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November 30, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with AEG Live presents BRIAN WILSON Presents PET SOUNDS The Final Performances 2017 Tour

Tour extends by popular demand and sets Orlando date with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 a.m.


October 11, 2016 – Orlando, FL –With one of the most in-demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson extends the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour. As a slate of new North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate and perform the iconic album “Pet Sounds” for a final time, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds, live in the Walt Disney Theater on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $49.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

“There were so many cities on this great tour that myself, my band, Al, and Blondie just couldn’t get to playing,” says Wilson. “We’re performing more shows than ever before and the fans keep asking for more! It’s been a real trip so far and I’m happy that we’ll have the chance to reach so many people that weren’t able to catch our shows this year.”

This year alone, Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performed 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold-out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver 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. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, “Pet Sounds” has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.

In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles “Rubber Soul,” he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting concept album, “Pet Sounds,” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape.

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, “Surfin’ Safari,” that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. 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.

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, “Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.”  The album earned Wilson his first Grammy® for a recording, which was followed by his second Grammy win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, “The SMiLE Sessions.” With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, “That’s Why God Made The Radio.”

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album “No Pier Pressure” (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic “Love & Mercy” (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, “Love & Mercy” presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for his song “One Kind Of Love” featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Remaining Dates for Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary 2016 World Tour:

Date                           City/State                             Venue
October 12               San Francisco, CA               The Masonic – SOLD OUT
October 13               San Francisco, CA               The Masonic – SOLD OUT
October 14               Stateline, NV                        Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – SOLD OUT
October 15               Sacramento, CA                  Sacramento Comm. Ctr – SOLD OUT
October 28               London, UK                          Royal Albert Hall
October 30               Paris, FR                              Salle Pleyel
November 3              Dubai, UAE                          Dubai Tennis Stadium
November 6              Oslo, NO                              Spektrum, NO
November 7              Malmo, SW                          Malmo Live
December 1              Monterey, MEX                     Auditorio Pabellon M
December 3              Acapulco, MEX                     Tropico Festival     

Complete Extension Dates for Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances 2017 Tour:

Date                           City/State                             Venue
March 27                   Orlando, FL                           Dr. Phillips Ctr for the Perf Arts
March 29                   New Orleans, LA                   Saenger Theater
March 31                   Durant, OK                            Choctaw Casino
April 1                         Mayetta, KS                          Prairie Band Casino
April 2                         Park City, KS                        Hartman Arena
April 4                         Fort Collins, CO                    Lincoln Center
April 6                         Boise, ID                               BSU–Morrison Ctr for Perf. Arts
April 9                         Seattle, WA                           Paramount Theatre
April 17                       Sioux City, IA                         Orpheum Theatre
April 18                       Des Moines, IA                      Civic Center
April 19                       Milwaukee, WI                       Riverside Theater
April 21                       Columbus, OH                      Palace Theatre of Columbus
April 22                       Northfield, OH                       Hard Rock Live
April 23                       Indianapolis, IN                     Murat Theatre at Old Natl Centre
April 25                       Hershey, PA                          Hershey Theatre
April 26                       Albany, NY                            Palace Theatre
April 28                       Newark, NJ                           New Jersey P.A.C.
April 29                       Boston, MA                           Lynn Auditorium
April 30                       Worcester, MA                      Hanover Theatre
May 2                         Wilkes Barre, PA                   FM Kirby Center
May 3                         Washington, DC                    Lincoln Theatre
May 6                         Knoxville, TN                         Tennessee Theatre
May 7                         Chattanooga, TN                  Tivoli Theatre
May 9                         Birmingham, AL                     BJCC Concert Hall
May 12                       Houston, TX                          Revention Music Center
May 13                       Austin, TX                              ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 16                       Tulsa, OK                              Brady Theatre
May 18                       Albuquerque, NM                  Kiva Auditorium
May 19                       Tucson, AZ                            Centennial Hall @ U of AZ
May 20                       Laughlin, NV                          Harrah’s Laughlin – Rio Vista
May 22                       Phoenix, AZ                           Celebrity Theatre
May 24                       San Diego, CA                      San Diego Civic Theatre
May 26                       Los Angeles, CA                   Pantages Theatre
May 28                       Santa Barbara, CA               Santa Barbara Bowl

* additional dates TBA

Official website: brianwilson.com
Twitter: @BrianWilsonLive
Facebook: facebook.com/officialbrianwilson
Instagram: @BrianWilsonLive

About AEG Live
AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters.    AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents.  For more information visit www.aeglive.com.

About Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.