At the 55th Grammy Awards on the 10th, The Smile Sessions wins the award for Best|
Historical Album. Interviewed following his acceptance speech, Brian states there likely
won't be any more touring by the full band but hints at the possibility of a new album.
|March||Mike & Bruce tour the Far East 23rd-28th, playing Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.|
Brian takes part in the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,|
The Beach Boys Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour 2CD set is released on the 21st.|
It will peak at #94.
With special guests Alan Jardine & David Marks, Brian embarks on a six-date summer|
US tour: Bob Lizik (bass) returns to Brian's band after an absence of some five years.
Mike & Bruce make a short visit to Europe.
A six CD box set, Made in California, is released on the 27th. Earlier in the month, an|
21-date US tour co-headlined by Brian & Jeff Beck, and featuring Alan & David, is
announced. It will run from late September to late October.
Blondie Chaplin is officially confirmed as being a special guest on selected dates of Brian's|
tour with Jeff Beck. Filming wraps on a BW biopic. Brian's co-headlining tour with Jeff
Beck kicks off on the 27th.
The Wilson/Beck tour closes on the 30th after 22 dates and near unanimously outstanding|
reviews: the odd pairing worked better than anyone dared hope.
It's officially announced that the Dennis biopic The Drummer has been shelved. On the|
17th, Capitol released The Big Beat 1963, a download-only collection of assorted
demos, non-Beach Boys BW productions and some Honeys demos. It is, unashamedly,
an exercise in (European Union) copyright extension, albeit with an unexpected benefit
for hardcore BB fans.