Brian Wilson today announces a 2016 world tour on which he will play the Beach Boys‘ classic Pet Sounds album live for a final time, to mark its 50th anniversary.
He and his band, featuring fellow longtime Beach Boy Al Jardine and later member Blondie Chaplin, have confirmed more than 70 dates, with stops in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal, to be followed by a full US tour later this summer and autumn.
In addition to playing the whole of Pet Sounds, Wilson and the band will perform countless other hits that he wrote for and with the Beach Boys and for his solo career. Ticket presales begin on Wednesday (27 January) and go on full official sale on Friday, with more information available at Brian’s website here.
The UK leg of the tour begins on 15 May, one day short of the exact 50th anniversary of the release of Pet Sounds. The 11-date British intinerary includes two shows at the London Palladium (20 and 21).
“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.”
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