BRIAN WILSON EXTENDS PET SOUNDS THE FINAL PERFORMANCES WORLD TOUR WITH NEW SUMMER & FALL DATES FOR 2017; 20 NORTH AMERICAN AND 22 EUROPEAN SHOWS ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

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(Los Angeles, CA – MAY 9, 2017) – With one of the most in-demand concert outings the last year music legend Brian Wilson is once again extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50TH Anniversary World Tour and announcing a slate of new UK, European and North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate the iconic Pet Sounds album for a final time.  Currently on tour now in the US, additional performances will be added in Hawaii, UK and Europe this summer, and again in the summer with 22 new dates overseas and 20+ new fall dates added in the U.S.  VIP ticket pre-sales begin today with general on-sale beginning Friday May 12.  A full list of tour dates is below with up-to-date ticketing, show information and more at www.BrianWilson.com.
“We are blown away by the reception of this tour, it’s unbelievable how many people love this album,” says Wilson.  “The audiences have been so fantastic and we are honored to play for them.  We never expected this reaction so we will continue to perform this album for people as long as they ask us to!”
“This tour is really unprecedented, I can’t think of an album that garners so much respect that fans all over the world a year later are still asking for more shows,” says APA’s Bruce Solar. “The interest hasn’t slowed down and Brian during this time in his life is finding so much joy in these performances. It’s really inspiring.”
Last year alone found Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 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 then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” 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” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.
Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist with 11of 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 and 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 iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.  The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for “One Kind Of Love”, which was 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 & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
 
 
BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS: THE FINAL PERFORMANCES 2017 TOUR EXTENSION:
 
 
DATE                        CITY/STATE                            VENUE
May 9                      Birmingham, AL                    BJCC Concert Hall
May 12                    Houston, TX                           Revention Music Center
May 13                    Austin, TX                               ACL Live at The Moody Theater         SOLD OUT
May 14                    Austin, TX                               ACL Live at The Moody Theater         SOLD OUT
May 16                    Tulsa, OK                                 Brady Theatre
May 18                    Albuquerque, NM                 Kiva Auditorium
May 19                    Tucson, AZ                              Centennial Hall @ University of Arizona
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                                  SOLD OUT
May 27                    Los Angeles, CA                     Pantages Theatre                                  SOLD OUT
May 28                    Santa Barbara, CA                 Santa Barbara Bowl
June 15                   Honolulu, HI                           Blaisdell Center
June 29                   Odense, DK                            Odeon
June 30                   Copenhagen, DK                   Tivoli Gardens
July 3                       Amsterdam, NL                     Carre                                                         SOLD OUT
July 4                       Oostende, BE                         Kursaal Oostend
July 5                       Utrecht, NL                             Grote Zaal
July 8                       Bilbao, SP                                BBK Live
July 9                       Montreux, CH                        Montreux Jazz Fest w/ Bryan Ferry
July 13                    Pori, Finland                           Pori Jazz Festival
July 15                    Perugia, IT                               Umbria Jazz Festival
July 17                    Lyon, FR                                   Nuits de Fourviere
July 19                    Frankfurt, DE                          Jahrhunterthalle
July 20                    Vienna, AT                               Konzerthaus
July 23                    Galway, IRE                             Galway Arts Festival
July 25                    Dublin, IRE                              Bord Gais Energy                                    SOLD OUT
July 28                    Liverpool, UK                          Liverpool Exhibition Centre
July 29                    Lowther Deer Park, UK         Kendal Calling
July 30                    Lulworth Castle, UK              Camp Bestival
Aug 1                      London, England                    Hammersmith Apollo
Aug 2                      Sheffield, England                  Sheffield City Hall
Aug 3                      Glasgow, UK                            Kelingrove Bandstand                           SOLD OUT
Aug 5                      Glastonbury, England            Glastonbury Extravana
Aug 6                      Newcastle, England               Times Square Newcastle
Sept 15                   Moncton, NB                         Molson Canadian Centre
Sept 16                   Halifax, NS                              Scotiabank Centre
Sept 18                   Kitchener, ON                        Centre in The Square
Sept 19                   Rochester, NY                        Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre
Sept 21                   Mashantucket, CT                Foxwoods Casino
Sept 22                   Boston, MA                            Orpheum Theatre
Sept 23                   New York, NY                         Radio City Music Hall
Sept 25                   Lancaster, PA                          American Music Theatre
Sept 26                   Red Bank, NJ                          Count Basie Theatre
Sept 29                   New Bedford, MA                 Zeiterion Theatre
Sept 30                   Atlantic City, NJ                     Golden Nugget
Oct 1                        Syracuse, NY                         Crouse Hinds Theatre
Oct 3                        South Bend, IN                     Morris Performing Arts Center
Oct 4                        Toledo, OH                            Stranahan Theatre
Oct 6                        Rosemont, IL                         Rosemont Theatre
Oct 7                        Florence, IN                           Belterra Casino
Oct 8                        Peoria, IL                                Civic Center Theater
Oct 12                     Fresno, CA                              The Big Fresno Fair
Oct 13                     Saratoga, CA                          The Mountain Winery
Oct 14                     Costa Mesa, CA                     Pacific Amphitheatre
* additional dates TBA
Official website: brianwilson.com
Instagram: @BrianWilsonLive

 

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