December 17, 2011- For many years, it has been The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson and for the most part the two never mixed. The pop group from Southern California was so influential over the genre that they were often considered the Beatles of the United States.
However, Wilson’s involvement in the band has been on and off over time. Of late, his relationship with the band has been non-existent, as he has resurrected his solo career with the release of a new solo album title “That Lucky Old Sun.”
Nevertheless, that will all change in 2012. The band has confirmed that all members of the group from the mid 1960s Beach Boys – Mike Love, Brian Wilson, David Marks, Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine – will reunite to go on a tour to celebrate the groups’ 50th anniversary and cut a new album with Capitol Records.
Wilson is in charge of producing the new album, which is all originals and is still in recording. The new album will include a retrospective series, which will have a box set that covers the career of the group and a collection of greatest hits.
The world tour is scheduled to start in April but not dates have been announced, but will make a stop to play in the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The Beach Boys are still the bestselling American band for singles and albums in Neilsen/Soundscan history.