Beach Boys Reunion Comes to a Close in More Ways Than
The Beach Boys 50th anniversary tour will come
to a close this week after the surf-rock veterans final date at
London's Wembley Arena.
Unfortunately for fans, and some members of the band,
Mike Love, who still legally controls the
Beach Boys name, has now issued a statement
announcing he has kicked out the band's remaining members,
including Wilson. However, he (Love) also states that he and the
band will continue to tour with remaining member Brian
Johnson along with a new backing band.
"As we move on, Bruce and I look forward to performing live
for Beach Boys fans everywhere," Mr. Love said in a statement. He
went on to say: "The 50th Reunion Tour was designed to be a set
tour with a beginning and an end to mark a special 50-year
milestone for the band."
Meanwhile, Brian Wilson told
"I'm disappointed and can't understand why he doesn't
want to tour with Al, David, and me. We are out there having so
much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys."
An online petition taking a stand against the decision has now
been launched in order "to preserve the validity of the Beach
Boys as a whole, and not as a money-saving, stripped-down
version." It has amassed over 4,000 signatures as of now.
The Beach Boys have confirmed plans for a
50th anniversary re-union show in the UK.
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