"The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour meant so much to me personally; performing with the guys again was an absolute thrill. I'm so glad we captured it on film so that everyone, whether you were there or not, will be able to see what an historic event it was." - Brian Wilson
"The 50th Anniversary Tour was a historic, special event. This DVD captures the tour brilliantly and marks an important, iconic moment in time in our band's history. It's a moment I am deeply proud of." - Mike Love
For music fans raised on the harmonies and melodies that defined a generation, The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary was celebrated with an album featuring all new material and a special 75 date world tour. The group played to sold out crowds garnering rave reviews at every stop — from the Hollywood Bowl to its conclusion at London’s Wembley Arena with an epic 55 song set. The excitement of the tour lives forever on DVD and Blu-Ray: The Beach Boys: Live in Concert - 50th Anniversary Tour.
Out November 19th, the DVD captures one of America’s most beloved and chart-topping band’s electrifying performances of 21 songs, including classics, album cuts and new songs, all of which highlight The Beach Boys' enduring impact on pop culture. For fans of all ages, this is the concert of a lifetime.
The new DVD comes hot on the heels of remarkably productive year for the group, which saw the release of their first new album in sixteen years, That's Why God Made The Radio (Capitol / Brother Records), and The Beach Boys: Doin' It Again which features live performances, behind-the-scenes exclusives from the 2012 recording sessions, as well as never-before-seen footage from the 1966 Good Vibrations recording sessions, and moving tributes to founding members Carl and Dennis Wilson. This also features as a bonus disc on the DVD release only.
Marc Bennett, co-director of the film says: "To document this once-in-a-lifetime moment in music history as The Beach Boys embarked on their 50th year anniversary world tour was an experience I still have not come down from. This show is a solidification of their legacy and a tribute to creative endurance and artistic achievement that crosses all cultural and geographical boundaries. In spite of the obstacles they may have encountered over the years, they have reached this 50th year milestone as few bands have ever done, or even imagined. What they leave behind, as captured in this performance, is a body of work that is indelibly etched in music history and popular culture on a global level."
Joe Thomas, who also co-directs the film, says: "It was truly an honor to be allowed to capture this historic performance. The song selection allows fans both new and old a chance to fully appreciate the span and depth of the Beach Boys catalogue. This DVD includes performances from their hits in the early 60's to selections from their latest Top 3 Album. To be able to film all five surviving members of this historic band, together one more time...was certainly a dream come true..."
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