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The Beach Boys close reunion tour with 55 song epic 

added: 2 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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We've been watching the Beach Boys' reunion tour throughout the summer as the set lists continued to grow. They opened the tour back in late-April in Tuscon, AZ with what was thought to be a lengthy 42-song performance but, as the tour progressed, the length of the set increased to 45, then 52 and, with their final appearance on Friday night at the Wembley Arena in London, an epic 55 songs set of classics.

It truly is a shame that the boys can't get along enough to keep this thing going. Amazingly, Brian Wilson, the most reluctant to reunite in the past, is ready to keep things going with the rest of the members as is Al Jardine. It's Mike Love, who actually owns the group name, who seems to want to rid the group of Wilson, Jardine and David Marks and just go out with his own band which includes the fifth member, Bruce Johnston.

Luckily, we have the memories of a summer of shows and the superb comeback album, That's Why God Made the Radio, to look back on when all that is left is Love's faux group.

The final night's set list:

Set 1

Do It Again
Little Honda
Catch a Wave
Hawaii
Don't Back Down
Surfin' Safari
Surfer Girl
Please Let Me Wonder
This Whole World
Wendy
Getcha Back
Then I Kissed Her
You're So Good to Me
Kiss Me, Baby
Isn't It Time
Come Go With Me
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
Dance, Dance, Dance
Darlin'
Disney Girls
It's OK
Cotton Fields
Be True to Your School
Ballad of Ol' Betsy
Don't Worry Baby
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around

Set 2

Pet Sounds
Add Some Music To Your Day
Sail On, Sailor
Heroes and Villains
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
California Dreamin'
California Saga: California
In My Room
All This is That
That's Why God Made the Radio
Summer's Gone
Forever
God Only Knows
Sloop John B
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Good Vibrations
California Girls
All Summer Long
Help Me, Rhonda
Rock and Roll Music
Do You Wanna Dance?
Surfin' U.S.A.

Encore

Kokomo
Barbara Ann
Fun, Fun, Fun

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