Bluesfest Touring

BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS

Brian Wilson - Auckland
Civic Theatre, Auckland
Sat 26 Mar 2016 - 07:30pm to 11:59pm
Brian Wilson - Sydney
Sydney Opera House- Concert Hall
Tue 29 Mar 2016 - 08:00pm to 11:59pm
Brian Wilson - Second Sydney Show
Sydney Opera House- Concert Hall
Thu 31 Mar 2016 - 08:00pm to 11:59pm
Brian Wilson - Melbourne
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Sun 03 Apr 2016 - 06:00pm to 11:59pm
Brian Wilson - Adelaide
Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
Tue 05 Apr 2016 - 06:30pm to 11:59pm
Brian Wilson - Perth
Riverside Theatre, Perth
Thu 07 Apr 2016 - 06:30pm to 11:59pm

God Only Knows’ is the most beautiful song ever written” – Sir Paul McCartney

"Pet Sounds’ trenchant cycle of love songs has the emotional impact of a shatteringly evocative novel" –Rolling Stone

"Brian Wilson is one of the greatest innovators of my decade or any decade" - Burt Bacharach

The legendary musician Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys and the architect of the Californian sound, is coming to Australia to perform the resounding masterpiece Pet Sounds. Labelled as one of the most influential albums of all time, Brian Wilson will perform it live in its entirety including the hits;‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, ‘Sloop John B’, and ‘God Only Knows’ and his greatest hits.

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds is a rare, unforgettable live music experience spanning 2 Parts: Act 1: Pet Sounds and Act 2: His Greatest Hits and will feature his incredible band including original Beach Boys member Al Jardine and long-term member Blondie Chaplin.

Pet Sounds – the ground-breaking psychedelic Rock album, declared by Rolling Stone as the 2nd Greatest Album of All Time (second only to The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club) – is the album that turned the industry on its head, broke all the rules and changed Rock’n’Roll history, influencing greats including The Beatles, The Who, Radiohead, Elton John, and REM.

Wilson co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on 9 consecutive gold albums that featured more than 2 dozen Top 40 hits including ‘Good Vibrations’, ‘California Girls’ & ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ to name but a few, all remaining celebrated classics, almost 50 years on.

The multiple Grammy award winner, who has been called the Gershwin of his generation, is a Rock’n’Roll, Songwriters and UK Music Hall of Famer, and cited as inspiration by luminaries including, Sir Paul McCartney, who acknowledged that Pet Sounds "was the big influence that set me thinking when we recorded ‘Pepper’".

Brian Wilson stopped being a performing member of The Beach Boys in late 1964, apart from some rare appearances together, he went into the studio and almost singlehandedly produced The Beach Boys recordings whilst the band toured. Since that time Brian has continued his association with The Beach Boys on a recording basis as well as the odd reunion tour including the 50th Anniversary tour in 2012.

2015 has marked a triumphant return for Brian Wilson with a brand new solo release No Pier Pressure, proving his talents continue all these years later. Featuring his former Beach Boys band mates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, among other special guests and session all-stars, as well as Brian Fest – a star-studded tribute concert held in Los Angeles in April (including Norah Jones, The Flaming Lips, Boz Scaggs, and Heart’s Ann Wilson to name a few), a re-release of Pet Sounds, as well as the release of Love & Mercy – the commended biographical film about Brian’s remarkable life and creative process.

It will be a magical celebration that ignites nostalgia, romance and sheer awe of the wunderkind songwriter’s incomparable genius; a not-to-be-missed show that that will transport you to the most exciting time of Rock music history.

VIP PACKAGES

We are very excited to announce that we have Brian Wilson VIP Upgrade Packages now available for purchase! As an existing ticket holder you have the first opportunity to purchase either of these strictly limited upgrades. 

Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary VIP Meet & Greet Package Includes*:
• 4pm start
• On-site Concierge
• First Access Merch Shopping
• Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
• Meet & Greet with Brian Wilson
• One Signed, 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Lithograph (numbered/limited print)
• One Signed, lead sheet of "God Only Knows"
• One VIP Commemorative laminate
* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package. 

OR

• 4pm start 
• On-site Concierge 
• First Access Merch Shopping
• Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
• 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Lithograph (numbered/limited print NOT SIGNED)
• 1 Brian Wilson Soundcheck Rubber Wristband

Available for: Civic Theatre Auckland, The Palais Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Entertainment Centre Theatre Adelaide and Riverside Theatre Perth.

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest

 

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