1981
* - no Dennis
  January   9 - session: Stevie [Sounds Good]
14 - session: Stevie [Sounds Good]
16 - Sports Arena, San Diego CA [w/American Spring]
17 - UC Davis, Davis CA [w/American Spring]
18 - Selland Arena, Fresno CA#
19 - DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC [1]
30 - All Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale AZ#
  February 12 - The Summit, Houston TX [all February dates w/ Randy Meisner & The Silverados]
13 - University of Texas, Austin TX
14 - LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge  LA
15 - Reunion Arena, Dallas TX
16 - Bicentennial Center, Salina KS
18 - University of Iowa, Ames IA
19 - Kemper Arena, Kansas City MO
20 - Barton Coliseum, Little Rock AR
21 - Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi MS
22 - Mabee Center, Tulsa OK
23 - Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM
24 - University of New Mexico Arena, Albuquerque NM [2]
  March   5 - Hold Me/Hurry Love Carl Wilson single released (Caribou)
27 - Carl Wilson album released (Caribou)
  spring ?? - Brian Wilson demo sessions: Reins/Walking On Water
?? - session: Sweetie
?? - Mike Love session: I Ran (All The Way Home) [Santa Barbara]
  April   3 - Brian Wilson session: (unknown title) [Gold Star]
1st Carl Wilson solo tour
  5 - Park West, Chicago IL
  6 - Center Stage, Detroit MI
  7 - The Agora, Cleveland OH
  8 - El Mocambo Club, Toronto ON, Canada
10 - Paradise Club, Boston MA
11 - My Fathers Place, Roslyn NY
12 - Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ
13 - The Bottom Line, New York NY [3]
14 - The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, NBC TV
15 - The Bayou, Washington DC [w/Bob Duncan Band]
16 - The Agora Ballroom, Atlanta GA
17 - The Poets Club, Memphis TN
19 - The Agora, Dallas TX
20 - The Agora Ballroom, Houston TX [w/The Sirens]
23 - The Roxy, Los Angeles CA [2 shows]
25 - Old Waldorf, San Francisco CA
  May   1 - Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon PA [2 shows]
  2 - Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon PA [2 shows]
  3 - Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh PA [2 shows]
  4 - Hershey Sports Arena, Hershey PA
  6 - Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers FL
  7 - Lakeland Civic Center Arena, Lakeland FL
  8 - Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise FL [w/John Day - 2 shows]
  9 - Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise FL [w/John Day - 2 shows]
10 - University of Florida, Gainesville FL
15 - Anaheim Stadium CA [4]
16 - Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara CA [2 shows]
17 - Concord Pavilion, Concord CA [2 shows]
23 - Lake Lanier Island Presentation Point Amphitheater, Atlanta GA (ESBB)
24 - Solid Gold TV Show
26 - 4th Annual National Cheerleading Championships, Fountain Blue Hilton,
        Miami FL
26 - People Are Talking with Maury Povich TV show
29 - Civic Center, Portland, ME [w/Frankie and The Knockouts]
30 - Civic Center, Hartford CT [w/Frankie and The Knockouts]
31 - Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY [w/Frankie and The Knockouts]
?? - 20th Anniversary Special
  June   1 - Civic Center, Providence RI [w/Frankie and The Knockouts]
  2 - Heaven/Hurry Love Carl Wilson single released (Caribou)
  2 - Community War Memorial, Rochester NY [w/Frankie and The Knockouts]
  4 - Westbury Music Fair NY [5]
  5 - Westbury Music Fair NY
  6 - Westbury Music Fair NY [2 shows]
  7 - Westbury Music Fair NY [2 shows]
Carl Wilson opening for The Doobie Brothers [1st leg]
16 - Salt Palace, Salt Lake City UT
18 - Red Rocks, Denver CO
19 - Red Rocks, Denver CO
20 - Poplar Creek Music Center, Chicago IL [w/Glenn Super]
20 - Red Rocks, Denver CO
21 - Pine Knob, Clarkston MI [w/Glenn Super]
22 - Pine Knob, Clarkston MI [w/Glenn Super]
22 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City OK
23 - Pine Knob, Clarkston MI [w/Glenn Super]
23 - Bicentennial Center, Salina KS
24 - Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta GA [w/Glenn Super - 2 shows]
24 - Kemper Arena, Kansas City MO
25 - Hubert Brown Theatre, Butler University, Indianapolis IN
       [w/Glenn Super - 2 shows]
25 - Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids IA
26 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH [w/Glenn Super]
27 - Municipal Auditorium, Nashville TN [w/Glenn Super]
27 - Alpine Valley Music Theater, Milwaukee WI
28 - Carrowinds Amusement Park, Charlotte NC [2 shows]
28 - Alpine Valley Music Theater, Milwaukee WI
30 - Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston SC [2 shows]
30 - Pine Knob, Independence MI
to September: Looking Back With Love sessions [Santa Barbara CA]
  July   1 - Civic Center, Huntington WV
  1 - Pine Knob, Independence MI
  2 - Pine Knob, Independence MI
  3 - Pine Knob, Independence MI
  4 - The Mall, Washington DC [6]
  4 - Pine Knob, Independence MI
  5 - Queen Mary, Long Beach CA
       [w/Rick Springfield, Three Dog Night and Pablo Cruise] [7]
  7 - Convention Center, Myrtle Beach SC
  8 - Virginia Beach Pavilion, Virginia Beach VA
  9 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
10 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
10 - Mann Music Center, Philadelphia PA
11 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
11 - Music Mountain, South Fallsburg NY
12 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
12 - Civic Center, Hartford CT
13 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
14 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
14 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH
15 - Caesar's Palace, Lake Tahoe NV [w/Glen Super]
15 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH
16 - War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY
17 - Greek Theater, Hollywood CA [w/Glen Super] [8]
17 - Merriweather Post Pavilon, Largo MD
18 - Greek Theater, Hollywood [w/Glen Super] CA
18 - The Bottom Line, New York NY (not w/Doobies)
19 - ParkWest, Salt Lake City UT*
19 - Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
20 - Toad's Place, New Haven CT (not w/Doobies)
27 - The Beach Boys Medley/God Only Knows single released (Capitol)
  August
Mike Love solo shows
In the 2nd half of 1981, Mike went out on several solo dates, backed by The Endless Summer Beach Band. Most of these were to promote his Looking Back With Love album, but the earlier dates were seemingly Mike just filling in time between BB tours.
  4 - Hobey Baker's, Goleta CA
  5 - Hobey Baker's, Goleta CA
  7 - The Bodega, Campbell CA [2 shows]
  8 - LA Country Club, Los Angeles CA [9]
14 - Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha NE* [w/Little River Band and Hit & Run]
15 - Illinois State Fair, Springfield MO [2 shows]
16 - Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis WI
17 - Holiday Star Theater, Merriville IN
18 - Six Flags, St Louis MO [2 shows]
19 - Red Rocks, Denver CO [w/Jim Photoglo]
20 - Red Rocks, Denver CO [w/Jim Photoglo]
21 - Colorado State Fair, Pueblo CO [w/Jim Photoglo]
22 - Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City OK* [w/Jim Photoglo]
24 - Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City TN [w/Jim Photoglo]
25 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD* [w/Jim Photoglo]
Carl Wilson opening for The Doobie Brothers [2nd leg]
25 - Bismarck Arena, Bismark ND
26 - Mann Music Center, Philadelphia PA [w/Jim Photoglo]
26 - Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls SD
27 - Tanglewood, Lennox MA [w/Jim Photoglo - 3 shows] 
27 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City SD
28 - Brendan Byrne Arena, Meadowlands NJ [w/Jim Photoglo]
28 - Civic Auditorium, Omaha NB
29 - Civic Centre, Ottawa, Canada
29 - Hilton Coliseum, Ames IA
30 - CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada [w/Ian Thomas]
31 - CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada* [w/Ian Thomas]
  fall Young Blood sessions [Cherokee, Caribou & Westlake]
  September   1 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY [w/Jim Photoglo]
  1 - Poplar Creek, Chicago IL
  2 - Syracuse State Fair, Syracue NY [w/Jim Photoglo]
  3 - Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Green Bay WI [cancelled]
  4 - Nepenthe Club, Fort Lauderdale FL
  4 - Lacrosse WI
  5 - Nepenthe Club, Fort Lauderdale FL
2nd Carl Wilson solo tour
  5 - The 3rd Rock Ní Picnic Jam, Marion County Fairgrounds Indianapolis IN
        [w/Rick Springfield, The Rockets and The Danny Joe Brown Band] 
  6 - Mabel's, Champaign IL
  6 - Brassy's Nightclub, Cocoa Beach FL
  9 - Ontario Place Forum, Toronto
10 - Le Club Montreal, Montreal, Canada
11 - Knotts Berry Farm, Anaheim CA
11 - Hampton Beach NH
12 - Disney World, Orlando FL
12 - Willimantic CT
13 - Fountain Casino, Aberdeen NJ
14 - Stone Balloon, Newark DE
26 - Love Boat Cruiseline, Acapulco, Mexico [10]
29 - Looking Back With Love/One Good Reason Mike Love single released
       (Boardwalk)
  October   8 - Looking Back With Love Mike Love album released (Boardwalk)
  8 - US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs CO
  9 - Notre Dame University, South Bend IN [w/Red Rider]
10 - Indiana State U, Terre Haute IN [w/Red Rider] [11]
11 - Civic Center, St Paul MN
12 - Bradley University, Peoria IL
13 - Coliseum, Fort Wayne IN
14 - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI
15 - Civic Center, La Crosse WI [cancelled]
16 - Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati OH
17 - University of Indiana, Bloomington IN [w/Jim Photoglo]
18 - Civic Center, Wheeling WV
19 - Coliseum, Knoxville TN
20 - Pete Matthews Colisuem, Jacksonville AL*
21 - Civic Center, Savannah GA [w/Red Rider]
22 - Civic Center, Augusta GA [w/Red Rider]
23 - Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA [w/Red Rider]
24 - Clemson University, Clemson SC [w/Red Rider]
25 - Duke University, Durham NC* [w/Red Rider]
27 - Sanger Theater, New Orleans LA [w/Red Rider]
28 - LSU, Baton Rouge LA
29 - Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee FL
30 - Orange Bowl, Miami FL [w/The Commodores] [12]
30 - Thirty Years of American Bandstand ABC TV show
31 - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL [w/Tom Chapin]
  November   1 - Rupp Arena, Lexington KY [w/Tom Chapin]
  2 - Come Go With Me/Don't Go Near The Water single released (Caribou)
  2 - Gainesville FL
  4 - Agora Ballroom, Atlanta GA
  5 - The Bayou, Washington DC
  6 - Left Bank Club,Mt Vernon NY
  6 - Chaddís Ford PA
  7 - Philadelphia [cancelled]
  7 - North Stage, Glen Cove, Long Island NY 
  8 - Savoy, New York City NY
  9 - Toad's Place, New Haven CT [cancelled]
13 - Channel Club, Boston MA [cancelled]
20 - Harpo's, Detroit MI [cancelled]
21 - Bogart's, Cincinnati OH. [2 shows - cancelled ?]
27 - Memorial Coliseum, Portland OR [13]
28 - Paramount Theater, Seattle OR [w/The Pamela Moore Band - 2 shows]
29 - McArthur Court Coliseum, University of Oregon, Eugene OR [w/Joe Erickson]
  December   3 - Annual Sema Industry Awards Banquet, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas NV
  4 - Circle Star Theater, San Carlos CA* [2 shows] [14]
  5 - Circle Star Theater, San Carlos CA [2 shows]
  7 - Ten Years Of Harmony compilation album released (Caribou)
10 - Showplace Lounge, Sheraton Airport, Portland OR
13 - Astor Park, Seattle WA [cancelled]
24 - Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa [w/Lulu] [15]
25 - Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa [w/Lulu]
26 - Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa [w/Lulu]
27 - Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa [w/Lulu]
28 - Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa [w/Lulu]
31 - Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa [w/Lulu]
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1
  Part of the Inaugural celebrations for new president Ronald Regan.
2
  Carl's last show with the band until April 1982.
3
  Broadcast live on WNEW-FM
4
  Show followed a Surfs Soccer game.
5
  Adrian Baker guested at these shows before officially joining on the 20th.
6
  Broadcast live on Q107-FM. Not one of their better shows.
7
  Televised live nationally, this is very possibly the worst show The Beach Boys have
  ever played: they weren't just bad, they were shocking. Carl, watching from his
  hotel room on tour, simply said "it was painful".
8
  During this show, Brian threw a tantrum, punched his mike and stormed offstage:
  reportedly Mike & Dennis had a backstage fistfight as well.
9
  David Marks sat in on this Mike Love/Endless Summer Beach Band gig.
10
  This cruise was also Mike's honeymoon with his new bride of nine days, Kathy
  Martinez. In exchange for one show and some meet & greets, the whole band
  got an all-in 10-day cruise to Mexico and back.
11
  Half the backing band missed the show because of engine problems with the BBs
  jet - they hired a small charter plane but had to leave some people behind (including
  Bobby Figueroa). The drummer from opening act Red Rider sat in.
12
  Special show for the University of Miami.
13
  At this gig three sheriff's deputies were manhandled by security for taking photos:
  they later sued the group and were awarded 5 million in December 1985.
14
  Although touring, Dennis didn't play this show as he had food poisoning.
15
  This was the residency that breached UN anti-aparthied sanctions: it's an
  indication of the band's standing and mindset in 1981 that not only did they not
  play their 20th anniversary show in Los Angeles but also that no-one really seemed
  to care that they broke the UN embargo anyway. Brian & Dennis made the trip,
  but not Carl, of course.