Brian Wilson announces Pet Sounds UK tour
Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson has announced a series of UK dates to mark the 50th anniversary of the classic Beach Boys album Pet Sounds.

In a statement, the music legend said it was a “trip” to reflect on Pet Sounds, five decades on:

“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.”

Wilson had been due to take the record on tour last year but had to postpone it due to his work on the biopic Love And Mercy.

But he has confirmed details of his return to Britain, along with Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine and former member Blondie Chaplin, for shows in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gateshead, Liverpool and Nottingham.

It will be the last time Wilson performs Pet Sounds, which is widely hailed as one of the best albums of all time, in its entirety, so expect tickets to sell out fast.

As well as Pet Sounds, fans can expect “top hits and fan favourites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist”.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday (29 Jan) at 9am.

Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour dates:

15 May: Colston Hall, Bristol
17 May: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
18 May: St Davids Hall, Cardiff
20-21 May: London Palladium, London
24 May: O2 Apollo, Manchester
26 May: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
27 May: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
29 May: Sage, Gateshead
31 May: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
1 Jun: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

If you do miss out on UK tour tickets, you also have a chance to see Wilson at Primavera festival on June 4 – as long as you’re prepared to travel to Barcelona.

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