He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever... nine consecutive “gold” albums of which more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys.
Wilson, 74, will arrive on what has billed as his final tour celebrating Pet Sounds, the experimental 1966 Beach Boys masterpiece still rated by many critics among the greatest rock albums ever made. Joining Wilson onstage will be founding member Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, who joined the band in the 1970s and went on to tour as a backing musician with The Rolling Stones. As well as performing Pet Sounds in full, recent set-lists promise swathes of the Beach Boys anthems including California Girls, I Get Around, Good Vibrations and Surfin’ USA.