Brian Wilson postpones UK shows and confirms final European tour for 2016

Beach Boys songwriter to mark 50th anniversary of 'Pet Sounds' next year

Brian Wilson has announced the postponement of his upcoming UK tour.

The Beach Boys songwriter had been expected to perform shows in Liverpool, Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow during September, now revealing that they’ve been pushed back to 2016 due to work commitment to new biopic film Love And Mercy.

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A press release confirms that Wilson will tour the UK and Europe next year for the 50th anniversary of seminal Beach Boys album ‘Pet Sounds’, with the series of shows being billed as the musician’s “final European tour”.

Wilson 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 10, I’ll see you all soon. Best, Brian”.

Brian Wilson’s postponed tour dates are below. Refunds should be requested from the point of purchase.

Liverpool Echo Arena (September 18)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (19)
London The O2 (20)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (22)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (23)
Leeds First Direct Arena (25)
Manchester Arena (26)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (27)

Wilson recently released his new album ‘No Pier Pressure’ in April 7. The album featured duets with a variety of artists including She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel, Simonian, Kacey Musgraves and Fun’s Nate Reuss.

New Wilson biopic Love And Mercy opened in US cinemas on June 5 and will be released in the UK on July 10.

Little Miss Sunshine actor Paul Dano stars as the young Brian Wilson, while John Cusack portrays the legendary singer-songwriter later in life. Elizabeth Banks co-stars as Wilson’s second wife, Melinda, and Paul Giamatti plays Wilson’s psychotherapist Dr Eugene Landy.

Directed by Bill Pohlad – best known as the producer of 12 Years A Slave and The Tree Of Life – the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last July (2014) to largely positive reviews.
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