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The Beach Boys Announce Dates for 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour

The Beach Boys -- who performed a pretty solid rendition of "Good Vibrations" this past Sunday night on the 54th Grammy Awards broadcast -- have announced the dates for their extensive 50th anniversary reunion tour.

The trek kicks off April 24 in Tucson, Arizona, and ends August 7 in Lokeren, Belgium, although additional dates are sure to follow.

Some tour highlights include Jazz Fest and Bonnaroo.

It's interesting to note that this exact lineup of The Beach Boys has never performed together, even in the good ol' days. The 2012 members are Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love and guitarist David Marks, who left the group in 1963 when he was 15.

Rumors of a reunion tour involving as many original Beach Boys as possible have been circulating for years, but nothing was confirmed until December, when the band announced the tour and plans for a new studio album.

"We haven't played together in a long time," Jardine said in a statement. "The fans are going to want to hear the hits. But there should also be lesser-known ones that are so important."

The Beach Boys 2012 Tour:

  • 4/24 Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
  • 4/26 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
  • 4/27 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • 4/28 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
  • 4/29 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater
  • 5/2 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater
  • 5/4 Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 5/5 Tampa, FL - Stratz Center for the Performing Arts
  • 5/8 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
  • 5/9 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
  • 5/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Hall
  • 5/12 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 5/13 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 5/15 White Plains, NY - Westchester County Center
  • 5/17 Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center
  • 5/19 Atlantic City, NJ - The Borgata Hotel Casino
  • 5/21 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
  • 5/27 Las Vegas, NV - Red Rock Casino
  • 6/1 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre
  • 6/2 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
  • 6/8 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 6/10 Manchester, TN - Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival
  • 6/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
  • 6/15 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 6/16 Camden, NJ - Susquahanna Bank Center
  • 6/17 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 6/22 Bangor, ME - Waterfront Park
  • 6/23 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 6/26 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
  • 6/29 Darien Lakes, NY - Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
  • 6/30 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 7/1 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
  • 7/3 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
  • 7/10 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • 7/13 Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
  • 7/14 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
  • 7/15 Stateline, NV - Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheater

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.