Paul Simon Taps Brian Wilson For Summer Tour
Paul Simon has invited fellow pop legend Brian Wilson to support his upcoming U.S. summer tour. The trek is set to kick off June 9 in Seattle and wrap July 24 in Wantagh, N.Y.Paul Simon has invited fellow pop legend Brian Wilson to support his upcoming U.S. summer tour. The trek is set to kick off June 9 in Seattle and wrap July 24 in Wantagh, N.Y.
Simon was among the myriad of artists on hand last month in New York to take part in the fifth installment in its TNT's Masters Series, "An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson." Taped at the famed Radio City Music Hall, the special saw Simon deliver an acoustic rendition of "Surfer Girl," as well as participate in a medley of Beach Boys classics with Wilson and most of the night's stars. The show will air July 4 on the cable network.
On the tour, Simon will be backed by an 11-piece band, while Wilson will be supported by 10 players, including the four members of his longtime backing band the Wondermints.
Simon is touring in support of his critically acclaimed set "You're the One" (Warner Bros.), which was nominated for the album of the year Grammy. Wilson will on June 19 release the double-disc "Live at the Roxy" via Oglio Records.
Here are the Simon/Wilson tour dates:
June 9: Seattle (Gorge Amphitheater)
June 12-13: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
June 17: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
June 19: San Diego (Coors Amphitheater)
June 20: Phoenix (Desert Sky Pavilion)
June 22: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
June 24: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
June 26: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheater)
June 27: Minneapolis (Excel Energy Center)
June 29: Milwaukee (Summerfest)
June 30: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
July 1: St. Louis (Riverport Amphitheater)
July 3: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 8: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
July 10: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
July 11: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lakes PAC)
July 13: Boston (Tweeter Center)
July 14: Hartford, Conn. (ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre)
July 15: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga PAC)
July 17: Hershey, Pa. (Hersheypark Stadium)
July 18: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront)
July 20: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 24: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)