Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson set for ‘greatest hits’ shows

Legend announces only UK dates of 2008

The Beach Boys‘ legendary mainman Brian Wilson is to play a series of UK shows this summer.

The songwriter is returning to Britain for a “greatest hits” set billed as An Evening With Brian Wilson.

He plays the following shows:

London Kenwood House (English Heritage Picnic Concerts) (June 28)

Ipswich Regent Theatre (29)

London Royal Albert Hall (July 1)

To check the availability of Brian Wilson tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 take place this Thursday (February 28) at a special ceremony in London. Follow all the action here, head to NME.COM/awards for full details.

You can also watch the ceremony at 11pm (GMT) on February 28 on E4 and see highlights on Channel 4 the following night (29) from 11.50pm.