After a few rumours that'd been floating around the internet for a few months confirmation from The Beach Boys has finally come. They've announced "a global 50th Anniversary CELEBRATION in 2012". So, what can you expect from the surfers next year. Well, there'll be a brand new studio album, a 50 date tour starting in April at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as well as special commemorative releases of their catalog via Capitol/EMI. The new LP is apparently already all recorded.
Speaking about the 50th anniversary plans Brian Wilson said that "This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again". That's pretty cool isn't it?!
More details along with statements from the band members can be found over on their official site.