Ousted members of the band commit to new line-up without Mike Love
Brian Wilson has announced further details of shows he will play with Al Jardine and David Marks of The Beach Boys in July.
The announcement of the live date comes after the group fell out with fellow members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston in 2012 when the pair revealed plans to continue playing live under The Beach Boys name, with or without Wilson, Jardine and Marks. The three-piece band announced two dates earlier this year and have added gigs in Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Interlochen and Los Angeles. A statement on the Brian Wilson website suggests further dates will be added shortly.
Mike Love revealed his plan to continue playing under The Beach Boys name last year following the completion of the band’s hugely successful 50th anniversary tour. In October, Love defended his plans in an open letter published by the LA Times. He wrote: “I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I cannot fire Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson.”
Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks will play:
The Grand, Atlantic, New Jersey (July 20)
Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (21)
Kresge Auditorum, Interlochen, Michigan (23)
Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio (25)
Ravina Festival, Highland Park, Illinois (26)
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California (October 20)