Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks To Tour Together For The First Time In More Than Two Decades
Tickets on Sale Monday, February 27, 2012, at 9 a.m.
Pittsburgh, PA (Wednesday, February 15, 2012): The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will tour together for the first time in more than two decades. The 40+ city tour, which will begin in April, will feature a headlining date at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 27 and a performance at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10. A second show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, already has been added for May 13 due to overwhelming demand. The previously announced May 12 performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena sold out in one day.
The band, which performed together at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards, also will release a new studio album and commemorative 50th Anniversary catalog with Capitol/EMI.
On Friday, May 11, 2012, at 8 p.m. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present the Beach Boys at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in the Cultural District for one night only.
Tickets ($80.25, $100.25 and $153.25) will go on sale Monday, February 27, 2012, at 9 a.m. through The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s website trustarts.org, phone room 412-456-4800, and Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue). Up to the minute tour date and ticketing information can be found at thebeachboys.com.
The Beach Boys have recorded new songs for the as-yet-untitled album to be released in 2012. It will be the first to feature all of the band’s surviving original members in decades and is being produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love.
The Beach Boys and Capitol/EMI also have teamed up for a 50th Anniversary campaign spotlighting the band’s entire catalog, with several new commemorative releases planned for 2012, including a new hits collection and a career-spanning box set.
For five decades, America’s first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they also are the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits with 36. Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys is fast approaching triple-Platinum sales status, and The SMiLE Sessions, released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, has been heralded as 2011’s #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world.