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Brian Wilson’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Pet Sounds’ Expands to World Tour

The trek will travel to Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel and Portugal in addition to U.S. cities coast-to-coast.

It was on May 16, 1966 when the Beach Boys‘ Pet Sounds was released, soon becoming one of the most influential albums of the 1960s and beyond, and to mark the album’s 50th anniversary, Brian Wilson is hitting the road.

Joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, Wilson and Co. will travel to Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel and Portugal in addition to U.S. cities coast-to-coast. More than 70 dates are confirmed, with additional shows being added.


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In announcing the tour, it is noted that Wilson will “celebrate and perform the iconic album for a final time.”

Says Wilson, now 73: “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.”

In addition to Wilson’s time with the Beach Boys, the songwriter-producer-singer has also released 11 solo albums. His 2004 release Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE and subsequent The SMiLE Sessions both won Grammy Awards. 

See announced dates for Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour below: 

DATE               CITY/STATE               VENUE

March 26          Auckland, Australia    Civic Theatre

March 28          Byron Bay, Australia  Bluesfest

March 29          Sydney, Australia      Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT

March 31          Sydney, Australia      Sydney Opera House

April 3              Melbourne, Australia  Palais Theatre

April 5              Adelaide, Australia     Adelaide Entertainment Centre

April 7              Perth, Australia           Riverside Theatre

April 12            Tokyo, Japan              Tokyo International Forum

April 13            Tokyo, Japan              Tokyo International Forum

April 15            Osaka, Japan             Orix Theater

April 30            Austin, TX                   Levitation Festival

May 15             Bristol, UK                  Collston Hall

May 17             Birmingham, UK        Symphony Hall

May 18             Cardiff, UK                 St. Davids Hall

May 20             London, UK                Palladium

May 21             London, UK                Palladium

May 24             Manchester, UK          02 Apollo

May 26             Edinburgh, UK            Usher Hall

May 27             Glasgow, UK               Royal Concert Hall

May 29             Newcastle, UK            Sage Gateshead

May 31             Liverpool, UK              Philharmonic Hall

June 1             Nottingham, UK           Royal Concert Hall

June 4             Barcelona Spain          Primavera Festival

June 14           Burlington, VT              Flynn Center for the Perf. Arts – SOLD OUT

June 15            Portland, ME                Merrill Auditorium – SOLD OUT

June 17            Boston, MA                  Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orch.

June 18            Boston, MA                  Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orch.

June 19            Lenox, MA                   Tanglewood – Koussevitzky Music

July 1               Las Vegas, NV             Hard Rock Casino

July 9               Phoenix, AZ                 Celebrity Theatre

July 15             Elizabeth, IN                Horseshoe Casino

July 17             Council Bluffs, IA          Horseshoe Casino

July 20             Kansas City, MO          Muriel Kauffman Theatre

July 21             St. Charles, MO            Family Arena

July 22             Tunica, MS                   Horseshoe Casino

July 23             Bossier City, LA            Horseshoe Casino

September 13  St. Petersburg, FL        Mahaffey Theatre

September 14  Hollywood, FL              Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

September 17  Nashville, TN               Ryman Auditorium

September 19  Charlotte, NC               Blumenthal PAC

September 20  Washington, DC          The Music Center at Strathmore

September 21  Red Bank, NJ              Count Basie Theatre

September 23  Philadelphia, PA          Tower Theater

September 25  Easton, PA                  State Theatre

September 27  Wallingford, CT            Toyota Presents at Oakdale

September 28  Buffalo, NY                  Univ. at Buffalo – Center for the Arts

September 30  Detroit, MI                    Fox Theatre

October 2         Minneapolis, MN          Orpheum Theatre

October 4         Denver, CO                  Paramount Theatre

October 7         Portland OR                 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

October 8         Seattle, WA                  Paramount Theatre

October 10       Arcata, CA                   Humboldt State Univ.– Van Duzer Theatre

October 13       San Francisco, CA       Masonic

October 14       Lake Tahoe, CA           Harrah’s Casino