Wilson To 'Smile' On U.S. Audiences
Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the United States this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom aFormer Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the United States this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom and Europe earlier this year. The U.S. tour will kick off Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, with 21 dates announced so far.
Shows are scheduled through Nov. 2 in Los Angeles and include a two-night stand at famed New York venue Carnegie Hall.
As previously reported, a re-recorded version of the album will be released Sept. 28 on Nonesuch Records. "Smile" was intended as the follow-up to the Beach Boys' classic 1966 album "Pet Sounds," but the sessions were cut short and the project abandoned. It has since grown in cult status as one of rock's most notorious "lost" albums.
In concert, Wilson performs the reconstituted album in its entirety with his 10-piece band and a strings-and-brass ensemble. He'll also perform a separate set of Beach Boys and solo tunes, including material from his most recent solo album "Gettin' in Over My Head" (Rhino).
Wilson is also scheduled to appear Aug. 19 on CNN's "Larry King Live."
Here are Brian Wilson's tour dates:
Sept. 30: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 1: Madison, Wis. (Overture Hall)
Oct. 2: Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)
Oct. 4: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theatre)
Oct. 6: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Oct. 7: Cleveland (Music Hall)
Oct. 8: Philadelphia (Keswick Theatre)
Oct. 10: Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)
Oct. 12-13: New York (Carnegie Hall)
Oct. 14: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 16: Atlanta (Chastain Amphitheatre)
Oct. 18: Melbourne, Fla. (Knight Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 20: Boca Raton (Mizner Amphitheatre)
Oct. 21: Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 23: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
Oct. 24: Austin, Texas (Backyard)
Oct. 25: Dallas (Nokia Live)
Oct. 27: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
Oct. 29: Pala, Calif. (Pala Events Center)
Nov. 2: Los Angeles (Walt Disney Concert Hall)