Brian Wilson announces 2016 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour

Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this spring.

Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this summer and fall. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Ticket pre-sales begin January 27th with the official on sale January 29th in most markets. Additional dates and special events to be announced.

In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting “concept album” Pet Sounds achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the US while topping the charts in the UK.

“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago,” says Wilson. “I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”

Two VIP Packages are available including the Ultimate VIP Package for $499 and the Soundcheck VIP Package for $250. The Ultimate VIP Package includes one premium reserved seat in the first five rows, access to meet and greet with Wilson, individual photo with Wilson, exclusive soundcheck experience, early entry into venue, first access to merch shopping, one signed 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds poster, one signed lead sheet of “God Only Knows” and one commemorative VIP laminate.

The Soundcheck VIP Package includes one premium reserved seat, exclusive soundcheck experience, early entry into the venue, first access for merch shopping, one 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds poster and one Brian Wilson Soundcheck rubber wristband.

Tour Dates:

3-26 Auckland, New Zealand – The Civic
3-27 Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
3-28 Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
3-29 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
3-31 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
4-03 St Kilda, Australia – Palais Theatre
4-05 Hindmarsh, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
4-07 Perth Australia – Riverside Theatre
4-12 Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo International Forum
4-13 Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo International Forum
4-15 Osaka, Japan – Orin Theatre
4-30 Austin, Texas – Carson Creek Ranch
5-15 Bristol, England – Colston Hall
5-17 Birmingham, England – Symphony Hall
5-18 Cardiff, Wales – St David’s Hall
5-20 London, England – Palladium
5-21 London, England – Palladium
5-24 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
5-26 Edinburgh, Scotland Usher Hall
5-27 Glasgow, Scotland – Royal Concert Hall
5-29 Gateshead, England – Sage
5-31 Liverpool, England – Philharmonic Hall
6-01 Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall
6-01 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
6-14 Burlington, Vt. – Flynn Main Stage
6-15 Portland, Maine – Merrill Auditorium
6-17 Boston, Mass. – Symphony Hall
6-18 Boston, Mass. – Symphony Hall
6-19 Lenox, Mass. – Tanglewood Koussevitzky Music Shed
7-01 Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Casino
7-09 Phoenix, Ariz. – Celebrity Theatre
7-15 Elizabeth, Ind. – Horseshoe Casino
7-17 Council Bluffs, Iowa – Horseshoe Casino
7-20 Kansas City, Mo. – Muriel Kauffman Theatre
7-21 St Charles, Mo. – Family Arena
7-22 Tunica, Miss. – Horseshoe Casino
7-23 Bossier City, La. – Horseshoe Casino
9-13 St Petersburg, Fla. – Mahaffey Theatre
9-14 Hollywood, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
9-17 Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium
9-19 Charlotte, N.C. – Blumenthal PAC
9-20 Washington, D.C. – The Music Center at Strathmore
9-21 Red Bank, N.J. – Count Basie Theatre
9-23 Upper Darby, Pa. – Tower Theater
9-25 Easton, Pa. – State Theatre
9-27 Wallingford, Ct. – Toyota Presents at Oakdale
9-28 Buffalo, N.Y. – University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
9-30 Detroit, Mich. – Fox Theatre
10-02 Minneapolis, Minn. – Orpheum Theatre
10-04 Denver, Colo. – Paramount Theatre
10-07 Portland, Ore. – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10-08 Seattle, Wash. – Paramount Theatre
10-10 Arcata, Calif. – Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University
10-13 San Francisco, Calif. – Masonic
10-14 Bijou, Calif. – Harrah’s Casino


Author: Buddy Iahn

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