Beach Boys performing at Jazz Fest 2012

doesn’t wish to continue with the current incarnation beyond this week. Some are calling it a firing while others are reporting more specifically that this never was a long-term commitment. Either way, has the current legal ability to continue on with his Boys or go back to the pre-reunion band and a final decision looks to have been made. After a lengthy summer tour and so many chances to see the band, surely fans can’t be too upset, can they?

This spring and summer’s lineup of The featuring original members and more polished professional young guns still have a couple more shows left on the calendar that are fittingly in the cloudiest of climates, both in London: 9/27 at Royal Albert Hall and 9/28 at Wembley Arena. That’ll surely be an awkward and chilly ending to the band’s epic and oftentimes rocky run together. Read on for the report from the Telegraph below.

and – both founding members of the legendary Californian pop group – have been told their involvement in the band’s touring commitments will cease after this week.

David Marks, who originally joined the band as a replacement for Jardine in 1962, is also to be relieved of his touring duties.
Singer , who owns the rights the band’s name following a series of legal battles, released a statement which said:
“The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include , and David Marks. The 50th Reunion Tour was designed to be a set tour with a beginning and an end to mark a special 50-year milestone for the band.” -[Telegraph]
Brutal, Mike. Just brutal. The current version of The , before Love waves adios to the lot of them, has another two shows left on the calendar and both in London: 9/27 at Royal Albert Hall and 9/28 at Wembley Arena. Those will surely be a lot of fun and free of tension. [TELEGRAPH]

The , with Love, Wilson, Marks and , toured the US heavily and played big-ticket festival sets at this year’s Jazz Fest (header photo – more from that show here) and Bonnaroo Fests. They also released a new LP.

Luckily, after The call it a career as a touring band, we can still enjoy the old classics. After all, that’s Why God Made The Radio (not an old classic):

The – That's Why God Made The Radio