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Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Beach Boys Back With Brian Wilson And 42 Song Set

by Paul Cashmere on April 26, 2012

in Live,News

Never mind that the average age of the five main members of the reunited Beach Boys is 68, it didn’t stop them from putting on a two-set, 42-song show for the opening of their 50th Anniversary Tour Tuesday night in Tuscon.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. photo by Ros O'Gorman

The show also featured vocals from deceased members Dennis and Carl Wilson.

Australia, get ready, Noise11 hears the show is also coming here … soon.

Reviews have generally been very good for the show with critics marveling at how well Al Jardine and Mike Love can still hit the notes on the classics; however, there were many comments about Brian Wilson’s wooden look throughout the shows.

Fans, though, couldn’t have asked for much more from a set that went all the way back to the beginning with Surfer Girl up to their brand new single, That’s Why God Made the Radio. Included was every top 40 hit from 1962 to 1969 except for Caroline, No, Wild Honey and I Can Hear Music.

The set list:

Set 1
Do It Again
Catch a Wave
Don’t Back Down
Surfin’ Safari
Surfer Girl
The Little Girl I Once Knew
Wendy
Then I Kissed Her
This Whole World
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
You’re So Good For Me
Cottonfields
Be True to Your School
Disney Girls
Please Let Me Wonder
Don’t Worry Baby
Little Honda
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around

Set 2
Sloop John B
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Forever
Sail On, Sailor
Heroes and Villains
In My Room
All This is That
God Only Knows
That’s Why God Made the Radio
California Dreamin’
California Girls
Dance Dance Dance
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda
Do You Wanna Dance?
Barbara Ann
Surfin’ U.S.A.

Encore
Kokomo
Good Vibrations
Fun Fun Fun

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