The Beach Boys

Wouldn't it be nice if The Beach Boys reunited? That wish has been granted.

The members of the group will join forces for a new album and a 50th anniversary tour, the band announced on its website Friday. The effort reunites original band leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson with fellow members Al Jardine, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks.

"I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again," Wilson said in a statement. Added Jardine: "From our humble beginnings as brothers, cousins and friends, we have been honored to sing the praises of California, and I'm really excited for our fans to be able to see us again in concert on the world stage, and to celebrate our 50th anniversary together with a new studio album."

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Several songs have already been recorded for the new album, including a new version of the group's 1968 hit, "Do It Again." The 50-date tour will begin in April at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Other dates and cities have yet to be announced.

Check out some footage of the band working on the new album below: