Brian Wilson Sets 'Pet Sounds' 50th Anniversary World Tour For Spring
January 25, 2016 at 12:25 PM (PT)
BRIAN WILSON has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album "Pet Sounds" for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Originally released on MAY 16th, 1966, "Pet Sounds" is 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 bandmates AL JARDINE and BLONDIE CHAPLIN when they kick off the tour this spring. Concert stops include dates in AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, U.K., SPAIN, ISRAEL and PORTUGAL, followed by a full U.S. tour later this summer and fall.
"Pet Sounds" will be performed in its entirety, along with classic hits and fan favorites spanning WILSON's 54-year career with THE BEACH BOYS and as a solo artist. Ticket presales begin JANUARY 27th with the official on-sale JANUARY 29th in most markets. Additional dates and special events to be announced. For up-to-date information, please visit www.BrianWilson.com.
In 1965, with the band out on tour, WILSON began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by THE BEATLES' "Rubber Soul," BRIAN challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece, the process magnificently captured in the recent biopic "Love And Mercy," with PAUL DANO as the young artist. A vast departure from the bands' then-commercial sound, the resulting "concept album" achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the U.S. while topping the charts in the U.K..
Added BRIAN: "It's really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing 'Pet Sounds' 50 years ago. I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world."