It’s become almost commonplace for a “legacy” touring act to split into two different, competing acts. It happened with L.A. Guns, and more recently with Queensryche. Now, Consequence of Sound reports that 3/5 of the Beach Boys are touring, without Mike Love or Bruce Johnston, who last year toured without the one Beach Boy who mattered most — Brian Wilson.
So, Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks have launched a series of tour dates of their own, sans Love and Johnston. As of right now, the itinerary is a bit light, but Wilson’s website says more dates are on the way.
7/20 – Atlantic, NJ – The Grand @ The Golden Nuggett
7/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE @ Outdoor Stage
7/23 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorum
7/25 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavililion
7/26 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Fesetival
7/27 – Apple Valley, MN – Weesner Family Ampithheatre
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
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