Brian Wilson Tour 2019: Three tour dates for 2019 are already being scheduled! Click below for more information and stay tuned as new dates are added! See you next year for some more great shows!
BRIAN WILSON IN CONCERT:
Visionary musical genius Brian Wilson first rose to international acclaim in the early ‘60s as the mastermind behind The Beach Boys’ “California Sound”, and now he’s bringing his crowning achievement back to fans on his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour. The seminal album won over fans around the world with its pioneering blend of orchestral arrangements, glistening harmonies, and coming-of-age lyrics, and it’s widely regarded as one of the finest albums of the 20th century. Now, Wilson has invited top-notch musicians and some old friends to help him recreate each masterfully composed song note-for-note from start to finish—all while ticket buyers sing along to each unforgettable melody. With original Beach Boy Brian Wilson performing each beloved tune from the album with his signature good vibrations, this can’t-miss event is sure to stay with fans for a lifetime.
Born in Inglewood, CA in 1942, Brian Wilson honed his musical chops in high school by deconstructing hits by The Four Freshman on the family piano and teaching the harmony parts to his brothers. After befriending Al Jardine in his college choir class, the two had the idea of forming a band. They teamed up with Brian’s brothers, Carl and Dennis, and his cousin, Mike Love, in 1961 and began performing as The Pendletones. After changing their name to The Beach Boys, the group rose to phenomenal success in the first half of the ‘60s with massive hits like “ Surfin’ Safari”, “I Get Around”, and “Help Me, Rhonda”. As their principal songwriter, Wilson had written or co-written over two dozen hits and gained complete control over the group’s studio production by his 21st birthday. His ground-breaking use of the recording studio as an instrument led to increasingly elaborate and experimental songs. Wilson’s talent and creative ambition reached new heights with the release of 1966’s Pet Sounds, an enduring classic that many critics consider one of the best albums of all time. Sadly, Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown trying to top the album’s brilliance and spent much of the next two decades in deteriorating mental and physical health. He recaptured the public imagination in 1988, however, when he released his critically praised self-titled solo debut. As luck would have it, that same year The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and scored their first number 1 hit in 22 years with “Kokomo”. Since then, Brian has continued to pursue projects at his discretion—both with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist—including his warmly received 2015 album No Pier Pressure.
Brian Wilson will perform the Beach Boys’ 1964 Christmas Album in its entirety this winter on a month-long holiday tour. Original Beach Boy Al Jardine and longtime collaborator Blondie Chaplin will be featured on the run of dates.
This holiday season, Wilson, a few hired hands, and long time bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will perform The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in its entirety along with cuts from Wilson’s solo Christmas album and other holiday fan favorites.
The tour includes a NJ show on December 4 at Bergen PAC and a Staten Island show on December 7 at St. George Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/6) at 11 AM and 10 AM, respectively, with presales starting Tuesday (4/3) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.