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Brian Wilson announces 2011 tour dates for Canada, UK

on November 18, 2010, 10:40am

After dashing our hopes for the 9,237th time regarding The Beach Boys ever reuniting, Brian Wilson has decided that the people of the world deserve to see the genius of the group’s most reclusive member on tour in the new year. Only one hitch: The “people of the world” bit involves tour dates in Canada and England for mid-to-late 2011 (via his official site). Why no love for the U.S.A.?

Wilson’s excursion to the Great White North will be the singer/composer’s first-ever cross-Canada tour. In all, there will be nine Canadian dates, with the first scheduled on June 15th in Kitchener, ON and running through June 28th in Vancouver, BC. From there, albeit a few months later, Wilson moves across the pond for a series of six shows in the UK, with the first slated for September 11th in Glasgow, UK. This leg of the tour then ends with a three-night stay at London’s Royal Festival Hall from September 16th-18th. Each concert will feature Wilson’s newest project, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, played in full along with a random sampling of Beach Boys classics.

Check out the entire touring itinerary below. Fan pre-sales are now ongoing and run until 10 p.m. tonight. If you’re wondering , the pre-sale code is “SMILE”, as in “American fans have no reason to smile because Brian Wilson didn’t announce U.S. tour dates.”

Brian Wilson 2011 Tour Dates:
06/15 – Kitchener, ON @ The Centre in the Square
06/17 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
06/18 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
06/20 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
06/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pantagnes Playhouse Theatre
06/23 – Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre
06/25 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubille Auditorium
06/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Norhern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
09/13 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Bridgewater Hall
09/14 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Symphony Hall
09/16 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
09/17 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
09/18 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall

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