Brian Wilson Adds Third London Performance Due to Huge Demand and Sell Out Shows Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour

London – February 3rd, 2016 – Due to phenomenal public demand, Music legend Brian Wilson has added an extra date to his 2016 World tour, UK leg, which is a THIRD show at The London Palladium on Sunday 22nd May. This is to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honour of its 50th anniversary. The UK dates now include 3 nights at the prestigious London Palladium, all tour dates and ticket information is below, tickets for all dates (except the sold out ones)  plus the new London show goes on sale Thursday 4th February at 10am from www.alt-tickets.co.uk .

Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates confirmed, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring. Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favourites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Additional dates and special events to be announced. For up-to-date information, please visit www.BrianWilson.com

In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting “concept album” Pet Sounds achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the US while topping the charts in the UK.

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

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.  

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.  

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.  The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for his song “One Kind Of Love” featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honoured with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.


Brian Wilson Announces 2016 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour

• DATES TO BEGIN IN MARCH WITH U.S. TOUR KICKING OFF IN JUNE. ADDITIONAL SHOWS BEING ADDED.

• TICKET PRESALE STARTS JANUARY 27. OFFICIAL ONSALE JANUARY 29.
 

Los Angeles, CA – January 25, 2016 – Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring. Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Ticket presales begin January 27 with the official onsale January 29 in most markets. Additional dates and special events to be announced. For up-to-date information, please visit www.BrianWilson.com

In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting “concept album” Pet Sounds achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the US while topping the charts in the UK.

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

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.  

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.  

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.  The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which

was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for his song “One Kind Of Love” featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.


Rock and Roll Network Wants You to Participate in New Brian Wilson Documentary

Rock and Roll Network, is a new streaming content forum that will launch on most MOBILE platforms in FEB, 2016.  Billed as “definitive music programing", it will tell the story of popular music song by song in the Rock era, while honoring the artists and writers who created those beloved songs in an episodic documentary format.  One of the first episodes will spotlight the Father of “American 60s Pop” Brian Wilson. 

Brian's fans will be included in the episode, sharing their special musical memories, along with some of the greatest Artists of the 60s, telling their stories about how Brian's music has impacted their lives.

To participate, the new network is requesting that you share a short :35 second video testimonial, reflecting on a specific life changing remembrance or story.  Please click here for exact details on how to upload your personal video, and participate in this forthcoming tribute of Brian Wilson:


Brian's "One Kind of Love" and Paul Dano Score Golden Globe Nominations for "Love and Mercy"

The 2016 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. "Love and Mercy" was nominated for two awards: Paul Dano for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture" and Brian Wilson and Scott Bennet for "One Kind of Love" for "Best Original Song – Motion Picture."  Following is Brian's statement upon hearing about the nomination:

"My life, my love, my Melinda – God only knows what I’d be without her. She was the inspiration for “One Kind of Love” and just woke me to tell me the song has been nominated for a Golden Globe — my mind is blown! Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press and everyone involved in telling my story. And a huge hug to Paul Dano for his nomination this great morning! I’m now going back to bed for some sweet, sweet dreams."
– Love & Mercy, Brian Wilson

The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.


Brian Wilson Leads Latest Legends-Themed Bluesfest 2016 Lineup Announcement

With Kendrick Lamar and The National atop the bill Bluesfest 2016 was already looking good but now it’s just gotten that much better with the addition of a handful of legends.

The big news is that Brian Wilson will be playing the iconic record Pet Sounds in full with an 11 piece band including original band member Al Jardine and long-term player Blondie Chaplin. The other eight members will be made up by a string section. Bluesfest organisers have promised that Wilson won’t only play Pet Sounds in full, he’ll also be adding a number of the band’s extensive list of hits.

It doesn’t stop there though. Blues and roots legend Taj Mahal has also been announced and will play solo and unplugged down-under for the first time in over a decade. Avant-garde American collective The Residents, soul group Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Scotland’s Shooglenifty have also been announced on this latest lineup drop.

Festival director Peter Noble has said that even though nearly 40 names have been announced there are still more acts to be added. Bluesfest will go down during the 2016 Easter long weekend at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just north of Byron Bay. Tickets are on sale now and you can check out the details below as well as the full lineup.

Bluesfest 2016 Lineup includes the following and many more:

  • Brian Wilson
  • Taj Mahal (Solo)
  • Tom Jones
  • The Decemberists
  • Tweedy

Thursday, 24th March – Monday, 28th March 2016

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, NSW Australia


Brian to Perform "Pet Sounds" in it's Entirety at 2016 Levitation Festival

The Levitation Festival has announced it's initial 2016 lineup and it features Brian Wilson, who will be performing the Beach Boys 1966 seminal album, "Pet Sounds," in its entirety – 50 years after its release. Additional performers announced include Animal Collective, Lee Scratch Perry and Flying Lotus.

Founded in 2008 and curated by record label and Levitation Festival creator The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the Austin-based music festival has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon, even branching into France and Vancouver. 

This year's festival will take place at scenic Carson Creek Ranch in Austin from April 29 to May 1, with camping packages and rentals ready for reservation

Beach Boy and legend Brian Wilson will perform his '66 epic Pet Sounds in its entirety with fellow bandmate Al Jardine, which contains some of their best known songs "Wouldn't it Be Nice" and "God Only Knows." 

The other eight psych-edged artists include Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Ty Segall, Black, Mountain and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. We cannot overstate how excited we are that dub originator Lee Scratch Perry is playing this thing.


Legendary Musician and Co-Founder of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Partners with Change Direction

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2015 – The Campaign to Change Direction, a national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America, today announced a new partnership with legendary musician and co-founder of the Beach Boys Brian Wilson. 

Launched in March of this year, the Campaign to Change Direction is a national initiative to broaden our understanding of mental health by encouraging all Americans to take a pledge to learn the Five Signs of emotional suffering and to care for their mental well-being just as they do their physical well-being. 

“My wife, Melinda, and I are very excited to be a part of this important campaign, not only to bring awareness to the mental health issues faced by millions of Americans, but also to encourage everyone to learn the Five Signs of emotional suffering,” said Brian Wilson. “It’s time for us to bring the conversation of mental health in America out of the shadows, and the Campaign to Change Direction is leading the way.” 

As part of this new partnership, Mr. Wilson will perform a concert on November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to the military and veteran community, and the lead organization behind the Change Direction campaign. Information about the concert and where to purchase tickets can be found at www.ChangeDirection.org/BrianWilson

Change Direction is proud to work not only with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson but also with the producers and cast members of Love & Mercy, a biographical film dramatizing Mr. Wilson's life and love story with his wife. Together they hope to inspire even more Americans to take the pledge to learn the Five Signs of emotional suffering. 

“Give an Hour is thrilled to welcome Brian and Melinda as new partners and showcase Love & Mercy as we work to change the direction of mental health in our nation,” said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour. “By creating a shared mission to educate Americans about the signs of emotional suffering and using different tools and mediums to reach our audience, we can encourage awareness, compassion, and action to change the national conversation about mental health.” 

Joining Mr. Wilson at the announcement, made today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., was his wife, Melinda Wilson; actor Paul Dano, who portrays a young Brian Wilson in the film; and the film's acclaimed director/producer Bill Pohlad – all of whom participated in a panel discussion on how 

Hollywood can help change America’s attitude toward mental health. The panel was moderated by former West Wing star Melissa Fitzgerald, now Senior Director of Justice for Vets. 

About Change Direction

The Campaign to Change Direction, a national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America, encourages Americans to care for their mental well-being just as they do their physical well-being. Led by Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to the military and veteran community, Change Direction addresses common barriers to understanding mental health and raises awareness about the Five Signs that may indicate someone is suffering emotionally and needs help: change in personality, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care, and hopelessness. 

More than 150 partner organizations across the United States are using their unique skills and opportunities to spread awareness; this collective impact effort will reach more than 30 million Americans in the next five years. Organizations and individuals who are interested in learning more or making a pledge can visit www.changedirection.org

About Brian Wilson

One of the world’s legendary musical figures, Brian Wilson was the primary composer for the Beach Boys and was responsible for the release of a slew of hit singles during the early 1960s, creating music that would come to epitomize a generation. The Beach Boys released three albums in 1963 alone: Surfin' U.S.A., Surfer Girl, and Little Deuce Coupe, all of which cracked the Top 10. In 1966 they went on to release the seminal album Pet Sounds, one of the most treasured albums of all time. After years of seclusion and battling mental illness, Mr. Wilson revitalized his career with the release of several hugely successful solo albums including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE, his long-awaited masterpiece, and, most recently, his album No Pier Pressure. He is currently the subject of a critically acclaimed biopic, Love & Mercy, which is based on his contributions to the music industry as a musical genius as well as the mental health struggles he has overcome. One of the most influential musicians and songwriters in Rock and Roll history, Brian Wilson has earned numerous awards and honors including membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, two Grammy’s, and the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to the performing arts. 

About "Love & Mercy" 

The critically acclaimed film Love & Mercy defies conventional storytelling with the dual story line of Brian Wilson, the singer, songwriter, and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against two distinct eras in Brian's lengthy musical career, the film intimately examines his personal voyage from the period during which he shapes the early sounds of the Beach Boys to the time he meets his wife, Melinda. Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack (Best Actor, High Fidelity, 2001), in “one of the best performances of his career” (Hollywood Reporter), stars alongside Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper) as the troubled musical genius Brian in two pivotal stages of his life—the 1960s, at the peak of the Beach Boys' fame, and the 1980s, as Brian reclaims his life after a mental breakdown. They are joined by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise) as Melinda Wilson and two-time Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (Best Actor, Barney’s Version, 2011; Best Actor, John Adams, 2009). To learn more, visit www.loveandmercyfilm.com

About Bill Pohlad

Academy Award®–nominated filmmaker Bill Pohlad has been producing quality films for over two decades. As founder and CEO of River Road Entertainment, he has honed his ability to seek out compelling material and bring it to light and established his reputation as a filmmaker unafraid to take creative risks. 

Mr. Pohlad makes his return to directing with the feature film Love & Mercy, which centers on Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter, and leader of the Beach Boys. The film paints an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments in his life, from his artistic genius to his profound struggles, and the love that keeps him alive. Love & Mercy, which Mr. Pohlad also produced under the River Road banner, stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. It opened to rave reviews and is considered among the top films of 2015 so far. 

Having started out as a writer/director in the late 1980s, Mr. Pohlad has spent most of the last fifteen years producing such acclaimed titles as the Academy Award®–winning Best Picture Twelve Years a Slave, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, and Sean Penn's Into the Wild. 

About Paul Dano

Paul Dano first caught major national attention in 2006, when he played Dwayne in Academy Award nominee, “Little Miss Sunshine,” for which he won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actor. He later signed on the Paul Thomas Anderson historical drama, “There Will Be Blood,” for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Dano also lent his voice to the big-screen computer-animated adaptation of the classic children's book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” voicing the main character of Alexander. Paul also appeared in the Oscar nominated film “12 Years a Slave” before starring in “Love & Mercy” as a young Brian Wilson.


"Music from Love & Mercy" official soundtrack to Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/River Road's acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic, to be released on CD this Friday.

Brian Wilson to Make Special Barnes & Noble In-Store Appearance Tomorrow in McLean, VA

Hollywood, California – September 16, 2015 – ‘Music From LOVE & MERCY,’ the official soundtrack to Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/River Road’s acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic starring John Cusack and Paul Dano, will be released on CD this Friday by Capitol Records. Tomorrow (Thursday, September 17), from 5:30pm to 7pm EDT, Brian Wilson will make a special in-store appearance at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner Mall in McLean, Virginia to autograph copies of the ‘Music From LOVE & MERCY’ CD and the ‘LOVE & MERCY’ film DVD, as well as CD and vinyl LP copies of his acclaimed studio album, ‘No Pier Pressure,’ released by Capitol in April.

Produced by Wilson, the film’s Oscar®-winning score composer Atticus Ross, and the film’s producer and director, Bill Pohlad, ‘Music From LOVE & MERCY’’s 13 tracks include “One Kind of Love,” a ballad written and recorded by Brian Wilson specifically for the film, original Beach Boys classics, Paul Dano’s stirring performance of “God Only Knows” from the film, and original score pieces by Ross. The soundtrack is also available for download purchase from major digital music retailers.

“Atticus’ musical work with the film was absolutely brilliant,” says Wilson. “Through the score he was able to tastefully capture some of the most joyful and dark moments of my life.”

“It was a great privilege to be part of the team that brought ‘LOVE & MERCY to life,” says Ross. “Beyond the beautiful and tragic events in Brian Wilson's life, the film is an uncompromising exploration into the creative process of undoubtedly one of the most inventive and sophisticated musical creators to have ever recorded. Bill Pohlad's unique vision celebrates that process with an insight and energy that inspired us all to reach for the best of our own creative abilities. In terms of the musical story telling it seemed essential to keep Brian ever-present and it's a testament to both his generosity and ongoing imagination that he allowed unprecedented access to his archive to achieve that goal.”

“Mr. Pohlad's deft narrative sense and careful visual style are complemented by the work of  Atticus Ross, whose sonic collages – ‘score’ doesn't quite do justice to his achievement – take us deeper inside a musical mind than we might have thought possible. ‘LOVE & MERCY’ doesn't claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times (June 4, 2015)

Hailed by critics as a triumph of the biopic film genre, ‘LOVE & MERCY’ presents an unconventional portrait of Wilson, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and co-founder of one of the world’s most successful and beloved bands of all-time, The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon, whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. ‘LOVE & MERCY’ stars Cusack and Dano as Wilson at different points of his life and career, with co-stars Paul Giamatti as Dr. Eugene Landy and Elizabeth Banks as Wilson’s wife, Melinda.

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others. 

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966’s Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.  Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s. 

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of his own albums to date, including his acclaimed ‘No Pier Pressure,’ released by Capitol Records in April. Wilson’s 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the 1960s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE, earned his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ universally hailed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out international tours in recent years, and he celebrated The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary in 2012 with an international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

 Music From LOVE & MERCY ’  [digital; CD]

1. The Black Hole – Atticus Ross
2. Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
3. Silhouette – Atticus Ross
4. God Only Knows – Paul Dano
5. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
6. Believe – Atticus Ross
7. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
8. Losing It – Atticus Ross
9. I’m Right Here – Atticus Ross
10. The Bed Montage – Atticus Ross, The Beach Boys, The Four Freshmen
11. Intersection – Atticus Ross
12. Love and Mercy (Live) – Brian Wilson
13. One Kind of Love – Brian Wilson


Love & Mercy DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD Announced

PRE-ORDER TODAY:

The critically acclaimed musical biopic about the fascinating life of The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy will be available on Digital HD August 25, On Demand September 11, and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 15 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack (Best Actor, High Fidelity, 2001) stars in “one of the best performances of his career” (Hollywood Reporter) alongside Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper) as the troubled musical genius Brian in two pivotal stages of his life – the 1960s at the peak of The Beach Boys fame and 1980s as Brian reclaims his life after a mental breakdown. They are joined by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise) as Wilson’s present-day wife Melinda and two time Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (Best Actor, Barney’s Version, 2011; Best Actor, John Adams, 2009).

Love & Mercy defies conventional story telling with the dual story line of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against two distinct eras Wilson’s lengthy musical career, the film intimately examines the personal voyage of how Brian shaped the early sounds of The Beach Boys to the ultimate salvation of the icon when he meets a woman who releases him from the care of controversial therapist.

The “emotionally exhilarating” (Hitflix) film is listed on a number of critics “must see” lists and has been nominated for several awards in 2015, including at the SXSW Film Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Academy Award® nominated producer Bill Pohlad (Best Picture, The Tree of Life, 2011), Love & Mercy features bonus materials including: deleted scenes, two behind the scenes featurettes looking at the production and costume design and at how the personal history of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson inspired the film and audio commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman. Love & Mercy will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.


Capitol Records to release "Music from "Love & Mercy," official soundtrack to Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/River Road's acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic.

Global Digital Release: August 14
Global CD Release: September 18

Hollywood, California – August 13, 2015 – Capitol Records is pleased to announce plans for the global digital and CD release of ‘Music From LOVE & MERCY,’ the official soundtrack to Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/River Road’s acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic starring John Cusack and Paul Dano. Produced by Wilson, the film’s Oscar®-winning score composer Atticus Ross, and the film’s producer and director, Bill Pohlad, ‘Music From LOVE & MERCY’’s 13 tracks include “One Kind of Love,” a ballad written and recorded by Brian Wilson specifically for the film, original Beach Boys classics, Paul Dano’s stirring performance of “God Only Knows” from the film, and original score pieces by Ross.  The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, August 14, with the CD release to follow on Friday, September 18. 

“Atticus’ musical work with the film was absolutely brilliant,” says Wilson. “Through the score he was able to tastefully capture some of the most joyful and dark moments of my life.”

“It was a great privilege to be part of the team that brought ‘LOVE & MERCY to life,” says Ross. “Beyond the beautiful and tragic events in Brian Wilson's life, the film is an uncompromising exploration into the creative process of undoubtedly one of the most inventive and sophisticated musical creators to have ever recorded. Bill Pohlad's unique vision celebrates that process with an insight and energy that inspired us all to reach for the best of our own creative abilities. In terms of the musical story telling it seemed essential to keep Brian ever-present and it's a testament to both his generosity and ongoing imagination that he allowed unprecedented access to his archive to achieve that goal.” 

“Mr. Pohlad's deft narrative sense and careful visual style are complemented by the work ofAtticus Ross, whose sonic collages – ‘score’ doesn't quite do justice to his achievement – take us deeper inside a musical mind than we might have thought possible. ‘LOVE & MERCY’ doesn't claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times (June 4, 2015)

Hailed by critics as a triumph of the biopic film genre, ‘LOVE & MERCY’ presents an unconventional portrait of Wilson, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and co-founder of one of the world’s most successful and beloved bands of all-time, The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon, whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. ‘LOVE & MERCY’ stars Cusack and Dano as Wilson at different points of his life and career, with co-stars Paul Giamatti as Dr. Eugene Landy and Elizabeth Banks as Wilson’s wife, Melinda.

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.  

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966’s Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.  Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.  

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of his own albums to date, including his acclaimed ‘No Pier Pressure,’ released by Capitol Records in April. Wilson’s 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the 1960s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE, earned his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ universally hailed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out international tours in recent years, and he celebrated The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary in 2012 with an international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Music From LOVE & MERCY’  [digital; CD]

1. The Black Hole – Atticus Ross
2. Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
3. Silhouette – Atticus Ross
4. God Only Knows – Paul Dano
5. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
6. Believe – Atticus Ross
7. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
8. Losing It – Atticus Ross
9. I’m Right Here – Atticus Ross
10. The Bed Montage – Atticus Ross, The Beach Boys, The Four Freshmen
11. Intersection – Atticus Ross
12. Love and Mercy (Live) – Brian Wilson
3. One Kind of Love – Brian Wilson


Brian's Fall U.K. Tour Postponed

Following is the official statement regarding Brian's postponed tour of the U.K.:

Due to the overwhelming success of Brian Wilson’s movie ‘Love and Mercy’ which has opened in the US to critical acclaim, Brian has had to postpone his current UK tour planned for September 2015 due to commitments in the US. He will be back in the UK and Europe in 2016 with a string of concerts to mark the 50th Anniversary of his seminal album ‘Pet Sounds, which will be his final European tour’.

Brian says “ I’m sorry I won’t be able to make these shows this year, but I look forward to seeing all my fans in 2016 to help me celebrate 50 years of ‘Pet Sounds’. This will be my final European tour. I hope you all enjoy my movie when it opens in the UK on July 10th, I’ll see you all soon, Best Brian

Tickets holders are advised to get refunds for the 2015 shows from the point of purchase.


'Love & Mercy' To Raise Awareness For Music Education By Supporting National Nonprofit, Little Kids Rock

Beach Boys co-founder and subject of film debuts new music video and re-recording of “Love & Mercy” with local students who participate in Little Kids Rock’s free popular music program at underserved public schools

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 27, 2015 – In conjunction with the release of the Brian Wilson biopic, Love & Mercy, the Beach Boys co-founder has re-recorded the film’s title track with local public school students who benefit from Little Kids Rock’s free Modern Band music program. See the “Love & Mercy” music video below.

Little Kids Rock is the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of popular music instruction, instruments and curricula to nearly 1300 public schools in 30 cities, having served more than 400,000 children since 2002 with weekly music lessons rooted in popular music genres like rock, funk, pop, reggae and others.

“As the movie Love & Mercy shows, music had a transformational impact on my life,” says Brian Wilson. “It is such an honor and a pleasure to work with Little Kids Rock again and help them bring the lifelong gift of music into the lives of children in schools who may otherwise not have access.”

Wilson performed at Little Kids Rock’s annual benefit event in New York City in 2013.  

ABOUT LITTLE KIDS ROCK
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to unlocking children’s inner music-makers by revitalizing music education programming in public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum and donates all of the accompanying instruments and resources necessary to teach popular music. Little Kids Rock started as a schoolteacher’s vision to give his students access to music education that is relevant to them while diminishing budgets for the arts made that more and more difficult to do. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that is bringing free, weekly music lessons to more than 135,000 public school children due to the efforts of nearly 1,200 teachers nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served over 325,000 students. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org.


Brian Announces UK Arena Tour for September 2015

Legendary performer, founding member of The Beach Boys and one of the world’s most revered figures within popular music, Brian Wilson has announced that he will be touring arenas across the UK this September. Already receiving praise for his upcoming ‘No Pier Pressure’ album out on April 6th, Brian will be bringing the sound of California to British shores for a limited run of shows and will be bringing classic rockers America and Scottish indie innovator Edwyn Collins with him to arenas in the UK.

For the eight UK shows Brian will be joined by fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Also on the bill are Classic Rock favourites, America. Marking their 45th anniversary after meeting at high school in London in the 1960s and going on to become a household name with hits like their #1 single ‘A Horse With No Name’ and ‘I Need You’. The individual band member’s composite sound of melodic pop rock and elements of folk, jazz and Latin inspired rhythms and image fuelled lyricism would go beyond their biggest hits and earn them a huge loyal following and six certified gold and/or platinum albums.

Also on the tour will be Edwyn Collins, one of the indie genre’s founding musicians and an ingenious songwriter, much like Brian himself. Edwyn was founding a member of the punk-funk hybrid band Orange Juice, who rose to prominence in the 80s before he embarked on a solo career. Honing this new sound Edwyn went on to have a worldwide smash with 1995 hit ‘A Girl Like You’, and after another decade and recovery from serious illness Edwyn became recognized as a great musician with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award.

Tickets for Brian Fest, the California festival celebrating the music of Brian Wilson at the end of March, sold out in 5 minutes after going on sale. Brian is also touring the US in the summer with the sugar man himself, Rodriguez, before crossing the Atlantic.

Tickets are available from 9am on Friday, March 27th

Tickets London £ 75/ £65 /£55  & Regionally £65/£55/£45 (plus booking fees)

September 2015

  • Friday 18th - Liverpool Echo Arena
  • Saturday 19th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  • Sunday 20th - London O2 Arena
  • Tuesday 22nd - Birmingham BCA
  • Wednesday 23rd - Nottingham capital FM Arena
  • Friday 25th - Leeds first direct arena
  • Saturday 26th - Manchester arena
  • Sunday 27th - Glasgow hydro

Brian will be joined by his full band and will be playing songs from his extensive discography spanning the last 5 decades. This will include many of the countless hits that he wrote and produced for one of pop music’s most defining bands, The Beach Boys, as well as the amazing arsenal of beautiful songs from his own 11 solo albums. Brian’s latest album ‘No Pier Pressure’, released April 6th, is arguably one of his biggest yet, featuring collaborations with some of his fellow Beach Boys, Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, Zooey Deschanel and M.Wards’ She & Him and Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian to name but a few. Wilson started working on the new songs during The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary activities in 2012, the same year in which Brian was awarded a GRAMMY® for the band’s long-awaited ‘SMiLE Sessions’ album. ‘No Pier Pressure’ was a venture for Brian to find talented young vocalists who have in turn been influenced by his work and to have them contribute to his visionary compositions.

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It’s no surprise that Brian’s amazing career and compelling life story has also attracted the attention of Bill Pohlad, the director and producer of ‘Love & Mercy’ the Brian Wilson biopic out this summer. The film, featuring Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti and John Cusack, is a detailed look at Brian in his early years with The Beach Boys and his life after meeting his wife Melinda. ‘Love & Mercy’ is an honest depiction of Brian’s whirlwind life, and has been praised by critics at film festivals.

"The Wrecking Crew" now available in iTunes and theaters

THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960’s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as “The Wrecking Crew."The movie is now available on iTunes and in select theaters.

Following is a note from director Denny Tedesco:

Growing up in the 60s, there was no way to miss hearing the sound of the Beach Boys.  Not only did they influence the music of the day and the music business in Los Angeles, they also influenced music all over the world.

My father and guitarist,  Tommy Tedesco was one of the lucky ones that worked with Brian and the boys. When Brian started using some of the session players on their albums, it allowed him to take his music in another direction. But he also knew that when he brought in Hal Blaine, Ray Pohlman, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, my Dad and many of the other players he would bring the best out of them and they always looked forward to those recording dates.  

This Friday March 13th, the story of the session players who came to be known as “The Wrecking Crew" will finally be released.  This film wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the incredible support from Brian and the other artists in the film; Nancy Sinatra, Jimmy Webb, Herb Alpert, Cher, Roger McGuinn, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell as well as all the session players who were interviewed.  

It’s also the fans of the music that have kept this film alive over the last 19 years and for that I am forever grateful. It shows how timeless the music still is today 

Nothing can make a son more proud than hearing Brian Wilson talk about your father and his friends with such love and respect. I know it was mutual.  The film will be released in theaters starting tomorrow around the United States.It will also be released on ITUNES and Video on Demand.  Watch it with friends and have a great time!

For more information of additional screenings and The Wrecking Crew, go to: http://www.wreckingcrewfilm.com/

Brian Wilson Announces "No Pier Pressure Tour" to more than 15 U.S. Cities

WILSON, CO-FOUNDER OF THE BEACH BOYS, WILL BE JOINED BY FORMER BANDMATES AL JARDINE AND BLONDIE CHAPLIN, PLUS SPECIAL GUEST, RODRIGUEZ

Wilson’s No Pier Pressure Album to be Released April 7 by Capitol Records

Hollywood, California – March 5, 2015 – Music legend Brian Wilson will hit the road this summer with his band, touring to more than 15 U.S. cities.  Wilson will perform songs from his forthcoming Capitol album, No Pier Pressure, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 50-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Rodriguez, star of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, will open the concerts with a special set.  Brian will also be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.  Onsale details for all of the shows will soon be announced.

For his 11th solo studio album, No Pier Pressure, Wilson has returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys.  Available now for preorder, the album will be released April 7 in standard 13-track and deluxe 16-track editions, each in CD and digital formats, as well as a 16-track 2LP edition on 180-gram vinyl. No Pier Pressure’s digital preorder provides an instant download of its lead track, “The Right Time,” featuring vocals by Wilson and Al Jardine, and guitar by David Marks.  

In theaters June 5, Roadside Attractions’ Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.  Love & Mercy’s U.S. film festival premiere is confirmed for March 15 at SXSW Film.

Watch the Love & Mercy teaser trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpGVVvkxjhI

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.  

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966’s Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.  Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.  

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 10 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.  The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out SMiLE and Pet Sounds tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

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Brian's upcoming Capitol release "No Pier Pressure" will be released on April 7, 2015. Please check back often as updates will coming. Following is the latest:

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Brian Wilson's "No Pier Pressure" Album Available Now for PreOrder with Instant Download of Lead Track, "The Right Time"

Hollywood, California – February 17, 2015 – Music legend Brian Wilson’s new album, No Pier Pressure, is now available for preorder across all of its physical and digital configurations. The album will be released April 7 in standard 13-track and deluxe 16-track editions, each in CD and digital formats, as well as a 16-track 2LP edition on 180-gram vinyl. No Pier Pressure’s digital preorder provides an instant download of its lead track, “The Right Time,” featuring vocals by Wilson and Al Jardine, and guitar by David Marks.  The new music video for “The Right Time” will premiere on Yahoo Music this Thursday, February 19.

For No Pier Pressure, his 11th solo studio album, Wilson has returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys.  Wilson reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, and was joined at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios by talented musicians he personally invited to record with him, including his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian, and trumpet master Mark Isham, as well as session all-stars Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff.  Members of Wilson’s longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett. 

Camped out at Ocean Way, Wilson took a fluid, woodshedding approach to the recording process, deftly tailoring the vocal and instrumental parts and arrangements to each participant.  Wilson worked to hone the arrangements, often assembling pieces from various takes, a signature style of recording he has enjoyed since his earliest recording sessions.  In fact, several of the songs were written during the recording process.

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.  

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966’s Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.  Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.  

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 10 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.  The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which

was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ critically-lauded 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out SMiLE and Pet Sounds tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed No. 3 Billboard studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

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Watch the No Pier Pressure trailer:  http://smarturl.it/NoPierPressure