Christmas came early this year with the news that for the first time, Brian Wilson along with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will be performing The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in its entirety along with cuts from Wilson’s 2005 solo effort, What I Really Want for Christmas.
As part of his month-long Holiday Tour this winter, the trio kick off their 12-date trek with a performance on 28 November in Minneapolis at the Orpheum Theatre, followed by stops in New Jersey, Florida, Texas and wrapping at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada.
The Beach Boys icon has been on the road for the past two years, touring the world for the 50th anniversary of the group’s seminal album Pet Sounds. In a statement, he shared his surprise and the incredible fan response to the tour.
“We are blown away by the reception of this tour, it’s unbelievable how many people love this album”, said Wilson. “The audiences have been so fantastic and we are honoured 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!”
In addition to the Christmas Album, Wilson has also promised to play some holiday fan favourites including ‘Blue Christmas’ and ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’.
Recorded with a 41-piece studio orchestra and released in 1964, The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album reached No.6 the US Billboard album charts the year of its release and subsequently went gold. A mix of holiday classics and original songs, the album’s single ‘Little Saint Nick’ became a Christmas standard along with ‘The Man With All The Toys’.
Explore our Beach Boys Artist Page and visit BrianWilson.com for more tour details. Scroll down for a full list of dates.
Brian Wilson Tour Dates
November 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
November 30 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
December 1 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock in Northfield Park
December 4 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
December 7 – Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
December 11 – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
December 12 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
December 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
December 16 – Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel PAC
December 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
December 20 – Thousand Oaks, CA @ Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
December 23 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino