The Beach Boys announce reunion tour dates

50th anniversary gigs to kick off in Arizona this April

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The Beach Boys have announced a mammoth run of US dates for their reunion tour this April.

The legendary '60s band will play 37 shows across the States as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations and, with the band revealing their plans to play a 50-date international tour in December last year, more shows are expected to be announced in the future.

Founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine played together for the first time in over 20 years at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last Sunday (February 12). They played with touring members Bruce Johnston and David Marks and teamed up with Maroon 5 and Foster The People for a rendition of their classic hit 'Good Vibrations'.

The tour will kick off with a show at Arizona's Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre and finish with a gig at Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheatre in Nevada on July 15.

The Beach Boys first formed in 1961 and enjoyed huge success throughout the following decade.

Brian Wilson last performed with The Beach Boys during the making of their 1996 album 'Stars And Stripes Vol 1', and has toured as a solo artist since.

He hinted earlier this year that he wanted to reform with the surviving members. Two former founding members, Dennis and Carl Wilson, died in 1983 and 1998 respectively.

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