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Beach Boys Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Beach Boys Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Beach Boys End Tour With Mammoth 55-Song Setlist

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 3, 2012

in Live,News

We’ve been watching the Beach Boys’ reunion tour throughout the summer as the set lists continued to grow.

Beach Boys Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Beach Boys Photo By Ros O'Gorman

They opened the tour back in late-April in Tuscon, AZ with what was thought to be a lengthy 42-song performance but, as the tour progressed, the length of the set increased to 45, then 52 and, with their final appearance on Friday night at the Wembley Arena in London, an epic 55 songs set of classics.

It truly is a shame that the boys can’t get along enough to keep this thing going. Amazingly, Brian Wilson, the most reluctant to reunite in the past, is ready to keep things going with the rest of the members as is Al Jardine. It’s Mike Love, who actually owns the group name, who seems to want to rid the group of Wilson, Jardine and David Marks and just go out with his own band which includes the fifth member, Bruce Johnston.

Luckily, we have the memories of a summer of shows and the superb comeback album, That’s Why God Made the Radio, to look back on when all that is left is Love’s faux group.

The final night’s set list:

Set 1

  • Do It Again
  • Little Honda
  • Catch a Wave
  • Hawaii
  • Don’t Back Down
  • Surfin’ Safari
  • Surfer Girl
  • Please Let Me Wonder
  • This Whole World
  • Wendy
  • Getcha Back
  • Then I Kissed Her
  • You’re So Good to Me
  • Kiss Me, Baby
  • Isn’t It Time
  • Come Go With Me
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
  • Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Darlin’
  • Disney Girls
  • It’s OK
  • Cotton Fields
  • Be True to Your School
  • Ballad of Ol’ Betsy
  • Don’t Worry Baby
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • 409
  • Shut Down
  • I Get Around
Set 2
  • Pet Sounds
  • Add Some Music To Your Day
  • Sail On, Sailor
  • Heroes and Villains
  • I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
  • California Dreamin’
  • California Saga: California
  • In My Room
  • All This is That
  • That’s Why God Made the Radio
  • Summer’s Gone
  • Forever
  • God Only Knows
  • Sloop John B
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  • Good Vibrations
  • California Girls
  • All Summer Long
  • Help Me, Rhonda
  • Rock and Roll Music
  • Do You Wanna Dance?
  • Surfin’ U.S.A.
Encore
  • Kokomo
  • Barbara Ann
  • Fun, Fun, Fun

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