The Beach Boys to go on Tour, Don’t Expect Big Names Though

The Beach Boys have always been known to bring some big drama to the stage, and so news of a new tour, starting in just over a week, shouldn’t be any different.

Last year the Beach Boys made huge news when they scheduled a 50th anniversary tour, and kicked it all off by performing at The Grammy’s together. But while things may have seemed quite chummy on-stage, it wasn’t too long before The Boys cancelled their 50th anniversary tour early. Long-held grievances between Brian Wilson and Mike Love, founding members of the band, were brought back up and, unbeknownst to the rest of the band, things were cut short.

Now, there’s a new tour planned, and it shouldn’t surprise you that the lineup will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, or David Marks. Instead it will be just Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, as it’s Johnston that holds the rights to the name.

At the time the anniversary tour was cancelled, Love issued a statement indicating that he had plans to tour with Johnston alone. “As we move on, Bruce and I look forward to performing live for Beach Boys fans everywhere,” it said.

But apparently, some promoters didn’t get the message. Several had booked the Beach Boys for this upcoming tour, but then cancelled after finding out it was just Johnston and Love.

Just to make things even more confusing, Love will be performing one confirmed solo date (with more possibly coming,) and he’ll be inviting Al Jardine and David Marks to perform with him.

For a full list of current confirmed dates for the Beach Boys concerts, visit

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