Special Concert set for Saturday, May 19
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
Tickets on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys and one of the most innovative and significant songwriters of the 20th century, will perform a special concert featuring his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera on Saturday, May 19.
Named one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Tours of 2017, the tour has traveled to more than 24 countries, across 180 performances in total since its launch in 2016.
With one of last year’s most in-demand concert outings, Wilson has announced a tour extension, with a slate of 2018 North American shows featuring symphony orchestras.
“We are thrilled to present this world-class concert with Brian Wilson – one of the greatest ever songwriters,” said Giles Malone, partner with Space Coast Daily, which is producing the event.
After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the world famous Beach Boys.
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.
“We are so fortunate and proud to bring legendary Brian Wilson to Brevard,” said Tom Palermo, a partner and the Publisher of Space Coast Daily.
“This will be an amazing opportunity to see Brian Wilson perform – don’t miss it.”
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 then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” 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” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.
Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist 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 and 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 iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for “One Kind Of Love”, which was 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 & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, and for more information e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com or call 855-386-3836 or 321-323-4460.
ABOVE MAP: Space Coast Daily Park is a 30-acre outdoor event and entertainment venue located at at 6091 Stadium Parkway in Viera, Florida, next to Viera High School and across the street from Space Coast Stadium. Among the park’s amenities are 1,500 parking spaces and a large event space, suitable for a wide variety of outdoor activities.
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