The Beach Boys Reunite
20 December 2011
The Beach Boys have announced that they will reunite to tour and record a new album to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
The remaining founding members of the group - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks - have a 50 date international tour planned for next April. No dates have been announced so far but they are supposed to be headlining at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that takes place between 27 April - 6 May.
Confirming the news 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".
Love added: "We got together at Capitol Records and re-recorded 'Do It Again'. Brian and I wrote that song, which went to number one 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".
He continued: "Music has been the unifying and harmonising 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!"