By Cedric Thornton
Brian Wilson, founding member of The Beach Boys, has announced a tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his former band’s classic album, Pet Sounds.
The album, originally released on May 16, 1966 is considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time, and will be performed in its entirety by Wilson and his band as they will be joined by former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
(The Beach Boys still exist and are led by another founding member, Mike Love. Brian Wilson is not currently part of the group; for more on that saga, read our feature Is Beach Boy Mike Love Music’s Biggest Villain?)
“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.”
Show starts in Australia on March 26th and will end in California on October 14th at Harrah’s Casino in Lake Tahoe. Tickets will go on presale January 27 and then go officially on sale January 29th.
Check out the full list of US dates below.
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