Love plans to continue touring under Beach Boys moniker without bandmates
The Beach Boys‘ Al Jardine has asked fans to sign a petition to champion The Beach Boys’ full reunited line-up over bandmate Mike Love’s version of the group without the other three members.
Love has previously revealed plans to continue touring under the Beach Boys name after the band’s current 50th anniversary, which ends in London tomorrow (September 28).
Al Jardine has called on fans to sign the petition against Love’s “money-saving, stripped-down version” of the band, The Guardian reports. The petition, which calls on Love to “reinstate the 3 other members to the touring group for your final years performing” has nearly 4,000 electronic signatures at present.
Meanwhile, Brian Wilson has told CNN that he is gutted Love won’t tour with the rest of the band. “I’m disappointed and can’t understand why Mike doesn’t want to tour with Al, David and me,” he said. “After all, we are the real Beach Boys.”
Wilson was previously opposed to a reunion, but the recent tour and album ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’ seems to have garnered some enthusiasm.
Wilson previously said he wants to make a new “exciting rock and roll album” to follow up the reunion record, which could be released next year. However, Love has now said he would only be interested in recording another album if he could “write some songs with Brian”. The pair only collaborated on three songs on the last LP.