The Beach Boys 2012 tour is happening. Days after the band's Grammy performance, the Boys have announced a 50-date world tour. (PHOTO: REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson).
Fresh from their Grammy performance, The Beach Boys have announced the dates for their long awaited reunion tour.
The 50-date world tour will kick off Apr. 24 with a performance in Tuscon, AZ. Among the dates are headlining performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as Bonnaroo 2012.The announcement follows rumors that have been circulating for years of a reunion tour consisting of the original line-up.
Since their split in the late '90s, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continued to tour under the Beach Boys name. Brian Wilson toured solo, while Al Jardine performed with the Endless Summer Band. Nothing had been confirmed for the reunion until last December when the band announced plans for a tour and a new album.
We haven't played together in a long time, Al Jardine told Rolling Stone.
The fans are going to want to hear the hits. But there should also be lesser-known ones that are so important, he added.
This will be the first time that this exact lineup takes the stage, as the specific roster of musicians have never performed on tour together. The string of shows will feature Wilson, Love, Jardine, Johnston and David Marks, who left the group in 1963 when he was just 15 years old.
The Boys made their first appearance together this past weekend at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, where they played Good Vibrations along with Maroon 5 and Foster The People.
Aside from 2012 world tour, The Beach Boys have also confirmed that tracks for a new studio album have been completed. The album, which will include a commemorative catalog, is produced Wilson and Love.
For more information on the tour, visit the band's Web site.
The Beach Boys 2012 Tour Dates
04/24 Tucson, AZ-Anselmo Valencia Ampitheater 04/26 Grand Prairie, TX-Verizon Theatre 04/27 New Orleans, LA-New Orleans Jazz Fest 04/29 Raleigh, NC-Raleigh Ampitheater 05/02 St. Augustine, FL-St. Augustine Ampitheater 05/04 Hollywood, FL-Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 05/05 Tampa, FL-David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts 05/08 New York, NY-Beacon Theater 05/09 New York, NY-Beacon Theater 05/11 Pittsburgh, PA-Bendum Center for the Performing Arts 05/12 Uncasville, CT-Mohegan Sun Arena 05/13 Uncasville, CT-Mohegan Sun Arena 05/15 White Plains, NY-Westchester County Center 05/17 Bethlehem, PA-Sands Bethlehem Events Center 05/19 Atlanta City, NJ-Borgata Hotel Casino 05/21 Chicago, IL-Chicago Theatre 05/27 Las Vegas, NV-Red Rock Casino 06/01 Berkley, CA-Greek Theatre 06/02 Los Angeles, CA-Hollywood Bowl 06/08 The Woodlands, TX-Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 06/10 Manchester, TN-Bonnaroo Music Festival 06/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH-Blossom Music Center 06/15 Columbia, MD-Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/16 Camden, NJ-Susquehanna Bank Center 06/17 Bethel, NY-Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 06/19 Toronto, ON-Molson Ampitheatre 06/20 Montreal, QC-Bell Centre 06/22 Bangor, ME-Waterfront Park 06/23 Saratoga Springs, NY-Saratoga Performing Arts Center 06/26 Boston, MA-Bank of America Pavilion 06/29 Darien Lakes, NY-DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/01 Milwaukee, WI-Markus Ampitheater (Summerfest) 07/03 Virginia Beach, VA-Farm Bureau Live 07/10 Morrison, CO-Red Rocks Ampitheatre 07/13 Woodinville, WA-Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 07/14 Eugene, OR-Cuthbert Ampitheater 07/15 Stateline, NV-Harvey's Lake Tahoe Ampitheater