Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with AEG Live presents BRIAN WILSON Prese
Tour extends by popular demand and sets Orlando date with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 a.m.
This year alone, Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performed 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold-out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver 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. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, “Pet Sounds” has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.
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.
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 1960s.
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.
Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Remaining Dates for Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary 2016 World Tour:
Date City/State Venue October 12 San Francisco, CA The Masonic – SOLD OUT October 13 San Francisco, CA The Masonic – SOLD OUT October 14 Stateline, NV Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – SOLD OUT October 15 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Comm. Ctr – SOLD OUT October 28 London, UK Royal Albert Hall October 30 Paris, FR Salle Pleyel November 3 Dubai, UAE Dubai Tennis Stadium November 6 Oslo, NO Spektrum, NO November 7 Malmo, SW Malmo Live December 1 Monterey, MEX Auditorio Pabellon M December 3 Acapulco, MEX Tropico Festival
Complete Extension Dates for Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances 2017 Tour:
Date City/State Venue March 27 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Ctr for the Perf Arts March 29 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theater March 31 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino April 1 Mayetta, KS Prairie Band Casino April 2 Park City, KS Hartman Arena April 4 Fort Collins, CO Lincoln Center April 6 Boise, ID BSU–Morrison Ctr for Perf. Arts April 9 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre April 17 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre April 18 Des Moines, IA Civic Center April 19 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater April 21 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre of Columbus April 22 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live April 23 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old Natl Centre April 25 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre April 26 Albany, NY Palace Theatre April 28 Newark, NJ New Jersey P.A.C. April 29 Boston, MA Lynn Auditorium April 30 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre May 2 Wilkes Barre, PA FM Kirby Center May 3 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre May 6 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre May 7 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre May 9 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall May 12 Houston, TX Revention Music Center May 13 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater May 16 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre May 18 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium May 19 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall @ U of AZ May 20 Laughlin, NV Harrah’s Laughlin – Rio Vista May 22 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre May 24 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre May 26 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre May 28 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
* additional dates TBA
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