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Reformed Beach Boys Touring Australia

Written by Brayden Darke on April 26, 2012

After recent news this week that The Beach Boys have finished recording their 29th studio album in Los Angeles, they’ve now hit the road to begin their 50th anniversary tour, kicking off in North America. Having confirmed dates throughout Europe, they’ve now confirmed that they will also tour Australia, along with Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.


Update: Beach Boys Australian Tour Confirmed For August


The remaining original lineup — Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks and Brian Wilson (who hasn’t toured with the band in over two decades) — will be hitting our shores with dates to be announced soon.

The new record features all of the surviving members, and will comprise all totally original songs. Bruce Johnston spoke to Billboard, saying that the record is driven by the collaboration of Brian Wilson and Mike Love.

“There’s a lot of what you’d hope to hear from Brian (Wilson) on there. It’s not a quilt or a pot luck dinner; it’s not like, ‘OK, everybody show up with your songs’. It’s not one of those kind of albums. There’s a lot of Brian in there, and Mike (Love). It’s just nice to know there is a Mike Love and a Brian Wilson still around to write together.”

The album’s lead single That’s Why God Made The Radio was previewed on Tuesday. Listen to the full track below:

Recent Set List

1 Do It Again
2 Catch A Wave
3 Don’t Back Down
4 Surfin’ Safari
5 Surfer Girl
6 The Little Girl I Once Knew
7 Wendy
8 Then He Kissed Me (Crystals cover)
9 This Whole World
10 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers cover)
11 When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
12 You’re So Good To Me
13 In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
14 Be True To Your School
15 Disney Girls
16 Please Let Me Wonder
17 Don’t Worry Baby
18 Little Honda
19 Little Deuce Coupe
20 49″
21 Shut Down
22 I Get Around
23 Sloop John B
24 Wouldn’t It Be Nice
25 Forever
26 Sail On Sailor
27 Heroes and Villains
28 In My Room
29 All This Is That
30 God Only Knows
31 That’s Why God Made the Radio
32 California Dreaming (Mamas and the Papas cover)
33 California Girls (David Lee Roth cover) (Just kidding)
34 Dance Dance Dance
35 All Summer Long
36 Help Me Rhonda
37 Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry cover)
38 Barbara Ann
39 Surfin’ U.S.A.

Encore

40 Kokomo
41 Good Vibrations
42 Fun Fun Fun

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