It appears that the four surviving members of the Beach Boys might be doing a proper 50th anniversary tour after all. Fans will remember that the legendary band has gone back and forth on the idea, mostly because Brian Wilson backed out of previous plans for such a jaunt. But now Rolling Stone reports that Wilson is indeed involved with a reunion tour that would celebrate the group’s 50 years.
Guitarist Al Jardine told RS the following in an interview:
“We’ll do maybe 50 amphitheaters here and 50 or 60 overseas,” guitarist Al Jardine [said]. “It’ll be whenever the buyers think is the best time for us. We’re wide open for that.”
The magazine also notes that the four Beach Boys were recently in the studio together for the first time in some 20 years. They were apparently re-recording “Do It Again” to serve as a promo for the world tour, which seems likely.