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Beach Boys announce new CD, tour

  |   Dec. 16, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Beach Boys say they plan to reunite for a new album and concert tour to mark the American band's 50th anniversary.

Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks are recording a new, as-yet-untitled studio album and commemorative catalog releases with Capitol/EMI. Their 50-date international tour is to begin in April with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

"This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again," Wilson said in a statement.

"It was a thrill to be around a piano again with Brian, Alan and Bruce and experience firsthand the brilliance of cousin Brian's gift for vocal arrangements," Love said.

"I am very much looking forward to David Marks joining us and thrilling with his surf guitar licks. Music has been the unifying and harmonizing fact of life in our family since childhood. It has been a huge blessing that we have been able to share with the world. Wouldn't it be nice to do it again? Absolutely!"

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