WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the most highly anticipated reunions in rock 'n' roll history, The Beach Boys have embarked on a 50th Anniversary adventure, including a special live appearance on QVC.
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks are scheduled to head to QVC Wednesday, May 16 at 7 PM (ET) to unveil their much-anticipated new Capitol/EMI release, That's Why God Made The Radio. During The Beach Boys' QSessions Live broadcast, fans will have the opportunity to order the new album, which has been specially packaged just for QVC shoppers with a greatest hits bonus CD, nearly three weeks before the album's June 5 release date.
America's first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone, The Beach Boys recorded That's Why God Made The Radio at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles. The band's 29th studio album (including 2011's The SMiLE Sessions) is the first in decades to feature all of the band's surviving original members and was produced by Wilson and executive produced by Love. The album's 12 new songs illustrate The Beach Boys' unique and evocative West Coast story with the band's timeless signature sound. For more information about The Beach Boys' new album and 50th Anniversary Tour, visit www.thebeachboys.com.
"As one of the most iconic and influential groups of our time, it is an honor to host The Beach Boys here at QVC," said John Kelly, vice president of merchandising for QVC. "This show promises to be a memorable one as we not only offer this highly anticipated new release before it hits stores but also give fans the opportunity to hear from the artists themselves about the collaboration behind this project."The bonus CD, which will only be available to QVC shoppers, will feature an eclectic assortment of The Beach Boys' greatest hits. That's Why God Made The Radio with bonus CD will be available starting May 16 at QVC.com or (800) 345-1515, while supplies last. ABOUT QVCQVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 195 million homes worldwide. The company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 25-year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. SOURCE QVC, Inc.