The Beach Boys Announce 50th Anniversary Reunion, New Album And Tour
December 16, 2011 at 7:39 AM (PT)
The founding members of THE BEACH BOYS will reunite for a global 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012. BEACH BOYS BRIAN WILSON, MIKE LOVE, AL JARDINE, BRUCE JOHNSTON, and DAVID MARKS will come together for a new studio album and commemorative catalog releases with CAPITOL/EMI and a 50-date international tour to begin in APRIL with a headlining performance at THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL as well as other exciting events to be announced.
BRIAN WILSON said, "This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again."
MIKE LOVE added, "We got together at CAPITOL RECORDS and re-recorded 'Do It Again.' BRIAN and I wrote that song which went to #1 in GREAT BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA and elsewhere some 44 years ago. BRIAN paid me a compliment saying, 'How can a guy sound that great so many years later?' Later on, while working out some harmonies on a new song BRIAN had written, I got a chance to return the compliment. It was a thrill to be around a piano again with BRIAN, ALAN and BRUCE and experience firsthand the brilliance of COUSIN BRIAN's gift for vocal arrangements. I am very much looking forward to DAVID MARKS joining us and thrilling with his surf guitar licks. Music has been the unifying and harmonizing fact of life in our family since childhood. It has been a huge blessing that we have been able to share with the world. Wouldn't It Be Nice to Do It Again? Absolutely!"