By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Sep 28, 2012 10:15 AM EDT
While in middle of their U.K. reunion tour, The Beach Boys frontman, Mike love, announced that the group will split after this week.
The band's founding member, Brain Wilson, as well as Al Jardine and David Marks, have been fired. They apparently did not know about the change until Love released a public statement, according to WPTV.
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Love announced that after the band completes the next two London stops on their "Keeping The Summer Alive" tour, he will continue on performing without them.
"The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine 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," Love said in a statement.
Love has owned the Beach Boys name since 1998 and since then, he has toured with the name alongside longtime band member Bruce Johnston and a backup band including Love's son, Christian, the site reported.
The Beach Boys is celebrating their 50th anniversary with their current reunion tour. They also recently celebrated their half-century anniversary on Sept. 18 in Los Angeles, as they appeared at the opening for the Grammy Museum. The museum opened the showcase "Good Vibrations: 50 Years of the Beach Boys," where the band was interviewed by the museum's executive director and gave an acoustic performance by all the members.
Love plans on staying on the tour going under the Beach Boys name with Johnson and a back-up band.
Wilson was hurt by the choice and told CNN, "I'm disappointed and can't understand why he doesn't want to tour with Al, David and me." Wilson continued saying, "We are out there having so much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys."
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