Brian Wilson Performing Pet Sounds – Australia 2016

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The legendary musician Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys and the architect of the Californian sound, is coming to Australia to perform the resounding masterpiece Pet Sounds. Labelled as one of the most influential albums of all time, Brian Wilson will perform it live in its entirety including the hits; ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, ‘Sloop John B’, and ‘God Only Knows’ and his greatest hits.

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds is a rare, unforgettable live music experience spanning 2 Parts: Act 1: Pet Sounds and Act 2: His Greatest Hits and will feature his incredible band including original Beach Boys member Al Jardine and long-term member Blondie Chaplin.

Pet Sounds – the ground-breaking psychedelic Rock album, declared by Rolling Stone as the 2nd Greatest Album of All Time (second only to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club) – is the album that turned the industry on its head, broke all the rules and changed Rock’n’Roll history, influencing greats including The Beatles, The Who, Radiohead, Elton John, and REM.

Wilson co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on 9 consecutive gold albums that featured more than 2 dozen Top 40 hits including ‘Good Vibrations’, ‘California Girls’ & ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ to name but a few, all remaining celebrated classics, almost 50 years on.

The multiple Grammy award winner, who has been called the Gershwin of his generation, is a Rock’n’Roll, Songwriters and UK Music Hall of Famer, and cited as inspiration by luminaries including, Sir Paul McCartney, who acknowledged that Pet Sounds “was the big influence that set me thinking when we recorded ‘Pepper’”.

Brian Wilson stopped being a performing member of The Beach Boys in late 1964, apart from some rare appearances together, he went into the studio and almost singlehandedly produced The Beach Boys recordings whilst the band toured. Since that time Brian has continued his association with The Beach Boys on a recording basis as well as the odd reunion tour including the 50th Anniversary tour in 2012.

2015 has marked a triumphant return for Brian Wilson with a brand new solo release No Pier Pressure, proving his talents continue all these years later. Featuring his former Beach Boys band mates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, among other special guests and session all-stars, as well as Brian Fest – a star-studded tribute concert held in Los Angeles in April (including Norah Jones, The Flaming Lips, Boz Scaggs, and Heart’s Ann Wilson to name a few), a re-release of Pet Sounds, as well as the release of Love & Mercy – the commended biographical film about Brian’s remarkable life and creative process.

It will be a magical celebration that ignites nostalgia, romance and sheer awe of the wunderkind songwriter’s incomparable genius; a not-to-be-missed show that that will transport you to the most exciting time of Rock music history.

“God Only Knows’ is the most beautiful song ever written” – Sir Paul McCartney

“Pet Sounds’ trenchant cycle of love songs has the emotional impact of a shatteringly evocative novel” – Rolling Stone

“Brian Wilson is one of the greatest innovators of my decade or any decade” – Burt Bacharach

The 50th Anniversary celebration & final performances in its entirety

Proudly Presented by Bluesfest Touring, theMusic, Triple R , 2SER and 6PR:

Civic Theatre, Auckland NZ – SAT 26 MAR 2016
Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC – SUN 3 APR 2016
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA – TUE 5 APR 2016
Riverside Theatre, Perth WA – THU 7 APR 2016

*Sydney date to be announced soon*
— Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 —