Beach Boys Score Biggest Debut In Their 50 Year History

06/14/2012
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The Beach Boys new album, That's Why God Made The Radio, has given the band their highest-ever Billboard albums chart debut in their 50 year history after debuting at No 3 on the chart.

While The Beach Boys have achieved Top 10 chart success with several albums, they have never had an album debut in Billboard's Top 10 until now.

The band's last new studio album to peak in Billboard's Top 5 was 1965's Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!!), which climbed to number two after its release, and their most recent Top 5 Billboard Albums chart hit was in 1974 for their Endless Summer hits compilation, which topped the chart at number one.

Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks came together earlier this year to record That's Why God Made The Radio, the first studio album of new, original Beach Boys songs to feature all of the band's surviving original members since 1989's Still Cruisin'.

Currently traveling across North America on their 50th Anniversary tour, the band's first major outing to include Brian Wilson in more than two decades, The Beach Boys will hit the "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series stage in New York's Central Park this Friday, June 15 for a special performance of the new album's title track plus two of their classic hits. Tune in to "Good Morning America" on ABC at 8:30am ET/PT to watch the performance.

A new PBS special, "The Beach Boys: Doin' It Again," begins airing this month in select markets with airdates scheduled through July for PBS stations across the country. The hour-long special takes viewers along for the exciting ride as the legendary group's members reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary, with a look back at their career featuring never-before-seen archival concert footage, performances from their anniversary tour, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of their new album. Visit www.PBS.org for local listings.

The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary tour began in March and continues with North American dates through July 15, before heading to Europe, Asia and Australia.

6/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
6/15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/16 Camden, NJ Susquahanna Bank Center
6/17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
6/19 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
6/20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
6/22 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
6/23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/26 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
6/27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
6/29 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
6/30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
7/3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
7/4 Provo, UT Stadium Of Fire
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino
7/7 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University
7/10 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/11 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
7/13 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
7/14 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
7/15 Stateline, NV Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheater
7/21 Avila, Spain Festival Musicos en la Naturaleza
7/23 Barcelona, Spain Poble Espanyol
7/26 Rome, Italy Capannelle
7/27 Milan, Italy Civic Arena
7/29 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgaardsforeningen
7/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
8/1 Aarhus, Denmark Amfiscenen
8/3 Berlin, Germany 02 Arena
8/4 Stuttgart, Germany Schleyerhalle
8/5 Monchengladbach, Germany Hockey Park
8/7 Lokeren, Belgium Lokerse Feesten
8/16 Tokyo, JP QVC Marine Field
8/17 Osaka, JP Oskaka Prefectural Gymnasium
8/19 Nagoya, JP Gaishi Hall
8/22 Singapore Indoor Stadium
8/25 Hong Kong Conventional Hall
8/28 Brisbane, AU Entertainment Center
8/30 Sydney, AU Allphones Arena
8/31 Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
9/2 Adelaide, AU Entertainment Centre
9/6 Perth, AU Burswood Dome
9/28 London, UK Wembley Arena

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