Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson bringing ‘Pet Sounds’ to Lake Tahoe
The Sloop John ‘B’ will set sail for Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this fall.
The casino’s South Shore Room is the last stop on Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour, according to an announcement for the shows this week.
Each tour stop will include a performance of the Beach Boys iconic “Pet Sounds” album in its entirely, as well as other hits and rare cuts by the Beach Boys. Wilson is set to perform with his band at Harrah’s Friday, Oct. 14, as part of the tour.
“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago,” Wilson said in an announcement for the shows. “I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”
Wilson played the Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena with the Beach Boys in 2012 and the South Shore Room as a solo artist with his band in 2009.
“He played here in 2009 and it was a terrific show,” said Harrah’s spokesman John Packer. “He loved Tahoe and loved playing the South Shore Room.”
Founding member of the Beach Boys Al Jardine, as well as Beach Boys guitarist and singer Blondie Chaplin will be special guests on the upcoming world tour.
Wilson began work on “Pet Sounds” in 1965, challenging himself to create a masterpiece, according to the announcement. The album was a departure from the Beach Boys’ pop sound and has become influential to generations of artists.
“Originally released on May 16, 1966, ‘Pet Sounds’ is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time,” according to the announcement. “With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring. Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall.Fans can expect a live performance of ‘Pet Sounds in its’ entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.”
Wilson began his career as a founding member of the Beach Boys, which released its first album, “Surfin’ Safari,” in 1962.
“The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes,” according to the announcement. “Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including ‘I Get Around,’ ‘California Girls,’ ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice,’ ‘God Only Knows,’ and the No. 1 smash ‘Good Vibrations’ made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.”
Tickets for the Lake Tahoe show go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29. Tickets are $64.22 plus fees.
More information on the show is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
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