Brian Wilson To Perform Pet Sounds With Symphony Orchestra

Beach Boys songwriter will play entire 1966 album start-to-finish on summer tour.

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 7–8 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 (

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. 19–20; Saratoga, Calif.; Historic Mountain Winery

Sept. 22; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Santa Barbara Bowl

Sept. 24; Los Angeles, Calif.; Hollywood Bowl