David Marks, along with fellow original members of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston, embarked on a World Tour earlier this year to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
The Celebration began in February with a performance at the Grammy Awards and continued throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia before wrapping up at the end of September with two sold-out nights in London at Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena. Along the way the band played to sold-out crowds around the globe including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, NYC’s Beacon Theater, the Chicago Theater, the spectacular Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and Berlin’s O2 Arena - to name just a few.
The massive success of the tour was only further compounded by the release of the band’s first studio album of original music in over 2 decades, That’s Why God Made the Radio, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts and ranks as their highest debuting release to date.
The Boys were also recently presented with triple platinum awards for 3 million sales of their 2003 Sounds of Summer Greatest Hits compilation at the opening of the new Beach Boys’ exhibit at the Grammy Museum, proving the Beach Boys' catalog, both new and classic, remains firmly planted in the hearts of fans spanning all ages and nationalities.
Tour highlights include singing the National Anthem at opening day of the LA Dodger’s 50th Season; performing at the elite New Orleans Jazzfest and in front of 80,000 people at Bonnarroo; TV appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, QVC, Charlie Rose, the BBC’s Jools Holland Show and the wildly successful Japanese show, SMAP.
On the heels of this monumental tour, David Marks is released a new CD titled The Circle Continues on Dec 15, 2012. The CD includes 12 originals co-written with longtime Beach Boys’ lyricist, Stephen Kalinich. In addition to recording, David will be performing dates with the Surf City All Star and Brian Wilson.