January Brian continues recording his latest solo album.
  February On the 20th, Mike is honoured with the 21st Ella award, presented by the Society of Singers. When The Beach Boys perform, they are joined by surprise guests Alan Jardine, David Marks & Jeff Foskett. Earlier, on the 15th, Mike & Bruce join a growing number of musicians refusing to play at Sea World-owned venues in protest at their treatment of the animals.
  March Mike & Bruce tour Japan, 25th-30th.
  May In a surprise announcement, Jeff Foskett joins Mike & Bruce's touring Beach Boys (replacing the departing Christian Love), leaving Brian's band after some fifteen years. In Brian's response wishing him well, it is revealed that Jeff left following the joint tour with Jeff Beck, fall 2013. Brian further reveals that Alan's son Matt will be joining his band.
  June Mike & Bruce play the Hampton Court Festival outside London on the 24th & 25th, Londonderry, NI on the 26th, Zurich on the 27th and the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 28th.
  July Mike & Bruce return to Europe on the 1st. Brian plays The Marquee, Cork, Ireland on the 4th and the the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England the following day, with Alan guesting. On the 17th Mike & Bruce return to play four English racecources - Epsom, Newbury, Newmarket & York - and a festival in Marbella, Spain over nine days.
  August On the 30th, Brian plays Indio CA, again with Alan guesting.
  September Love And Mercy, Brian's long-awaited bio-pic, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on the 6th. On the 27th he & Alan play the Vina Robles winery: Matt Jardine is replaced by Chad Odhner of The Fendertones.
  October Brian & Alan play two further shows in California on the 9th (Modesto) and the 11th (Long Beach), at which Odhner is replaced by Brian Eichenberger of The Four Freshmen: Brian also played two benefit shows, for the DreamCatcher Foundation in Hamilton ON, Canada on the 23rd, and Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit on the 25th & 26th. Brian fronts an all-star remake of "God Only Knows" in aid of the UK Children In Need charity, which debuts at #20 in the UK, his best placing in the UK chart to date. Brian contributes backing vocals to  Emile Haynie's "Falling Apart" single, and to the Wilson/Thomas composition "Our Special Love", on Peter Hollen's new self-titled album.
  November Mike & Bruce return to Europe, playing France, Denmark, Norway and Hungary: a show in Israel is cancelled. On the 19th, it's announced that Mike's autobiography Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy will be published in the summer of 2016.
  December Brian plays a show in Tulsa OK on the 4th, followed by a filmed show in Las Vegas on the 12th. On the 4th, Capitol release two more copyright extension download-only collections, Keep An Eye On Summer: The Beach Boys sessions 1964 and Live in Sacramento 1964 (both shows on 8/1/64).