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Brian Wilson: Back On The Road, Plotting Next Two Albums

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Brian Wilson is already thinking about his next two solo studio sets. The Beach Boys co-founder is currently out on the road touring behind the group’s 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds with fellow group members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Wilson spoke about his love for his longtime touring ensemble, telling The Observer: “It’s been (almost) 20 years since we first started touring again. . . We’ve had a lot of practice and became better players than we were back then. I like playing with my band more than I liked playing with the Beach Boys, because they’re younger and they’re better players.”

Wilson, who earned raves for his recent memoir, I Am Brian Wilson, reflected on the book, explaining, “I told the truth, the whole story of my life. It was all about how I learned to make music and the history of the Beach Boys.” Wilson went on to give fans a taste of what he’s planning for his next set of sessions: “When we end this tour I’m going to go into the studio and make a rock ‘n’ roll album! . . The album I’m about to do is going to be a great rock ‘n’ roll album about all the great rock ‘n’ roll artists of our time. After that album. I will probably make another record called Brian Wilson Sings the Ballads.”

Pete Townshend has been a fan of Brian Wilson since 1964 when the late Keith Moon — a die-hard Beach Boys fan — first turned him on to Wilson’s legendary productions for the group: “I love him. Y’know, there aren’t very many people I would say that about, and I think he’s a truly, truly, great genius. And I love him so much, I just do. It’s just terrible, I find it hard to live with.”

April 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall
April 29 – Lynn, MA – The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
April 30 – Worcester, MA – Hanover Theatre For Performing Arts
May 2 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center For Performing Arts
May 3, 4 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
May 6 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
May 7 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
May 9 – Birmingham, AL – Concert Hall At The BJCC
May 12 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
May 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
May 16 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
May 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
May 19 – Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall
May 20 – Laughlin, NV – Harrah’s Rio Vista Amphitheatre
May 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
May 26, 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Pantages Theatre
May 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
June 15 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Concert Hall

Photo Courtesy of BrianWilson.com

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