can't afford to pay for a wider license, and/or don't have the capability to service/distribute digital download content.

And to be clear, when it comes to Al's "Postcards", the situation isn't *too* egregious. You can still buy the album on CD for not too-inflated of a price, and we don't yet know if he will make it available again as a download (and possibly CD as well).

Al should realize that the median sort of BB fan is usually a step or two behind the going audio trend. So there are some folks that gave up vinyl many years ago and deal pretty exclusively in CD or even "old fashioned" digital downloads rather than streaming with a Spotify account or going back to vinyl.


Postcard can usually be found for a decent price. 

However, his Friends and Family Live album can go for a pretty penny at times. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 09:55:40 AM
"Live in Las Vegas" certainly got less distribution than any version of "Postcards" ever got. It was initially only sold online at the end of 2001, I believe via CDBaby (back when CDBaby only had CDs!).

At some point he did get some level of in-store distribution for the CD, but it wasn't even like another label taking over. They simply distributed Al's manufactured copies to some stores (and presumably Amazon); I think they slapped a sticker on the front mentioning that the CD has Beach Boys hits. I remember seeing this at an indie CD shop in 2002 or 2003 or so. I think it looked like this:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/918YGoDjXgL._SX355_.jpg)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 09:58:50 AM
Let us not also forget that Al partially re-recorded the "Live in Las Vegas" bonus track "California Energy Blues" as "California Recall Blues", and only made it available via download on his website!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on June 07, 2018, 10:03:06 AM
Let us not also forget that Al partially re-recorded the "Live in Las Vegas" bonus track "California Energy Blues" as "California Recall Blues", and only made it available via download on his website!

Even though I'm a bit of a completist, that doesn't sound like anything I need to seek out. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 10:08:11 AM
I actually wish Al would release some rough/early mixes of the "Postcards" stuff. Years ago when he teased some clips on his website, the mixes/versions were different. "Don't Fight the Sea" was a less cluttered mix with less instrumentation, and "A Postcard California" had Al doing a great job singing the verse he eventually gave to Glen Campbell. That title track also had all-Jardine layered backing vocals instead of the larger "chorus" of backing vocalists he added to the song later.

There are some other scattered Al tracks around. A couple of tracks from a "Vocal Hall of Fame" live concert CD; a track or two with Al on lead from one of the "Surf City All Stars" CDs, his "Big Sur Christmas" track with "Hey Stevie", etc.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 10:15:06 AM
Let us not also forget that Al partially re-recorded the "Live in Las Vegas" bonus track "California Energy Blues" as "California Recall Blues", and only made it available via download on his website!

Even though I'm a bit of a completist, that doesn't sound like anything I need to seek out. 

Al actually maintained an excellent level of awareness and being informed on the issues surrounding the energy crisis and the recall it led to back in 2001/2002/2003 in California. If you weren't living in California at the time, you may not be aware that it was a huge deal both apolitically and politically. Here's a 2003 interview on the subject:

http://earcandy_mag.tripod.com/aljardine2003.htm

I think Al knew it was a then-hot-button topic that would age out eventually, hence just putting the thing out as a download.

But it should be noted that Al wasn't coming at the issue first as a political/party issue, but rather first and foremost (as heard on the *first* version of the song) about the PUC and the "energy" stuff going on in the state at the time. The remake seems to have sprung up as a continuation of that rather than some strictly partisan political screed. It's kind of a sequel to the previous version, but instead of writing a new song he just slapped some new lyrics on the old song.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: KDS on June 07, 2018, 10:29:54 AM
Let us not also forget that Al partially re-recorded the "Live in Las Vegas" bonus track "California Energy Blues" as "California Recall Blues", and only made it available via download on his website!

Even though I'm a bit of a completist, that doesn't sound like anything I need to seek out. 

Al actually maintained an excellent level of awareness and being informed on the issues surrounding the energy crisis and the recall it led to back in 2001/2002/2003 in California. If you weren't living in California at the time, you may not be aware that it was a huge deal both apolitically and politically. Here's a 2003 interview on the subject:

http://earcandy_mag.tripod.com/aljardine2003.htm

I think Al knew it was a then-hot-button topic that would age out eventually, hence just putting the thing out as a download.

But it should be noted that Al wasn't coming at the issue first as a political/party issue, but rather first and foremost (as heard on the *first* version of the song) about the PUC and the "energy" stuff going on in the state at the time. The remake seems to have sprung up as a continuation of that rather than some strictly partisan political screed. It's kind of a sequel to the previous version, but instead of writing a new song he just slapped some new lyrics on the old song.

Al does seem to be socially conscious.   I just don't think the song itself is very good.   


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 08, 2018, 03:11:32 PM
"California Energy Blues" is good! :D In fact, it's in Top-5 songs by Al.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: astroray on June 18, 2018, 01:12:46 PM
When I saw Al here in Atlanta, I had him sign the "Vegetables" single that came in the "Smile" box set. He asked what it was , never seen it! Do the Beach Boys not get copies of everything that comes out? Do they not even care to look it over, after all it does make their house payments!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 18, 2018, 01:15:24 PM
When I saw Al here in Atlanta, I had him sign the "Vegetables" single that came in the "Smile" box set. He asked what it was , never seen it! Do the Beach Boys not get copies of everything that comes out? Do they not even care to look it over, after all it does make their house payments!

That's just a typical Al comment. He probably saw it back when it came out. I think he just isn't hardcore enough to retain all that trivia. And it's not even an age thing; I recall a fan story from the 70s where someone asked Al to sign a copy of the stock "Smiley Smile" album, and they alleged Al acted like it was some weird, rare, bootleg specimen or something.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on June 18, 2018, 03:52:55 PM
Added a new July 4 gig to the top post schedule. Will update some setlist links soon.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on June 19, 2018, 01:49:26 AM
For the July 4th show at Terranea resort near LA, my wife and I were at the resort last 4th of July week; it's a a fantastic resort, with great restaurants, views of the Pacific and Catalina, and an out of this world private spa. The concert venue there is right on the ocean, truly special. I would have traveled back there but we already had other plans. For anyone considering it, it's well worth the trip!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 28, 2018, 07:46:10 PM
For the July 4th show at Terranea resort near LA [...]; it's a a fantastic resort, with great restaurants, views of the Pacific and Catalina [...] The concert venue there is right on the ocean, truly special. [...] For anyone considering it, it's well worth the trip!
Looks like beautiful place. Thanks to the tip, everybody visiting California should & will take this advice.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on July 02, 2018, 09:40:54 PM
Added a new October 5 gig to the top post schedule.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on July 30, 2018, 06:56:24 PM
Added a 10/13 show to the top post schedule.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on July 31, 2018, 06:15:11 AM
A 10/14 show has also been added to the top post...


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on August 03, 2018, 07:38:55 AM
Added a 10/12 show to the top post schedule; looks like Al is doing a run of three shows at three different "Canyon" locations.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 13, 2018, 01:41:33 AM
Got notification that the October 5 show ( The Woodlands) has been cancelled . That would have been my only possible opportunity to see them.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on August 13, 2018, 10:51:51 AM
I hope you get another chance to see Al's show, NOLA BB Fan -- it's worth it.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 13, 2018, 12:41:44 PM
Unfortunately the other shows are too far away.
It's hard to get off for concerts. But not going to this one opens up possibility of seeing Bob Dylan in Mobile, Alabama in mid October.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on August 16, 2018, 06:35:02 AM
Added two shows on 10/7 to the top post.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on October 05, 2018, 02:34:22 PM
Al's got a few shows coming up here. Hope to hear some good reports.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on October 12, 2018, 07:03:51 AM
Added an Oakland setlist and the February 2019 NYC show to the top post (I'll just combine 2018 and 2019 tour dates/discussion into this one thread for now, until or if a substantial number of 2019 shows come about).


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on October 12, 2018, 10:54:11 AM
Two more 2019 shows were just announced — one at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and the other at the Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut on February 9th and 8th, respectively. I'll be at the Norfolk show if anyone here plans on attending.

Do all of these shows feature autograph sessions with Al at the end, or only some? I'm wondering if I should bring some stuff for him to autograph like last time.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on October 12, 2018, 12:44:02 PM
Added the two additional shows to the top post schedule. Al's site says he's playing the Mohegan Sun Arena, but I think that's like a big actual "arena" with 10,000+ seats, so I'm guessing he playing in a different, smaller venue.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: the captain on October 12, 2018, 01:34:56 PM
Added the two additional shows to the top post schedule. Al's site says he's playing the Mohegan Sun Arena, but I think that's like a big actual "arena" with 10,000+ seats, so I'm guessing he playing in a different, smaller venue.

That's part of a casino complex. I'd assume they have smaller theaters as part of the same facility/complex.

And having quickly googled, I'm guessing it's the Wolf Den or something similar: https://mohegansun.com/poi/venues/wolf-den.html


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on October 12, 2018, 02:48:07 PM
Unfortunately the other shows are too far away.
It's hard to get off for concerts. But not going to this one opens up possibility of seeing Bob Dylan in Mobile, Alabama in mid October.

Bob's been great so far on this tour. That's probably the right call. I love Al as much as anyone on here, but I have a feeling that Bob in good form will be a rarer event.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rocker on October 23, 2018, 02:00:59 PM
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys Live 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU3QzvEvv_U


Surfin' Safari, Surfer Girl (1:20), Don't Worry Baby (3:06), Little Deuce Coupe (4:17), California Girl (5:39), Sloop John B (6:49), God Only Knows (8:24), Good Vibrations (10:53), Vegetables (15:02), Santa Ana Winds (16:40), Surf's Up (18:04), California Saga (California) (21:24), A Postcard From California (23:40), Surfin' USA (25:55), Barbara Ann (27:07), and Help Me Rhonda (28:54) are performed by Al Jardine accompanied by son Matt Jardine and Jeff Alan Ross. The Beach Boys original founding member was live in solo concert on A Postcard From California concert at The Rose, Pasadena, CA on October 14, 2018. Al Jardine's solo album A Postcard From California releases on vinyl record in November 2018.



Al plays stand-up bass on "Surf's up"... Al plays "Surf's up"...  :o


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on November 14, 2018, 06:48:17 AM
Updated the top post with additional setlists.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on December 20, 2018, 02:07:16 PM
A new Al solo date was just announced: Sunday February 10th at The Bull Run in Shirley, Massachusetts.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on December 20, 2018, 02:18:34 PM
I think he announced a few more on his Facebook page, including some Napa gigs. I'll add them all to the top post schedule.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: SMiLE Brian on January 01, 2019, 08:51:26 AM
Please come to VA!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on January 02, 2019, 07:50:35 AM
Added more shows to the top post schedule. Looks like Al has 13 shows booked so far for January and February.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: DisneySpirit on January 17, 2019, 03:48:54 PM
Looking forward to seeing Al Jardine at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix on February 5th! We saw him almost a year ago at the same venue on January 29, 2018.  It was a great show. We hope to get another photo with him this time! (as the last one was out of focus!) :'(


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 18, 2019, 04:51:14 AM
2 anybody going - share reviews & clips with Al's show! :D :billy2


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: jiggy22 on January 20, 2019, 10:29:00 AM
He played “Little Pad” and “Don’t Fight the Sea”!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on January 20, 2019, 02:15:01 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Crack Smokerson on January 20, 2019, 06:42:08 PM
Gonna try to hit up one of those shows in Napa. My birthday is the 5th, so that's a cool early present for myself.

Saw this when I went to check prices and thought it was kind of funny:

Quote
Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Sucks for you, 7 year olds!! Shouldn't have used your mom's Visa to purchase tickets!!!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rocker on January 23, 2019, 10:06:34 AM
Al's Facebook account put up a link to this:


HPR's All Things Considered Special Guest Al Jardine

Al Jardine, a founding original member of The Beach Boys and longtime member of Brian Wilson’s band, is performing Saturday and Sunday in Waikiki at the Blue Note Hawaii. The legendary musician took time to share stories with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/hprs-all-things-considered-special-guest-al-jardine?fbclid=IwAR0TElNiIQ2XguRbfWpN9Vi7matQj6FzqtUREh4tF7O-XgVAzcZTyoIOLbQ


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: “Big Daddy” on January 23, 2019, 12:47:24 PM
The Al Jardine YouTube page posted a video about an hour or so ago of him and Matt performing “Luau” but it looks like they took it down. It was very amusing! Anyone else catch it?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Crack Smokerson on January 31, 2019, 06:50:03 PM
Question for anybody who's been to these shows: how easy will it be for me to tell Al I love him and get him to sign my Postcard vinyl tomorrow night?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on January 31, 2019, 07:26:04 PM
If there's a merch table set up, Al should be signing stuff there after the show. At the show I saw there was no merch table, so everyone went up to the front of the stage after the show, where Al, Matt, and Jeff signed stuff, posed for photos, and talked to the fans. Good luck -- I hope it all works out for you!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Crack Smokerson on February 01, 2019, 10:00:27 AM
Sweet, thank you!!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Crack Smokerson on February 02, 2019, 01:06:04 PM
Great show from Al, Matt, and Jeff. Really full sound with just the 3 guys and a great song selection. Would definitely recommend catching a show if they're playing near you. Super intimate venue, maybe 60 or 70 very enthusiastic people there. They didn't really play any curveballs, but hearing Surfin' and Luau was sweet. Loved Matt's various leads. Killer version of Surf's Up.

Was lucky to talk to Al and Matt for a few minutes before and after the show and even got to meet Al's super nice wife. Awesome dude with an awesome family.

They were selling copies of Postcard on vinyl, though these ones were pressed on black wax. Had to get another copy since I don't want to wear out my newly autographed blue one.


Wish I could afford to go again tonight. The short rib nachos at the venue were freaking amazing.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Emdeeh on February 02, 2019, 04:59:58 PM
Glad to hear you got a chance to connect up with the Jardines!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: “Big Daddy” on February 08, 2019, 06:51:54 AM
I saw the show at the Iridium in NYC last night. Al played a few bars of “Winds of Change” as a hat-tip to Ron Altbach, who was in attendance. And at the end of the show, someone shouted out “Lady Liberty” and Al was like “Oh gosh, who said that” before talking about how that was written with Ron and played a couple of lines of “Lady Lynda.” Al then told a funny story about how Brian is really fond of “Lady Lynda” and always asks Al to sing it to him but whenever Al asks if Brian wants to add it to the show he says no.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RJM on February 08, 2019, 06:59:54 AM
I saw the show at the Iridium in NYC last night. Al played a few bars of “Winds of Change” as a hat-tip to Ron Altbach, who was in attendance. And at the end of the show, someone shouted out “Lady Liberty” and Al was like “Oh gosh, who said that” before talking about how that was written with Ron and played a couple of lines of “Lady Lynda.” Al then told a funny story about how Brian is really fond of “Lady Lynda” and always asks Al to sing it to him but whenever Al asks if Brian wants to add it to the show he says no.

Ah, man! The BW would totally kick ass playing Lady Lynda! in fact, I am surprised that since Al started touring regularly with Brian, that Lady Lynda was never played during their UK shows.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 08, 2019, 12:08:26 PM
I recall a report of the first "Pet Sounds" tour all the way back 19 years ago in 2000, someone caught some of a soundcheck and noted that randomly, between songs, Brian just started blurting out singing "Lady Lynda", I recall he sang the "Lynda, won't you say that I am your man?".

That was in the midst of the era where Brian, Al, and Mike were all pretty estranged from each other. So Brian does seem to have an affinity for the song. Definitely a bummer that Brian doesn't seem interested in adding it to the setlist. I mean, no offense to Brian (or Al for that matter), but those backing guys do most of the heavy lifting rehearsing new songs. And in that case, it would be Al singing it anyway.

I'd actually be a bit surprised if Al did it with the original lyrics, considering he weirdly amended the song to "Little Lady" on the 1993 UK tour.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on February 08, 2019, 09:34:18 PM
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest. Afterwards Al was available to autograph stuff just like last time. He autographed my Light-Up SMiLE box set and my copy of the Live in Vegas CD (he remarked that he has a box full of them in his house!). I took a few photos during the show, but of particular interest to everyone on this board is that I managed to record Matt, Al, and Jeff performing Surf’s Up! I got goosebumps during the performance. It was incredible.

https://youtu.be/FR_NjODHXUU (https://youtu.be/FR_NjODHXUU)

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: NateRuvin on February 08, 2019, 10:33:30 PM
I think one of the most special things about Al's storytelling shows, is that they really showcase his proficiency as an instrumentalist. In his recent shows he has played Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, String Bass, and Ukulele. He even takes a lot of the signature surf guitar solos normally played by Carl, David Marks, Scott Totten, etc... Really cool to watch. It's obvious that Al is a fantastic singer, and he will always be remembered as one of Rock's finest (especially in old age), but perhaps we need to respect this man's instrumental chops a little more.

Now, I understand that he was no Tommy Tedesco or Glen Campbell, but when you really look at Al's instrumental contributions, many of them are notable. The signature grooving bass line that is the very foundation of Catch A Wave is played by Al. When The Beach Boys rocked the TAMI show in 1964, Al's rhythm guitar really was shining. The way he and Carl looked together to create that driving surf guitar sound is amazing. Al's instrumental contributions are things that often are supportive, and not front and center, but there's something to say about a guy who not only was the rhythm guitarist for one the most popular bands in the world, but also a multi-instrumentalist.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Pretty Funky on February 09, 2019, 07:58:04 PM
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest. Afterwards Al was available to autograph stuff just like last time. He autographed my Light-Up SMiLE box set and my copy of the Live in Vegas CD (he remarked that he has a box full of them in his house!). I took a few photos during the show, but of particular interest to everyone on this board is that I managed to record Matt, Al, and Jeff performing Surf’s Up! I got goosebumps during the performance. It was incredible.

https://youtu.be/FR_NjODHXUU (https://youtu.be/FR_NjODHXUU)

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.



Ya know, history has shown it ain’t a certainty until Al has let slip. (C50 for instance) Let’s see.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on February 10, 2019, 07:44:39 AM
Woah, just woke up to see that Al shared my recording of Surf's Up on his Facebook fan page. How cool is that!?

I snapped a few photos at the show as well and even got a photo with Al after he signed my Light-Up SMiLE box set:

(https://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/51945463_10157249215093714_3159526102129442816_n_zpsk758hymr.jpg)

(https://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/51441802_10157245945963714_1853487561721249792_n_zps5ahppg92.jpg)

(https://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/spm107/51543374_10157245740198714_5736728765761847296_o_zpslrzqcqv0.jpg)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: marcella27 on February 10, 2019, 11:14:03 AM
Thanks for posting the video and for the report!  Also, that’s a very cool shirt you’ve got...


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: “Big Daddy” on February 10, 2019, 12:06:06 PM
I see someone started a setlist.fm page for the Iridium show a few days back and put up “Winds of Change” and “Lady Lynda” (possibly based on my comment above). If anyone wanted to update it with the full setlist, it was as follows:
1. Surfin'
2. Luau
3. Surfin' Safari
4. Surfer Girl
5. Don't Worry Baby
6. California Girls
7. Sloop John B
8. God Only Knows
9. Winds of Change [brief snippet as a shoutout to Ron Altbach]
10. Good Vibrations
11. Vegetables
12. Surf's Up
13. California Saga: California
14. A Postcard From California
15. Surfin' USA

Encore:
16. Lady Lynda [brief snippet after someone shouted it out]
17. In My Room
18. Help Me, Rhonda


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Aomdiddlywalla on February 10, 2019, 12:18:13 PM
Thanks for posting the video and for the report!  Also, that’s a very cool shirt you’ve got...
I want one...!!!!!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Tony S on February 10, 2019, 02:04:17 PM
Thanks for that great video of Surf's Up. I loved it and also shared it on my Facebook page too.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on February 10, 2019, 03:36:26 PM

https://youtu.be/FR_NjODHXUU (https://youtu.be/FR_NjODHXUU)


That "columnated ruins domino" -- wow!

This is just lovely.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: startBBtoday on February 10, 2019, 08:23:10 PM
Just got back from the Shirley, Mass., show. Fantastic. They had some issues with the sound and started over a few songs because of it, but it played with the overall light feel of the show.

Matt Jardine was a highlight. He was incredible on God Only Knows, Good Vibrations and Surf's Up. He sounded as good if not better than he did while singing with The Beach Boys in the 90s. Al also sounded as good as ever.

It's amazing what Al, Matt and Jeff can do with just three voices, two instruments and some percussion.

This was probably my most enjoyable live Beach Boys-related performance since C50, and I've seen multiple performances from Brian and Mike's bands.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: Rocker on February 19, 2019, 12:02:17 PM
This was posted on Al's facebook account:


In My Room at the Blue Note Napa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1SelSH7gVM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2zt5GGqIeunaKlYcqFZCschZoVVjEbAHk0v3cCwrQi7hYtm0-OoaIN5Vk


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: myonlysunshine on February 26, 2019, 11:29:23 AM
Al just posted this review of the Infinity Hall show to his Facebook profile:

http://facethemusicjr.wixsite.com/facethemusic/single-post/2019/02/20/Al-Jardine-E280A2-Original-Founding-Member-of-The-Beach-Boys (http://facethemusicjr.wixsite.com/facethemusic/single-post/2019/02/20/Al-Jardine-E280A2-Original-Founding-Member-of-The-Beach-Boys)

The article mentions the comments Al made that hint at a potential reunion tour:

“Before wrapping up, Jardine hinted at plans for a Beach Boys reunion in celebration of their 60th anniversary. Whether that will be a tour or televised special remains to be seen. Either way, it will be an event that no Beach Boy disciple should miss.”

I distinctly remember Al using the word “tour” when hinting at a potential reunion. He kept things purposely vague, but the word “tour” was used. My father attended the concert with me and after the show I asked him what his impressions of what Al hinted at were, and he heard and interpreted things exactly as I did. So it wasn’t just me.

Edit: The set list in the article isn’t accurate. Santa Anna Winds was not performed, Surfin’ USA was part of the encore (prefaced by Al, Matt, and Jeff impromptuly performing the intro of Nowhere Man), and Surfin Safari was the song performed after Luau.

Edit 2: Also Surfer Girl was performed after Surfin Safari. The set list was nearly identical to the one “Big Daddy” posted above for the Iridium, minus the two snippets he mentioned got performed at that show and plus the snippet of Nowhere Man I previously mentioned. That, and Surfin’ USA was performed in between In My Room and Help Me Rhonda.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: urbanite on February 26, 2019, 12:08:44 PM
60th anniversary?  If they wait that long they might lose one of their members.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: HeyJude on February 26, 2019, 02:00:37 PM
Well, they could just fudge the math a little bit and do a "60th Anniversary" tour in 2020 or 2021 instead of waiting until 2022.

What they need to start doing NOW if they haven't already is a "Beatles Anthology" style longform documentary. I know a Brian doc is in the works, but we need a full, inclusive history of the band on film. Someone should be getting them in for hours of filmed interviews now, even if they don't have a full doc project ready to go.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: tpesky on February 26, 2019, 05:11:22 PM
The Infiniti show was great!

The BB celebrated their 20th anniversary from 12/31/80 into 81 and their 30th in 91 so 2020-21 is very possible.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: rattfink on February 27, 2019, 05:52:11 AM
I went to the second night of the Minneapolis shows... The band was fantastic! Despite the minimalism of a trio, they really brought out the layers and textures well. These guys also all have excellent voices! I would vote Vega-Tables as as the highlight. They really channeled the SS version effectively. Matt also did an excellent Surf's Up. I was lucky enough to meet Al and Matt. They are extremely kind and down to Earth fellas. I really enjoyed speaking with them. Also, Al signed my shirt!
(https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51861141_294889867840245_4883543575519821824_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-msp1-1.xx&oh=c6624ea90d1f670affced3aa89bd3a0f&oe=5CDEDADF)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: rattfink on February 27, 2019, 05:56:05 AM
Al just posted this review of the Infinity Hall show to his Facebook profile:

http://facethemusicjr.wixsite.com/facethemusic/single-post/2019/02/20/Al-Jardine-E280A2-Original-Founding-Member-of-The-Beach-Boys (http://facethemusicjr.wixsite.com/facethemusic/single-post/2019/02/20/Al-Jardine-E280A2-Original-Founding-Member-of-The-Beach-Boys)

The article mentions the comments Al made that hint at a potential reunion tour:

“Before wrapping up, Jardine hinted at plans for a Beach Boys reunion in celebration of their 60th anniversary. Whether that will be a tour or televised special remains to be seen. Either way, it will be an event that no Beach Boy disciple should miss.”

I distinctly remember Al using the word “tour” when hinting at a potential reunion. He kept things purposely vague, but the word “tour” was used. My father attended the concert with me and after the show I asked him what his impressions of what Al hinted at were, and he heard and interpreted things exactly as I did. So it wasn’t just me.

Edit: The set list in the article isn’t accurate. Santa Anna Winds was not performed, Surfin’ USA was part of the encore (prefaced by Al, Matt, and Jeff impromptuly performing the intro of Nowhere Man), and Surfin Safari was the song performed after Luau.

Edit 2: Also Surfer Girl was performed after Surfin Safari. The set list was nearly identical to the one “Big Daddy” posted above for the Iridium, minus the two snippets he mentioned got performed at that show and plus the snippet of Nowhere Man I previously mentioned. That, and Surfin’ USA was performed in between In My Room and Help Me Rhonda.

Well, I hope this pans out! At the Minneapolis show, Al said that there was something in the works to record/tour a collaboration with Brian's daughters.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 03, 2019, 03:47:56 PM
Cool reviews. :3d Everybody go see Al if you didn't yet. :police:

2 poster "myonlysunshine", Reply 257 - it's funny, I don't like Friends album cover but suddenly it looks really fab as fabric print, it's the least sporty/ casual looking hoodie I'd seen, as if it's new mellow trend in hoodie manufacturing. Neat.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on April 10, 2019, 06:17:28 AM
Added five upcoming shows for 2019. This includes the Rochester HOF induction ceremony (which will presumably feature a short set), two more "Postcards" Storytellers shows, and two "Family & Friends" gigs that he just announced for July that presumably feature a "reunion" of the 1998-2003-ish "Family & Friends" band including Carnie and Wendy Wilson. These shows would, I presume, include a full backline of musicians as well.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: chewy on April 18, 2019, 06:58:32 PM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Emdeeh on April 18, 2019, 08:39:03 PM
New date announced on Al's website:
July 24 -- Derry, NH -- Tupelo Music Hall


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: thatjacob on April 19, 2019, 09:28:04 AM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 
What makes you think we're getting a reunion at all?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: All Summer Long on April 19, 2019, 07:36:00 PM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 
What makes you think we're getting a reunion at all?
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest.

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: roffels on April 21, 2019, 07:25:39 AM
I really wanted to see Al Jardine this past tour but money was tight. I was fortunate to have won tickets to see Al Jardine's first night in Minneapolis the day of the show. I've been to quite a few Brian Wilson shows and a Beach Boys 50th anniversary show, and have to admit I enjoyed the intimacy and overall setlist to Jardine's set the most. I've been hoping to hear Surf's Up live at every show I've been to, and Al delivered.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on April 22, 2019, 02:50:24 PM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 
What makes you think we're getting a reunion at all?
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest.

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.

Thanks! That's pretty exciting.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: All Summer Long on April 22, 2019, 04:12:20 PM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 
What makes you think we're getting a reunion at all?
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest.

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.

Thanks! That's pretty exciting.

No problem. Hoping for it too because I wasn’t a hardcore fan at the time.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: thatjacob on April 22, 2019, 06:20:25 PM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 
What makes you think we're getting a reunion at all?
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest.

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.

Thanks! That's pretty exciting.

No problem. Hoping for it too because I wasn’t a hardcore fan at the time.
I was in 2012, but I was in a band that had a gig booked when the Atlanta show was announced. I should've bailed on the gig in retrospect, but it was supposed to be a pretty big show for us that ended up being a flop.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour
Post by: All Summer Long on April 22, 2019, 06:50:21 PM
are we seriously getting a beach boys reunion- do you think brian will be involved, or will it be more like al & david marks joining up with mike n bruce.  or would it be more like 2012 with a mix of brian band and mike band. 
What makes you think we're getting a reunion at all?
Just got back from the Infinity Hall show in Norfolk. I don’t think I can put into words just how incredible everything was. I attended Al’s storyteller show last year in Manhattan and the acoustics of the Infinity Hall are much better in my opinion. The performances by Al, Matt, and Jeff were incredible as always, and I’d actually say this was the best I’ve ever heard them sound. Al flubbed some lines on a few songs but that is expected and part of the charm to be honest.

Edit: Also forgot to mention that at one point during the show, Al mentioned that the Brian Wilson video biography on his daily life should be released later this year, and then mentioned a new Beach Boys video documentary that might come out in 2020. But even more exciting than that, he hinted that a tour for 2020 may be in the works, and the way he made it sound it certainly sounded like he was hinting at a reunited Beach Boys tour, ala 2012. He didn’t give any specifics, but the way he was acting and how he announced it I can only think that’s what he was hinting at. Guess we will have to wait and see.

Thanks! That's pretty exciting.

No problem. Hoping for it too because I wasn’t a hardcore fan at the time.
I was in 2012, but I was in a band that had a gig booked when the Atlanta show was announced. I should've bailed on the gig in retrospect, but it was supposed to be a pretty big show for us that ended up being a flop.

That sucks. I knew most of hits at the time but didn’t learn more until I was given copies of all the 60’s albums except Friends. Since then I’ve drifted in and out of listening; right know I’m in and have expanded my collection more - still can’t find Friends on vinyl though.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 29, 2019, 03:57:36 PM
Woo Hoo! Al is returning to Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD on Sunday, July 28th. Tickets on sale at noon tomorrow...consider me there!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on April 30, 2019, 07:04:32 AM
Added 7/24 and 7/28 dates to the top post schedule.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 30, 2019, 07:27:11 PM
Got my tickets today! Woot! Hope we get "Santa Ana Winds" this time as it got into the set after I requested it to Al at the post-show meet & greet last visit!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 01, 2019, 07:56:02 PM
Saw that the shows scheduled with Carnie and Wendy have been cancelled due to a "scheduling conflict." Post indicated hope that they could be rescheduled


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Tony S on May 02, 2019, 04:32:11 AM
Hope it wasn't slow ticket sales


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Emdeeh on May 02, 2019, 06:21:43 AM
NOLA BB Fan, where did you see that post?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 02, 2019, 06:29:30 AM
I saw it yesterday evening on one of Al's Facebook pages.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on May 02, 2019, 06:51:03 AM
It'll be interesting to see if Brian show dates end up materializing in those dates originally scheduled for "Family & Friends". That would be the most obvious scheduling conflict on Al's side of things.

In the meantime, I've removed those two dates from the top post schedule, and I've also added a July 3rd benefit show Al is appearing at (David Marks is also scheduled).


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on May 28, 2019, 08:51:01 AM
Added two 7/21 shows in Florida to the top post schedule.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on July 24, 2019, 06:28:40 AM
Removed the two 7/21 shows from the top post schedule, as they never took place.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Emdeeh on July 24, 2019, 11:57:48 AM
Al announced some new shows a few days ago:

Oct. 24 — Solana Beach, CA -- Belly Up
Oct. 25 — San Juan Capistrano, CA -- Coach House
Oct. 27 — Hermosa Beach, CA -- St. Rocke


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on July 24, 2019, 10:51:22 PM
Has Al ever mentioned taking this tour to the UK or Europe? think he would do quite well with a 10/12 date tour in midsize theaters particularly in London, Glasgow etc


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on July 27, 2019, 11:40:33 AM
Looking at the set, there's a few nuggets in there I've never heard ANY Beach Boy perform live...hopefully they stick around for tomorrow! Luau, Surf's Up, and Santa Ana Winds! Last year after the show I asked Al to sign my copy of "Keeping The Summer Alive" and pointed the track out to him and Matt on the back cover saying it would fit the theme of the show...next night, it was in the set and glad to see it's still there!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Tony S on July 28, 2019, 07:58:33 AM
Always liked Santa Anna Winds, the Boys had it in their set list for a short time wit KTSA came out, I have a live version of it somewhere from the DC concert from 1980. They did a good job with it live, as far as I know it hasn't been played live by them since that tour years and years ago.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: marcella27 on July 28, 2019, 10:02:35 AM
Has anyone been to the show and can tell me roughly how long it is?  Is there an intermission?  Anyone going to the show in Annapolis?


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on July 28, 2019, 11:31:26 AM
I'll be in Annapolis tonight, I'd say it was about 2hrs last time with a free meet-and-greet to follow.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: marcella27 on July 28, 2019, 12:19:48 PM
I'll be in Annapolis tonight, I'd say it was about 2hrs last time with a free meet-and-greet to follow.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on July 28, 2019, 09:02:17 PM
Excellent show from Alan this evening! We got "Luau", "Santa Ana Winds" (YAY!), "Surf's Up" AND the "Mama Says" Wild Honey album spin on "Vegetables" after the regular cut, along with a good chunk of "Don't Fight The Sea" after someone shouted it out...but then it got really abrasive and absurd. I've never understood the fascination with shouting songs out at a performer. They've prepared a show...sit back and enjoy it, reach out before or after if you have a request/idea. Anyway- excellent set of songs and stories from Alan and the band. Meet and Greet afterwards was wonderful too. I got to thank Al for "Santa Ana Winds" and reminded him I requested it last time after the show, he said that I was one of two people there that knew it.  :lol  I also thanked him for "Surf's Up" and he was very modest but I said it's insane to even consider pulling that off with just three guys and he agreed! His wife was taking pictures this time which was a big help, but Matt Jardine was not out for photos this time.

Also, before the show Al and his wife were just strolling around out front of the venue like it was nothing! Got a wave in and then let them be, then he just strolled through the bar while it was half full stopping for high-fives and hellos...he's just such a down to earth, likeable guy. Hope he comes through again next year!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: roffels on July 29, 2019, 06:10:16 PM
Al had a "no photos" sign up at his table when I saw him in Minneapolis, but he was there to chat, shake hands, and sign stuff. I kind of regret not bringing an LP with me, but I bought his Postcards album.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on July 29, 2019, 09:26:06 PM
That's bizarre. He's done photos at both shows I've seen at this venue. There were a few autograph hounds at the end of the line as I was leaving and it sounded like his wife was refusing the insane number of records they wanted signed but other than that, very chill!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: marcella27 on July 29, 2019, 09:52:08 PM
Excellent show from Alan this evening! We got "Luau", "Santa Ana Winds" (YAY!), "Surf's Up" AND the "Mama Says" Wild Honey album spin on "Vegetables" after the regular cut, along with a good chunk of "Don't Fight The Sea" after someone shouted it out...but then it got really abrasive and absurd. I've never understood the fascination with shouting songs out at a performer. They've prepared a show...sit back and enjoy it, reach out before or after if you have a request/idea. Anyway- excellent set of songs and stories from Alan and the band. Meet and Greet afterwards was wonderful too. I got to thank Al for "Santa Ana Winds" and reminded him I requested it last time after the show, he said that I was one of two people there that knew it.  :lol  I also thanked him for "Surf's Up" and he was very modest but I said it's insane to even consider pulling that off with just three guys and he agreed! His wife was taking pictures this time which was a big help, but Matt Jardine was not out for photos this time.

Also, before the show Al and his wife were just strolling around out front of the venue like it was nothing! Got a wave in and then let them be, then he just strolled through the bar while it was half full stopping for high-fives and hellos...he's just such a down to earth, likeable guy. Hope he comes through again next year!

I agree that it was an excellent night.  Al was great, both his singing and playing as well as his storytelling.  The vocal blend of his voice, Matt’s and the other fellow (sorry, am forgetting and am too tired to look it up right now) was really lovely and the acoustic versions of many of the songs really allowed the voices to come through. 

I wouldn’t characterize the song requests as abrasive.  It was all in good fun and I think it’s worth mentioning that the person shouting out “sing one verse” of Lady Lynda the most was Al’s wife herself (she is so nice, by the way, so friendly at the meet and greet).  I think the fact that Matt joked “you guys are a demanding crowd” shows that they just take it in stride. 

It was a great show all around. 


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on July 31, 2019, 09:24:03 AM
That's bizarre. He's done photos at both shows I've seen at this venue. There were a few autograph hounds at the end of the line as I was leaving and it sounded like his wife was refusing the insane number of records they wanted signed but other than that, very chill!

I always wonder where and when autograph flippers are making big bank on like Al Jardine or Mike Love autographs. For that matter, theirs nor Brian's are insanely valuable autographs.

Sure, if someone has a stack of old records and gets signatures, I guess it's all pure profit. But all of these guys, in very recent years, have made autographs pretty easily obtainable through a variety of means, including selling autographed items themselves, doing meet and greets (either paid or for free as Al does), signing items that are sold elsewhere (e.g. books), and in some cases signing items via the mail for free.

As for the "no photos" thing, I can only speculate. One possibility is just not wanting to catch a cold or something from fans. Another could be that, as time goes on, "selfies" are replacing the "autograph" as the thing people most want from celebrities. (We've apparently already lost the debate on pointing out how Person A taking a picture of Person B and Person C is literally not a "selfie", but I digress). While some photo ops (either pics taken by fans themselves or by a photographer) are *sold* as part of meet-and-greets, some are still unavoidably "free" if the person allows it. So if someone isn't set up to "sell" photo ops (such as an semi-impromptu post-show meet-and-greet at a club), they may say "no photos" to steer people towards other mementos such as autographed items or CDs, etc. that can be sold.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on July 31, 2019, 09:46:06 AM
I won't say all because I didn't see every item, but all the records and photos I saw them carrying already had Mike and Bruce's autograph as well as a few Brian Wilson autographs. I'd imagine they're trying to complete the set and then sell it as signed by "THE BEACH BOYS".


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on July 31, 2019, 09:50:22 AM
I won't say all because I didn't see every item, but all the records and photos I saw them carrying already had Mike and Bruce's autograph as well as a few Brian Wilson autographs. I'd imagine they're trying to complete the set and then sell it as signed by "THE BEACH BOYS".

Good point; that would carry an extra premium of course.

The band itself has very rarely sold full group autographs; it was pretty much just C50 and even then they sometimes had trouble at certain gigs on C50 getting items signed by the whole group in time to get it to the merch table (at the show I went to, they had signed group photos but hadn't been able to get the guys to sign any programs).

I have to admit to finding amusing some of the stories of fans awkwardly trying to get Blondie *not* to sign certain stuff at the Brian meet-and-greets (e.g. albums he isn't on). Or, of Brian signing the same thing twice, or one guy singing on top of another, etc.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on July 31, 2019, 10:08:37 AM


I have to admit to finding amusing some of the stories of fans awkwardly trying to get Blondie *not* to sign certain stuff at the Brian meet-and-greets (e.g. albums he isn't on). Or, of Brian signing the same thing twice, or one guy singing on top of another, etc.

I wonder if in the history of the band, a band member ever intentionally signed another band member's name, either just for sh*ts and giggles, or just because that other missing band member was on a pee break or something. If we were to add up the amount of cumulative times the band members in The BBs have signed autographs in their lives (it must be in the hundreds of thousands if not more), I'll almost bet it's happened.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on July 31, 2019, 07:01:14 PM
I won't say all because I didn't see every item, but all the records and photos I saw them carrying already had Mike and Bruce's autograph as well as a few Brian Wilson autographs. I'd imagine they're trying to complete the set and then sell it as signed by "THE BEACH BOYS".

Good point; that would carry an extra premium of course.

The band itself has very rarely sold full group autographs; it was pretty much just C50 and even then they sometimes had trouble at certain gigs on C50 getting items signed by the whole group in time to get it to the merch table (at the show I went to, they had signed group photos but hadn't been able to get the guys to sign any programs).

I have to admit to finding amusing some of the stories of fans awkwardly trying to get Blondie *not* to sign certain stuff at the Brian meet-and-greets (e.g. albums he isn't on). Or, of Brian signing the same thing twice, or one guy singing on top of another, etc.

I was quite disappointed to find NO signed group items at the C50 show I attended with the exception of Al's solo CD which I purchased that day. However, before intermission I remember Mike pitching his "buy 10 CD's and an 11th signed" shtick so they must have had some but maybe only for that offer. I've acquired multiple autographs from all living band members mostly from the stage of a concert at its conclusion and with no real force or effort. In fact the only band member I don't have multiple signatures of is Brian. A friend of mine took my C50 meet-n-greet photo into another meet-n-greet they attended and had it signed for me to complete the set.

I'm not fond of purchasing autographs. I see the purpose of possessing it as a proof of interaction with that special person either in a concert setting or a private setting. I don't mind paying to have something signed, but not unless I'm going to be in the room to express my gratitude to the artist and indeed verify it is authentic.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Tony S on August 01, 2019, 03:35:41 AM
I remember a few years ago when my wife and I were in Big Sur for vacation we found a signed copy of Postcards at one of the Big Sur retail stores. There was a whole bunch of them probably about a mile or two from Al's house. I had had two other copies but figured I'd buy a signed copy anyway, I think waves of love was on it as a bonus track too :billy2


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on August 22, 2019, 11:50:40 AM
Added two new November California shows to the top post schedule.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Rocker on September 28, 2019, 08:21:42 AM
I'm not sure if this was posted before. But anyway:


Border Crossings host Larry London sat down with guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Al Jardine who is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. His most recent solo album, “A Postcard from California” delivers an intimate show full of hits and rarities combined with never-before-heard stories.

Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4705379.html



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx02hEvzrkE


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: c-man on September 28, 2019, 09:29:14 AM
I remember a few years ago when my wife and I were in Big Sur for vacation we found a signed copy of Postcards at one of the Big Sur retail stores. There was a whole bunch of them probably about a mile or two from Al's house. I had had two other copies but figured I'd buy a signed copy anyway, I think waves of love was on it as a bonus track too :billy2

My wife and I had our honeymoon in Big Sur, 2010 - just ONE WEEK before Al's Postcard performance at the local library - the one with his full band, professionally videotaped but unreleased. I'm still bummed that we hadn't scheduled our trip for a week later instead!


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: UEF on September 28, 2019, 10:32:18 AM
I'm not sure if this was posted before. But anyway:


Border Crossings host Larry London sat down with guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Al Jardine who is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. His most recent solo album, “A Postcard from California” delivers an intimate show full of hits and rarities combined with never-before-heard stories.

Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4705379.html



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx02hEvzrkE

"A musical icon - a man who's name you're probably familiar with"


hmm...


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Emdeeh on September 28, 2019, 01:48:47 PM
According to a story on Brian and Al in the Morning Call, Al may be changing the name of his solo storyteller shows to something shorter and easier to remember, "Al Jardine’s Endless Summer."

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https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/lehigh-valley-music/mc-ent-brian-wilson-wind-creek-event-center-bethlehem-20190924-5cjvq24zb5d3lg6uo2eyvwvdua-story.html

[excerpt]

In addition to playing in Wilson’s band, Jardine and his son also tour as part of a trio. Jardine has released just two solo albums apart from The Beach Boys, that latest being 2010′s “A Postcard from California," but in the trio, he plays largely acoustic versions of Beach Boys songs including “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Surf’s Up” and “God Only Knows.”

“They are so satisfying to hear it in that context, because, you know, I can hear everything, and they can hear me and we’re all -- it’s like a little nucleus, all around that center stage” Jardine says. "So that’s a great feeling in front of a select group of people.

“To me it’s like the old days, when the Kingston Trio were around or any trio -- Peter, Paul & Mary or any trio of any kind. ... It just works. It’s nice to be able to do that."

[...]

Jardine, also 77, says he doesn’t foresee an end to playing music. He even says he’s going to change the name of his solo show to Al Jardine’s Endless Summer -- a reference to The Beach Boys’ last No. 1 disc in 1974.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Tony S on September 30, 2019, 02:50:47 AM
I sort of like the name the Storyteller tour, because it focuses on what the tour really is, telling stories and play ing acoustic versions of great hits. Endless Summer sounds more like a Mike Love Tour to me.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on September 30, 2019, 02:33:59 PM
After being stripped of the “BBFF” name starting in 2000, Al always had trouble booking shows without using the BB name (and, for several years there, he was barred from even indicating he was a founding BB member). He did a few more F&F gigs as “Al Jardine Family & Friends Beach Band”, then the Wilson sisters left and he went out and did some gigs as “Al Jardine’s All Star Beach Band” with some other guys on the bill with him. I think it may have been as early as 2003 or so when he did gigs as “Al Jardine’s Endless Summer Band”, and he’s done gigs with variations of that over the years, as well as those “Surf City All Stars” shows where the buyers basically pick extra add-on members buffett-style, with Dean Torrence, David Marks, and Al Jardine available (I’d guess Al was the most expensive add-on of the three).

I think with Al’s current solo club gigs, he’s not even really naming “the band” so to speak, he’s just giving the show a title, and I’d wager “Al Jardine’s Endless Summer” is a bit more marketable. Perhaps Al may be eyeing trying to book slightly larger venues than clubs, perhaps moving up to more small theaters.

While the “Storytellers” format is just fine; I’d be just as happy with a more general “Al” show where he can stretch out and do whatever songs without needing to attach a story to it (not that he neccessarly had a long story for every song on tours thus far).

I’m still guessing Brian may not be booking a super ton of shows in 2020, so it would be cool to see Al get out there and use his voice while people can still enjoy it.  


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on September 30, 2019, 02:39:12 PM
While the “Storytellers” format is just fine; I’d be just as happy with a more general “Al” show where he can stretch out and do whatever songs without needing to attach a story to it (not that he neccessarly had a long story for every song on tours thus far).

I quite agree. The 'Storyteller' format was fun, and intimate, but IMO the stories themselves were not super memorable, and in a few cases they were told by someone else via video clip or whatever. Of course I'm thrilled to see Al present himself however he wants, and I loved the show last year. But if he wants to jettison that extra stuff and fit half a dozen more songs in I'd be all for it.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Emdeeh on September 30, 2019, 05:12:59 PM
The full interview with Al has been posted at The Morning Call:
https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/lehigh-valley-music/mc-ent-al-jardine-brian-wilson-qa-interview-wind-creek-bethlehem-20190928-pqliw4o56be5pcfda4ogpto6xy-story.html

Here's the relevant part.

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LEHIGH VALLY MUSIC: You mentioned the shows that you do with your son. Is that still the “Postcards from California” shows?

Al JARDINE: Yeah, yeah it is. I think we’re going to be beginning to call it a different title -- like ‘Al Jardine’s Endless Summer,’ possibly. But yes, it is the same trio, whatever we call it. It’s out there, it’s active. And I just enjoy doing it because it’s so -- it’s pristine. You can hear all the vocals really clearly.

When you have a small trio like that, it’s so much fun because you don’t need ear monitors [laughs]. You don’t need all that complicated stuff just to hear each other. We can hear each other ‘cause we’re close together on stage, you know? And when you have three people, you can get really tight.

To me it’s like the old days, when the Kingston Trio were around or any trio -- Peter, Paul & Mary or any trio of any kind. You generally have just one or two mics, and it just works. It’s nice to be able to do that with your, well, with Matt and my musical director.

LVM: The music that you’ve done apart from The Beach Boys -- I think you’ve had a couple of solo albums and touring by yourself. How different do you find it working in that type of realm as opposed to the Brian or The Beach Boys?

AJ: Oh, it’s great. I think I just kind of answered that, primarily because of the simplicity of it -- it’s just so easy. For instance, when we do ‘Surf’s Up,’ just to be able to hear Matt, to hear the leads, and then on stage I play acoustic bass. With Brian I don’t play bass, but I get to play bass guitar on a couple of songs like that -- ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ and ‘Surf’s Up’ and ‘God Only Knows,’ things like that, that are so satisfying to hear it in that context. Because, you know, I can hear everything, and they can hear me and we’re all -- it’s like a little nucleus, all around that center stage. So that’s a great feeling in front of a select group of people.



Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Pretty Funky on September 30, 2019, 10:14:30 PM
It might just be me but I prefer the ‘Storytellers’ tag if he is going to stick with the trio model. It’s quite unique and would encourage me to do some research on the act. Anything ‘Endless Summer Beach Band’ in the title is just yet another pretty standard surf group to me.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on October 01, 2019, 06:23:49 AM
It might just be me but I prefer the ‘Storytellers’ tag if he is going to stick with the trio model. It’s quite unique and would encourage me to do some research on the act. Anything ‘Endless Summer Beach Band’ in the title is just yet another pretty standard surf group to me.

Some may consider it a fine distinction, but it doesn't appear as though he's naming the band. It's not even really a full band. It's basically Al solo with a couple guys supporting him. This new naming convention seems to be simply a title for the tour, like "Something Great from '68" or "12 Sides of Summer Tour", etc.

Here's a flier from an upcoming show:

(https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F69979103%2F303582737010%2F1%2Foriginal.20190827-005143?h=2000&w=720&auto=compress&s=579514b5bcdb4cca01308faa3aaf9214)

While this flier doesn't emphasize any "storytellers" element, they could easily call it the "Endless Summer Tour" and then also mention in promotions that Al share stories. Or, maybe Al is eschewing the stories and just doing a regular show as a trio. But I would guess this show is more or less the same as recent shows, with the video/photo component and some stories.  

That all being said, while I think Al in the context of Brian's band, or as presented at his solo/trio shows is much preferable to some of his pre-C50 gigs playing street fairs with pickup bands and/or rented equipment and just doing the hits, even those less substantial shows are quite good. Al's voice is *that good*, I'd still go see him with a less elaborate pick up band, even if he just runs through the surf and car songs and chokes down singing "Kokomo", etc.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Rocker on October 01, 2019, 07:50:16 AM
I like that flyer! How about this picture though?  ;D


(https://stumptownblogger.typepad.com/.a/6a010536b86d36970c0177446e20e6970d-580wi)


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: Debbie KL on October 01, 2019, 04:41:00 PM
I've heard great things about Al's shows. I wish I could travel to see one.

Beyond that, one thing to know about the value of autographs is, the more freebie ones are signed and out there, the less valuable they are. From what I understand, Brian learned that the hard way (or didn't?). I don't think it's cynical when artists refuse to sign. They just know that people who pose as big fans are making $$$ from that signature. They probably all get sick of it. Try to get a Paul McCartney autograph and see what happens.


Title: Re: Al Jardine - 2018/2019 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour (& Other Dates)
Post by: HeyJude on October 02, 2019, 07:26:05 AM
I think many if not most folks who have been in the business for over half a century can usually do a decent job of sniffing out the *obvious* autograph flippers/resellers. If someone is having you sign one thing, and they seem like an engaged fan, while you can never know for sure, that seems much more legit than someone who turns up with a stack of 20 items for you to sign.

There are cases where some celebrities actually sell essentially their "time" to sit down and sign a butt-load of items (someone posted a video not long ago of Mike seemingly in some hotel room just endlessly signing huge stacks of records), but generally I see no reason for anybody, however famous or valuable their autograph might be, to sign stacks of stuff for people out on the street or at a fan meet-and-greet. Especially the type of meet-and-greet Al does, where he's not like up-charging for it as a "VIP experience" like what they've done at Brian or C50 shows (or Mike shows).

It would indeed be kind of a d*ck move to go to one of Al's post-show signings and ask him to sign *stacks* of stuff. If his wife waved that off, I think that's totally fair.

Al is arguably the easiest autograph out of anybody in the band. He does free signings. He has given away autographed stuff as part of his old fan club back in the early 2000s. He has cheap signed CDs. One apparently has pretty decent luck mailing away for him to send you an autograph.

I'd say a Bruce autograph is probably harder to find than a Brian autograph at this stage. The value/demand balances out of course because there's far less interest in a Bruce autograph. But between officially-sold signed items, store signings, and Brian, especially back in the first decade of the 2000s, doing post-show free signings, a Brian autograph is relatively common. I found an autographed copy of the Gershwin album at a record shop once, just mixed in with all the other $8.99 used CDs.

Mike's relatively easy too. He does about 759 shows per year, and for at least a year or two a bunch of signed copies of his book were floating around shelves all over the US at Barnes & Noble locations.