Posted On 04 Apr 2016
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Earlier this year, music legend Brian Wilson announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary.
The collection was originally released on May 16, 1966 and it is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former band-mates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring. Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall. Fans can expect 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.
Additional dates and special events to be announced. For up-to-date information, please visit www.BrianWilson.com <http://www.BrianWilson.com> <http://www.BrianWilson.com> .
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 bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting “concept album” Pet Sounds achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the US while topping the charts in the UK.
“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.”
Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his band-mates and others.
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” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960’s.
Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of 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, 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 icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for his song “One Kind Of Love” featured in the film.
Thank you for your time today! I’m such a huge fan of yours so it’s truly an honor to interview you for All Access!
Well, THANK YOU!
So, how’s 2016 been treating you so far?
Very good. Ready to go on tour and play Pet Sounds.
Do you ever make New Years Resolutions?
Yeah! Mostly for my health.
In March, you will head out on The Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour. Where are you most excited to play at?
Sydney, Australia. It’s summer there, you know.
Do you get much free time in each city to be a tourist at all?
No, not really.
Is it hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since you first released “Pet Sounds”? Did you think those songs would hold up as well as they have?
Yeah it’s hard to believe. No, I didn’t. I didn’t think so.
What does it mean to you to be able to perform with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin again on this tour? How do you think your shows have changed and grown over the years?
It’s quite an honor, they’re really great singers. They haven’t changed much. They’re about the same. I’ve been playing with the same band for almost 20 years!
I understand that “Pet Sounds” was inspired by the Beatles’ album “Rubber Soul” and that their album “Sargeant Pepper” is widely known to have been inspired by “Pet Sounds”. How does it feel to be an influence on the BEATLES?
Are you kidding me? Very proud!
Since leaving The Beach Boys, you’ve gone on to release a number of solo albums. Now, what are the challenges you face as a solo artist?
Singing on key.
When you were first approached by the “Love And Mercy” filmmakers, were you ever hesitant to let them tell the story of some of the toughest times of your life?
What was your favorite part of the film?
My favorite part was when Paul Dano played me in the studio. It was very, very accurate.
Did you spend a lot of time with John Cusak and Paul Dano?
We hung out for a couple weeks, so they could learn my mannerisms. And, we spent a lot of time together promoting the film.
Once the tour is over, what’s next?
I don’t know yet.
Will you head back into the studio to write another album or will you take a break from it all?
Maybe I’ll make another album!
Your music has been part of so many people’s most important days of their lives. How does that feel to you today?
It makes me very proud.
BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS 50th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE
April 5 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
April 7 Perth, Australia Riverside Theatre
April 12 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo International Forum
April 13 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo International Forum
April 15 Osaka, Japan Orix Theater
April 30 Austin, TX Levitation Festival
May 15 Bristol, UK Collston Hall
May 17 Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall
May 18 Cardiff, UK St. Davids Hall
May 20 London, UK Palladium
May 21 London, UK Palladium
May 24 Manchester, UK 02 Apollo
May 26 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall
May 27 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
May 29 Newcastle, UK Sage Gateshead
May 31 Liverpool, UK Philharmonic Hall
June 1 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
June 4 Barcelona Spain Primavera Festival
BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS 50th ANNIVERSARY U.S. TOUR:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE
June 14 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Perf. Arts – SOLD OUT
June 15 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium – SOLD OUT
June 17 Boston, MA Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orch.
June 18 Boston, MA Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orch.
June 19 Lenox, MA Tanglewood – Koussevitzky Music
July 1 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Casino
July 9 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
July 15 Elizabeth, IN Horseshoe Casino
July 17 Council Bluffs, IA Horseshoe Casino
July 20 Kansas City, MO Muriel Kauffman Theatre
July 21 St. Charles, MO Family Arena
July 22 Tunica, MS Horseshoe Casino
July 23 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino *(featuring Blondie Chaplin)
September 13 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theatre
September 14 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
September 17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
September 19 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal PAC
September 20 Washington, DC The Music Center at Strathmore
September 21 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
September 23 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
September 25 Easton, PA State Theatre
September 27 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents at Oakdale
September 28 Buffalo, NY Univ. at Buffalo – Center for the Arts
September 30 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
October 2 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
October 4 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
October 7 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 8 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
October 10 Arcata, CA Humboldt State Univ.– Van Duzer Theatre
October 13 San Francisco, CA Masonic
October 14 Lake Tahoe, CA Harrah’s Casino
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