The Beach Boys release preview of new single and set release date for new album

Yes, you read that title right. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, The Beach Boys aren’t just

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Yes, you read that title right. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, The Beach Boys aren’t just going on a lengthy U.S. and world tour. They’re releasing a brand new album, too. Considering it’s been 40-plus years since some of their biggest hits and over 15 years since the band’s last full-length LP—Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 hit stores in 1996—you might be a little skeptical as to what the new music will sound like. But fear not. To let fans in on what they’ve been creating, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks have brought forth a behind-the-scenes video for their brand new single, “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” which features a bit of the song itself. And sure enough, it sounds like a Beach Boys song. In addition, we now know that the legendary surf pop group’s as-of-yet-untitled 30th album will be released on June 5. Press play on the clip above to hear a preview of the track, read a quote from Johnston below about the album, and scroll further on down to see if the Boys will be coming to a town near you.

“It’s all brand new,” Johnston tells Billboard. “There’s a lot of what you’d hope to hear from Brian (Wilson) on there. It’s not a quilt or a pot luck dinner; it’s not like, ‘OK, everybody show up with your songs.’ It’s not one of those kind of albums. There’s a lot of Brian in there, and Mike (Love). It’s just nice to know there is a Mike Love and a Brian Wilson still around to write together.”

The Beach Boys 2012 Tour Dates:
04/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Ampitheater
04/26 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
04/27 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Fest
04/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Ampitheater
04/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Ampitheater
05/02 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Ampitheater
05/04 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/05 – Tampa, FL @ David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
05/08 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
05/09 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
05/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Bendum Center for the Performing Arts
05/12 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
05/13 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
05/15 – White Plains, NY @ Westchester County Center
05/17 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
05/19 – Atlanta City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino
05/21 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
05/22 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
05/25 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheater *
05/26 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
05/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Casino
05/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
06/01 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre
06/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
06/03 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
06/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
06/13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
06/15 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/16 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
06/17 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
06/19 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheatre
06/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/22 – Bangor, ME @ Waterfront Park
06/23 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
06/24 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
06/26 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
06/27 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
06/29 – Darien Lakes, NY @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/30 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Markus Ampitheater (Summerfest)
07/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
07/04 – Provo, UT @ Stadium of Fire
07/10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
07/13 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
07/14 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Ampitheater
07/15 – Stateline, NV @ Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Ampitheater
07/26 – Rome, IT @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
07/27 – Milan, IT @ Civic Arena
07/29 – Gothenberg, SE @ Tradgaardsforeningen
07/31 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
08/01 – Aarhus, DK @ Musikhuset
08/03 – Berlin, DE @ O2 World Arena
08/04 – Stuttgart, DE @ Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle
08/05 – Munich, DE @ Hockey Park
08/07 – Lokeren, BE @ Lokerse Festival
08/16 – Tokyo, JP @ QVC Marine Field
08/17 – Osaka, JP @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
08/19 – Nagoya, JO @ Gaishi Hall

* = w/ Foster the People

Source: Consequence of Sound

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