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Brian Wilson

June 12th-October 15th

Not long ago, Wilson, 73, was considering retirement. Not anymore: After the success of his 2015 biopic, Love & Mercy, Wilson decided to hit the road to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds by performing the 1966 classic in its entirety. "I'm really having a lot of fun," he says. Wilson has seen lots of younger faces in the audience, and he's finding new meaning in classics like "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows," with a band that includes longtime Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine. "It's a nostalgic feeling," Wilson says of performing the material. "I go back to when I was 23 years old, producing that album. It makes me proud." Now, he's even thinking about his next tour: "I'd love to do Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) in its entirety. Those are some great songs!"

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