Brian Wilson, the songwriter behind the Beach Boys' layered studio sound, announced the dates for a summer tour that will feature start-to-finish performances of his band's influential 1966 album Pet Sounds.
Nineteen of the 24 planned shows will include local symphony orchestras, which will interpret such multilayered pop songs as "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (RealAudio excerpt) and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."
The tour will kick off July 7 in Easton, Pa., and will work its way around the East and Midwest before wrapping up the first leg in Atlanta on July 30. The performances will pick up again with a Sept. 8 show in Wallingford, Conn., and then jump westward, finishing Sept. 24 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.
The shows also will feature an acoustic set led by Wilson before he teams with the orchestras on Pet Sounds. An orchestra will not perform at the shows in Baltimore; Cleveland; Austin, Texas; and Saratoga, Calif.
Later this month, Wilson will release Live at the Roxy Theater, taped April 78 at the Los Angeles venue, where he performed selections of Beach Boys songs as well as his own work. The double CD will be sold only over the Internet, through his official Web site (www.brianwilson.com).
Brian Wilson tour dates:
July 7; Easton, Pa.; State Theater
July 9; Gilford, N.H.; Meadowbrook Farm
July 11; Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Casino
July 13; Toronto, Ontario; Molson Amphitheatre
July 14; Philadelphia, Pa.; Mann Center
July 15; Baltimore, Md.; Pier 6
July 18; Boston, Mass.; FleetBoston Pavilion
July 21; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre
July 22; Chicago, Ill.; Chicago Theater
July 23; Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Cain Park
July 25; Houston, Texas; Ariel Theater
July 26; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheater
July 27; Austin, Texas; Backyard
July 29; Pelham, Ala.; Oak Mountain
July 30; Atlanta, Ga.; Chastain Park
Sept. 8; Wallingford, Conn.; Oakdale Theatre
Sept. 9; Wantaugh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Theatre
Sept. 10; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Center
Sept. 15; West Valley, Utah; E Center
Sept. 16; Denver, Colo.; Magness Arena
Sept. 1920; Saratoga, Calif.; Historic Mountain Winery
Sept. 22; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 24; Los Angeles, Calif.; Hollywood Bowl