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Brian Wilson Mixes The Old With The New On ‘No Pier Pressure’

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Brian Wilson is back with the critically acclaimed solo set, No Pier Pressure. The album reunites Wilson with producer Joe Thomas, who was behind the boards with Wilson for the Beach Boys’ 2012 Top Three reunion album, That’s Why God Made The Radio. Although No Pier Pressure is not the Beach Boys followup that many fans had hoped would happen, the set finds Wilson at the top of his game, with plenty of help from fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine, David Marks, and Blondie Chaplin.

No Pier Pressure also has one foot planted firmly in the present with such modern stars as Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, and Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian.

Brian Wilson explained that it was comforting to have tried and true vocalists on hand for his brand new music: “Well it was good to work with Al, and David, and Blondie, ‘cause they’re Beach Boys, and like, they’re very good singers, and they, y’know, learn real fast. They’re really good musicians — they’re really great. Most of them, except ‘Sail Away,’ almost all the songs on the album were written right this last year.”

May 16 – New Brunswick, NJ – 2015 Benefit Gala at State Theatre
June 18 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
June 19 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
June 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
June 23 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
June 24 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
June 26 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
June 27 – Nashville, TN – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
June 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 30 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 1 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 2 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 4 – Toronto, ON – Sony Center
July 5 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
July 6 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia Festival
July 8 – Denver, CO – 1stBank Center
July 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
July 12 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall at S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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