Mike Love to Perform Beach Boys Shows Without Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson with The Beach Boys at Bonnaroo. Photo by John Patrick Gatta.
While The Beach Boys are currently on the road celebrating their 50th anniversary reunion tour, frontman Mike Love has announced some additional dates with a different version of the band, Rolling Stone reports.
Love, who has licensed The Beach Boys name since 1998 and has toured under the name with various lineups, has confirmed a show in South America in October with his touring version of the band. This lineup features Bruce Johnston, along with hired musicians, but excludes founding Beach Boys including Brian Wilson.
“I wasn’t aware that Mike had some shows in South America,” Wilson tells Rolling Stone. “News to me.” However, Wilson remains enthusiastic about the band’s current reunion tour, and goes on to say that, “this reunion is blowing my mind.”