Brian Wilson to tour for Pet Sounds 50th anniversary

Brian Wilson, founding member of The Beach Boys, has announced plans for a 50th anniversary tour of his seminal album Pet Sounds – including a stop off at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on May 26.

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

The legendary singer will be joined on stage by fellow Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine and former member Blondie Chaplin for the series of UK shows in May – which will be the final time The Beach Boys’ 11th studio effort, Pet Sounds, will be performed in its entirety by Wilson.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 29) at 9am.

Wilson had been due to tour the UK last year with shows in Liverpool, Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow. But they were pushed back to 2016 due to work commitment to new biopic film Love And Mercy.

Wilson said at the time: “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 10, I’ll see you all soon. Best, Brian”.

Brian Wilson’s ‘Pet Sounds’ 50th anniversary tour will visit:

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