Brian Wilson Announces ‘Greatest Hits’ Tour With Al Jardine, Launches Website With Rarities, Releases & More
Brian wilson announced a date of 15 The biggest hits live! tour that will see him travel alongside collaborators Al Jardine and Blondie chaplin. the Beach boys mastermind has also launched a new website that features a wealth of archival material ranging from takes to rarities and beyond.
the The biggest hits live! the tour begins August 29 in Long Beach, Calif., before a month-long hiatus, after which the tour is in full swing in Huntington, NY (10/5). Healthy northeast run takes Wilson and company to Port Chester, NY (10/6); Wallingford, Connecticut (10/8); Lowell, MA (10/9); Rochester, New York State (10/10); Albany, NY (10/12); Morristown, New Jersey (10/13); Washington, DC (10/15); and Atlantic City (10/16). The tour then heads to the Midwest with stops in Reading, PA (10/17); Greensburg, Pa. (19/10); Akron, Ohio (10/20); Nashville, IN (10/22); and finally Waukegan, IL (10/23).
Along with the tour announcement, Wilson launched a newly revamped website. In addition to containing relevant touring information, the website has a lengthy timeline, listing Wilson’s life in music. From his birth in 1942, the timeline cuts out significant parts of his life, including entire sections on his most prolific periods in 1962-1965, 1966, and 1967-1969. Each section contains a detailed history as well as various rarities and studio releases, some of which are available for the first time.
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The tour and website launch is the latest in a wave of activities for the 79-year-old singer-songwriter. Last month Tribeca Film Festival saw the premiere of a new documentary, Brian Wilson: long road promised. In the film, Wilson opens up to Rolling stone editor Jason good over his six decades in popular music as the two come and go between Wilson’s recording sessions.
Earlier this year also saw a major development in the decades-long public feud between warring Beach Boys factions, as the group sold their entire catalog, likenesses, and intellectual property to Irving Azoff‘s Iconic group of artists. While the Beach Boys are far from the only artists to sell their song repertoires lately, the situation for California-raised surf-rockers is far more unique than that of the Bob dylan or Neil young.
With all of their intellectual property sold, it can effectively end the decades of infighting that existed between Wilson and his cousin / former band member. Mike Love. Years ago, Love won the rights to the Beach Boys name in a legal battle and toured under the banner with a late epoch band member. Bruce johnston while Wilson toured with Jardine under his own name, despite being the main songwriter behind some of the Beach Boys’ greatest songs.
Nonetheless, it looks like Wilson will continue to tour under his own name as he prepares some of the Beach Boys’ biggest hits on his upcoming tour. The deal with Iconic Artists Group has also given rise to rumors of a 60th anniversary reunion tour in 2022, although no official announcement has been made and some members of the group are more open to the idea than others.
Tickets for all October shows on the Brian Wilson The biggest hits live! tour with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin goes on sale Friday at 10 am local time. A pre-sale of tickets is available now thanks to the code “SURFSUP”. Scroll down to see the full list of tour dates. Visit Wilson’s website for more information and to view the new treasure trove of archival documents.
Brian wilson The biggest hits live! To visit
29 AOT DIM @ Terrace Theater – Long Beach, CA
5 OCT MAR @ The Paramount – Huntington, NY
OCT 6 WED @ Capitol Theater – Port Chester, NY
8 OCT FRI @ Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
OCT 9 SAT @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium – Lowell, MA
10 OCT SUN @ Kodak Center – Rochester, NY
OCT 12 MAR @ Palace Theater – Albany, NY
OCT 13 WED @ Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, NJ
OCT 15 FRI @ Warner Theater – Washington, DC
16 OCT SAT @ Hard Rock Live – Atlantic City, NJ
OCT 17 SUN @ Santander Performing Arts Center – Reading, PA
OCT 19 MAR @ The Palace – Greensburg, PA
OCT 20 WED @ Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH
OCT 22 FRI @ Brown County Music Center – Nashville, IN
23 OCT SAT @ Genesee Theater – Waukegan, IL
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