A couple of months after Brian Wilson releases his upcoming album, No Pier Pressure, the singer-songwriter will hit the road for a summer tour. Wilson’s former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, who recorded the No Pier Pressure song “Sail Away” with him, will join him on the tour. Folk singer Rodriguez, who was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, will serve as the tour’s opener.
No Pier Pressure, which is due out April 7th, will contain 13 new Wilson tunes, most of which feature notable guest artists. In addition to Jardine and Chaplin, Wilson’s onetime Beach Boys bandmate David Marks makes appearances on “What Ever Happened” and “The Right Time” – the latter of which was recently turned into a music video showing Wilson and friends working in the studio. Other guests on the LP include She & Him, fun. frontman Nate Ruess and country singer Kacey Musgraves, among others.
Prior to the record’s release, Wilson will make an appearance at his own tribute concert, Brian Fest, which is scheduled to take place at L.A.’s Fonda Theatre on March 30th. The concert will feature several artists singing five decades of Wilson songs, including Norah Jones, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Wilson Phillips and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steve Drozd.
Wilson is also the subject of a biopic, Love & Mercy, in which Paul Dano portrays him in the Sixties and John Cusack plays him in modern-day scenes. The film is due out June 5th, and a trailer is streaming online. “I hope the movie leaves them with a sense of compassion,” Dano told Rolling Stone of the film in 2013.
Brian Wilson Tour:
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 (Brian Wilson and band only)
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 – S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium