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Strings Attached: Brian Wilson to perform ‘Pet Sounds’ with Boston Pops Orchestra

 

The Beach Boys’ classic album Pet Sounds turns 50 years old this May, and Brian Wilson will be spending much of 2016 celebrating it — and sending it off.

Wilson will head out on an extensive world tour, from March to October, playing the revolutionary 1966 album in its entirely. And one of the biggest highlights on the 54-date run are the two Boston shows, on June 17 and 18, where Wilson will be joined by the Boston Pops Orchestra at Symphony Hall. Tickets go on sale January 29.

“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago,” Wilson says in a press release. “I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”

 

Pet Sounds is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2010, it was ranked #2 in Consequence of Sound’s Top 100 Albums Ever feature. Rolling Stone also named it the second-best album ever in a similar list.

The press release for the 2016 Pet Sounds tour also notes that this will be the last time Wilson performs Pet Sounds, so get it while you can. Other dates on his six-month globetrotting trek include stops in Australia, Japan, and Europe, as well as appearances at Austin’s Levitation Festival and Primavera Sound in Barcelona.

Check out the full run of shows below…

Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Dates:
03/26 – Auckland, AU @ Civic Theatre
03/28 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
03/29 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
03/31 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
04/03 – Melbourne, AU @ Palais Theatre
04/05 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
04/07 – Perth, AU @ Riverside Theatre
04/12 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo International Forum
04/13 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo International Forum
04/15 – Osaka, JP @ Orix Theater
04/30 – Austin, TX @ LEVITATION Festival
05/15 – Bristol, UK @ Collston Hall
05/17 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
05/18 – Cardiff, UK @ St. Davids Hall
05/20 – London, UK @ Palladium
05/21 – London, UK @ Paladium
05/24 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
05/26 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
05/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
05/29 – Newcastle, UK @ Sage Gateshead
05/31 – Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall
06/01 – Nottingham, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
06/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/14 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
06/15 – Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium
06/17 – Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall *
06/18 – Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall *
06/19 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
07/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Casino
07/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
07/15 – Elizabeth, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
07/17 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Horseshoe Casino
07/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Muriel Kauffman Theatre
07/21 – St. Charles, MO @ Family Arena
07/22 – Tunica, MS @ Horseshoe Casino
07/23 – Bossier City, LA @ Horseshoe Casino ^
09/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre
09/14 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
09/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC
09/20 – Washington, DC @ The Music Center at Strathmore
09/21 – Red Bank, NK @ Count Basie Theatre
09/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
09/25 – Easton, PA @ State Theatre
09/27 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale
09/28 – Buffalo, NY @ University of Buffalo’s Center for the Arts
09/30 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
10/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
10/04 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
10/07 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/08 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
10/10 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/14 – Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Casino

* = w/ Boston Pops Orchestra
^ = w/ Blondie Chaplin