Brian Wilson to Tour 'Pet Sounds' One Last Time, Features Boston Pops Orchestra

By Ian Holubiak on Jan 28, 2016 04:43 PM EST
Brian Wilson to Tour 'Pet Sounds' One Last Time, Features Boston Pops Orchestra Musician Brian Wilson performs at Roadside Attraction's 'Love and Mercy' DVD release and music celebration with Brian Wilson at the Vibrato Jazz Club on October 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It's the final waltz for Mr. Brian Wilson as news came through earlier this week that the Beach Boys founder and leader would be touring Pet Sounds, the groups seminal LP, one last time. Celebrating five decades of its timeless legacy, the tour will stop in Boston to perform with the city's iconic Pops Orchestra.

God only knows what Brian Wilson has done with Pet Sounds, having helped establish a timelessness through sonic quality that is a staple of modern rock and popular music. The tour will consist of 70 shows and will begin in Australia in March.

Other stops on the tour include parts of Asia and Europe with its longest leg stretching through North America. In the States, the tour will pass through in mid-June and continue through October, touching on nearly two dozen hubs across the nation.

Not that it needs to be reiterated but Forbes said it best:

"Pet Sounds is widely regarded as one the best albums of all time, and a favorite for many Beach Boys fans, even though its brilliance wasn't recognized at first. The record features songs like 'God Only Knows', 'Sloop John B', and 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', all three of which were hits and which have gone on to become classics."

Wilson, who is the subject of the Paul Dano flick Love & Mercy, suffered a severe mental breakdown before the release of Pet Sounds, which forced the singer-songwriter to quit touring altogether. Now, 50 years later, Mr. Wilson hits the road one last time to share the album in its entirety.

Be sure to check out the tour dates here to lock in your tickets and, also, take a look at a most famous mash-up of singers and performers featured in a BBC rendition of "God Only Knows," which also features none other than Mr. Brian Wilson himself, too

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