Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks dropped from Beach Boys tour
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will continue to tour as The Beach Boys without original members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine and longtime band member David Marks.
The two musicians announced the news in a statement last week. According to CNN, the statement said, "The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. The 50th Reunion Tour was designed to be a set tour with a beginning and an end to mark a special 50-year milestone for the band."
The band's 50th anniversary tour is set to finish up in London with two final shows with Wilson, Jardine and Marks. The new line-up of The Beach Boys will continue to tour throughout the fall.
"I'm disappointed and can't understand why he (Love) doesn't want to tour with Al, David and me," Wilson said in a statement to CNN. "We are out here having so much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys."
The announcement came just before the band celebrated an exhibit at the Grammy Museum about them in Los Angeles.
Love and Wilson, who wrote many of the bands' biggest hits like "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations," have feuded on and off for decades about the rights to the band's brand name and giving Love credit on contributions he made to Wilson's songs.
The band released their first album in years in June called "That's Why God Made the Radio."
Love explained to the London Telegraph on Wednesday, September 26, the ideas behind the decision, including fears of being "overexposed."
"You've got to be careful not to get overexposed. There are promoters who are interested [in more shows by the reunited line-up], but they've said, 'Give it a rest for a year,'" 71-year-old Love said. "The Eagles found out the hard way when they went out for a second year and wound up selling tickets for $5."
The Beach Boys started as a group in California made up of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl, cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine, when the California-based group recorded their first hit single, "Surfin,'" which was released in 1961. More surfing-themed hits would follow, such as "Surfin' USA."
The band has recorded and performed with several other musicians, including guitarist Marks and keyboard player Johnston.