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Brian Wilson is going on tour to perform Pet Sounds for the last time

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, and to celebrate the occasion Brian Wilson is going on a world tour. Once the tour’s done, though, he’ll be dropping his wishes that he were older and packing up his sloop, because these shows will apparently be the final times he ever performs Pet Sounds. That comes from Pitchfork, and though it’s not clear whether that means he’ll stop performing the album as a whole or stop performing its songs altogether, erring on the side of caution might be a good idea.

The tour kicks off in New Zealand in March and then gradually heads west until Wilson hits the Harrah’s Casino in Bijou, California, so when he describes this as a “world tour” he’s really not exaggerating. The full list of tour dates is below.


March 26—The Civic—Auckland, New Zealand

March 27-28—Bluesfest—Byron Bay, Australia

March 29, 31—Sydney Opera House—Sydney, Australia

April 3—Palais Theatre—St. Kilda, Australia

April 5—Adelaide Entertainment Centre—Hindmarsh, Australia

April 7—Riverside Theatre—Perth, Australia

April 12-13—Tokyo International Forum—Tokyo, Japan

April 15—Orin Theatre—Osaka, Japan

April 30—Levitation—Austin, Texas

May 15—Colston Hall—Bristol, England

May 17—Symphony Hall—Birmingham, England

May 18—St. David’s Hall—Cardiff, Wales

May 20-21—Palladium—London, England

May 24—O2 Apollo—Manchester, England

May 26—Usher Hall—Edinburgh, Scotland

May 27—Royal Concert Hall—Glasgow, Scotland

May 29—Sage—Gateshead, England

May 31—Philharmonic Hall—Liverpool, England

June 1—Royal Concert Hall—Nottingham, England

June 2—Primavera Festival—Barcelona, Spain

June 14—Flynn Main Stage—Burlington, VT

June 15—Merrill Auditorium—Portland, ME

June 17-18—Symphony Hall—Boston, MA

June 19—Tanglewood Koussevitzky Music Shed—Lenox, MA

July 1—Hard Rock Casino—Las Vegas, NV

July 9—Celebrity Theatre—Phoenix, AZ

July 15—Horseshoe Casino—Elizabeth, IN

July 17—Horseshoe Casino—Council Bluffs, IA

July 20—Muriel Kauffman Theatre—Kansas City, MO

July 21—Family Arena—St. Charles, MO

July 22—Horseshoe Casino—Tunica, MS

July 23—Horseshoe Casino—Bossier City, LA

September 13—Mahaffey Theatre—St. Petersburg, FL

September 14—Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino—Hollywood, FL

September 17—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN

September 19—Bluementhal PAC—Charlotte, NC

September 20—The Music Center At Strathmore—Washington, DC

September 21—Count Basie Theatre—Red Bank, NJ

September 23—Tower Theater—Upper Darby, PA

September 25—State Theatre—Easton, PA

September 27—Toyota Presents At Oakdale—Wallingford, CT

September 28—University Of Buffalo Center For The Arts—Buffalo, NY

September 30—Fox Theatre—Detroit, MI

October 2—Orpheum Theatre—Minneapolis, MN

October 4—Paramount Theatre—Denver, CO

October 7—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall—Portland, OR

October 8—Paramount Theatre—Seattle, WA

October 10—Van Duzer Theatre At Humboldt State University—Arcata, CA

October 13—Masonic—San Francisco, CA

October 14—Harrah’s Casino—Bijou, CA