50 years of The Beach Boys - But Reunion or NOT?

It seems like no one knows for sure whether or not The Beach Boys will reunite for their 50th anniversary. The group, which started in 1961, hasn't confirmed one way or the other for 100%, and different stories contradict each other.

This story suggest a reunion :

The Beach Boys Plan 100-Date Anniversary Tour

by World Entertainment News Network

Al Jardine has confirmed the original The Beach Boys are planning a major reunion to mark the group's 50th anniversary in 2011 - and it will probably be a free extravaganza. Bandmate Mike Love recently suggested he'd be teaming up with the three original members of the group for shows in 2011 and now Jardine has more details about what could be one of the gigs of next year.

Jardine, who has been pushing for a full Beach Boys reunion for years, tells RollingStone.com the band will reunite for at least one concert. He says, "It's a big deal. I don't know where it will be yet, but it'll probably be free. Golden Gate Park (in San Francisco) was mentioned, as was the (National) Mall in Washington, D.C. and the north shore of Chicago, by the beach."

But band leader Brian Wilson has yet to confirm his plans for a reunion. His manager, Jean Sievers, says, "Brian has a big new album coming out in August, and that's what he's a hundred per cent focused on."

Jardine, however, has big plans: "I want to see a 100-date anniversary tour. I want to go all around the world... If we're going to rehearse and make this such a wonderful show, we should take it on the road. It's the next logical step."

While this story suggests no reunion :

Beach Boys' 50th anniversary reunion? Don't bet on it

by The Los Angeles Times 2010

(MCT) - Rolling Stone quotes former Beach Boy Al Jardine saying that the surviving original members of the group will reunite for at least one concert in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's first release, "Surfin'."

But that's news both to Mike Love, the founding member who controls rights to the Beach Boys name, and to Brian Wilson, the group's creative mastermind who has pursued a variety of ambitious solo projects and tours over the last decade.

Wilson's manager, Jean Sievers, told the Los Angeles Times this week that he has no plans for Beach Boys reunion activities -- and Rolling Stone quotes her to that effect -- and that he is focusing his attention on his forthcoming solo album "Brian Wilson Reimagines George Gershwin," in which he has recorded his versions of several Gershwin classics and completed two song fragments left behind by the composer at his death in 1937.

Love also issued a statement recently regarding Beach Boys' 50th anniversary reunion rumors, stating:

"The Beach Boys continue to tour approximately 150 shows a year in multiple countries. At this time there are no plans for my cousin Brian to rejoin the tour. He has new solo projects on the horizon and I wish him love and success. We have had some discussions of writing and possibly recording together, but nothing has been planned."


"Myself, I would love to see one final reunion, Brian Wilson, Alan Jardine, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and have one final tour, and hang up the lapels then. It's been 50 years of music that will last for the next 50,000 years. Enjoy your retirement, and have fun, fun, fun."

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