The on-again-off-again Beach Boys reunion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of America's most enduring contributions to the history of rock and roll is on again.
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks (a rhythm guitarist who played on their first four albums) are recording together and hitting the road on a 50-date tour set to kick off in April with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The anniversary will also be commemorated with reissues from the Beach Boys catalog, another greatest hits collection and a box set.
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Wilson says, "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."