Two new concerts set for Maine State Pier; Pat Benatar May 2, Beach Boys Aug. 13

Mike Love the Beach Boys front man opens the show at  Bangor Waterfront on Friday, June 22, 2012

Mike Love the Beach Boys front man opens the show at Bangor Waterfront on Friday, June 22, 2012

Waterfront Concerts announced two new concerts for the Maine State Pier in Portland, as part of the Machias Savings Bank concert series. Rocker Pat Benatar and her longtime guitarist, songwriter and husband Neil Giraldo are set for May 2, and legendary band the Beach Boys are set for Aug. 13. Tickets for both concerts go on sale this Friday, Feb. 13; Pat Benatar tickets are $20.75-$65.75, and Beach Boys tickets are $20-$80, all available via Ticketmaster.

Benatar and Giraldo will celebrate their 35th anniversary of playing together with this summer’s tour. The powerhouse duo is behind one of the largest arsenals of rock hits including “Love is a Battlefield”, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Heartbreaker”, “We Live For Love”, “Promises In The Dark,” “We Belong” and many others. Benatar and Giraldo last played in Maine at the State Theater in the summer of 2013 and at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion with Journey and Loverboy.

The Beach Boys have for more than 50 years been American icons, with countless hits and a sound that refined a generation. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year. On this tour, the band will be comprised of Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffery Foskett, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. The Beach Boys played at the Darlgin’s Waterfront Pavilion in 2012.

The above mentioned shows join Maine State Pier shows including Rusted Root and the Wailers June 12, Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick June 27 and “Weird Al” Yankovic July 26. More Waterfront Concert announcements will be coming in the next few days. Check back with for more information and updates.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.