Brian Wilson has just announced the first three Pet Sounds dates for 2018. Wilson, along with his band and fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, are set to play with the Nashville Symphony on May 10th, 11th, and 12th in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and perform the classic album in its entirety — along with a ton of other Beach Boys favorites. According to Wilson’s official website (BrianWilson.com), more dates will added to the itinerary.
We asked Brian Wilson how it feels to see his most beloved musical creation realized on stage night after night over 50 years after its release: [“Well, I wrote it when I was about 20. . . oh, I think 24. We reproduce it onstage exactly like the album. Feels great. It’s easier to do Pet Sounds. Smile is kind of a rough album to do.”] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . album to do)
- We asked Brian Wilson if after all these years, he’s ever gotten sick talking about the back-story of how he created Pet Sounds: [“No, no, no — I love to, ’cause it’s probably one of the best albums we ever did.”] SOUNDCUE (:03 OC: . . . we ever did)