Brian Wilson Extends ‘Pet Sounds’ Tour Through 2017
Brian Wilson will continue his massive tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds through 2017.
The musician announced 37 new North American dates, starting March 27th at the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando and ending May 28th at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 14th, while a presale for VIP tickets starts today, October 11th. Additional ticket and show information is available on Wilson's website.
Wilson has spent much of 2016 on his "Pet Sounds: The Final Performance Tour," and has a handful of concerts still scheduled, including three U.S. shows and scattered international dates. During the concert, Wilson performs Pet Sounds in its entirely, along with various selections from his career with the Beach Boys and as a solo artist. His backing band features fellow former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Wilson touched briefly on the Pet Sounds tour and finding new meaning in performing the beloved LP as a solo artist. "It reminds me of the harmonies that we did," Wilson said. "My favorite part of music is harmony. That's the part of music I like the most. I like the full harmony."
Along with the retrospective trek, Wilson recently released a new book, I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir, following 1991's Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story. In 2015, Wilson released a solo album, No Pier Pressure, and has plans to record a new album in December. "I'm going to call it – so far, this is just a working title – Sensitive Music for Sensitive People," he said. "I think that's a good title and a good starting point."
Brian Wilson Pet Sounds: The Final Performances 2017 Tour Dates
March 27 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
March 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater
March 31 – Durant, OK @ Chocktaw Casino
April 1 – Mayetta, KS @ Prairie Band Casino
April 2 – Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
April 4 – Fort Collins, CO @ Lincoln Center
April 6 – Boise, ID @ Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
April 9 – Seattle, WA @ Paraount Theatre
April 12 — Edmonton, CA @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 13 — Calgary, CA @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 15 — Winnipeg, CA @ Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
April 17 – Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre
April 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Civic Center
April 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
April 21 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre of Columbus
April 22 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
April 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
April 25 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
April 26 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
April 28 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey P.A.C.
April 29 – Boston, MA @ Lynn Auditorium
April 30 – Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre
May 2 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ FM Kirby Center
May 3 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 6 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
May 7 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
May 9 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
May 12 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
May 13 – Austin, TX @ AC Live at the Moody Theater
May 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
May 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
May 19 – Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
May 20 – Laughlin, NV @ Harrah’s Laughlin
May 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
May 24 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre
May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
May 28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl