Brian Wilson will be joined by Al Jardine and David Marks on stage for the first time since all three toured as part of the briefly reunited Beach Boys last year. Tickets for the Ohio show go on sale this Saturday.
Wilson, Jardine and Marks — all founding members of the Beach Boys, along with Mike Love — were unceremoniously shown the door at the conclusion of 2012′s 50th anniversary concerts by Love, who wrestled away the rights to the group’s name during Wilson’s lengthy struggle with mental illness. Love has continued with an off-shoot band, still labelled “the Beach Boys,” that features only Bruce Johnston — a second-generation addition.
That threw a sad light on the group’s triumphal reunion project That’s Why God Made the Radio, the first album with original material by the Beach Boys since 1992. After their originally scheduled tour ended on September 28, 2012 in London, Wilson was reduced to pleading through the media to continue on with a group that will forever be associated with his genius.
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Wilson, Jardine and Marks have continued to work together, even as fans urged the trio to establish their own tour.
Wilson appeared with Jardine, Jeff Foskett and the Wilson solo band at the KLOS-sponsored Christmas show in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater on December 13. Jardine is also a special guest on Marks’ new solo album The Circle Continues, singing “I Sail Away.” Marks collaborated with Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich on that project, along with Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, and others.
Wilson was also nominated in December for a Grammy as compilation producer of the deluxe SMiLE Session box set. Meanwhile, Jardine’s “Don’t Fight The Sea” was honored at the Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California as best music video, and the short film also appeared on the Grammy ballot.
Wilson is set to perform with Jardine and Marks on July 25, 2013 at Kettering, Ohio’s Fraze Pavilion. Tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 26. For more information, go to: http://www.fraze.com/brian-wilson/.