Beach Boys Considering 50th Anniversary Reunion

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE

Former Beach Boys singer/guitarist Al Jardine has told Rolling Stone that the legendary group will reunite for a concert next year to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The lineup will include Jardine, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and possibly early Beach Boys guitarist David Marks. Says Jardine, "We’re definitely doing at least one show — you heard it first. It’s a big deal. I don’t know where it will be yet, but it’ll probably be free. Golden Gate Park was mentioned, as was the [National] Mall in Washington, D.C. and the north shore of Chicago by the beach."

In the Rolling Stone article, Jardine also expresses hopes for a larger scale tour to follow: "I want to go all around the world, but if this is the way it has to be, then so be it. We're going to have to rehearse one hell of a show. My point is, if we're going to rehearse and make this such a wonderful show, we should take it on the road. It's the next logical step and it disappointments me that the other guys don't see if that way. I mean, it really bothers me. I know Live Nation has their fingers crossed we'll hit the road. We've gone one show definite, so at least we've got our foot in the door."

Notorious for decades of infighting and lawsuits, relations between Jardine, lead singer Mike Love and Brian Wilson have thawed considerably, to the point where the opening track "Don't Fight The Sea" from Jardine's new solo album A Postcard From California features vocals from Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnston, and the late Carl Wilson. Check it out below.

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[Published on: 7/21/10]

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