The Beach Boys Return to the Road Summer 2013
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will tour under the Beach Boys name, but the group will not include original members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
The first scheduled date will be at the Barbara B. Mann Performance Arts Hall in Fort Meyers, Florida on February 15, and 22 more concerts are scheduled before a final show at the Divots Events Center in Norfolk, Nebraska. Other cities on the tour include Lincoln City, Oregon; Morristown, New Jersey; Edmonton, Alberta; Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tokyo, where the group will play a three-night stand.
Beach Boys’ fans will remember that the highly publicized 50th anniversary tour of the band, which reunited the surviving members of the band and notably brought together Wilson and Love, was cut short in September. Wilson and Love have been feuding for decades, and since Love owns the rights to the name of the band, he continues touring under the name with Bruce Johnston.
“As we move on, Bruce and I look forward to performing live for Beach Boys fans everywhere,” Love said in a statement after the reunion tour was called off. The news that the reunion tour would not continue apparently caught the rest of the band off-guard. It was reported that some promoters cancelled some of the subsequent shows booked as Love’s version of the Beach Boys, as they had thought they were booking the full reunited band.
It was also just announced that Brian Wilson will play at least one solo date this year, and that he will invite Al Jardine and David Marks to appear as his special guests. That concert will take place at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio on July 25. No word yet on whether Wilson will be adding more performances this year.