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Brian Wilson is touring classic Beach Boys album Pet Sounds for the final time

Brian Wilson is touring classic Beach Boys album Pet Sounds for the final time

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Beach Boys leader and songwriter Brian Wilson is taking Pet Sounds, one of the most universally loved albums of all time, out on the road for a final tour. The upcoming dates span Europe, Asia, Australasia, and several venues in the US, and will mark the last times that Wilson plays the record in full, according to Pitchfork.

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

One of the greatest shows I ever saw was in early 2004, where Wilson performed his revisited version of Smile, the long-lost Pet Sounds follow-up, for the first time in public. Although I now feel very old after realizing that this was 12 years ago, I think I might need to head along to one of these dates.

03-26 Auckland, New Zealand - The Civic
03-27 Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest
03-28 Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest
03-29 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
03-31 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
04-03 St Kilda, Australia - Palais Theatre
04-05 Hindmarsh, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
04-07 Perth, Australia - Riverside Theatre
04-12 Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo International Forum
04-13 Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo International Forum
04-15 Osaka, Japan - Orin Theatre
04-30 Austin, TX - Levitation
05-15 Bristol, England - Colston Hall
05-17 Birmingham, England - Symphony Hall
05-18 Cardiff, Wales - St David's Hall
05-20 London, England - Palladium
05-21 London, England - Palladium
05-24 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
05-26 Edinburgh, Scotland Usher Hall
05-27 Glasgow, Scotland - Royal Concert Hall
05-29 Gateshead, England - Sage
05-31 Liverpool, England - Philharmonic Hall
06-01 Nottingham, England - Royal Concert Hall
06-01 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
06-14 Burlington, VT - Flynn Main Stage
06-15 Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium
06-17 Boston, MA - Symphony Hall
06-18 Boston, MA - Symphony Hall
06-19 Lenox, MA - Tanglewood Koussevitzky Music Shed
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, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
09-23 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
09-25 Easton, PA - State Theatre
09-27 Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents at Oakdale
09-28 Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo 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 - Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University
10-13 San Francisco, CA - Masonic
10-14 Bijou, CA - Harrah's Casino