Way back in November, we told you that legendary The Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson would be going on his first-ever Canadian tour before crossing the Pacific for some UK dates. We also questioned why he wasnt showing any love for us stateside fans. Well, smile, everyone, because it turns out Mr. Wilson does love us. Or he loves New Jersey, anyway — at least someone does.
Before he heads up north, Wilson will play a one-off gig in Montclair, NJ at the Wellmont Theatre. As of now, thats it for U.S. shows, so youll either have to head up to the land of Canucks or cross the pond if you arent willing to visit the Garden State. Tickets are currently on presale for AMEX customers, and general sales open March 4th.
That’s not all, though. A number of European dates have been added following his UK shows and his headlining spot at Isle of Wights Bestival 2011. Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo will all get performances durin the last few days of September. Granted, theres almost a two-month gap between the Canadian and European tours, so maybe we can cross our fingers that hell show some more local love.
What’s he going to play on these days? According to BrooklynVegan, the acclaimed musician will be performing his latest LP, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, in its entirety, plus select must-hear hits from his Beach Boys days. If you’re not familiar with the Gershwin record, it sees the California legend reshaping some classic Gershwin compositions to his own unique flavor. And if you like it, you’ll love this piece of news: It’s been revealed that he recently completed another reimagining album, this time of classic Disney songs. Who else cant wait to hear him redo Hakuna Matata? Well keep you updated as more information is released. For now, see his complete current tour schedule below.
Brian Wilson 2011 Tour Dates:
06/09 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theatre
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
09/08 Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival 2011
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
09/20 Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
09/21 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
09/22 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
09/24 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
09/25 Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
09/26 Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene