|(Los Angeles, CA - MAY 9, 2017) - With one of the most in-demand concert outings the last year music legend Brian Wilson is once again extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50TH Anniversary World Tour and announcing a slate of new UK, European and North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate the iconic Pet Sounds album for a final time. Currently on tour now in the US, additional performances will be added in Hawaii, UK and Europe this summer, and again in the summer with 22 new dates overseas and 20+ new fall dates added in the U.S. VIP ticket pre-sales begin today with general on-sale beginning Friday May 12. A full list of tour dates is below with up-to-date ticketing, show information and more at www.BrianWilson.com.
"We are blown away by the reception of this tour, it's unbelievable how many people love this album," says Wilson. "The audiences have been so fantastic and we are honored to play for them. We never expected this reaction so we will continue to perform this album for people as long as they ask us to!"
"This tour is really unprecedented, I can't think of an album that garners so much respect that fans all over the world a year later are still asking for more shows," says APA's Bruce Solar. "The interest hasn't slowed down and Brian during this time in his life is finding so much joy in these performances. It's really inspiring."
Last year alone found Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold-out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver 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. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music's most-cited influences.
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 then band's commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds "concept album" achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape.
Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin' Safari, that same year. The band's initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson's innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," and the No. 1 smash "Good Vibrations" established The Beach Boys as America's preeminent band of the 1960s.
Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist with 11of his own albums released to-date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the '60s, Brian Wilson Presents... SMiLE. The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys' acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys he celebrated the iconic band's 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That's Why God Made The Radio.
In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad and starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson's first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture)for "One Kind Of Love", which was featured in the film.
Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS: THE FINAL PERFORMANCES 2017 TOUR EXTENSION:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE
May 9 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
May 12 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
May 13 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater SOLD OUT
May 14 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater SOLD OUT
May 16 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
May 18 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
May 19 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall @ University of Arizona
May 20 Laughlin, NV Harrah's Laughlin - Rio Vista
May 22 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
May 24 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
May 26 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre SOLD OUT
May 27 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre SOLD OUT
May 28 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
June 15 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Center
June 29 Odense, DK Odeon
June 30 Copenhagen, DK Tivoli Gardens
July 3 Amsterdam, NL Carre SOLD OUT
July 4 Oostende, BE Kursaal Oostend
July 5 Utrecht, NL Grote Zaal
July 8 Bilbao, SP BBK Live
July 9 Montreux, CH Montreux Jazz Fest w/ Bryan Ferry
July 13 Pori, Finland Pori Jazz Festival
July 15 Perugia, IT Umbria Jazz Festival
July 17 Lyon, FR Nuits de Fourviere
July 19 Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunterthalle
July 20 Vienna, AT Konzerthaus
July 23 Galway, IRE Galway Arts Festival
July 25 Dublin, IRE Bord Gais Energy SOLD OUT
July 28 Liverpool, UK Liverpool Exhibition Centre
July 29 Lowther Deer Park, UK Kendal Calling
July 30 Lulworth Castle, UK Camp Bestival
Aug 1 London, England Hammersmith Apollo
Aug 2 Sheffield, England Sheffield City Hall
Aug 3 Glasgow, UK Kelingrove Bandstand SOLD OUT
Aug 5 Glastonbury, England Glastonbury Extravana
Aug 6 Newcastle, England Times Square Newcastle
Sept 15 Moncton, NB Molson Canadian Centre
Sept 16 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
Sept 18 Kitchener, ON Centre in The Square
Sept 19 Rochester, NY Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre
Sept 21 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino
Sept 22 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Sept 23 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Sept 25 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
Sept 26 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Sept 29 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theatre
Sept 30 Atlantic City, NJ Golden Nugget
Oct 1 Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds Theatre
Oct 3 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
Oct 4 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre
Oct 6 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
Oct 7 Florence, IN Belterra Casino
Oct 8 Peoria, IL Civic Center Theater
Oct 12 Fresno, CA The Big Fresno Fair
Oct 13 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Oct 14 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
* additional dates TBA