There are two dates left in the Beach Boys reunion tour with all five members, a couple days of rest, and then the Boys will hit the road again. Unfortunately, for fans, any further concerts will only include Mike Love and Bruce Johnston.
Brian Wilson recently told CNN that he couldn’t understand why Love doesn’t want to continue with the reunion as it is currently configured and Al Jardine is also none too happy about not even being asked to continue. Jardine has even gone so far as to start a petition on his Facebook page and at iPetitions.com.
To: Mike Love,
In order to preserve the validity of “The Beach Boys” as a whole, and not as a “money saving, stripped down version” that only contains 1 original member, and 1 member that joined in 1965, we ask you to re-instate the 3 other members to the touring group for your final years performing.
It’s the right thing to do, and it’s what the fans want!
The fans seem to be in firm support of keeping the full group together. One even went as far as saying “When will Mike and Bruce realize that if it weren’t for Brian they’d be lucky if they were playing in an oldies band at the local Elks lodge…well, Bruce maybe. I say Al & David join up with Brian and see which act is the biggest draw…I would give Mike & Bruce maybe one season of county fairs, casinos & ball games before the gigs dry up!”