Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5
The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5, it was announced on Wednesday.
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and early member David Marks announced in December that they were reuniting for a new album and ambitious tour, which will kick off April 27 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Special appearances before that were promised; the Grammys fits the bill.
"I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again," said Wilson, who started the band in 1961 with his brothers Dennis and Carl, cousin Love and Jardine, who was briefly replaced by Marks.
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Also announced on Wednesday were performances by current nominees The Civil Wars, Diana Krall, Maceo Parker, and Joe Walsh.
Grammy performers continue to be announced ahead of the awards' live show on Sunday. On Tuesday it was revealed that The Foo Fighters, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Deadmau5 will join forces to participate in a "special performance highlighting dance/electronica music" at the awards.
The Grammys announced last week that Adele will make her first performance after undergoing vocal-cord surgery, in addition to the announcement that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will take the stage. Previously announced Grammy performers include: Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Glen Campbell, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Coldplay, Rihanna, Foo Fighters (though not known in what capacity until now), Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.