Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Beach Boys To Kick Off the 2015-2016 Skiing Season in Ischgl

The Beach Boys kick off the winter season on 28 November 2015at the Top of the Mountain Opening Concert, bringing Californian feeling to the Alpine-Lifestyle-Metropolis of Ischgl
The Beach Boys get down to rock. With their legendary hit "Fun, Fun, Fun", they'll be providing just the right soundtrack for the start of the 2015/16 winter season at 18:00 in the town centre. By day, skiing on 238 kilometres of slopes, in the evening Surfin’ with the Beach Boys. Following their reunion in 2012, the world-famous musicians have launched a new brand of rock and are making it clear in Ischgl what they suggested in their latest album: "Good times never have to end, now is the time to let them happen again". Four-part choral movements, catchy melodies and million-sellers are sure to fire up the audience. In Ischgl, fans get the golden opportunity to see one of the most successful bands in the history of music live before an impressive alpine backdrop. Even after 50 years of band history, The Beach Boys put on a show as if they were in Las-Vegas.
With songs like "Wouldn’t it be nice", "God only knows" or "Kokomo" they've written music history, which is still very much present even after 50 years of band history. After the Wilson brothers, their cousin Mike Love and a schoolmate formed the band in 1961, the song "Surfin Safari" brought initial success. TV performances, world tours and five albums in the charts at the same time followed. Unmistakable and unique to this day: their sound of catchy melodies, polyphonic singing and often unusual harmonic progressions. Sun, surfing and good vibes as the main themes of their songs shaped the image of Californian lifestyle until songwriter Brian Wilson brought on the musical turning point: he shut himself away writing new songs in the background and thus led the band into the league of ambitious rock musicians. The album "Pet Sounds" released in 1966 was celebrated as a source of inspiration for numerous artists incl. Paul McCartney, Elton John or even R.E.M., and is today regarded as one of the most significant albums in the his-tory of rock music, the song "Good Vibrations" becoming its first million-seller. They put in a break in 1998, until making a comeback in 2012 with a new line-up and new album. 29 studio albums, three live albums, countless hits in the charts and an entry into the Guinness Book of Records.

The Beach Boys follows in the footsteps of a galaxy of superstars who have entertained skiers and boarders in the Austrian resort's traditional Top of the Mountain gig. Long time ago, Ischgl decided to put its entire advertising and marketing budget into staging two massive concerts a year to open and close the winter season. Elton John was the first star to feature in the Tirolean resort's now famous season closing concerts, back in 1995. Since then the resort has hosted Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Atomic Kitten, Peter Gabriel, The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Richie, Pink, the Scissor Sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Elton John again, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Gossip, The Killers,Roxette, Mariah Carey, The Scorpions, Deep Purple, Nickelback, Robbie Williams, James Blunt and Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Ischgl (1377m) is a truly Ski Paradise in Tirol (Austria) with 238 km of prepared pistes, 43 lifts and lots of interesting new features in the ski resort. The modern lifts managed by the Silvretta Seilbahn AG Company offer a high level of comfort and countless extras, such as heated seats in the Fimbabahn cable car built for the 2007/08 season. A variety of slopes and ski routes offer a opportunity for everyone, from beginners to experts looking for challenging pistes. Eleven is the name of the longest piste with approximately 11 kilometres from the top of the ski resort in Greitspitz (2,872 metres) to Ischgl village (1,400 metres).
From Ischgl you can access to the Silvretta Arena Ski Paradise, thanks to an alliance between two Companies (Silvretta Seilbahn AG and Bergbahnen Sammaun AG) and two ski resorts (Ischgl-Sammaun) from two different countries (Switzerland-Austria).

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