Beach Boys are going on tour to mark their 50th anniversary with 50-date worldwide concerts in 2012. The California rock band formed in 1961 and are still singing the classics as they did five decades ago.
The tour will consist of their well-known commemoratory releases and new studio album. Those traveling will include Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.
“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,” Brian Wilson said in a press release.
This 50-date international tour will begin in April at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In addition, the well-known Beach band announced a 50th anniversary campaign, it will include commemorative releases in 2012 such as a career-spanning box set and a new hits collection.
The original group was composed of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. They were managed by Murry Wilson, the father of the three brothers.
They were signed to Capitol Records in 1962. The Beach Boys early music became popular across the US for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance.