Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds tour bound for Edinburgh

Brian Wilson at Edinburgh's Playhouse in 2002. Picture: Jon Savage
Brian Wilson at Edinburgh's Playhouse in 2002. Picture: Jon Savage
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BEACH Boys legend Brian Wilson has announced he is to mark the 50th anniversary of the classic Pet Sounds album with a tour that will bring him to the Usher Hall on 26 May.

In a statement, the musician said it was a “trip” to reflect on Pet Sounds, five decades on.

“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago. I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”

Wilson had been due to take the record on tour last year but had to postpone it due to his work on the biopic Love And Mercy.

But he has confirmed details of his return to the UK, along with Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine and former member Blondie Chaplin.

It will be the last time Wilson performs Pet Sounds, which is widely hailed as one of the best albums of all time, in its entirety, so expect tickets to sell out fast.

As well as Pet Sounds, fans can expect “top hits and fan favourites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist”.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday (29 Jan) at 9am.

Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour dates:

15 May: Colston Hall, Bristol

17 May: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

18 May: St Davids Hall, Cardiff

20-21 May: London Palladium, London

24 May: O2 Apollo, Manchester

26 May: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

27 May: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

29 May: Sage, Gateshead

31 May: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

1 Jun: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

• Originally published in WOW 24/7 Edinburgh