President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is less than a month away, but he’s having trouble booking entertainment for the event. However, it turns out that the Beach Boys might be playing at the event.
In September, founding Beach Boy Mike Love told Page Six that the band would be open to playing at Trump’s inauguration if they were asked.
‘He’s been a friend for a long time. Does that mean I agree with everything he says? No. But . . . if we were asked [to play his inauguration], I’m sure that we would.’
Despite Love’s support, the band has not yet confirmed whether or not they will be at the event. So far, only the Music City Rockettes, reality TV star Jackie Evancho, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have officially confirmed they will attend Trump’s inauguration.
A spokesperson for the band said that the group had been invited and were currently considering the invitation.
‘The Beach Boys have been asked to perform as part of the inauguration festivities. But no decision has been made at this point as to how or whether they will participate. We will let you know as soon as a decision is final.’
Over the years, the Beach Boys have performed for several different presidents including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
If the band does end up playing for Trump, they might have the stage to themselves. Trump’s team has tried, to no avail, to book A-listers such as Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Elton John and others. Even conservative musicians such as Garth Brooks have declined to play for Trump.
Trump has said that he does not care if celebrities perform at his inauguration, but that contradicts the story we are hearing from the media and industry insiders.
‘The so-called “A” list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!’
The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
According to the Wrap, the President-elect’s team have gotten so desperate that they have allegedly offered political appointments and ambassadorships to talent agents who were capable of booking A-listers for the inauguration.
‘They said they were in the process of “figuring out posts, ambassadorships and commissions” if that was of any interest’
As stated above, the Beach Boys have not confirmed their attendance, but they’re the closest Trump has come to booking an A-lister.
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