Brian Wilson announces 50th Anniversary ‘Pet Sounds’ UK tour

The Beach Boys frontman will play the landmark album in its entirety for one last time

Brian Wilson has announced plans for a 50th anniversary tour of ‘Pet Sounds’.

The singer will be joined by fellow Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine and former member Blondie Chaplin for a series of UK shows in May including two nights at London Palladium.

It 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.

“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.”

He 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 call at:

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)