Brian Wilson has detailed a 2021 US tour with his Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. The “Greatest Hits Live! Tour” launches at the Paramount in Huntington, New York on October 5, with subsequent stops in Lowell, Massachusetts; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Akron, Ohio.
To close out the tour on October 23, Wilson will play Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. The band will also play in Washington, DC, Akron, Ohio, and Albany, New York, among other cities. Tickets are available to the general public at Ticketmaster on Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. local time.
Much to the delight of Beach Boys fans across the world, Wilson has also launched a newly redesigned website highlighted by demos and rarities, rare photos, and a timeline feature in which Wilson breaks down the making of many of his classic songs.
“We decided to put up some cool demos, outtakes, and live tracks that you haven’t heard before,” said Wilson in a statement. “I hope you dig listening to them as much as we did making them. Stay safe and we’ll see you on tour soon!” To tease the new project, Wilson released a demo recording of “Desert Drive.”
A new documentary on Wilson, Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in June. Directed by Brent Wilson, who has no relation to the singer, the film features guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and Nick Jonas and gives the Beach Boys icon an opportunity to reflect on his life and music.
Brian Wilson 2021 Tour Dates:
08/29 – Long Beach, CA @ Terrace Theater
10/05 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
10/06 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
10/08 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
10/09 – Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium
10/10 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center
10/12 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
10/13 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
10/15 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
10/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live
10/17 – Reading, PA @ Santander Performing Arts Center
10/19 – Greensburg, PA @ The Palace
10/20 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
10/22 – Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
10/23 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre