January Alan plays four "storyteller" style shows (two in Minneapolis, two in Pheonix) entitled "Al Jardine A Postcard From California - From the Very First Song With a Founding Member of the Beach Boys". Son Matt helps out. Further shows take place in February (1)
February Alan plays another "Postcard" show in San Luis Obispo om the 17th.
March Alan plays five more "Postcard" shows in Altanta, Annapolis, Plymouth NH, Beverley MA & NYC (26th-31st)...
April ... and another three in Chicago, Santa Cruz & San Francisco (2nd-8th). Brian plays two "greatest hits" shows in Colorado & Utah late in the month.
May Brian's scheduled shows for this month are postponed due to his need for immediate back surgery. Sounds Of Summer returns to the US chart for the 9th time.
June Mike & Bruce make a return to the Hampton Court Palace festival on the 15th & 16th. Two shows in Ireland and Northern Ireland follow. Alan plays more "Postcard" shows in Park City UT, Big Bear & San Juan Capistrano CA (7th-16th - six shows). On June 8th, The Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is released: it comprises the original BB records augmented by new arrangements by the RPO, recorded at Abbey Road studios. It charts at # 4 in the UK and #165 in the US
July Brian plays four more North American shows (GH and PS) 15th-25th.
August Brian plays an 11 date European tour (Israel/Italy/GB/Germany/Ireland) mixing PS and GH. The final announced PS is on the 24th in Birmingham.
November Brian embarks on a US Christmas Album Live tour, comprising the entire 1964 release and selections from his own 2005 seasonal set, commencing on the 28th.
December Brian's Christmas-themed tour wraps on the 23rd after seventeen dates in total.