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Rhino to Release "Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology" on September 22

18-Song Collection Spans Nearly 30 Years, Touches On Nine of  Wilson's Solo Albums And Includes Two Previously Unreleased Tracks

CD, Vinyl, And Digital Versions Will Be Available From Rhino On September 22

LOS ANGELES - Brian Wilson's eponymous solo debut for Sire in 1988 launched an extended period of renewal for the iconic Beach Boys songwriter. Rhino revisits Wilson's solo career with a new 18-song collection that mixes studio and live recordings with two previously unreleased tracks: "Run James Run," a new song Wilson wrote and recorded for this collection, and "Some Sweet Day," an unreleased gem he wrote with Andy Paley in the early 1990s for an unfinished recording project.

PLAYBACK: THE BRIAN WILSON ANTHOLOGY covers more than 30 years of music with selections from nine of Wilson's solo albums and will be released September 22 on CD ($13.98), double-LP ($31.98), on digital download and streaming services. Tickets are also available now to see Wilson perform live as he continues the Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Final Performances World Tour, which was recently extended due to overwhelming demand.

The collection opens with "Love And Mercy," one of the four songs on PLAYBACK taken from Wilson's self-titled debut. The song has become one of Wilson's most beloved classics, a regular closer to his live concerts, and was adopted as the title of the acclaimed 2015 biopic that saw the Beach Boy memorably played by both Paul Dano and John Cusack.

Several tracks on PLAYBACK come from the two albums Wilson released in 2004:  Gettin' In Over My Head and the Grammy®-winning Brian Wilson Presents Smile. The most poignant of these is "Soul Searchin'," a song Wilson built around a vocal track left behind by his brother Carl, who passed away in 1998. The celebrated orchestral masterpiece, Smile is represented by "Heroes And Villains", and the timeless classic, "Surf's Up."

Those back-to-back releases ushered in a sustained burst of creativity for Wilson that includes four acclaimed albums. They're represented on the collection by "Midnight's Another Day" (That Lucky Old Sun, 2008); "The Like In I Love You" (Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, 2010); "Colors Of The Wind" ( In The Key Of Disney, 2011); and "One Kind Of Love" (No Pier Pressure, 2015.)

Tucked in with these studio classics are two live performances from Wilson's 2000 concert recording, Live At The Roxy Theatre. Included here are "The First Time" and "This Isn't Love," a charming collaboration with Wilson's Pet Soundslyricist Tony Asher.

PLAYBACK: THE BRIAN WILSON ANTHOLOGY includes a selection of classic photos from throughout Wilson's solo career, in addition to a candid shot taken in the studio in 2017 during the recording of "Run James Run." The album also includes liner notes by David Wild, and features a previously unseen picture of Wilson on the front cover, taken by legendary rock photographer Robert Matheu.

PLAYBACK: THE BRIAN WILSON ANTHOLOGY
Track Listing

1.    "Love And Mercy"
2.    "Surf's Up" 
3.    "Heroes And Villains"                                          
4.    "Melt Away"
5.    "Let It Shine"
6.    "Some Sweet Day" *
7.    "Rio Grande"
8.    "Cry"
9.    "Lay Down Burden"10.    "The First Time"
11.    "This Isn't Love" 
12.    "Soul Searchin'"
13.    "Gettin' In Over My Head"
14.    "The Like In I Love You"
15.    "Midnight's Another Day"
16.    "Colors Of The Wind"
17.    "One Kind Of Love"
18.    "Run James Run" *
* previously unreleased

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Brian Wilson Extends Pet Sounds The Final Performances World Tour with New Summer & Fall Dates for 2017!

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Brian Wilson Extends Pet Sounds The Final Performances World Tour with New Summer & Fall Dates for 2017!

20 North American and 22 European Shows Added by Popular Demand

(Los Angeles, CA – MAY 9, 2017) – With one of the most in-demand concert outings the last year music legend Brian Wilson is once again extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50TH Anniversary World Tour and announcing a slate of new UK, European and North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate the iconic Pet Sounds album for a final time.  Currently on tour now in the US, additional performances will be added in Hawaii, UK and Europe this summer, and again in the summer with 22 new dates overseas and 20+ new fall dates added in the U.S.  VIP ticket pre-sales begin today with general on-sale beginning Friday May 12.  A full list of tour dates is below with up-to-date ticketing, show information and more at www.BrianWilson.com.

Photo courtesy of Jeff McEvoy

Photo courtesy of Jeff McEvoy

“We are blown away by the reception of this tour, it’s unbelievable how many people love this album,” says Wilson.  “The audiences have been so fantastic and we are honored to play for them.  We never expected this reaction so we will continue to perform this album for people as long as they ask us to!”  

“This tour is really unprecedented, I can’t think of an album that garners so much respect that fans all over the world a year later are still asking for more shows,” says APA’s Bruce Solar. “The interest hasn’t slowed down and Brian during this time in his life is finding so much joy in these performances. It’s really inspiring.”

Last year alone found Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold-out venues all over the world.  Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver 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.  Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.

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 then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape.

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” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.  

Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist 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 and 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 iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.  The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for “One Kind Of Love”, which was 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 & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.


Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances 2017 Tour Extension:

  • May 9  -  Birmingham, AL  -  BJCC Concert Hall
  • May 12  -  Houston, TX  -  Revention Music Center
  • May 13  -  Austin, TX  -  ACL Live at The Moody Theater SOLD OUT
  • May 14  -  Austin, TX  -  ACL Live at The Moody Theater SOLD OUT
  • May 16  -  Tulsa, OK  -  Brady Theatre
  • May 18  -  Albuquerque, NM  -  Kiva Auditorium
  • May 19  -  Tucson, AZ  -  Centennial Hall @ University of Arizona
  • May 20  -  Laughlin, NV  -  Harrah’s Laughlin – Rio Vista
  • May 22  -  Phoenix, AZ  -  Celebrity Theatre
  • May 24  -  San Diego, CA  -  San Diego Civic Theatre
  • May 26  -  Los Angeles, CA  -  Pantages Theatre SOLD OUT
  • May 27  -  Los Angeles, CA  -  Pantages Theatre SOLD OUT
  • May 28  -  Santa Barbara, CA  -  Santa Barbara Bowl
  • June 15  -   Honolulu, HI  -   Blaisdell Center
  • June 29  -   Odense, DK  -   Odeon
  • June 30  -  Copenhagen, DK  -   Tivoli Gardens
  • July 3  -   Amsterdam, NL  -   Carre SOLD OUT
  • July 4  -   Oostende, BE  -  Kursaal Oostend
  • July 5  -  Utrecht, NL  -  Grote Zaal
  • July 8  -   Bilbao, SP  -   BBK Live
  • July 9  -   Montreux, CH  -   Montreux Jazz Fest w/ Bryan Ferry
  • July 13  -   Pori, Finland  -   Pori Jazz Festival
  • July 15  -   Perugia, IT  -  Umbria Jazz Festival
  • July 17  -  Lyon, FR  -  Nuits de Fourviere
  • July 19  -  Frankfurt, DE  -  Jahrhunterthalle
  • July 20  -  Vienna, AT  -  Konzerthaus
  • July 23  -  Galway, IRE  -   Galway Arts Festival
  • July 25  -   Dublin, IRE  -   Bord Gais Energy SOLD OUT
  • July 28  -   Liverpool, U  -  K Liverpool Exhibition Centre
  • July 29  -   Lowther Deer Park, UK  -   Kendal Calling
  • July 3  -  0 Lulworth Castle, UK  -   Camp Bestival
  • Aug 1  -   London, England  -   Hammersmith Apollo
  • Aug 2  -   Sheffield, England  -   Sheffield City Hall
  • Aug 3  -   Glasgow, UK  -   Kelingrove Bandstand SOLD OUT
  • Aug 5  -   Glastonbury, England  -   Glastonbury Extravana
  • Aug 6  -  Newcastle, England  -    -   Times Square Newcastle
  • Sept 15  -   Moncton, NB Molson  -   Canadian Centre
  • Sept 16  -   Halifax, NS  -   Scotiabank Centre
  • Sept 18  -   Kitchener, ON  -   Centre in The Square
  • Sept 19  -   Rochester, NY  -   Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre
  • Sept 21  -   Mashantucket, CT  -   Foxwoods Casino
  • Sept 22  -   Boston, MA  -   Orpheum Theatre
  • Sept 23  -   New York, NY  -   Radio City Music Hall
  • Sept 25  -   Lancaster, PA  -  American Music Theatre
  • Sept 26  -   Red Bank, NJ  -   Count Basie Theatre
  • Sept 29  -   New Bedford, MA  -   Zeiterion Theatre
  • Sept 30  -   Atlantic City, NJ  -   Golden Nugget
  • Oct 1  -   Syracuse, NY  -   Crouse Hinds Theatre
  • Oct 3  -   South Bend, IN  -   Morris Performing Arts Center
  • Oct 4  -   Toledo, OH  -   Stranahan Theatre
  • Oct 6  -   Rosemont, IL  -   Rosemont Theatre
  • Oct 7  -   Florence, IN  -   Belterra Casino
  • Oct 8  -   Peoria, IL  -   Civic Center Theater
  • Oct 12  -   Fresno, CA  -   The Big Fresno Fair
  • Oct 13  -   Saratoga, CA  -   The Mountain Winery
  • Oct 14  -   Costa Mesa, CA  -   Pacific Amphitheatre

* additional dates TBA

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Brian Wilson To Perform Live From Times Square

BEACH BOYS icon Brian Wilson is bringing the seminal Pet Sounds album tour to Newcastle this August in what will be one of the highlight's of the region's summer festival calendar.

Taking place opposite the Centre for Life in Newcastle on Sunday 6th August, he will bring the Live From Times Square outdoor music party to a stunning and memorable close and will delight fans by performing one of the most celebrated albums of all time in full.

In celebration of the album's 50th anniversary, Brian will perform the last date of his current UK tour backed by a stellar line-up which includes the world's favourite bluesman Seasick Steve and the Motown sensation Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. 

SSD Concerts' Steve Davis has also confirmed that more exciting acts will be added to the bill in the coming weeks. 

Speaking about today's announcement he said: “Pet Sounds, like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, is one of the most influential records of all time and to be able to confirm Brian Wilson as our closing act for this year's Live From Times Square event is an amazing honour.

“If you haven't been able to get tickets to see him perform this album elsewhere, this is your last chance. It's an event you can't afford to miss.

“We're also massive Seasick Steve and Martha Reeves fans too and we can't wait for this one.  Don't miss out.”

‘Pet Sounds’, which includes hits such as 'Wouldn't It Be Nice,' 'God Only Knows', and Sloop John B, was the eleventh studio album from The Beach Boys and was originally released in May 1966.

In the UK, the album was hailed by the music press and was an immediate commercial success, peaking at number 2 in the UK Top 40 Albums Chart and remaining among the top ten positions for six months. 

Pet Sounds has subsequently gathered worldwide acclaim from critics and musicians alike and is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music history.

Speaking in an official statement, Brian Wilson, said: “I’m really happy to be able to come back to the UK and perform Pet Sounds yet again for all our fans. The response from everyone has been amazing and that’s why we decided to come back and play Pet Sounds for one last time.”

He continued: “We want to thank the fans in the UK for all their support, and look forward to playing these shows this Summer. Love and Mercy, Brian.”

Tickets for the event go on sale Monday 20th February at 9 am.

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Brian Wilson Extends Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour into 2017

“This was nothing short of the musical equivalent of Shakespeare turning up to read us Hamlet” – First night review from Bristol Post

London – 31 January, 2017 – Music legend Brian Wilson is currently wowing fans around the globe celebrating the iconic album Pet Sounds, in honour of its 50th anniversary. 

Due to phenomenal public demand, Brian will return to the UK to play selected festivals and two special HEADLINE shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 1st August and at Sheffield City Hall on 2nd August. 

Brian will present ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety plus Greatest hits for one last time, with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin’.

Brian said; “I’m really happy to be able to come back to the UK and perform Pet Sounds yet again for all our fans. The response from everyone has been amazing and that’s why we decided to come back and play Pet Sounds for one last time. We want to thanks the fans in the UK for all their support, and look forward to playing these shows this Summer. Love and Mercy, Brian.”

All ticket information is below, tickets for Kendall Calling and Camp Bestival are on sale now.

The London Hammersmith Apollo show and Sheffield City Hall show go on sale on Friday 3rd 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. Wilson and his band are joined on this tour by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin Concert stops have included 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.

The Deluxe Special extended edition of Pet Sounds – 50th Anniversary is out now via Universal.

Brian’s memoir ‘I Am Brian Wilson’ published by Hodder is out now. 

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Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds

IN THE SUNSET SLOT BEFORE LEFTFIELD & OUR FIREWORK SPECTACULAR

PLUS LIVE MUSIC FROM:
RAY BLK / KATE NASH / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / BECKY HILL / MEXRRISSEY / DUB PISTOLS / DJ YODA / ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA / THE BLOCKHEADS / NORMAN JAY MBE / LOS PACAMINOS FEAT PAUL YOUNG / RAGHU DIXIT / CIRCUS RAJ / DISNEY RASCAL / THE SMITHS LTD / FUNKY LITTLE CHOIR / INDIAN QUEENS / RAJASTHAN HERITAGE BRASS BAND / THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE / THE SKA VENGERS

Set to be truly unforgettable, Camp Bestival’s tenth outing at Lulworth Castle this 27-30 July just keeps on getting better with even more glamorous Pop Stars & Rock Stars joy in store for kids of all ages at the greatest family show on earth. Joining Madness and Mark Ronson, our Sunday night headliner is true pop music royalty and we’re adding a whole heap of good time treats to keep you dancing throughout the weekend, too!

Rob da Bank says: “There’s been so much talk of musical icons recently and I’m very proud that we’ll be presenting one of the most legendary figures in song-writing, music production and, maybe, the ultimate anti-pop star, Brian Wilson. Having made so many incredible records with the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds is a real solo foray into psychedelic rock, introspective lyric writing and a beautiful wall of sound concept album that still blows people away 50 years on. Whether you’re a stalwart Wilson supporter or maybe it’s the first time you’ve heard his name, I hope you’ll be there in the moment for the Sunday headliner in his full majesty”.

 

Hallowed as one of the all-time greats in the pantheon of pop music, we’re giddy with excitement to reveal that due to phenomenal public demand in the UK, Brian Wilson returns one last time to present ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety, plus his greatest hits. Universally hailed as one of pop music's most important recordings, Brian will be bringing his majestic masterpiece to Camp Bestival for a headline sunset performance, captivating the crowds with intricate harmonies and breath taking melodies. An absolute must-see as part of an epic Sunday finale that will feature Leftfield bringing the main stage to a close before our fireworks spectacular, Brian Wilson’s genius and his most influential musical treasure are sure to be a historic part of our tenth anniversary celebrations.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have unmissable appearances from BBC Sound of 2017 top tip, Ray BLK, pop chanteuse Kate Nash, Camp Bestival heroes & rum-funk faves The Cuban Brothers, and chart topper and former Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson & Rudimental diva, Becky Hill. There will be more glorious commotion with Morrisey’s greatest songs getting some Mexican spice courtesy of Mexrrissey, the ultimate Mancunian tribute band The Smiths LTD making a real difference, dancefloor sluggers Dub Pistols getting their skank on, audacious turntablist DJ Yoda getting his game on, the King goes grunge with Elvana: Elvis fronted Nirvana, and new wave funk powerhouse The Blockheads giving us reasons to be cheerful.

We’ll also have Norman Jay MBE hitting the decks and delivering into the good times like only he can, and amazing music from Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Raghu Dixit, Circus Raj, Disney Rascal, Funky Little Choir, Indian Queens, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, The Shellac Collective and The Ska Vengers. 

We’ve still got plenty more family entertainment, relaxing spa treatments, delicious food, kids’ treats and more to announce so keep checking www.campbestival.net and our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info.

FRIDAY:
Mark Ronson / All Saints

SATURDAY:
Madness / Holly Johnson (Special Guest) 

SUNDAY:
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds / Leftfield

Ticket Info:
Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN
The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 25-week payment plan from £7 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.

CAMP BESTIVAL 2017 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES

  • Adult Weekend Ticket -  £197.50*
  • Student Weekend Ticket - £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket - £125*
  • Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket - £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket - £45*
  • Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket - £15* 
  • Babes in Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)* 

*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below
Car Parking - £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) - £95
Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) - £105

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Brian Wilson Extends Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour Announcing New Dates for 2017!

37-NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND TO PET SOUNDS: THE FINAL PERFORMANCES

I AM BRIAN WILSON: A MEMOIR is now available everywhere!

Los Angeles, CA – October 11, 2016 – With one of the most in demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson is extending the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour and announcing a slate of new North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time. Currently on the road and performing his last shows of the year, the tour will pick up again in the spring with an initial 37 new dates added to the Pet Sounds: The Final Performances tour run. VIP ticket presales begin today with general onsale beginning Friday. A full list of tour dates is below with up-to-date ticketing, show information and more at www.brianwilson.com.In addition, fans everywhere can now purchase the autobiography “I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir” (Da Capo Press), available at retailers everywhere. 

“There were so many cities on this great tour that myself, my band, Al, and Blondie just couldn’t get to playing,” says Wilson. “We’re performing more shows than ever before and the fans keep asking for more! It’s been a real trip so far and I’m happy that we’ll have the chance to reach so many people that weren’t able to catch our shows this year.”

This year alone found Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver 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. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.

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.

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. 

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances 2017 Tour:


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Brian Announces One Final Royal Albert Hall "Pet Sounds" Show on October 28

BRIAN WILSON EXTENDS 2016 PET SOUNDS 50th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR

ONE FINAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER ANNOUNCEDEMBARGOED TIL 10AM GMT WEDS AUGUST 3 2016

“This was nothing short of the musical equivalent of Shakespeare turning up to read us Hamlet” – First night review from Bristol Post

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London – August 3, 2016 – Music legend Brian Wilson is currently wowing fans around the globe celebrating the iconic album Pet Sounds, in honour of its 50th anniversary. Due to phenomenal demand, Brian will return to play a final London show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 28th October. All ticket information is below, tickets go on sale on Friday 5th August at 10am from www.royalalberthall.com and 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. Wilson and his band are joined on this tour by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin Concert stops have included 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.

The Deluxe Special extended edition of Pet Sounds – 50th Anniversary is out now via Universal.

Brian’s memoir ‘I Am Brian Wilson’ will be out in October published by Hodder. 

BRIAN WILSON presents PET SOUNDS
LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER

On sale Friday 5th August at 10am:  WWW.ROYALALBERTHALL.COM  |  WWW.ALT-TICKETS.CO.UK 


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Brian Releases "Brian Wilson & Friends" CD/DVD and Blu-Ray Albums

Brian Wilson & Friends, which originally aired nationwide on PBS throughout 2015, was offered as exclusive DVD and Blu-ray sets as a premium gift for viewer contributions to the network's annual pledge drive. The CD version will be available for the first time, along with bonus tracks, behind-the-scenes footage and guest artist interviews.

The album features Brian and his touring band joined by Jardine, former Beach Boys members Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar and numerous special guests: fun. singer Nate Ruess, Kacey Musgraves, Capital Cities frontman Sebu Simonian, She & Him (M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel) and trumpet player Mark Isham. The track list spans early Beach Boys classics ("Fun, Fun, Fun") to material from Wilson's 2015 solo LP, No Pier Pressure ("Runaway Dancer").

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Brian Wilson and Friends DVD and Blu-ray Track List:

1. "Our Prayer"
2. "Heroes and Villains"
3. "Sloop John B"
4. "Dance, Dance, Dance"
5. "Good Vibrations"
6. "This Beautiful Day"
7. "Runaway Dancer" (feat. Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities)
8. "Don’t Worry Baby" (feat. Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities)
9. "Marcella"
10. "Wild Honey" (feat. Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar)
11. "Sail On Sailor" (feat. Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar)
12. "Sail Away" (feat. Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar)
13. "Half Moon Bay" (feat. Mark Isham)
14. "Don’t Talk" (feat. Mark Isham)
15. "Saturday Night" (feat. Nate Ruess of Fun.)
16. "Hold On Dear Brother" (feat. Blondie Chaplin, Ricky Fataar, and Nate Ruess of Fun.)
17. "Darlin’" (feat. Nate Ruess of Fun.)
18. "On The Island" (feat. Zooey Deschanel)
19. "God Only Knows"
20. "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine)
21. "Wouldn’t It Be Nice" (feat. Al Jardine)
22. "Help Me Rhonda" (feat. Al Jardine)
23. "All Summer Long"
24. "Fun, Fun, Fun"

Bonus tracks:

* "Pacific Coast Highway"
li* "Summer’s Gone"

Brian Wilson and Friends CD Track List

1. "Our Prayer"
2. "Heroes and Villains"
3. "Sloop John B"
4. "Dance, Dance, Dance"
5. "Good Vibrations"
6. "This Beautiful Day"
7. "Marcella"
8. "Wild Honey" (feat. Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar)
9. "Sail On Sailor" (feat. Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar)
10. "Sail Away" (feat. Blondie Chaplin, Al Jardine, Ricky Fataar)
11. "Half Moon Bay" (feat. Mark Isham)
12. "Don’t Talk" (feat. Mark Isham)
13. "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine)
14. "Wouldn’t It Be Nice" (feat. Al Jardine)
15. "Help Me Rhonda" (feat. Al Jardine)
16. "Fun, Fun, Fun"
17. "California Girls"
18. "California Saga"
19. "All Summer Long"


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Brian to Perform at one UK Festival in Brighton September 3-4

"I’m very excited to announce I will be performing Pet Sounds at one UK festival this year! I will be in Brighton for Together The People on 3rd-4th September. Come and join us by the sea!"
– Brian Wilson

Brian will be performing the classic album "Pet Sounds" at Together the People  in Preston Park, Brighton. The festival is slated for September 3-4. In addition to Brian, other performers include The Horrors, Hiatus Kaiyote, Gaz Coombes, Daniel Wakeford, and many others. 

Together The People is an independent, greenfield, non camping, music and arts festival taking place in Preston Park, Brighton on the Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016.

Our primary focus is to celebrate Music, Food, Community, Film and Arts within the city of Brighton by delivering a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware event. In 2015 the festival was powered by bio-diesel and solar technology, re-cycled over 5.3 tonnes of waste and generated over £2,000 in public donations for local homeless charity ‘Brighton Housing Trust’.

The festival has been created by a group of passionate, independent, Brighton based businesses and individuals, including leading local concert promoters One Inch Badge and legendary local music venue Concorde2.

The family friendly festival is open to all ages and will be returning to Preston Park on the 3rd and 4th September where it will host three music stages and see the return of the Incredible Moving Picturehouse. 2016 will welcome back the return of the Soapbox stage hosting a selection of talks, debates, poetry, spoken word and acoustic performances from local contributors and beyond. 

As well as the programmed entertainment expect to find local street food, craft beer, roaming entertainers, children’s entertainment, arts and craft, local ales and workshops. 


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Brian Wilson Adds New Dates to the 2016 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour

  • 10+ New Shows Include a Summer Homecoming at the Hollywood Bowl July 10

  • Shows are Selling Out - Tickets on Sale Now!

Los Angeles, CA – February 12, 2016 – Music legend Brian Wilson has added a slate of new show dates to his upcoming 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 65 dates now 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. 

New dates added include a hometown show in Los Angeles at the famed Hollywood Bowl, Atlanta, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, and several dates throughout Florida; second nights added in Nashville, San Francisco, and Burlington, VT, as well as a third night in London due to overwhelming demand. Global concert stops now include dates in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, and Israel to be followed by an extensive U.S. tour 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. Tickets are on sale now with additional dates and special events to be announced.

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Brian to Perform Pet Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl on July 10

Just Announced! Brian returns to the Hollywood Bowl stage on Sunday July 10 for the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds, performing the album in its entirety with fellow members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Subscription tickets are now on sale. Five or more tickets will be on sale starting March 15 and single tickets will be on sale starting May 1. 

Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys' co-founder and genius behind the ’60s sound of America, returns to the Hollywood Bowl stage for the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. The mythical masterpiece and greatest hits will come to life with fellow members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and the sun-swept harmonies of songs like “Wouldn't It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows” that influenced The Beatles, Radiohead, and David Bowie. Portland-based singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist M. Ward celebrates his latest release, More Rain.

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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.


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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.


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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:


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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"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


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