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Title: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 04, 2015, 08:00:50 AM
I thought I would start a thread on Brian’s 2016 tour dates. I suppose I’ll lump all of the “legs” together for now.

With the exception of one benefit show, it appears that all shows are being billed as "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary" shows, featuring the full "Pet Sounds" album in one set, along with a second set of additional songs. (Setlists will of course vary in length; the multi-act "festival" gigs Brian is playing in particular may feature shorter setlists).

Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin are noted in the tour's press release as joining the tour, but their appearance at every tour stop may not be certain.

Please of course correct any mistakes below and post with any additional shows that pop up.

(http://i.imgur.com/e9FXPTQ.jpg)

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

March 26, 2016 – Auckland, New Zealand – Civic Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/civic-theatre-auckland-new-zealand-7bf00e84.html)

March 28, 2016 – Tyagarah, Australia – Tyagara Tea Tree Farm (Bluesfest)
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/tyagarah-tea-tree-farm-byron-bay-australia-5bf07fb4.html)

March 29, 2016 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/concert-hall-sydney-opera-house-sydney-australia-1bf07518.html)

March 31, 2016 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/concert-hall-sydney-opera-house-sydney-australia-4bf06746.html)

April 3, 2016 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/palais-theatre-melbourne-australia-43f053c7.html)

April 5, 2016 – Hindsmarsh, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/adelaide-entertainment-centre-adelaide-australia-13f04529.html)

April 7, 2016 – Perth, Australia – Riverside Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/pcec-riverside-theatre-perth-australia-73f1ba05.html)

JAPAN

April 12, 2016 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo International Forum
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/tokyo-international-forum-tokyo-japan-5bf19bc4.html)

April 13, 2016 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo International Forum
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/tokyo-international-forum-tokyo-japan-33f190bd.html)

April 15, 2016 – Osaka, Japan – Orix Theater
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/orix-theater-osaka-japan-33f18409.html)

NORTH AMERICA


April 18, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel (Private Show)
(SETLIST - Not Available)

April 28, 2016 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall (Benefit Show, Non-Pet Sounds Show)
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/thalia-mara-hall-jackson-ms-13f13115.html)

May 1, 2016 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/verizon-theatre-at-grand-prairie-grand-prairie-tx-53f11f41.html)

EUROPE

May 15, 2016 - Bristol, England - Colston Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/colston-hall-bristol-england-7bf1523c.html)

May 17, 2016 - Birmingham, England - Symphony Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/symphony-hall-birmingham-england-2bf14492.html)

May 18, 2016 - Cardiff, Wales - St. Davids Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/st-davids-hall-cardiff-wales-13febdd9.html)

May 20, 2016 - London, England - Palladium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/the-palladium-london-england-4bfeb316.html)

May 21, 2016 - London, England - Palladium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/the-palladium-london-england-2bfea8d2.html)

May 22, 2016 - London, England - Palladium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/the-palladium-london-england-33fea005.html)

May 24, 2016 - Manchester, England - 02 Apollo
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/o2-apollo-manchester-manchester-england-1bfe95e8.html)

May 26, 2016 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/usher-hall-edinburgh-scotland-33fe8879.html)

May 27, 2016 - Glasgow, Scotland - Royal Concert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/royal-concert-hall-glasgow-scotland-73fe8665.html)

May 29, 2016 - Newcastle, England - Sage Gateshead
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/the-sage-gateshead-england-43fef76b.html)

May 31, 2016 - Liverpool, England - Philharmonic Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/philharmonic-hall-liverpool-england-43feeb3b.html)

June 1, 2016  - Nottingham, England - Royal Concert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/royal-concert-hall-nottingham-england-43fee31f.html)

June 4, 2016  - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/parc-del-forum-barcelona-spain-3fecdb7.html)

June 8, 2016  - Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel - Raanana Amphitheatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/raanana-park-amphitheater-tel-aviv-israel-3bfe2c78.html)

June 10, 2016 - Oporto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Sound Festival
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/parque-da-cidade-oporto-portugal-1bfe195c.html)

NORTH AMERICA

June 12, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/mccarren-park-brooklyn-ny-3bfe04c8.html)

June 14, 2016 – Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/flynn-center-for-the-performing-arts-burlington-vt-5bfe07d4.html)

June 15, 2016 – Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/merrill-auditorium-portland-me-63fe028f.html)

June 17, 2016 – Boston, MA - Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orchestra
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/symphony-hall-boston-ma-23fe74af.html)

June 18, 2016 – Boston, MA - Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orchestra
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/symphony-hall-boston-ma-3bfe6cc4.html)

June 19, 2016 – Lenox, MA - Tanglewood - Koussevitzky Music Shed
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/tanglewood-music-center-lenox-ma-6bfe6ae6.html)

June 30, 2016 – Del Mar, CA - San Diego County Fair
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/del-mar-fairgrounds-del-mar-ca-73ff9a79.html)

July 1, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/the-joint-at-hard-rock-hotel-las-vegas-nv-7bff8efc.html)

July 3, 2016 – Ottawa, ON - Confederation Park Jazz Fest
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/confederation-park-ottawa-on-canada-bff85ae.html)

July 4, 2016 – Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/massey-hall-toronto-on-canada-73ff8691.html)

July 6, 2016 – Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
(SETLIST - Not Available)

July 7, 2016 – Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Fest
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/salle-wilfrid-pelletier-montreal-qc-canada-3bffecfc.html)

July 9, 2016 – Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/celebrity-theatre-phoenix-az-33ffe495.html)

July 10, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/hollywood-bowl-hollywood-ca-3bffdc88.html)

July 15, 2016 – Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/horseshoe-southern-indiana-elizabeth-in-7bff3e2c.html)

July 16, 2016 – Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/union-park-chicago-il-43ff377f.html)

July 17, 2016 – Council Bluffs, IA - Horseshoe Casino
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/harrahs-stir-cove-council-bluffs-ia-63ff2ec7.html)

July 20, 2016 – Kansas City, MO - Muriel Kauffman Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/kauffman-center-for-performing-arts-kansas-city-mo-7bff1ad0.html)

July 21, 2016 – St. Charles, MO - Family Arena
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/family-arena-saint-charles-mo-3bff0cbc.html)

July 22, 2016 – Tunica, MS - Horseshoe Casino
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/horseshoe-tunica-bluesville-robinsonville-ms-4bff075e.html)

July 23, 2016 – Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/riverdome-at-horseshoe-casino-and-hotel-bossier-city-la-2bff7c5a.html)

July 29, 2016 – Paso Robles, CA - California Mid-State Fair
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/chumash-grandstand-arena-paso-robles-ca-4bff7f42.html)

August 16, 2016 – Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/skypac-bowling-green-ky-1bfce5e0.html)

August 18, 2016 – Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/thomas-wolfe-auditorium-asheville-nc-3bfcd834.html)

August 19, 2016 – Raleigh, NC - Duke Energy Center
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/duke-energy-center-for-the-performing-arts-raleigh-nc-7bfcd6bc.html)

August 20, 2016 – Roanoke, VA - Elmwood Park
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/elmwood-park-roanoke-va-53fccffd.html)

August 22, 2016 – Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/ferguson-center-for-the-arts-newport-news-va-23fcc09b.html)

August 23, 2016 – Baltimore, MD - Hippodrome Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/hippodromethe-france-merrick-performing-arts-center-baltimore-md-4bfc3f8a.html)

August 25, 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/benedum-center-pittsburgh-pa-2bfc30b2.html)

August 27, 2016 – Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Atlantic City
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/circus-maximus-theater-atlantic-city-nj-73fc26a9.html)

August 28, 2016 – Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/bank-of-new-hampshire-pavilion-at-meadowbrook-gilford-nh-bfc19de.html)

August 29, 2016 – Syracuse, NY - Great New York State Fair
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/new-york-state-fairgrounds-syracuse-ny-3bfc085c.html)

EUROPE

September 1, 2016 – Randers, Denmark - Vaerket
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/vaerket-randers-denmark-4bfc072a.html)

September 3, 2016 – Brighton, England - Preston Park (Together the People Festival)
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/preston-park-brighton-england-23fc7883.html)

September 4, 2016 – Southend-on-Sea, England - Cliffs Pavilion
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/cliffs-pavilion-southend-on-sea-england-13fc7139.html)

September 6, 2016 – Reykjavik, Iceland - Harpa Concert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/harpa-reykjavik-iceland-43fc6b6b.html)

NORTH AMERICA

September 9, 2016 – Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/fox-theater-atlanta-ga-73fc56b9.html)

September 10, 2016 – St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/st-augustine-amphitheatre-st-augustine-fl-bfc4946.html)

September 11, 2016 – Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/van-wezel-performing-arts-centre-sarasota-fl-6bfc461e.html)

September 13, 2016 – St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/mahaffey-theater-st-petersburg-fl-63fdbaef.html)

September 14, 2016 – Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/hard-rock-live-hollywood-fl-7bfdb268.html)

September 16, 2016 – Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/ryman-auditorium-nashville-tn-23fda433.html)

September 17, 2016 – Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/ryman-auditorium-nashville-tn-73fda219.html)

September 19, 2016 – Charlotte, NC - Blumenthal PAC
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/belk-theater-at-blumenthal-performing-arts-center-charlotte-nc-5bfd9790.html)

September 20, 2016 – Bethesda, MD - The Music Center at Strathmore
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/the-music-center-at-strathmore-north-bethesda-md-23fd8cd3.html)

September 21, 2016 – Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/count-basie-theatre-red-bank-nj-53fd8739.html)

September 23, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/tower-theatre-upper-darby-pa-3bfdf81c.html)

September 24, 2016 – New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/beacon-theatre-new-york-ny-63fdf6fb.html)

September 25, 2016 – Easton, PA - State Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/state-theatre-easton-pa-33fdecdd.html)

September 27, 2016 – Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents at Oakdale
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/toyota-presents-the-oakdale-theatre-wallingford-ct-6bfde2e2.html)

September 28, 2016 – Buffalo, NY - University at Buffalo - Center for the Arts
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/university-at-buffalo-center-for-the-arts-buffalo-ny-2bfdd876.html)

September 30, 2016 – Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/fox-theatre-detroit-mi-13fdcd19.html)

October 1, 2016 – Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/chicago-theatre-chicago-il-3bfdc0a8.html)

October 2, 2016 – Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/orpheum-theatre-minneapolis-mn-33fdc029.html)

October 4, 2016 – Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/paramount-theatre-denver-co-7bfd3a1c.html)

October 5, 2016 – Salt Lake City, UT - Abravanel Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/abravanel-hall-salt-lake-city-ut-33fd3045.html)

October 7, 2016 – Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/arlene-schnitzer-concert-hall-portland-or-5bfd2b34.html)

October 8, 2016 – Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/paramount-theatre-seattle-wa-33fd20d1.html)

October 10, 2016 – Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University - Van Duzer Theatre
(SETLIST - Not Available)

October 12, 2016 – San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/nob-hill-masonic-auditorium-san-francisco-ca-4bfd073a.html)

October 13, 2016 – San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/nob-hill-masonic-auditorium-san-francisco-ca-13fd7da1.html)

October 14, 2016 – Stateline, NV - Harrah's Casino
(SETLIST - Not Available)

October 15, 2016 – Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Community Center Theater
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/sacramento-community-center-theater-sacramento-ca-43fd6f97.html)


EUROPE

October 28, 2016 – London, England - Royal Albert Hall
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/royal-albert-hall-london-england-1bfa9148.html)

October 30, 2016 – Paris, France - Salle Pleyel
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/salle-pleyel-paris-france-5bfa8750.html)

October 31, 2016 – Basel, Switzerland - Messe Eventhalle
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/event-halle-basel-switzerland-bfaf962.html)

November 3, 2016 – Dubai, UAE - The Irish Village
(SETLIST - Not Available)

November 6, 2016 – Oslo, Norway - Oslo Spektrum
(SETLIST - Not Available)

November 7, 2016 – Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Live
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/malmo-live-konserthus-malmo-sweden-43fa331b.html)

NORTH AMERICA

December 1, 2016 – Monterrey, Mexico - Auditorio Pabellon M
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/auditorio-pabellon-m-monterrey-mexico-2bfb8c92.html)

December 3, 2016 – Acapulco, Mexico - Tropico Festival
(SETLIST - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2016/hotel-pierre-mundo-imperial-acapulco-mexico-7bfb8200.html)

For 2017 tour dates, the "Pet Sounds - The Final Performances" tour, see the 2017 tour thread here: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24485.0.html


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on December 04, 2015, 11:33:18 AM
March 29,2016 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

The gap is dates between the Sydney (29 March) and Melbourne (April 3) potentially means other dates could be added, possibly adding a Brisbane show or extra shows in Sydney and/or Melbourne. Sydney show is almost sold out.

Newcastle and Wollongong shows are also possibilities.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Mr. Wilson on December 04, 2015, 12:51:41 PM
Much as I welcome another tour of Pet Sounds I cant help but think id love to see and hear another tour of SMILE.. .This subject never comes up and im not pooh poohing  the new PS tour.. I wonder if BW is avoiding the issue.. It has been over 10 yrs since SMILE was played live.. Just sayin and asking..


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 04, 2015, 01:08:52 PM
Much as I welcome another tour of Pet Sounds I cant help but think id love to see and hear another tour of SMILE.. .This subject never comes up and im not pooh poohing  the new PS tour.. I wonder if BW is avoiding the issue.. It has been over 10 yrs since SMILE was played live.. Just sayin and asking..

I never got the impression doing a full old album in concert was going to be a regular thing. He did two years of "Smile" touring in a row. Other than a small number of PS 40th anniversary shows and a couple random performances of PS on the 2013 tour,  he hasn't done any old albums in full in concert since then. I would imagine, if Brian is still touring in 2017, they might try for a 50th Smile tour. Would be cool to finally hear Al sing on some of the "Smile" stuff (beyond the stuff that's already in Brian/BB setlists).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on December 04, 2015, 01:09:08 PM
Much as I welcome another tour of Pet Sounds I cant help but think id love to see and hear another tour of SMILE.. .This subject never comes up and im not pooh poohing  the new PS tour.. I wonder if BW is avoiding the issue.. It has been over 10 yrs since SMILE was played live.. Just sayin and asking..

Keep in mind 2017 could be regarded as Smile's anniversary… as could 2021… and 2024…


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Fall Breaks on December 04, 2015, 02:24:02 PM

April 29, 2016 – Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch (Levitation Festival)

Levitation Festival? Let the speculation about an appearance by Mike begin!  :-D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on December 04, 2015, 02:48:58 PM

March 28, 2016 – Tyagarah, Australia – Tyagara Tea Tree Farm (Bluesfest)


Interestingly, Brian happens to be sharing the bill for this gig with (amongst a million other acts) a fellow goes by the name of Mike Love  :lol

Not our Mike Love of course, just some guy with a beard offering healing and inspiration through his music.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GoodVibrations33 on December 05, 2015, 05:52:46 AM
New header on the VIP packages site for next year's tour:  http://tickets.artistarena.com/BrianWilson (http://tickets.artistarena.com/BrianWilson)

(http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/goodvibrations33/Screen%20Shot%202015-12-05%20at%208.40.12%20AM_zpsbdvej1xr.png)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 05, 2015, 06:41:58 AM
Great! Last night Blondie went on and on about how much he enjoyed the present tour and that he'd love to keep on going.
So now it looks to be confirmed - Blondie and Al.
Hate to be greedy as some of you missed seeing the group this year, but hope and pray I can somehow see them at least one more time


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: acedecade75 on December 05, 2015, 07:44:18 AM
I just wish David would join the tour now.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 05, 2015, 09:17:22 AM
First time I've seen this mentioned as "Final performance in its entirety" or have I just been out of the loop?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wrightfan on December 05, 2015, 03:24:34 PM
First time I've seen this mentioned as "Final performance in its entirety" or have I just been out of the loop?

Pretty sure it's been mentioned before on there.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 05, 2015, 05:33:45 PM
At the risk of apperaing an a**hole, does anyone who bought tickets to the 'final' performances in 2006 now feel shafted?

Mr. Wilson has said that this tour will be the last that includes full performances of "Pet Sounds."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/19/arts/19weekahead.html?_r=0



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on December 05, 2015, 05:43:32 PM
I would never feel shafted for buying tickets to see BW (unless he came out, performed one song, then left).

Besides, that was over 9 years ago...did anyone really think he'd be still performing in this 70s?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 05, 2015, 06:00:55 PM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?


I'll get my own hat.....


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on December 05, 2015, 06:10:06 PM
:lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on December 05, 2015, 06:41:02 PM
I wonder what they mean by rare cuts?  Probably just PR spin, but it would be cool to bring out some stuff they rarely do. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: acedecade75 on December 05, 2015, 06:52:28 PM
I would never feel shafted for buying tickets to see BW (unless he came out, performed one song, then left).

Besides, that was over 9 years ago...did anyone really think he'd be still performing in this 70s?

 I agree with you completely.  Anytime you get to see Brian Wilson perform, it's a gift.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Stivaktas on December 06, 2015, 04:08:46 AM
Much as I welcome another tour of Pet Sounds I cant help but think id love to see and hear another tour of SMILE.. .This subject never comes up and im not pooh poohing  the new PS tour.. I wonder if BW is avoiding the issue.. It has been over 10 yrs since SMILE was played live.. Just sayin and asking..

I agree. I regret not seeing the SMiLE shows in 2004. I console myself with playing the Live show from the Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE DVD every now and then .(Wow...Currently $99 on Amazon!)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 06, 2015, 12:20:01 PM
Thanks for the info on the Smile DVD. Just did a 'buy now' on a auction here in NZ for $11 for new. ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cam Mott on December 06, 2015, 04:48:01 PM
I wish the band could get it's stuff together and have a full band PSGV50 tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Aegir on December 07, 2015, 05:54:32 AM
Brian & co randomly unannouncedly played all of Pet Sounds when I saw them in 2013


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 07, 2015, 06:28:50 AM
At the risk of apperaing an a**hole, does anyone who bought tickets to the 'final' performances in 2006 now feel shafted?

Mr. Wilson has said that this tour will be the last that includes full performances of "Pet Sounds."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/19/arts/19weekahead.html?_r=0


I just don't think it's a particularly actionable offense. Dunno if the statute of limitations would allow for suing Brian or his tour promoter for a 2006/2007 incident.

And actually, when the November 2006 tour dates were announced as the "last" PS tour, that was before the three January 2007 dates were announced. So he may have reneged on that mere months later. And, as others have mentioned, they did the full PS album on at least two dates on the 2013 tour. Does that count? It wasn't a PS tour.

I'd also be curious to know if any actual promotional materials (as opposed to Brian or someone else just saying in interviews or conversation that it was the last PS tour) such as posters for those 40th anniversary dates actual stated it was the final PS tour.

My question is, how many fans went to those PS 40th shows SOLELY because it was the last performance? So if they would have left that *one* detail out, and everything else was the same, are there people that wouldn't have gone?

But no, I don't feel shafted having gone to one of the Brian/Al PS shows in January 2007, and if someone really complains about how a show was promoted a decade ago because Brian is doing *another* tour now, then they indeed would not probably get a lot of empathy.

Live shows generally have to warranty very little as far as setlist and things like that. Pretty much, if you buy a ticket for an artist and the artist shows up and performs something on stage, they're covered. Countless bands have said a tour is their last tour and then gone on to do more.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 07, 2015, 06:34:29 AM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?


I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.

There was a Rolling Stone article back in 1999 or 2000, concerning the injunctions against Al's "Family & Friends" and whatnot, where it was either Elliott Lott or one of BRI's attorneys stating that Mike only had a few years of touring left (the implication being that his license shouldn't be infringed upon because he only had a few years of income left to generate from the license). That was 15 or 16 years ago.

Clearly, all of these guys have had more longevity than even they themselves thought they would 15 or 20 years ago.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Micha on December 07, 2015, 09:10:11 AM

April 29, 2016 – Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch (Levitation Festival)

Levitation Festival? Let the speculation about an appearance by Mike begin!  :-D

He'll fly in as a special guest! :wink

Lucky Australian bastards! I wanna see the show too! Can't afford to go to Australia AGAIN! (I don't have to work between March 18 and April 3 though...) German dates please!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on December 07, 2015, 09:14:01 AM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?


I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.

There was a Rolling Stone article back in 1999 or 2000, concerning the injunctions against Al's "Family & Friends" and whatnot, where it was either Elliott Lott or one of BRI's attorneys stating that Mike only had a few years of touring left (the implication being that his license shouldn't be infringed upon because he only had a few years of income left to generate from the license). That was 15 or 16 years ago.

Clearly, all of these guys have had more longevity than even they themselves thought they would 15 or 20 years ago.

Hey Jude - your second sentence is a double negative.  You do know what that means?  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on December 07, 2015, 09:17:03 AM
At the risk of apperaing an a**hole, does anyone who bought tickets to the 'final' performances in 2006 now feel shafted?

Mr. Wilson has said that this tour will be the last that includes full performances of "Pet Sounds."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/19/arts/19weekahead.html?_r=0



"Farewell" Tours of any kind are rarely a true farewell.  The Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Kiss, The Eagles, Scorpions, Judas Priest, etc etc have all been touring well beyond their original "farewells." 

I think any announced "final" performance of an album, a song, or by an artist has to be taken with a grain of salt. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 07, 2015, 09:34:04 AM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?


I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.

There was a Rolling Stone article back in 1999 or 2000, concerning the injunctions against Al's "Family & Friends" and whatnot, where it was either Elliott Lott or one of BRI's attorneys stating that Mike only had a few years of touring left (the implication being that his license shouldn't be infringed upon because he only had a few years of income left to generate from the license). That was 15 or 16 years ago.

Clearly, all of these guys have had more longevity than even they themselves thought they would 15 or 20 years ago.

Hey Jude - your second sentence is a double negative.  You do know what that means?  :lol

Yes, that was the whole point. There was an assertion that *not* doing something that was *never* promised was an example of keeping one's word. There was no word to speak of. Hence, the exaggeration for effect. He indeed never made a promissory statement in which he said he would never do another reunion show.

By that measure, my not running for president is "keeping my word" as well. I never said I was in the first place.

I'd also recommend not complaining about people "derailing threads" when you're happy to offer one-line grammatical corrections with no on-topic content. Your post is more of a thread derailment than the posts you've been complaining about.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on December 07, 2015, 09:41:27 AM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?

I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.

There was a Rolling Stone article back in 1999 or 2000, concerning the injunctions against Al's "Family & Friends" and whatnot, where it was either Elliott Lott or one of BRI's attorneys stating that Mike only had a few years of touring left (the implication being that his license shouldn't be infringed upon because he only had a few years of income left to generate from the license). That was 15 or 16 years ago.

Clearly, all of these guys have had more longevity than even they themselves thought they would 15 or 20 years ago.

Hey Jude - your second sentence is a double negative.  You do know what that means?  :lol

Yes, that was the whole point. There was an assertion that *not* doing something that was *never* promised was an example of keeping one's word. There was no word to speak of. Hence, the exaggeration for effect. He indeed never made a promissory statement in which he said he would never do another reunion show.

By that measure, my not running for president is "keeping my word" as well. I never said I was in the first place.

I'd also recommend not complaining about people "derailing threads" when you're happy to offer one-line grammatical corrections with no on-topic content. Your post is more of a thread derailment than the posts you've been complaining about.
An old judge I used to swim with, used to often say, "I am not unimpressed" about this, that, or the other thing...

You do know that once I sorted out that double negative, I figured out that it meant "I am impressed."

A double negative is a positive.   :lol



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on December 07, 2015, 12:11:05 PM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?

I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.

There was a Rolling Stone article back in 1999 or 2000, concerning the injunctions against Al's "Family & Friends" and whatnot, where it was either Elliott Lott or one of BRI's attorneys stating that Mike only had a few years of touring left (the implication being that his license shouldn't be infringed upon because he only had a few years of income left to generate from the license). That was 15 or 16 years ago.

Clearly, all of these guys have had more longevity than even they themselves thought they would 15 or 20 years ago.

Hey Jude - your second sentence is a double negative.  You do know what that means?  :lol

Yes, that was the whole point. There was an assertion that *not* doing something that was *never* promised was an example of keeping one's word. There was no word to speak of. Hence, the exaggeration for effect. He indeed never made a promissory statement in which he said he would never do another reunion show.

By that measure, my not running for president is "keeping my word" as well. I never said I was in the first place.

I'd also recommend not complaining about people "derailing threads" when you're happy to offer one-line grammatical corrections with no on-topic content. Your post is more of a thread derailment than the posts you've been complaining about.
An old judge I used to swim with, used to often say, "I am not unimpressed" about this, that, or the other thing...

You do know that once I sorted out that double negative, I figured out that it meant "I am impressed."

A double negative is a positive.   :lol



Scottish joke:

Teacher to English language class: "in the English language, a double negative can turn a sentence into a positive, but a double positive can never be a negative."

Sarcastic Scot's voice from back of class: "Aye, right!"


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on December 07, 2015, 12:48:35 PM
Two American dates added for the Pet Sounds tour:

http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on December 07, 2015, 12:50:22 PM
Three American dates added for the Pet Sounds tour:

http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/

Cool!!  Maybe these are the first dates of a Summer Tour in the US.  It seems to be around the same time the tour started this past summer. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on December 07, 2015, 12:51:52 PM
Three American dates added for the Pet Sounds tour:

http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/

Cool!!  Maybe these are the first dates of a Summer Tour in the US.  It seems to be around the same time the tour started this past summer. 

Nothing can beat a Brian Wilson summer US tour! I look forward to more dates being announced.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: skabandit22 on December 07, 2015, 01:00:19 PM
I'm so excited to see him at Levitation. Those who saw him tour the album back in '04, what were the sets like? I wonder if Blondie will play for all of the album? Going to be interesting for sure. Lots and lots of people going to be indulging in the drugs that contributed to his rough times.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on December 07, 2015, 01:07:12 PM
I'm so excited to see him at Levitation. Those who saw him tour the album back in '04, what were the sets like? I wonder if Blondie will play for all of the album? Going to be interesting for sure. Lots and lots of people going to be indulging in the drugs that contributed to his rough times.

I can't say anything about the '04 tour, but I'm guessing Blondie won't be on stage for the Pet Sounds section, which I believe is what happened for the 2013 gigs when they pulled out PS during the show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 07, 2015, 01:08:28 PM
At the risk of apperaing an a**hole, does anyone who bought tickets to the 'final' performances in 2006 now feel shafted?

Mr. Wilson has said that this tour will be the last that includes full performances of "Pet Sounds."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/19/arts/19weekahead.html?_r=0


I just don't think it's a particularly actionable offense. Dunno if the statute of limitations would allow for suing Brian or his tour promoter for a 2006/2007 incident.

And actually, when the November 2006 tour dates were announced as the "last" PS tour, that was before the three January 2007 dates were announced. So he may have reneged on that mere months later. And, as others have mentioned, they did the full PS album on at least two dates on the 2013 tour. Does that count? It wasn't a PS tour.

I'd also be curious to know if any actual promotional materials (as opposed to Brian or someone else just saying in interviews or conversation that it was the last PS tour) such as posters for those 40th anniversary dates actual stated it was the final PS tour.

My question is, how many fans went to those PS 40th shows SOLELY because it was the last performance? So if they would have left that *one* detail out, and everything else was the same, are there people that wouldn't have gone?

But no, I don't feel shafted having gone to one of the Brian/Al PS shows in January 2007, and if someone really complains about how a show was promoted a decade ago because Brian is doing *another* tour now, then they indeed would not probably get a lot of empathy.

Live shows generally have to warranty very little as far as setlist and things like that. Pretty much, if you buy a ticket for an artist and the artist shows up and performs something on stage, they're covered. Countless bands have said a tour is their last tour and then gone on to do more.


http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,3255.msg56630.html#msg56630

http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/2822/4215/1600/755856/BrianWilson_email.jpg



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 07, 2015, 01:14:05 PM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?


I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.




What are you talking about? Mike agreed to 50 shows, later extended to 73. He did them all so he kept his word.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 07, 2015, 03:43:19 PM
I never expected him to be performing in his 40s!

Still.....A pitch was made in 2006 and now reneged. Didn't a certain lead singer get some negative comment in 2012 and for 3 years since after actually keeping his word?


I'll get my own hat.....

I never saw Mike walking out on the reunion as "keeping his word." He never *promised* to NEVER do another reunion show. Going back to a previous status quo isn't really keeping one's word.




What are you talking about? Mike agreed to 50 shows, later extended to 73. He did them all so he kept his word.

It's obviously more semantics. The statement above suggested Mike caught flak for keeping his word. I don't think anyone complained that he did the 73 shows. They complained because he refused to do more. Refusing to do more wasn't "keeping his word." He kept his word by doing contracted shows, not by refusing to do more. There is no contract I'm aware of where Mike outlined that he would never do another reunion show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cam Mott on December 07, 2015, 04:14:46 PM
Going back to doing what they had been doing pre-C50, as they all agreed to according to Mike, would be keeping their word.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on December 07, 2015, 04:24:53 PM
In any case, it's irrelevant.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on December 07, 2015, 04:25:03 PM
Going back to doing what they had been doing pre-C50, as they all agreed to according to Mike, would be keeping their word.

Didn't the advertisements state they were getting together "one last time"?  But come on guys, let's not derail the thread two pages into it.  :lol  The original comment about C50 was meant to be a joke anyway.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cam Mott on December 07, 2015, 05:08:34 PM
It's all in good fun but OT so I'll withdraw from the field.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 18thofMay on December 07, 2015, 05:28:39 PM
For all the doubters of Brian's pulling power, he just sold out the Sydney Opera House in a few days!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on December 07, 2015, 05:44:31 PM
For all the doubters of Brian's pulling power, he just sold out the Sydney Opera House in a few days!!

Really cool.

I don't see him having trouble moving tickets for this tour anywhere.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 07, 2015, 08:17:25 PM
Pet Sounds will be an easy sell, and with the first two US dates being in Maine and Vermont, one would assume that it's going to be rather extensive, well as extensive as a Brian Wilson tour will be.

I'd like to think he'll be back down in my neck of the woods late June/ early July. Pier Six Pavilion in our harbor would be the perfect place for this show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on December 07, 2015, 08:47:49 PM
Pet Sounds will be an easy sell, and with the first two US dates being in Maine and Vermont, one would assume that it's going to be rather extensive, well as extensive as a Brian Wilson tour will be.

I'd like to think he'll be back down in my neck of the woods late June/ early July. Pier Six Pavilion in our harbor would be the perfect place for this show.

Pier Six would be cool.  But I was thinking that The Modell Lyric in Baltimore would be perfect for Brian and his band.  Either way, if it's within 100 miles, I'll be there. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 07, 2015, 10:16:39 PM
Pet Sounds will be an easy sell, and with the first two US dates being in Maine and Vermont, one would assume that it's going to be rather extensive, well as extensive as a Brian Wilson tour will be.

I'd like to think he'll be back down in my neck of the woods late June/ early July. Pier Six Pavilion in our harbor would be the perfect place for this show.

Pier Six would be cool.  But I was thinking that The Modell Lyric in Baltimore would be perfect for Brian and his band.  Either way, if it's within 100 miles, I'll be there. 

The absolute best would be Meyerhoff w/ the BSO...one can dream, eh?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on December 07, 2015, 10:30:48 PM
For all the doubters of Brian's pulling power, he just sold out the Sydney Opera House in a few days!!

There's room in the schedule for a second Sydney show. The Enmore maybe?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on December 08, 2015, 02:37:48 AM
So... looks like the promised Spring UK/Europe 2016 tour is narrowing down late February/early March, maybe late April/May or... ah, that's it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on December 08, 2015, 02:40:43 AM
So... looks like the promised Spring UK/Europe 2016 tour is narrowing down late February/early March, maybe late April/May or... ah, that's it.

Did they say it was going to be spring at all? The original announcement said "He will be back in the UK and Europe in 2016 with a string of concerts to mark the 50th Anniversary of his seminal album Pet Sounds, which will be his final European tour." -- did they clarify since?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on December 08, 2015, 02:52:07 AM
Well I'll be goshdarned... all this time I've been misreading "string" as "spring". Anyone here is free to berate me for being, unquestionably, a complete idiot in this respect. Next thing you know, I'll be forgetting... uh... something... it'll come to me.  :old


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on December 08, 2015, 08:23:08 AM
I'm so excited to see him at Levitation. Those who saw him tour the album back in '04, what were the sets like? I wonder if Blondie will play for all of the album? Going to be interesting for sure. Lots and lots of people going to be indulging in the drugs that contributed to his rough times.

I can't say anything about the '04 tour, but I'm guessing Blondie won't be on stage for the Pet Sounds section, which I believe is what happened for the 2013 gigs when they pulled out PS during the show.

Blondie thus far, in both 2013 and 2015, has usually only been on stage for the songs he sings leads ("Sail on Sailor", "Wild Honey", and in 2015 "Sail Away"), and then he comes back out for a few of the encore songs. On the 2013 tour shows he attended, I believe he also joined in on backing vocals for one or two of the Jeff Beck songs that a few BW band guys came out for.

So I would assume he won't be on stage for the PS section of 2016 shows. I'm really hoping they find *something* else for Blondie to sing, whether it's "Funky Pretty" or "Hold on Dear Brother", or they could get adventurous and have him sing "River Song" or something. Considering they haven't even done "Funky Pretty", that seems highly unlikely of course. But if Dave can sing "Forever" (which he did at a few 2013 shows with Brian and Al), certainly Blondie can sing "River Song."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on December 08, 2015, 08:52:20 AM
I'm so excited to see him at Levitation. Those who saw him tour the album back in '04, what were the sets like? I wonder if Blondie will play for all of the album? Going to be interesting for sure. Lots and lots of people going to be indulging in the drugs that contributed to his rough times.

I can't say anything about the '04 tour, but I'm guessing Blondie won't be on stage for the Pet Sounds section, which I believe is what happened for the 2013 gigs when they pulled out PS during the show.

Blondie thus far, in both 2013 and 2015, has usually only been on stage for the songs he sings leads ("Sail on Sailor", "Wild Honey", and in 2015 "Sail Away"), and then he comes back out for a few of the encore songs. On the 2013 tour shows he attended, I believe he also joined in on backing vocals for one or two of the Jeff Beck songs that a few BW band guys came out for.

So I would assume he won't be on stage for the PS section of 2016 shows. I'm really hoping they find *something* else for Blondie to sing, whether it's "Funky Pretty" or "Hold on Dear Brother", or they could get adventurous and have him sing "River Song" or something. Considering they haven't even done "Funky Pretty", that seems highly unlikely of course. But if Dave can sing "Forever" (which he did at a few 2013 shows with Brian and Al), certainly Blondie can sing "River Song."

Considering they did Hold On Dear Brother during the BW&Friends show, I'm surprised it never showed up in a setlist. 

I'd love to have Leaving This Town in the set. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Peter Pumpkinhead on December 08, 2015, 09:25:25 AM
So... looks like the promised Spring UK/Europe 2016 tour is narrowing down late February/early March, maybe late April/May or... ah, that's it.

Sounds realistic! Based in Germany, I really hope for shows in Berlin and Hamburg, maybe even Frankfurt and Munich. We'll see.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Margarita on December 08, 2015, 10:45:01 AM
Please add:
6/14 - Burlington, VT
6/15 - Portland, ME

I wonder if there will be a show on 5/16 - of course, it would have to be in LA!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 08, 2015, 11:19:34 AM
Since I need a little breather from the Philosophy final paper I'm working on...I put together a realistic Pet Sounds tour setlist!  :lol

Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Help Me Rhonda (Al Jardine)
Then I Kissed Her (Al Jardine)
Dance, Dance, Dance (Al Jardine)
Please Let Me Wonder
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Till I Die
Sail on Sailor (Blondie Chaplin)
Funky Pretty (Blondie Chaplin)
Wild Honey (Blondie Chaplin)
INTERMISSION
Wouldn't it Be Nice (Al Jardine)
You Still Believe in Me (Al Jardine)
That's Not Me
Don't Talk (Matt Jardine)
I'm Waiting for The Day
Let's Go Away For Awhile
Sloop John B
God Only Knows
I Know There's An Answer (Al Jardine)
Here Today (Blondie Chaplin!!!) How rockin' could THIS be!?!
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Pet Sounds
Caroline, No
Lights out...no one leaves the stage
ENCORE
Surf's Up
Good Vibrations


NO NO NO: All Summer Long, Babrara Ann, Surfin' USA, Fun Fun Fun, Car Songs blah de blah de BLAH!  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on December 08, 2015, 11:26:59 AM
I'm so excited to see him at Levitation. Those who saw him tour the album back in '04, what were the sets like? I wonder if Blondie will play for all of the album? Going to be interesting for sure. Lots and lots of people going to be indulging in the drugs that contributed to his rough times.
I can't say anything about the '04 tour, but I'm guessing Blondie won't be on stage for the Pet Sounds section, which I believe is what happened for the 2013 gigs when they pulled out PS during the show.
Blondie thus far, in both 2013 and 2015, has usually only been on stage for the songs he sings leads ("Sail on Sailor", "Wild Honey", and in 2015 "Sail Away"), and then he comes back out for a few of the encore songs. On the 2013 tour shows he attended, I believe he also joined in on backing vocals for one or two of the Jeff Beck songs that a few BW band guys came out for.

So I would assume he won't be on stage for the PS section of 2016 shows. I'm really hoping they find *something* else for Blondie to sing, whether it's "Funky Pretty" or "Hold on Dear Brother", or they could get adventurous and have him sing "River Song" or something. Considering they haven't even done "Funky Pretty", that seems highly unlikely of course. But if Dave can sing "Forever" (which he did at a few 2013 shows with Brian and Al), certainly Blondie can sing "River Song."

Considering they did Hold On Dear Brother during the BW&Friends show, I'm surprised it never showed up in a setlist. 

I'd love to have Leaving This Town in the set. 
Leaving This Town - the jewel in the crown.   ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 08, 2015, 11:58:42 AM
Since I need a little breather from the Philosophy final paper I'm working on...I put together a realistic Pet Sounds tour setlist!  :lol

Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Help Me Rhonda (Al Jardine)
Then I Kissed Her (Al Jardine)
Dance, Dance, Dance (Al Jardine)
Please Let Me Wonder
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Till I Die
Sail on Sailor (Blondie Chaplin)
Funky Pretty (Blondie Chaplin)
Wild Honey (Blondie Chaplin)
INTERMISSION
Wouldn't it Be Nice (Al Jardine)
You Still Believe in Me (Al Jardine)
That's Not Me
Don't Talk (Matt Jardine)
I'm Waiting for The Day
Let's Go Away For Awhile
Sloop John B
God Only Knows
I Know There's An Answer (Al Jardine)
Here Today (Blondie Chaplin!!!) How rockin' could THIS be!?!
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Pet Sounds
Caroline, No
Lights out...no one leaves the stage
ENCORE
Surf's Up
Good Vibrations


NO NO NO: All Summer Long, Babrara Ann, Surfin' USA, Fun Fun Fun, Car Songs blah de blah de BLAH!  :lol


For his tour to NZ and Australia PS is down for the first part of the show. If that goes well I would expect the rest of the tour would be the same.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1511/S00353/brian-wilson-performing-pet-sounds-one-nz-show-only.htm

BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS AND HIS GREATEST HITS

50th Anniversary Celebration Of Pet Sounds And Final Performances In Its Entirety

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds is a rare, unforgettable live music experience spanning two parts: ACT 1: Pet Sounds and ACT 2: His Greatest Hits and will feature his incredible band including original Beach Boys member Al Jardine and long-term member Blondie Chaplin. Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble has described bringing Brian Wilson to Australasia to perform Pet Sounds as a "pinch me, I must be dreaming moment".


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 08, 2015, 12:32:29 PM
That's interesting! I missed that!

I cannot once think of an artist using that sequencing before, that includes Brian himself!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Micha on December 08, 2015, 12:37:53 PM
So... looks like the promised Spring UK/Europe 2016 tour is narrowing down late February/early March, maybe late April/May or... ah, that's it.

Sounds realistic! Based in Germany, I really hope for shows in Berlin and Hamburg, maybe even Frankfurt and Munich. We'll see.

Hannover, please. PLEASE!!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on December 08, 2015, 01:00:20 PM
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!

I never thought I'd see Brian live, and now I will.  Just to be near that man's presence is enough.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on December 08, 2015, 01:06:48 PM
That's interesting! I missed that!

I cannot once think of an artist using that sequencing before, that includes Brian himself!
Brian did it with the Gershwin tour in 2011, and Arthur Lee did it with the Forever Changes tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Micha on December 08, 2015, 01:09:51 PM
long-term member Blondie Chaplin.

I wouldn't call 2 years a "löng term", but I may translate "long term" wrong.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on December 08, 2015, 01:22:19 PM
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!

I never thought I'd see Brian live, and now I will.  Just to be near that man's presence is enough.



Enjoy Bonnie.  And the fact that he's got two other Beach Boys with him, and a terrific band is just icing on the cake. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on December 08, 2015, 04:43:49 PM
Can he please announce the Europe dates already, I'm so hyped about these shows it is unreal.

If it's my last time seeing Brian, what a way to go out.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Fall Breaks on December 08, 2015, 09:37:23 PM
Here Today with a Blondie lead is a great suggestion.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: orange22 on December 08, 2015, 09:56:10 PM
Here Today with a Blondie lead is a great suggestion.

Heartily agreed, and also the recommendation to play Leaving This Town- yes! I absolutely love that song, and of course we know how much the In Concert version rocks. To be honest, there aren't many more songs I'd like to see them add.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on December 08, 2015, 11:10:27 PM
Here Today with a Blondie lead is a great suggestion.

Heartily agreed, and also the recommendation to play Leaving This Town- yes! I absolutely love that song, and of course we know how much the In Concert version rocks. To be honest, there aren't many more songs I'd like to see them add.

Agree with all these suggestions. Would also love to see Blondie and Al get the chance to showcase one or two of their own solo songs. Doubt it would happen but they're both fine artists in their own right.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on December 09, 2015, 09:03:33 AM
It seems like I'm alone on this, but at a Brian Wilson show, I want to hear Brian Wilson sing as many leads as he possibly can (meaning songs that are in his range and if they weren't originally sung by someone else on stage - example - Sail On Sailor - I get why Blondie has this). So, no, I wouldn't want to hear Blondie on Here Today, I'd want to hear Brian on that.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on December 09, 2015, 09:13:36 AM
It seems like I'm alone on this, but at a Brian Wilson show, I want to hear Brian Wilson sing as many leads as he possibly can (meaning songs that are in his range and if they weren't originally sung by someone else on stage - example - Sail On Sailor - I get why Blondie has this). So, no, I wouldn't want to hear Blondie on Here Today, I'd want to hear Brian on that.

I would have said that before I saw Brian and Al last year doing a hits show. After seeing that, what I want is to see Brian *singing lead on those songs that enthuse him*, and someone else (Al, preferably, because of that great voice) taking the other leads. There were points in the show I saw where Brian was clearly either bored with the show or having other issues, and having Al take some of the leads in those sections stopped the show slumping and meant Brian could keep focus throughout the show (and he did the best Heroes & Villains and God Only Knows I've ever heard from him).
Also, for me at least, I've seen Brian twelve times (counting the reunion tour), Al only four, and Blondie not at all, so that would make a difference for me. And personally, I wouldn't be thinking of a Brian/Al/Blondie tour as being "a Brian Wilson show" but as a Beach Boys show in all but name.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on December 09, 2015, 09:55:13 AM
Personally, I'd like to see this:

Wouldn't It Be Nice - Al w/ Brian on bridge
You Still Believe In Me - Matt J
That's Not Me - Brian
Don't Talk - Matt J
I'm Waiting For The Day - Brian
Let's Go Away
Sloop John B - Al and Brian
God Only Knows - Brian
I Know There's An Answer - Al and Brian
Here Today - Brian
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - Brian
Pet Sounds
Caroline No - Matt J

Our Prayer
Heroes & Villains
Do It Again
California Girls
I Get Around
Please Let Me Wonder
Then She Kissed Me
The Little Girl I Once Knew
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby
Wake The World into something else Al sings
The Night Was So Young
One Kind Of Love
Wild Honey
Sail On Sailor
Surf's Up
Good Vibrations

Help Me Rhonda
Surfin' USA
Fun Fun Fun
Love & Mercy



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on December 09, 2015, 09:56:41 AM
While Blondie does bring a different, rocking energy to the shows, I'd be surprised to see him on stage during the Pet Sounds portion of the show.  

I could be wrong, but I would think Brian and his band would prefer a precise tight arrangement of Pet Sounds, would likely wouldn't allow for much of Blondie's improvised guitar work.  

I would see we'd see Blondie do some songs similar to the way he did on the NPP, to come out, sing lead on a few.  Then, come back for the encores.  


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Douchepool on December 09, 2015, 10:01:48 AM
Maybe with Foskett finally gone from the band we'll see more Love You songs included in the setlist.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 09, 2015, 10:22:29 AM
It seems like I'm alone on this, but at a Brian Wilson show, I want to hear Brian Wilson sing as many leads as he possibly can (meaning songs that are in his range and if they weren't originally sung by someone else on stage - example - Sail On Sailor - I get why Blondie has this). So, no, I wouldn't want to hear Blondie on Here Today, I'd want to hear Brian on that.

I don't look at this as a Brian Wilson show, and after seeing him two weeks ago...I certainly do not really ever need to hear him sing anything that Mike Love sang lead on from about 1962-1965. All of those car & surf songs were incredibly under tempo and Brian still had trouble getting the words out. That part was sad. Now, hand those leads over to Al, and it would make the world of difference. It is, after all, billed as Brian Wilson with Special Guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin...and those special guests are somewhat under used right now.

Yeah, it would be weird to have Blondie out during Pet Sounds but...why not? The Pet Sounds tours have been done before. I haven't seen them, but add something fresh to it. There's nothing to gain in going through the motions one more time...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on December 16, 2015, 11:25:25 AM
New date:  http://nysmusic.com/2015/12/16/brian-wilson-to-perform-pet-sounds-at-tanglewood/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wrightfan on December 16, 2015, 12:36:50 PM
New date:  http://nysmusic.com/2015/12/16/brian-wilson-to-perform-pet-sounds-at-tanglewood/

Brian AND the Boston Pops? Damn, that sounds like it'll be the highlight of the tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: J.G. Dev on December 19, 2015, 05:25:14 AM
The first two summer dates announced (Burlington VT,Portland ME) are already sold out. Glad I got my Portland tix...3rd row!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Lowbacca on December 19, 2015, 05:35:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/e9FXPTQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/udI6x1a.gif)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on December 19, 2015, 04:29:23 PM
:D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on December 19, 2015, 06:06:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/e9FXPTQ.jpg)



Something tells me I'll enjoy these shows  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on December 23, 2015, 10:48:12 AM
Second Sydney show on sale now at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 31 March - the first show is the Tuesday night so the stars have aligned for a get together on the Wednesday night - I'm on to it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 23, 2015, 05:06:47 PM
UK date announced? Tanglewood June 19

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/entertainment/ci_29298634/brian-wilson-chris-botti-join-tanglewood-2016-lineup

Berkshire....That's England right?

Edit

Ahhh Massachusetts. You yanks confuse us sometimes! ;D



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on December 23, 2015, 05:38:58 PM
UK date announced? Tanglewood June 19

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/entertainment/ci_29298634/brian-wilson-chris-botti-join-tanglewood-2016-lineup

Berkshire....That's England right?

Edit

Ahhh Massachusetts. You yanks confuse us sometimes! ;D

Remain calm, wait and see.  Patience is everything, I've learned...Well, maybe I haven't learned it, but just wait.  It's really early.





Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on December 27, 2015, 08:10:46 PM
Got my tickets for 26th of March 2016, the Civic, Auckland, New Zealand. A dream come true. Can't wait!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on December 29, 2015, 02:23:38 AM
 No Auckland 26th or Bluesfest (Aust) 28th mention on Brian's tour page? Strange  :o


http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on January 01, 2016, 02:12:29 AM
No Auckland 26th or Bluesfest (Aust) 28th mention on Brian's tour page? Strange  :o


http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/

I noticed that, it is weird isn't it?!  ???


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on January 01, 2016, 09:40:11 AM
Any insider knowledge on a European tour. Looks to be not happening this summer or sooner.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: brian on January 01, 2016, 12:08:54 PM
Do you guys think he'll add any Canadian dates?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 02, 2016, 01:02:58 PM
I wouldn't make too much of Brian's website missing dates. They NEVER added the 2004 San Francisco Smile date to the site. I went to it, it did happen!  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 02, 2016, 02:44:10 PM
Barely acceptable for a music site listing tours ie RS. Its just sloppy, unprofessional, and amateurish for his own website.....oh wait ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Coda Hall on January 02, 2016, 03:28:51 PM
If Kiss Me, Baby is in the set, I will shed tears.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveMC on January 02, 2016, 07:08:45 PM
I saw the last Pet Sounds tour with the orchestra & band. It was excellent. Curious how this one is.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 02, 2016, 07:47:53 PM
Probably not a lot different from this clip last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Zwo_wCoIU

Several other PS clips from 2015 are available so a good indication.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 04, 2016, 06:59:51 AM
I saw the last Pet Sounds tour with the orchestra & band. It was excellent. Curious how this one is.

I saw a 2007 "Pet Sounds" gig with Al in attendance, and the only difference from the 2000 PS tour was that Al took on * a few* lead vocal parts. They played "WIBN" in the lower key Brian did in 2000, and Al took the second verse. (I'm guessing they won't do that variation on the upcoming tour, perhaps just giving the lead to Matt or Al in the higher key). Al also sang part of "Sloop" (Brian and Al have been trading off different parts of that song across all the gigs they've done together), and sang his original part on "I Know There's an Answer" (which was perhaps the coolest part of Al's input on the PS set).

In more recent times, they had Foskett singing "Don't Talk", so they may toss that one to Matt.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 21, 2016, 07:09:11 AM
Added the June 4th Barcelona gig to the schedule.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Real Barnyard on January 25, 2016, 03:21:31 AM
Brian Wilson announces 2016 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour with new dates in the UK
http://www.brianwilson.com/news


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 25, 2016, 03:35:30 AM
Oh, look, the venues have changed...  ;D

Seriously, someone's been thinking with their brains (and I think I know who), looks like a fine tour.

Waiting for the first bitch, of course - "too soon/too far away/too many/too few/(your plaint here)".  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 25, 2016, 04:04:49 AM
Oh, look, the venues have changed...  ;D

Seriously, someone's been thinking with their brains (and I think I know who), looks like a fine tour.

Waiting for the first bitch, of course - "too soon/too far away/too many/too few/(your plaint here)".  :lol

Yep. Those are good venues. I'll be going to at least Manchester and Liverpool, and possibly others depending on family commitments. Looking forward to this. Do we know if Al and Blondie will be on these dates?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on January 25, 2016, 04:11:15 AM
I see Stainforth's been left out again… what are we going to do with all the unsold milk chocolate digestives bought in anticipation?

Guess it's gonna be maybe Manchester and/or Glasgow… is Bank Holiday weekend a wise choice?

Moan moan moan bloody moan… ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 25, 2016, 04:11:38 AM
I'd lay a modest wager they will be, given other overseas dates.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Loaf on January 25, 2016, 04:11:47 AM
I'll do my best to get to Bristol.

The Colston Hall's website says Al and Blondie are part of the band.

The tickets don't go on sale for 4 more days. Does anyone know if there are any presales?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 25, 2016, 04:15:56 AM
I'd lay a modest wager they will be, given other overseas dates.

Good. Al was a highlight of the last Brian show I saw, and I've never seen Blondie live. Very excited for this.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pacific Ocean Blue on January 25, 2016, 04:17:36 AM
I'll be getting tickets for Glasgow, will he literally just do Pet Sounds?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on January 25, 2016, 04:20:45 AM
I'll be getting tickets for Glasgow, will he literally just do Pet Sounds?

The last Pet Sounds tour here (2002!) started with a chunk of hits and deeper cuts, interval, Pet Sounds, encore.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 25, 2016, 04:37:21 AM
For the farewell UK tour, a good schedule.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 25, 2016, 04:38:09 AM
I'll be getting tickets for Glasgow, will he literally just do Pet Sounds?

The last Pet Sounds tour here (2002!) started with a chunk of hits and deeper cuts, interval, Pet Sounds, encore.

Yep, and that's been the format of all his "full album" shows, whether Smile, That Lucky Old Sun, or Gershwin (though Gershwin started with the album and then had the hits, for some reason).
I'd guess about forty songs in total, a set like http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2015/sunrise-theater-fort-pierce-fl-7bf2fa28.html but with Pet Sounds as the second half. What I'm really hoping for is something like the June 2002 setlists -- http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/brian-wilson/2002/carling-apollo-hammersmith-london-england-1bdb8dc8.html , but I suspect the shows will be shorter and more hit-heavy than that.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on January 25, 2016, 04:48:54 AM
Kudos to someone too for (seemingly) releasing all the dates simultaneously, instead of piecemeal. Very much appreciated.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wrightfan on January 25, 2016, 05:32:08 AM
I've been to the Strathmore before (which is in North Bethesda Maryland, not DC but digress  :lol)

Small but GREAT acoustics. Perfect venue for Brian.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rentatris on January 25, 2016, 06:08:25 AM
YESSS!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!

 Liverpool and Manchester for me! A really good set of dates and venues. I also second John when I say it's great all the info is out straight away.

 On the BW site it has VIP sections for USA and Japan. Do we think it'll be offered before Friday in Europe or not at all? I'd hate to buy  a good seat only to have passed up on  a reserved one with the VIP...




Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 25, 2016, 06:57:38 AM
I'm a little surprised by no Chicago date. I wonder if Saturday, October 1, in Chicago may happen (in between Detroit and Minneapolis)???

Either way, I'm probably going to hit the September 30 show in Detroit. I'm debating doing the VIP, again.

Ultimate VIP Package is $499 and Includes:
A Premium Reserved Seat in the first 5 Rows
Access to a Meet & Greet with Brian Wilson
Individual Photo with Brian Wilson
Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
Early Entry into the venue
First Access Merch Shopping
One Signed 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds poster
One Signed lead sheet of 'God Only Knows'
One Commemorative VIP Laminate

I know that $500 is a lot of money, but I actually think the value is there. I'm curious why there is no mention of Al or Blondie for the meet & greet and photo??? That could actually be a deciding factor for me.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on January 25, 2016, 07:23:16 AM
The nearest show is four hours away from me.  :(  I'm going to hold out and hope something closer is added.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on January 25, 2016, 07:40:37 AM
I'm excited on 2 fronts:  I was hoping to get to the UK in May for a dear friend's birthday anyway, and I know she won't be missing these shows, so I'm hoping (my husband's health and mine willing) to make some of those dates.

Ironically, I was also talking to my musician/Brian fan son-in-law just Sat evening (our belated family Holiday celebration) about Brian's tour this year and saying I kind of thought he'd make it to Kansas City and Omaha.  Don't ask me why - it's been a very long time - but now I have myself and family/friends attending here - probably both places (Omaha shows as Council Bluffs, IA- across the river).

It's all so wonderful.

Many thanks to Brian.

For those anywhere near Kansas City, the Muriel Kauffman Theater doesn't have a bad seat for sound and it is magnificent, as is the building itself and the dining venue there - one of the best views in the city.  I heard Randy Newman there last year with the KC Symphony, and it was sublime, as well as other concerts.  Don't miss it if you can make it at all - a perfect venue - seriously.  Or, if you want cheaper dining. Las Tulles across the street has inexpensive, great Mexican food and Margaritas, so you can't lose...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 07:49:06 AM
I guess I would go for San Francisco in October (don't like buying tickets for shows 8-9 months ahead of time; assuming the October dates go on sale this week), but it also looks like there's a big gap in the schedule at the beginning of July where I'd have to assume they'll be adding a Los Angeles area show. So I'm wondering if any other west coast dates will be filled in there. Hrmmmm.....

Any Bay Area folks have any intel on when the SF show might go on sale and/or any other shows in July or October.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Margarita on January 25, 2016, 07:49:54 AM
I'm a little surprised by no Chicago date. I wonder if Saturday, October 1, in Chicago may happen (in between Detroit and Minneapolis)???
I'm hoping for a July date at Ravinia.  I don't believe that Ravinia allows dates to be released until they put out their entire schedule in March (with few exceptions - I know the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga shows last year were announced early).  

What surprises me - no SoCal dates.  But the site does say that more dates will be added.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 07:50:58 AM
Updated the tour schedule at the top of the thread as well, of course.

Not sure whether it's safe to say Al and Blondie will be at all gigs. The press release implies this I think, but then the schedule at the bottom of the press release has an asterisk for one show that features Blondie.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 25, 2016, 07:59:58 AM
I'll do my best to get to Bristol.

The Colston Hall's website says Al and Blondie are part of the band.

The tickets don't go on sale for 4 more days. Does anyone know if there are any presales?

The press release says there will be, on Wednesday. There's a presale on the O2 website for the Manchester show, but I've not seen any other presales yet. Oddly the Liverpool show isn't listed by Ents24 and isn't showing on the venue website...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 08:06:38 AM
Does everyone really anticipate that all or most of the US dates will go on sale this week? There's little evidence online at all of many of these shows (which make sense since it was just announced), so I'm wondering if especially the September and October dates will go on sale before the end of January.

Really hoping they fill in any more gaps in the schedule as soon as possible. I don't want to snag October tickets if he hits somewhere closer in that big gap between June 20 and July 14 that currently only has two dates scheduled. I would have to assume a few more west coast dates will appear there, including LA and maybe San Diego. He also doesn't have some Midwest areas on there yet like Chicago.

I'm wondering if he's going to hit the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA again in June or July. I'd prefer that to the Masonic in SF I think.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: elnombre on January 25, 2016, 08:11:33 AM
Will try to save for the Manchester show. Fingers crossed there'll still be good tix in a few weeks.

It's a shame the Leeds show from last year wasn't rescheduled but the trip will be worth it for a much nicer and smaller venue.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurfinNJ on January 25, 2016, 08:13:19 AM
I'm going to try an catch the show at Red Bank NJ - will be my first Brian Wilson show, I'm very excited.

I can't find ticket prices posted anywhere though, can anyone give me an idea of what General Admition prices might be, or what the cheap seats might go for?

Also, if anyone else is going to the NJ show and wants to meet up, PM me.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 25, 2016, 08:18:59 AM
Does everyone really anticipate that all or most of the US dates will go on sale this week? There's little evidence online at all of many of these shows (which make sense since it was just announced), so I'm wondering if especially the September and October dates will go on sale before the end of January.

From http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/ :

BRIAN WILSON "PET SOUNDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR

• DATES TO BEGIN IN MARCH WITH U.S. TOUR KICKING OFF IN JUNE. ADDITIONAL SHOWS BEING ADDED.
• TICKET PRESALE STARTS JANUARY 27. OFFICIAL ONSALE JANUARY 29.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alex on January 25, 2016, 08:30:15 AM
I knew I shouldn't have waoted... Burlington is sold out, goddammit!  >:( :'(
A trip to Boston may be in order.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ninten on January 25, 2016, 08:36:20 AM
Nothing in Canada?  >:(


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 08:49:02 AM
Does everyone really anticipate that all or most of the US dates will go on sale this week? There's little evidence online at all of many of these shows (which make sense since it was just announced), so I'm wondering if especially the September and October dates will go on sale before the end of January.

From http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/ :

BRIAN WILSON "PET SOUNDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR

• DATES TO BEGIN IN MARCH WITH U.S. TOUR KICKING OFF IN JUNE. ADDITIONAL SHOWS BEING ADDED.
• TICKET PRESALE STARTS JANUARY 27. OFFICIAL ONSALE JANUARY 29.

I did of course read that in the press release. I'm just curious if they're really going to have a pre-sale up for *every* date on that schedule only 48 hours from now. The shows are not all sold through the same ticketing agencies, etc. Different venues and ticketing websites do different forms of presales, etc.

The press release reads: "Ticket presales begin January 27 with the official onsale January 29 in most markets."

I would think maybe the most far-out dates in September and October might be the strongest candidates for taking a little longer to get up and ready for sales.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 25, 2016, 10:00:38 AM
FFS! First concert Auckland, AUSTRALIA

I may get banned, but those behind BW.com are idiots.

 :thud :thud :thud


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on January 25, 2016, 10:38:57 AM
Well, I see the usual trolls are out doing their jobs.  In the mean time, the rest of us will be booking our tickets and enjoying the shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GuyO on January 25, 2016, 10:49:01 AM
I'm really hoping for some more Mainland European shows (Holland, Belgium, Germany), otherwise I'll consider a flight to London, Newcastle or Bristol.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Fall Breaks on January 25, 2016, 10:52:35 AM
Okay, somebody will raise the question so it might as well be me. The last concert with Pet Sounds performed in its entirety by its main creator will be in Lake Tahoe ... so, will Mike be there?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: coco1997 on January 25, 2016, 10:58:21 AM
Really disappointed by the lack of a Chicago show. Not really sure I want to travel 7 hours to Indiana or Iowa for this.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Smilin Ed H on January 25, 2016, 11:02:28 AM
I'll be going to The Sage, Gateshead in Newcastle, Australia...

Someone ought to tell 'em...  ::)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 25, 2016, 11:03:45 AM
Does everyone really anticipate that all or most of the US dates will go on sale this week? There's little evidence online at all of many of these shows (which make sense since it was just announced), so I'm wondering if especially the September and October dates will go on sale before the end of January.

From http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/ :

BRIAN WILSON "PET SOUNDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR

• DATES TO BEGIN IN MARCH WITH U.S. TOUR KICKING OFF IN JUNE. ADDITIONAL SHOWS BEING ADDED.
• TICKET PRESALE STARTS JANUARY 27. OFFICIAL ONSALE JANUARY 29.

I did of course read that in the press release. I'm just curious if they're really going to have a pre-sale up for *every* date on that schedule only 48 hours from now. The shows are not all sold through the same ticketing agencies, etc. Different venues and ticketing websites do different forms of presales, etc.

The press release reads: "Ticket presales begin January 27 with the official onsale January 29 in most markets."

I would think maybe the most far-out dates in September and October might be the strongest candidates for taking a little longer to get up and ready for sales.

I guess I just took the statement at face value--I certainly wasn't trying to be a smartass. I know I'm not excited about laying out a good amount of money for a concert at the end of September, but it isn't that unusual.

Okay, somebody will raise the question so it might as well be me. The last concert with Pet Sounds performed in its entirety by its main creator will be in Lake Tahoe ... so, will Mike be there?

I wouldn't be surprised to see this tour extended into November and December, especially if it proves to be a brisk seller. Also, guessing there is a good chance Mike & Bruce are on the road themselves at that time.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 25, 2016, 11:13:14 AM
Well, I see the usual trolls are out doing their jobs.  In the mean time, the rest of us will be booking our tickets and enjoying the shows.

Is that directed at me and my 'idiots' comment?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 11:21:40 AM
Okay, somebody will raise the question so it might as well be me. The last concert with Pet Sounds performed in its entirety by its main creator will be in Lake Tahoe ... so, will Mike be there?

Mike has never appeared at one of Brian's shows, so I don't see why he would start appearing now. As others have said, he may well be on tour at that time. Even if he isn't, I don't see any reason to expect he'd show up at a Brian gig. I would imagine at some point in the last 17 years he has been free and able to go to a Brian gig somewhere, and he never has.

We also don't know for sure that the Tahoe date will be the last, as they may be adding more dates.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 11:23:51 AM
Really disappointed by the lack of a Chicago show. Not really sure I want to travel 7 hours to Indiana or Iowa for this.

There are a few large holes in the tour schedule. As previously mentioned, they only have two shows scheduled between June 20th and July 14th thus far. While those could easily just be down times, I would imagine more dates in key cities like Los Angeles and somewhere in the Chicago area are likely.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 11:32:42 AM
It may or may not be worth noting that, according to the tour press release, more than 70 dates are "confirmed."

My rough quick count shows 54 dates on the current schedule. Assuming "more than 70" constitutes at least 71, do we have as many as 17 more dates yet to be announced?

The press release mentions two regions not yet on the schedule: Israel and Portugal.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 25, 2016, 12:38:32 PM
FFS! First concert Auckland, AUSTRALIA

I may get banned, but those behind BW.com are idiots.

 :thud :thud :thud


Now corrected I see.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on January 25, 2016, 12:44:07 PM
Well, I see the usual trolls are out doing their jobs.  In the mean time, the rest of us will be booking our tickets and enjoying the shows.

Is that directed at me and my 'idiots' comment?

It wasn't directed an anyone specifically.  If you're a troll, it's directed at you, I guess.  SS is just very predictable.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 25, 2016, 12:51:20 PM
Not a troll but Auckland is my home town. Prior to todays announcement Auckland was not even listed on the tour page despite selling tickets for at least 3 months here. Even the 'World Tour' press release today isn't correct.

Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall.

also...

MAY 27 FRI
Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, United Kingdom

MAY 29 SUN
Sage Gateshead
Newcastle, Australia

MAY 31 TUE
Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Brian flying from the UK back to Australia then returning to the UK in the space of 3 days? Yeah right!




Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 25, 2016, 03:01:41 PM
An LA Times article mentions:

No Southern California dates have been announced, but Wilson’s manager told The Times on Monday, “There will be a great one,” for which details are still being finalized.

I'm just very wary of getting October tickets if he's going to hit somewhere else in the Bay Area in June or July (or any other point for that matter).

Not a big fan of announcing most, but not all of the tour dates and immediately putting shows on sale that aren't happening for eight or nine months.

Seems it would have made more sense to announced the March-June Australia/Japan/Europe dates and put those on sale, and then wait to fill in the rest of the North American dates before putting them all on sale.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on January 25, 2016, 03:43:02 PM
Slightly surprised (but pleased) to see that not only is there a Minneapolis show after a couple years without, but that the primary local paper included mention of the show both in the arts section as a blog entry and the front-page online feed of top stories. The local angle (Bill Pohlad) was mentioned, so perhaps that helped.

Also interesting, the writer was the younger critic who often covers modern music, not the one who usually covers most of the nostalgia acts.

This is a few hundred bucks I'll have to spend. Might be the last time, after all--plus I wasn't able to see the first Pet Sounds tour (though it was one of the things that actually got me deep into BW/BBs).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on January 25, 2016, 04:32:38 PM
Really, no Irish show  :(

Sucks.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on January 25, 2016, 05:25:13 PM
Not a troll but Auckland is my home town. Prior to todays announcement Auckland was not even listed on the tour page despite selling tickets for at least 3 months here. Even the 'World Tour' press release today isn't correct.

Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall.

also...

MAY 27 FRI
Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, United Kingdom

MAY 29 SUN
Sage Gateshead
Newcastle, Australia

MAY 31 TUE
Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Brian flying from the UK back to Australia then returning to the UK in the space of 3 days? Yeah right!




Okay, I'm happy you're not a troll.  Good for you, living in Auckland.  I understand it's gorgeous.

I'm thinking it's pretty obvious that there was a typo.  The venue in Newcastle, England is clear, even though someone's computer's correct-type screwed up.  I know this upsets people, but let's just work with all the info we have.  It won't be that hard to validate.

He's clearly not advertising himself and his band as the C50 Beach Boys.  I think that's a plus for him.  Don't you?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on January 25, 2016, 05:33:44 PM
Okay, somebody will raise the question so it might as well be me. The last concert with Pet Sounds performed in its entirety by its main creator will be in Lake Tahoe ... so, will Mike be there?

Call me skeptical, but in 2006 Brian said he was retiring Pet Sounds after that tour, saying it was time to move on. Just sayin'.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 25, 2016, 05:44:43 PM
Not a troll but Auckland is my home town. Prior to todays announcement Auckland was not even listed on the tour page despite selling tickets for at least 3 months here. Even the 'World Tour' press release today isn't correct.

Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall.

also...

MAY 27 FRI
Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, United Kingdom

MAY 29 SUN
Sage Gateshead
Newcastle, Australia

MAY 31 TUE
Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Brian flying from the UK back to Australia then returning to the UK in the space of 3 days? Yeah right!




Okay, I'm happy you're not a troll.  Good for you, living in Auckland.  I understand it's gorgeous.

I'm thinking it's pretty obvious that there was a typo.  The venue in Newcastle, England is clear, even though someone's computer's correct-type screwed up.  I know this upsets people, but let's just work with all the info we have.  It won't be that hard to validate.

He's clearly not advertising himself and his band as the C50 Beach Boys.  I think that's a plus for him.  Don't you?

It's all good Debbie. I have already clicked on one story today that links to Brian's tour page and it just seems sloppy. Brian was a perfectionist making Pet Sounds and the last hurrah should be accorded the same standard.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on January 25, 2016, 05:54:51 PM
An LA Times article mentions:

No Southern California dates have been announced, but Wilson’s manager told The Times on Monday, “There will be a great one,” for which details are still being finalized.

I'm just very wary of getting October tickets if he's going to hit somewhere else in the Bay Area in June or July (or any other point for that matter).

Not a big fan of announcing most, but not all of the tour dates and immediately putting shows on sale that aren't happening for eight or nine months.

Seems it would have made more sense to announced the March-June Australia/Japan/Europe dates and put those on sale, and then wait to fill in the rest of the North American dates before putting them all on sale.



I think what's already on the table - Pet Sounds & "GV" 50th anniversary shows, two autobiographies and a full-on TV special reunion in October* - is more than we could realistically ask for, greedy herberts that we are.

[* - OK, there's a chance I might not be being entirely honest about this bit...]

AGDs post in jest...but wouldn't it be nice to put 2 and 2 together and get 4 just once!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on January 26, 2016, 03:03:59 AM
A couple of questions - this is billed as the last time Brian will be playing Pet Sounds in its entirety in Europe, but is it the last time he'll come here does anyone know?

Also, I know we're all not sure what pre-sales are active tomorrow but are there any passwords going round for this yet? How on earth are we meant to know how to get pre-sale, or whether we qualify for one?!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 26, 2016, 03:39:13 AM
A couple of questions - this is billed as the last time Brian will be playing Pet Sounds in its entirety in Europe, but is it the last time he'll come here does anyone know?

Also, I know we're all not sure what pre-sales are active tomorrow but are there any passwords going round for this yet? How on earth are we meant to know how to get pre-sale, or whether we qualify for one?!

It was stated last year when they cancelled the UK tour that this year's tour would be his last.

There's a pre-sale for the Manchester show at https://priority.o2.co.uk/offers?type=all&category=tickets . To register, you need to have (or have access to) an O2 mobile phone, but there are no other requirements. I suspect other venues will have different presale deals.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 26, 2016, 08:29:09 AM
Well, as long as everything goes OK with the presale tomorrow, I'll be driving to Bethesda on Tuesday, September 20th. 

Can't wait. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on January 26, 2016, 10:19:30 AM
They added a June 8th Israel gig on Brian's website, so I've added that to the top post.

Probably not going to be able to make it to the October San Francisco gig (can't blow $250-$300 for two tickets knowing I probably can't make it), so hoping another Bay Area show might pop up in the June-July gap alongside the inevitable L.A.-area gigs.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 26, 2016, 10:23:59 AM
Does anybody on here know how to obtain the presale codes for tomorrow morning?

For the NPP Tour, I was emailed a code just before the presale.  I think I'd signed up for it when I registered for the BW Forum. 

I put something on the BW Forum to confirm whether or not I would get a similar email but my, and other similar, questions are being unanswered. 

I just want to make sure I'm not shut out as the venue I'm shooting for is not a big one. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on January 26, 2016, 10:42:37 AM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 26, 2016, 10:46:38 AM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!

Wow, a Pet Sounds performance will be your first BW show.  Awesome. 

Enjoy!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: J.G. Dev on January 26, 2016, 11:16:25 AM
Does anybody on here know how to obtain the presale codes for tomorrow morning?

For the NPP Tour, I was emailed a code just before the presale.  I think I'd signed up for it when I registered for the BW Forum. 

I put something on the BW Forum to confirm whether or not I would get a similar email but my, and other similar, questions are being unanswered. 

I just want to make sure I'm not shut out as the venue I'm shooting for is not a big one. 

I have no idea if pre sale codes are different for each venue but the Portland Maine show was Pet Sounds


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on January 26, 2016, 11:32:25 AM
Really, no Irish show  :(

Sucks.

Yes, But what will you say on your 6000th Post, Shady?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 26, 2016, 11:37:17 AM
Does anybody on here know how to obtain the presale codes for tomorrow morning?

For the NPP Tour, I was emailed a code just before the presale.  I think I'd signed up for it when I registered for the BW Forum. 

I put something on the BW Forum to confirm whether or not I would get a similar email but my, and other similar, questions are being unanswered. 

I just want to make sure I'm not shut out as the venue I'm shooting for is not a big one. 


I have no idea if pre sale codes are different for each venue but the Portland Maine show was Pet Sounds

I just checked the website for the Strathmore in Bethesda, and there is no mention at all of a Brian Wilson concert. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on January 26, 2016, 11:41:25 AM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!

Wow, a Pet Sounds performance will be your first BW show.  Awesome.  

Enjoy!!

Thanks! I wasn't aware of the tour until today, saw it on Bing and the tickets due to go on sale at 10:00am.
Really floored that she said don't worry about the price get the best seats you can.

I don't think I have fully taken in the import of today's good fortune.

It will hit me when I see the cc statement, no doubt.  ;)

BTW there are 4 Horseshoe Casinos on the Tour and we will be at the Elizabeth, IN one.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 26, 2016, 11:53:50 AM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!

Wow, a Pet Sounds performance will be your first BW show.  Awesome.  

Enjoy!!

Thanks! I wasn't aware of the tour until today, saw it on Bing and the tickets due to go on sale at 10:00am.
Really floored that she said don't worry about the price get the best seats you can.

I don't think I have fully taken in the import of today's good fortune.

It will hit me when I see the cc statement, no doubt.  ;)

BTW there are 4 Horseshoe Casinos on the Tour and we will be at the Elizabeth, IN one.



When I saw Horseshoe, I was hoping he'd be at the one in Baltimore.  But I don't think our Horseshoe has a concert venue. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SonoraDick on January 26, 2016, 12:08:25 PM


He's clearly not advertising himself and his band as the C50 Beach Boys.  I think that's a plus for him.  Don't you?

And this has exactly what to do with this conversation?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Fall Breaks on January 26, 2016, 12:50:54 PM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!

Wow, a Pet Sounds performance will be your first BW show.  Awesome.  

Enjoy!!

Thanks! I wasn't aware of the tour until today, saw it on Bing and the tickets due to go on sale at 10:00am.
Really floored that she said don't worry about the price get the best seats you can.

I don't think I have fully taken in the import of today's good fortune.

It will hit me when I see the cc statement, no doubt.  ;)

BTW there are 4 Horseshoe Casinos on the Tour and we will be at the Elizabeth, IN one.


My first BW show was also a PS one, back in January 2002. Still keep the t-shirt I bought in everyday rotation. :-) Great show, great memories.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: BriansBack on January 26, 2016, 03:26:14 PM
Has anyone figured out what site is selling tickets to the 7/17 and 7/18 Boston Symphony Hall shows w/ The Boston Pops?  I assume they will go on presale tomorrow, but haven't even found a stub for the show on Ticketmaster or anything...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on January 26, 2016, 11:22:51 PM
We are all lucky that Brian is giving us Pet Sounds live a final time. And making it back to the UK as well.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 02:09:39 AM
We are all lucky that Brian is giving us Pet Sounds live a final time. And making it back to the UK as well.

We are. Just got my ticket for the Manchester Apollo -- Row F. I'll be buying one for Liverpool on Friday, probably with the VIP option...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on January 27, 2016, 02:23:09 AM
We are all lucky that Brian is giving us Pet Sounds live a final time. And making it back to the UK as well.

We are. Just got my ticket for the Manchester Apollo -- Row F. I'll be buying one for Liverpool on Friday, probably with the VIP option...

Hi Andrew,
Did you get to see the price ranges for tickets? I'm wondering how much The Palladium shows will be and how much the VIP options are
Thanks


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 02:41:42 AM
We are all lucky that Brian is giving us Pet Sounds live a final time. And making it back to the UK as well.

We are. Just got my ticket for the Manchester Apollo -- Row F. I'll be buying one for Liverpool on Friday, probably with the VIP option...

Hi Andrew,
Did you get to see the price ranges for tickets? I'm wondering how much The Palladium shows will be and how much the VIP options are
Thanks

Only for the Manchester show. The tickets were, if I recall, forty-six to sixty-four pounds, but I imagine the London tickets will be more. VIP options aren't available til Friday, so no idea about their cost yet.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 27, 2016, 02:42:34 AM
Just got my tickets for manchester row G so purty pleased!  Waiting on VIP package details on Friday but I'm definitely going for it...May be our last chance


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 27, 2016, 02:50:11 AM
Going off the US VIP prices I'm thinking somewhere in the region of £300???


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 03:05:42 AM
Going off the US VIP prices I'm thinking somewhere in the region of £300???

There seem to be two tiers of VIP package -- one with everything at around three hundred quid, and one with just the soundcheck and a poster at around one hundred -- for most shows. I will only be purchasing the cheaper VIP option, if that's available. Having been lucky enough to meet Brian twice before, I can't see paying an extra two hundred for that.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on January 27, 2016, 03:20:35 AM
We are all lucky that Brian is giving us Pet Sounds live a final time. And making it back to the UK as well.

We are. Just got my ticket for the Manchester Apollo -- Row F. I'll be buying one for Liverpool on Friday, probably with the VIP option...

Hi Andrew,
Did you get to see the price ranges for tickets? I'm wondering how much The Palladium shows will be and how much the VIP options are
Thanks

Only for the Manchester show. The tickets were, if I recall, forty-six to sixty-four pounds, but I imagine the London tickets will be more. VIP options aren't available til Friday, so no idea about their cost yet.
Thanks Andrew-I agree, the London shows will be more-just wanted a ball park figure. Not sure I can justify the VIP packages although the soundcheck one does sound promising!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 27, 2016, 03:22:35 AM
Going off the US VIP prices I'm thinking somewhere in the region of £300???

There seem to be two tiers of VIP package -- one with everything at around three hundred quid, and one with just the soundcheck and a poster at around one hundred -- for most shows. I will only be purchasing the cheaper VIP option, if that's available. Having been lucky enough to meet Brian twice before, I can't see paying an extra two hundred for that.

Yeh I noticed the 2 tiers, I've never had the pleasure of meeting him before so this will be a once in a lifetime for me... Only thing is I may have to sell by signed drum skin to fund it....decisions decisions!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 03:29:44 AM
Going off the US VIP prices I'm thinking somewhere in the region of £300???

There seem to be two tiers of VIP package -- one with everything at around three hundred quid, and one with just the soundcheck and a poster at around one hundred -- for most shows. I will only be purchasing the cheaper VIP option, if that's available. Having been lucky enough to meet Brian twice before, I can't see paying an extra two hundred for that.

Yeh I noticed the 2 tiers, I've never had the pleasure of meeting him before so this will be a once in a lifetime for me... Only thing is I may have to sell by signed drum skin to fund it....decisions decisions!

Frankly, I'd advise against it if meeting Brian, specifically, is the main draw for you. Brian's *band* are all lovely people (Probyn and Nelson in particular are two of the friendliest people you'll ever meet, but they're all nice), and Al the one time I met him was very nice, but Brian on both occasions I've met him (both at meet and greets before they started charging for them) was fairly unresponsive with everyone -- signing things and being polite, but clearly not paying attention and wanting to be elsewhere. I'm very glad I had the opportunity to meet him, and treasure the memory, but had it been something I'd paid a lot of money for, rather than something I was lucky enough to get thanks to the generosity of friends with contacts, I'd probably have been disappointed.

(That said, my most recent experience of meeting Brian was in 2004. Possibly those who've been to more recent meet-and-greets have had different experiences?)

If the draw is meeting Al or the band members, on the other hand, that would be a different matter.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 27, 2016, 03:35:36 AM
The signed lithograph and god only knows lead sheet also appeals... I've got visions of them in a cool display frame taking pride of place in my new extension!!  Obv the main draw for me though would be the chance of a meet and possibly a photo with him?? Not sure on the etiquette around photos at these things though if I'm honest...I've heard mixed things?..


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 27, 2016, 03:41:00 AM
That plus Al is cool!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 03:49:21 AM
The signed lithograph and god only knows lead sheet also appeals... I've got visions of them in a cool display frame taking pride of place in my new extension!!  Obv the main draw for me though would be the chance of a meet and possibly a photo with him?? Not sure on the etiquette around photos at these things though if I'm honest...I've heard mixed things?..

I'm pretty sure the meet and greet package includes a photo taken with Brian -- and I think Al and Blondie.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 27, 2016, 03:51:46 AM
The signed lithograph and god only knows lead sheet also appeals... I've got visions of them in a cool display frame taking pride of place in my new extension!!  Obv the main draw for me though would be the chance of a meet and possibly a photo with him?? Not sure on the etiquette around photos at these things though if I'm honest...I've heard mixed things?..

I'm pretty sure the meet and greet package includes a photo taken with Brian -- and I think Al and Blondie.

Interestingly on the US VIP packages it mentions the photo specifically but no mention of it on the worldwide VIP package page on the BW website.... Maybe it's just me reading too much into it!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on January 27, 2016, 05:44:51 AM
How does the presale for the US VIP packages work? Do I need a password or can I just click the presale link on Brian's site?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KC41 on January 27, 2016, 07:03:32 AM
Can someone explain why in the list of tour dates posted  on Brianwilson.com,  for the July 23 show at the Horseshoe Casino it specifically includes an asterisk indicating that this show "features Blondie Chaplin" ?
Blondie is part of the entire tour. Why is this the only show that has Blondie specifically singled out ?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 27, 2016, 07:09:57 AM
Can someone explain why in the list of tour dates posted  on Brianwilson.com,  for the July 23 show at the Horseshoe Casino it specifically includes an asterisk indicating that this show "features Blondie Chaplin" ?
Blondie is part of the entire tour. Why is this the only show that has Blondie specifically singled out ?

It is very strange. I'm going with a typo. It is clearly stated on the tour page that Al and Blondie are featured at all shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on January 27, 2016, 07:21:56 AM
Any know of a Glasgow pre-sale please?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 27, 2016, 07:23:03 AM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

I did some searching on the ticketmaster seat locator and it appears the rows 1 and 2 are set aside for the VIP soundcheck and meet & greet, which totals 44 tickets. Rows 3 and 4 are set aside for the VIP soundcheck only and total 42 tickets. I found this interesting since the top level VIP offer stipulates a ticket within the first 5 rows.

I'll bit interested to hear initial reports on how the meet & greets are conducted. I'm crossing my fingers to have at least one outside item signed (beyond the poster and sheet music), as I would like to complete my Rolling Stone cover already signed by Mike and Bruce. Also, it's not explicitly stated that Al and Blondie will participate, but I assume they will.

How did everyone else do?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on January 27, 2016, 07:45:17 AM
Can someone explain why in the list of tour dates posted  on Brianwilson.com,  for the July 23 show at the Horseshoe Casino it specifically includes an asterisk indicating that this show "features Blondie Chaplin" ?
Blondie is part of the entire tour. Why is this the only show that has Blondie specifically singled out ?

Probably for the same reason the web site specifically said that the St. Charles, IL show in 2011 would include a performance of the Gershwin album in its entirety until just a few days before the show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on January 27, 2016, 08:03:20 AM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

I did some searching on the ticketmaster seat locator and it appears the rows 1 and 2 are set aside for the VIP soundcheck and meet & greet, which totals 44 tickets. Rows 3 and 4 are set aside for the VIP soundcheck only and total 42 tickets. I found this interesting since the top level VIP offer stipulates a ticket within the first 5 rows.

I'll bit interested to hear initial reports on how the meet & greets are conducted. I'm crossing my fingers to have at least one outside item signed (beyond the poster and sheet music), as I would like to complete my Rolling Stone cover already signed by Mike and Bruce. Also, it's not explicitly stated that Al and Blondie will participate, but I assume they will.

How did everyone else do?

I was gifted the soundcheck package (very generous!). For my venue, the first five rows (a/k/a the pit) was reserved for super duper VIP and the first two actual theatre seat rows were set aside for the soundcheck VIP. I went with the first row of theatre seats, right center, where presumably Brian will be facing. I'm actually concerned I'll be TOO close, as I don't want to experience the piano blockage of Brian's face, but it's totally worth the risk. I was dreading having to do the whole TicketBastard/LiveNation try-to-grab-tickets-the-moment-they-go-on-sale-and-see-if-you-can-actually-get-one. It's frustrating.

I love dealing with non-LiveNation venues that actually open up all of their seats (or most of them, anyway), and don't stagger on sale times, don't play games, and charge reasonable fees. Not sure why Ticketmaster can't do some version of the same.

Anyway, the eight month countdown begins. Super psyched!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 27, 2016, 08:04:05 AM
No information on the 9/20 show at the Strathmore in Bethesda. 

There's nothing on the Strathmore website about the show, and there's no link in BW's website about it. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 27, 2016, 08:11:33 AM
If you aren't doing one of the VIP packages for the Fox Theatre in Detroit, I got an e-mail this morning stating they have a  presale beginning Thursday morning at 10am and the password is ICONIC.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on January 27, 2016, 10:00:29 AM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

I was at stage right in New Buffalo. (My wife and I complimented you on your shirt. :)  ) Let me warn you: if the stage is as high up as it was in New Buffalo, this is what your view of Brian will look like:

(http://www.banana-and-louie.org/images/wilsoniswilson.jpg)



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on January 27, 2016, 10:25:12 AM
I wish he would ditch the white grand piano. It would make it a lot easier to see him.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 27, 2016, 11:12:07 AM
I wish he would ditch the white grand piano. It would make it a lot easier to see him.

I had the same issue at Montgomery College in November.  Got a second row seat and saw the top of Brian's head for most of the show. 

I'd like to see him bring back the black keyboard he's used in the past. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 27, 2016, 11:34:00 AM
I had a seat in Row 2 at a show in Newcastle during the SMiLE shows.  Brian had the keyboard.  N fortunately all I could see were his legs as the Teleprompter he used to use was covering his face.  At least I knew what he looked liked as it was about the third or fourth show I'd been at on that tour in 2004!

Edit:  prices are now up for VIP packages on Brian's website.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 27, 2016, 11:44:16 AM
The Strathmore is a great choice for Brian...SO there on 9/20. I'll probably opt for a seat one tier up just so I don't play the 'Brian's bobbing head game' over the piano from the floor! :lol  Besides, after the 2nd row seats at Montgomery College (and a SUPER view of Brian), I'd like a more aerial approach to see the whole band, especially on a masterpiece such as Pet Sounds.

But alas, the Maryland show is the ONLY one that does NOT have a ticket link up yet.........


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 27, 2016, 12:24:24 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 12:49:18 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 27, 2016, 12:51:14 PM
The Strathmore is a great choice for Brian...SO there on 9/20. I'll probably opt for a seat one tier up just so I don't play the 'Brian's bobbing head game' over the piano from the floor! :lol  Besides, after the 2nd row seats at Montgomery College (and a SUPER view of Brian), I'd like a more aerial approach to see the whole band, especially on a masterpiece such as Pet Sounds.

But alas, the Maryland show is the ONLY one that does NOT have a ticket link up yet.........

I was informed, from a poster on the BW Forum who called the Strathmore, that tickets for the 9/20 don't go on sale until Friday, March 4th. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 27, 2016, 01:06:16 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."

Thanks Andrew.

I notice that too but it only says it after package 2 and says "this package" instead of "these packages" as it should if referring to both 1 and 2 packages.  Also there is a star in the text above referring to shows in NZ/AUS/JPN.

That's why I wanted clarification.  I suspect you need a ticket first but how does that work.  The US VIP includes front row seats but I don't think the UK does.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 01:28:00 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."

Thanks Andrew.

I notice that too but it only says it after package 2 and says "this package" instead of "these packages" as it should if referring to both 1 and 2 packages.  Also there is a star in the text above referring to shows in NZ/AUS/JPN.

That's why I wanted clarification.  I suspect you need a ticket first but how does that work.  Others have said the VIP includes front row seats but if I need to buy a ticket first how do I get those ones?

Clicking through to the pages to buy VIP tickets where they're on sale (the Japan and Australia dates), the sale pages all say that the ticket isn't included.

I *think* what happens is that you buy your normal ticket  and then the VIP packege gives you an upgrade to a reserved seat in the front few rows. So in other words I have a ticket for row F for Manchester. Were I to buy a VIP package for Manchester, I would have a seat in maybe row D or E, but I'd only be able to take that seat with my row F ticket.
Which makes no sense, because it would mean there would definitely be empty seats...
Is this how it works, anyone who's done this before?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 27, 2016, 01:37:13 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."

Thanks Andrew.

I notice that too but it only says it after package 2 and says "this package" instead of "these packages" as it should if referring to both 1 and 2 packages.  Also there is a star in the text above referring to shows in NZ/AUS/JPN.

That's why I wanted clarification.  I suspect you need a ticket first but how does that work.  Others have said the VIP includes front row seats but if I need to buy a ticket first how do I get those ones?

Clicking through to the pages to buy VIP tickets where they're on sale (the Japan and Australia dates), the sale pages all say that the ticket isn't included.

I *think* what happens is that you buy your normal ticket  and then the VIP packege gives you an upgrade to a reserved seat in the front few rows. So in other words I have a ticket for row F for Manchester. Were I to buy a VIP package for Manchester, I would have a seat in maybe row D or E, but I'd only be able to take that seat with my row F ticket.
Which makes no sense, because it would mean there would definitely be empty seats...
Is this how it works, anyone who's done this before?

And someone else could have had your Row F seat.  I don't understand it either.  Hopefully someone can explain it to us.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on January 27, 2016, 01:38:24 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."

Thanks Andrew.

I notice that too but it only says it after package 2 and says "this package" instead of "these packages" as it should if referring to both 1 and 2 packages.  Also there is a star in the text above referring to shows in NZ/AUS/JPN.

That's why I wanted clarification.  I suspect you need a ticket first but how does that work.  Others have said the VIP includes front row seats but if I need to buy a ticket first how do I get those ones?

Clicking through to the pages to buy VIP tickets where they're on sale (the Japan and Australia dates), the sale pages all say that the ticket isn't included.

I *think* what happens is that you buy your normal ticket  and then the VIP packege gives you an upgrade to a reserved seat in the front few rows. So in other words I have a ticket for row F for Manchester. Were I to buy a VIP package for Manchester, I would have a seat in maybe row D or E, but I'd only be able to take that seat with my row F ticket.
Which makes no sense, because it would mean there would definitely be empty seats...
Is this how it works, anyone who's done this before?

Hmm… makes sense to the vendor who's sold two products to one person - seats might not be filled but his wallet is.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 27, 2016, 02:09:56 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."

Thanks Andrew.

I notice that too but it only says it after package 2 and says "this package" instead of "these packages" as it should if referring to both 1 and 2 packages.  Also there is a star in the text above referring to shows in NZ/AUS/JPN.

That's why I wanted clarification.  I suspect you need a ticket first but how does that work.  Others have said the VIP includes front row seats but if I need to buy a ticket first how do I get those ones?

Clicking through to the pages to buy VIP tickets where they're on sale (the Japan and Australia dates), the sale pages all say that the ticket isn't included.

I *think* what happens is that you buy your normal ticket  and then the VIP packege gives you an upgrade to a reserved seat in the front few rows. So in other words I have a ticket for row F for Manchester. Were I to buy a VIP package for Manchester, I would have a seat in maybe row D or E, but I'd only be able to take that seat with my row F ticket.
Which makes no sense, because it would mean there would definitely be empty seats...
Is this how it works, anyone who's done this before?

Hmm… makes sense to the vendor who's sold two products to one person - seats might not be filled but his wallet is.

Yeah, but they could, instead, have sold the VIP thing, ticket included, for the price of the current ticket+VIP, and still had the row F ticket to sell to someone else.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 27, 2016, 03:41:23 PM
Can anyone confirm that if you buy a VIP package (1 or 2) a ticket for the show is included, or is it just additional to what you have already paid?  For example VIP1 is £275 but doesn't mention a ticket.  It doesn't say you need to buy one either!

On the page for the Worldwide VIP tickets, it says "* This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must also have a ticket to show in order to purchase this package."

Thanks Andrew.

I notice that too but it only says it after package 2 and says "this package" instead of "these packages" as it should if referring to both 1 and 2 packages.  Also there is a star in the text above referring to shows in NZ/AUS/JPN.

That's why I wanted clarification.  I suspect you need a ticket first but how does that work.  Others have said the VIP includes front row seats but if I need to buy a ticket first how do I get those ones?

Clicking through to the pages to buy VIP tickets where they're on sale (the Japan and Australia dates), the sale pages all say that the ticket isn't included.

I *think* what happens is that you buy your normal ticket  and then the VIP packege gives you an upgrade to a reserved seat in the front few rows. So in other words I have a ticket for row F for Manchester. Were I to buy a VIP package for Manchester, I would have a seat in maybe row D or E, but I'd only be able to take that seat with my row F ticket.
Which makes no sense, because it would mean there would definitely be empty seats...
Is this how it works, anyone who's done this before?

Hmm… makes sense to the vendor who's sold two products to one person - seats might not be filled but his wallet is.

Yeah, but they could, instead, have sold the VIP thing, ticket included, for the price of the current ticket+VIP, and still had the row F ticket to sell to someone else.

Cheers Andrew, that's what I meant!  :-D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wrightfan on January 27, 2016, 06:42:54 PM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

I was at stage right in New Buffalo. (My wife and I complimented you on your shirt. :)  ) Let me warn you: if the stage is as high up as it was in New Buffalo, this is what your view of Brian will look like:

(http://www.banana-and-louie.org/images/wilsoniswilson.jpg)



SOON  :o


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Don't Back Down on January 27, 2016, 07:11:01 PM
How does the internet presale work? Do we get a code from the Brian Wilson Fan Club email list?
(Sorry if this has already been asked)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on January 27, 2016, 09:08:47 PM
Which show? Seems like the venues themselves are sending out the codes.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 28, 2016, 12:35:04 AM
How does the internet presale work? Do we get a code from the Brian Wilson Fan Club email list?
(Sorry if this has already been asked)

The presales are working differently for each venue. For example the Manchester O2 Apollo presale was for only those people with a mobile phone on the O2 network -- you had to sign up on O2's website and they'd text you a registration code -- and started at 10AM yesterday. On the other hand the Liverpool Philharmonic's presale was only for venue members -- people who've paid £32 a year to get priority access for shows -- and started at 5PM yesterday.
Brian's website seems to be listing these at the top of the page now, but only as they find out about them.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on January 28, 2016, 01:05:30 AM
I subscribed to the Palladium newsletter and they've just notified us that there'll be no pre sale today and that all tickets would go on sale tomorrow. Annoying as I had got up early to make sure I wasn't driving when they came online! It will be a free for all tomorrow.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on January 28, 2016, 04:24:29 AM
So, based on the email I received, the idea is existing ticket holders get the chance to upgrade to a VIP before the VIP packages are made available to the great unwashed (who in Melbourne are myriad).

"As an existing ticket holder you have the first opportunity to purchase either of these strictly limited upgrades. The VIP Upgrade Packages will be available to the general public on Friday 29th January 2016 at 9:00am (AEDT)."

There are 2 offerings for "my" gig:

Royale with Cheese:

    4pm start
    On-site Concierge
    First Access Merch Shopping
    Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
    Meet & Greet with Brian Wilson
    One Signed, 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Lithograph (numbered/limited print)
    One Signed, lead sheet of "God Only Knows"
    One VIP Commemorative laminate

or
Sound check pack:

    4pm start           
    On-site Concierge           
    First Access Merch Shopping
    Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
    50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Lithograph (numbered/limited print NOT SIGNED)
    1 Brian Wilson Soundcheck Rubber Wristband

Whilst the lure of a rubber wristband is almost irresistible, I must be good and stick with my bog-standard row 4 centre seats for now. 
 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Don't Back Down on January 28, 2016, 05:26:44 AM
Which show? Seems like the venues themselves are sending out the codes.

The Ryman Auditorium show


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 28, 2016, 05:52:11 AM
I subscribed to the Palladium newsletter and they've just notified us that there'll be no pre sale today and that all tickets would go on sale tomorrow. Annoying as I had got up early to make sure I wasn't driving when they came online! It will be a free for all tomorrow.

"circumstances beyond our control"


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on January 28, 2016, 07:06:29 AM
Which show? Seems like the venues themselves are sending out the codes.

The Ryman Auditorium show

I believe the password is PETSOUNDS


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Don't Back Down on January 28, 2016, 07:22:18 AM
Which show? Seems like the venues themselves are sending out the codes.

The Ryman Auditorium show

I believe the password is PETSOUNDS

Awesome, thank you! How do I search for tickets that aren't VIP/Soundcheck packages?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on January 28, 2016, 07:25:22 AM
The non-VIP tickets go on sale at 10AM. You and I along with many others will be competing!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on January 28, 2016, 08:39:17 AM
Q: If your tickets cost are equal or greater than the VIP level 2 ($250) does that mean you can attend the soundcheck ? Havent been to a show in a long awhile all these options are not familiar to us.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 28, 2016, 10:32:59 AM
Q: If your tickets cost are equal or greater than the VIP level 2 ($250) does that mean you can attend the soundcheck ? Havent been to a show in a long awhile all these options are not familiar to us.

No. You have to buy the VIP package separately from your tickets.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on January 28, 2016, 11:10:03 AM
Ok thanks, Andrew

We can just hang out in Starbux or something until they open the doors.
Or maybe hit some jackpots on the slots... yeah right!

I hope the stage is low enough to get a better perspective than the pic posted.

Brian should wear his keyboard, use one of those strap-on jobs.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on January 28, 2016, 11:19:02 AM
Things have certainly changed

In my younger days we just walked into Sound Warehouse to buy tix or purchased GA at the gate.

Of course the concerts were $6.50-$8.00 to see acts like Zappa, Tull or Led Zeppelin.

Bands like Nektar were $5.00 and went to tons of Free or $1.00 shows to see acts like Black Oak Arkansas and Head East.

I just spent more yesterday than ALL the dozens of fantastic bands of the Seventies.

And they say the Jimmy Carter years were bad ones.... :p ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TV Forces on January 28, 2016, 12:56:23 PM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

How did everyone else do?

I got front row Detroit as well..  But by Brian.  Which excites me to no end!
I'm so nervous about meeting him, even though I know it will be awkward.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on January 28, 2016, 01:04:08 PM
Anyone else gonna try for the tier 1 VIP package in manchester? I sure am!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on January 28, 2016, 02:26:30 PM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

How did everyone else do?

I got front row Detroit as well..  But by Brian.  Which excites me to no end!
I'm so nervous about meeting him, even though I know it will be awkward.
I'm sure it will be awkward, but am also sure it will be filled with meaning for you. Have a great time.   :)





Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 28, 2016, 03:05:43 PM
I think I've finally worked this out!  There are no mention of upgrades for VIP tickets outside of  the US.

Basically, you buy a ticket. Let's say Row F.  You then purchase a VIP package.  You go to the soundcheck etc but still go to the Row F seat when the show starts.

No upgraded seats meaning original seat not left unsold/empty!  ;D

No reserved seats means anyone can get in first and get front row etc.

Edit:  The US packages seem to be better value for money as premium seats are included, as well as a photo.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: chrs_mrgn on January 28, 2016, 09:38:53 PM
I really hope that there was only a reserved amount of tickets available for the pre-sale. I really want to go to the show in Seattle but it says no two tickets are available next to each other. :(


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on January 29, 2016, 01:02:38 AM
Just to 100% confirm before the rush gives me a heart attack, if you want VIP tickets for the UK shows you have to buy a standard ticket first, correct?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Sam_BFC on January 29, 2016, 02:11:26 AM
The Palladium booking site isn't working for me!!!!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Sam_BFC on January 29, 2016, 02:19:51 AM
And ticket master seems to have none available already :/

How's others getting on.  I'm at work and have to go out in a sec as well dammit


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Fire Wind on January 29, 2016, 02:26:34 AM
The Palladium booking site isn't working for me!!!!!


Yeah, their site failed utterly.  Try Seetickets or Stargreen.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 29, 2016, 02:48:26 AM
The Palladium booking site isn't working for me!!!!!


Try calling.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rentatris on January 29, 2016, 03:01:42 AM
Anyone else gonna try for the tier 1 VIP package in manchester? I sure am!

I've got it buddy! Will I see you there?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 29, 2016, 03:14:21 AM
Anyone  from here got tickets for the 21st, say hello and it will be my pleasure to be condescending and rude to you. Gotta keep the image intact.  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rentatris on January 29, 2016, 03:19:41 AM
Right, my head is spinning. I am so so happy yet poor. Nice of the tickets to go on sale on my payday  ;D

 I've got a VIP meet and Greet Tier 1 for 24th in Manchester

 also

 Normal tickets for Nottingham on the 1st.

 Happy to meet up with anyone for a pint pre these dates if anyone so fancies.

 If anyone needs me I'll be eating beans on toast by candelight


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on January 29, 2016, 03:39:18 AM
Well, not only did my girlfriend become a member of Bristol Colston Hall yesterday just to buy tickets for my birthday but they have just come through the letterbox-Stalls Row F

Just sorting out Palladium tickets, hope BW adds the Sunday and maybe get the VIP package to boot



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 29, 2016, 03:45:27 AM
Right, my head is spinning. I am so so happy yet poor. Nice of the tickets to go on sale on my payday  ;D

 I've got a VIP meet and Greet Tier 1 for 24th in Manchester

 also

 Normal tickets for Nottingham on the 1st.

 Happy to meet up with anyone for a pint pre these dates if anyone so fancies.

 If anyone needs me I'll be eating beans on toast by candelight

I've got Tier 2 (no meet and greet, but soundcheck) for Manchester, and a standard ticket for Liverpool.
Generally before Manchester Apollo shows, people meet up for drinks at the Apsley Cottage pub, just by the stage door (the brewery is Wilson's, aptly enough). If anyone wants to know who I am to avoid me there, I'm the one in my icon who isn't MIke or Bruce.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on January 29, 2016, 04:03:38 AM
Got my ticket! :) It was a bit of a nightmare getting it but very good seats so can't complain! Now I am massively umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to get VIP tickets. From other posters' own experiences are these worth the £££££? The soundcheck is tempting and isn't 'too' dear but the meet and greet is always going to be wonderful but at £275? Eek.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rentatris on January 29, 2016, 04:19:49 AM
Right, my head is spinning. I am so so happy yet poor. Nice of the tickets to go on sale on my payday  ;D

 I've got a VIP meet and Greet Tier 1 for 24th in Manchester

 also

 Normal tickets for Nottingham on the 1st.

 Happy to meet up with anyone for a pint pre these dates if anyone so fancies.

 If anyone needs me I'll be eating beans on toast by candelight

I've got Tier 2 (no meet and greet, but soundcheck) for Manchester, and a standard ticket for Liverpool.
Generally before Manchester Apollo shows, people meet up for drinks at the Apsley Cottage pub, just by the stage door (the brewery is Wilson's, aptly enough). If anyone wants to know who I am to avoid me there, I'm the one in my icon who isn't MIke or Bruce.

That sounds like a plan Andrew. When I first joined the board, your kind PM convinced me to attend Mikes show and I had a wonderful evening. I'll be there and so will a pint with your name on it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Sam_BFC on January 29, 2016, 04:53:57 AM
Thanks Andrew and Fire Wind.  The site kicked into gear at the final moment so got a pair for the Friday.  Found 3 pairs had found their way into my basket in various locations once I finally got there.  Commotion indeed.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: BiNNS on January 29, 2016, 06:07:42 AM
So tier 1 $500 packages (non U.S.) DON'T include a premium reserved seat in the first 5 rows and a photo with Brian. Am I understanding this correctly? I'm waiting to see if they add a Canadian date to the tour. Preferably Toronto.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on January 29, 2016, 06:21:32 AM
So tier 1 $500 packages (non U.S.) DON'T include a premium reserved seat in the first 5 rows and a photo with Brian. Am I understanding this correctly? I'm waiting to see if they add a Canadian date to the tour. Preferably Toronto.

They don't include a premium reserved seat. They say nothing about photos one way or another, but I've never heard of a meet and greet where photos weren't at least a possibility.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: BiNNS on January 29, 2016, 06:31:25 AM
I'm just a bit confused because on the U.S. package it states, "Individual photo with Brian", whereas the non U.S. package makes no mention of a photo, just a meet and greet.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on January 29, 2016, 08:53:02 AM
I'd like to take the opportunity to express my deep hatred for ticket-buying bots, resellers, Ticketmaster, and everything else related to major-venue ticket sales. For the first time in my life, I was really going to be on the ball about getting tickets. Most bands I like don't play major venues, or attract all that much attention, so it hasn't ever been an issue. I don't think I've ever bothered to even get tix on the first day, much less immediately, and I've very rarely even had issues getting the seats I'd want, much less any seats at all.

My goal for Pet Sounds in Minneapolis was 4 tickets, floor level, as good seats as I could get (but not VIP stuff, which I'm not into). Logged in at 10 a.m., ready to go, I selected four great seats ... only to be told they'd been purchased. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Probably half a dozen times. At this point--maybe 10:05--the seat chart showed almost no decent seats available. I tried the best available option, while simultaneously checking StubHub, where I found plenty of seats, mostly at about double or more the list price. Minneapolis is a good music town, but there is no way in the world that many people were that amped up to buy this tickets that quickly during a workday. (I worked from home specifically to be able to get tickets, actually.) No, it's bots and resellers. They suck. Price gouging, plain and simple.

I bought two tickets in the balcony--good seats in the balcony, at least--for about the price of the four, front, floor-level seats I had in mind. I'm glad I'll get the chance to see Pet Sounds, as I didn't on previous tours. But I'm also glad I don't have to bother with this kind of bullshit more often.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on January 29, 2016, 09:32:34 AM
I'd like to take the opportunity to express my deep hatred for ticket-buying bots, resellers, Ticketmaster, and everything else related to major-venue ticket sales. For the first time in my life, I was really going to be on the ball about getting tickets. Most bands I like don't play major venues, or attract all that much attention, so it hasn't ever been an issue. I don't think I've ever bothered to even get tix on the first day, much less immediately, and I've very rarely even had issues getting the seats I'd want, much less any seats at all.

My goal for Pet Sounds in Minneapolis was 4 tickets, floor level, as good seats as I could get (but not VIP stuff, which I'm not into). Logged in at 10 a.m., ready to go, I selected four great seats ... only to be told they'd been purchased. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Probably half a dozen times. At this point--maybe 10:05--the seat chart showed almost no decent seats available. I tried the best available option, while simultaneously checking StubHub, where I found plenty of seats, mostly at about double or more the list price. Minneapolis is a good music town, but there is no way in the world that many people were that amped up to buy this tickets that quickly during a workday. (I worked from home specifically to be able to get tickets, actually.) No, it's bots and resellers. They suck. Price gouging, plain and simple.

I bought two tickets in the balcony--good seats in the balcony, at least--for about the price of the four, front, floor-level seats I had in mind. I'm glad I'll get the chance to see Pet Sounds, as I didn't on previous tours. But I'm also glad I don't have to bother with this kind of bullshit more often.

Captain,

They were talking about this very issue when I was listening to local sports talk radio the other day.  Major sports leagues such as the NFL and MLB, are actually sponsored by brokers......let's call a spade a spade, they're SCALPERS.   This is a troubling trend, as I'm sure these scalping websites are able to purchase tickets well before they go on sale to the public, then sell them at an inflated rate. 

So, the sports leagues, venues, etc still make their money.  The scalping sites make a huge profit.  And fans get to suffer. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 29, 2016, 09:40:11 AM
I'd like to take the opportunity to express my deep hatred for ticket-buying bots, resellers, Ticketmaster, and everything else related to major-venue ticket sales. For the first time in my life, I was really going to be on the ball about getting tickets. Most bands I like don't play major venues, or attract all that much attention, so it hasn't ever been an issue. I don't think I've ever bothered to even get tix on the first day, much less immediately, and I've very rarely even had issues getting the seats I'd want, much less any seats at all.

My goal for Pet Sounds in Minneapolis was 4 tickets, floor level, as good seats as I could get (but not VIP stuff, which I'm not into). Logged in at 10 a.m., ready to go, I selected four great seats ... only to be told they'd been purchased. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Probably half a dozen times. At this point--maybe 10:05--the seat chart showed almost no decent seats available. I tried the best available option, while simultaneously checking StubHub, where I found plenty of seats, mostly at about double or more the list price. Minneapolis is a good music town, but there is no way in the world that many people were that amped up to buy this tickets that quickly during a workday. (I worked from home specifically to be able to get tickets, actually.) No, it's bots and resellers. They suck. Price gouging, plain and simple.

I bought two tickets in the balcony--good seats in the balcony, at least--for about the price of the four, front, floor-level seats I had in mind. I'm glad I'll get the chance to see Pet Sounds, as I didn't on previous tours. But I'm also glad I don't have to bother with this kind of bullshit more often.

If it's any consolation, I saw BW twice last year, and really enjoyed the perspective from the balcony. He has so many musicians on stage, it gives you a wonderful sense of everything that's going on. Yes, the resale market sucks.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on January 29, 2016, 09:42:03 AM
I'd like to take the opportunity to express my deep hatred for ticket-buying bots, resellers, Ticketmaster, and everything else related to major-venue ticket sales. For the first time in my life, I was really going to be on the ball about getting tickets. Most bands I like don't play major venues, or attract all that much attention, so it hasn't ever been an issue. I don't think I've ever bothered to even get tix on the first day, much less immediately, and I've very rarely even had issues getting the seats I'd want, much less any seats at all.

My goal for Pet Sounds in Minneapolis was 4 tickets, floor level, as good seats as I could get (but not VIP stuff, which I'm not into). Logged in at 10 a.m., ready to go, I selected four great seats ... only to be told they'd been purchased. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Four more. Same. Probably half a dozen times. At this point--maybe 10:05--the seat chart showed almost no decent seats available. I tried the best available option, while simultaneously checking StubHub, where I found plenty of seats, mostly at about double or more the list price. Minneapolis is a good music town, but there is no way in the world that many people were that amped up to buy this tickets that quickly during a workday. (I worked from home specifically to be able to get tickets, actually.) No, it's bots and resellers. They suck. Price gouging, plain and simple.

I bought two tickets in the balcony--good seats in the balcony, at least--for about the price of the four, front, floor-level seats I had in mind. I'm glad I'll get the chance to see Pet Sounds, as I didn't on previous tours. But I'm also glad I don't have to bother with this kind of bullshit more often.

If it's any consolation, I saw BW twice last year, and really enjoyed the perspective from the balcony. He has so many musicians on stage, it gives you a wonderful sense of everything that's going on. Yes, the resale market sucks.

Oh, I know the view and sound will still be great: I saw the TLOS show I think in that same venue from the balcony. Just was hoping--with this quite possibly my last BW show (since he's getting up there in years and doesn't stop here all the time even when he does tour)--to take a few more people and really make an experience of it. Oh well.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on January 29, 2016, 10:28:32 AM
ABC news and NBC news both ran stories last night about how legal scalping has gotten out of hand, leaving many fans in the lurch, so the issue is now getting national attention.

Brian hasn't announced a show in my area yet, but I was able to score a couple of good tickets to see Alabama Shakes by calling my local venue's box office right as tix went on sale. I've generally had much better luck getting tickets by dealing with a live person than by using a computer. Your mileage may vary.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on January 29, 2016, 11:03:55 AM
I secured a front row seat for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Last time I was stage left and right in front of Brian. This time I am stage right (though I tried for stage left), assuming a similar setup, I should be right in front of Al. Huge thanks to my wife, who rolled her eyes last night when I mentioned going to my third Brian Wilson show within an 18 month span.

How did everyone else do?

I got front row Detroit as well..  But by Brian.  Which excites me to no end!
I'm so nervous about meeting him, even though I know it will be awkward.

Congrats, I kept getting locked out of the stage left tickets I clicked on, so I tried stage right. I know my view of Brian will be obstructed during the show, but I'll make up for that in the soundcheck. If you set proper expectations for the meet & greet, you will do fine. Don't expect Brian to say much, if anything. I found his assistant (Paul?) a little rude (he would probably say protective)--he emphasized limited time, being efficient, following the rules, etc.

I know others might disagree, but I really feel you get your moneys worth. Would be happy to discuss my reasoning via PM with anyone.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on January 29, 2016, 11:11:34 AM
Well, that was fun this morning.

Managed to get a fairly decent seat for Bristol Colston Hall, but I swear it took way less than an hour to sell out.
Also got a ticket for Cardiff St David's (nice small venue) BUT why not the Motorpoint Arena which Brian has usually always filled.

PS I am not any of the bods in Andrew Hickeys icon  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on January 29, 2016, 11:12:31 AM
Glasgow here I come!!!!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Lowbacca on January 29, 2016, 11:32:13 AM
I will be attending the May 21st show in London with my father. He has never heard any BW material live. It's gonna be a blast. Maybe we run into some SmileySmiler or other there. :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on January 29, 2016, 12:50:44 PM
Thank you for the note about the March 4th onsale for MD show, KDS!  :rock


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Tony S on January 29, 2016, 01:30:31 PM
Very pleased that I purchased my ticket for the Basie in NJ during pre sale on Wednesday. I picked up 8th row center, and when I checked today, the show is close to selling out.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 29, 2016, 01:46:09 PM
I will be attending the May 1st show in London with my father. He has never heard any BW material live. It's gonna be a blast. Maybe we run into some SmileySmiler or other there. :)

If you turn up on May first, you're in for quite a wait.  :)

However, if you mean the 21st, I'd be delighted to make your acquaintance.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 29, 2016, 01:48:40 PM
Managed to get a fairly decent seat for Bristol Colston Hall, but I swear it took way less than an hour to sell out.
Also got a ticket for Cardiff St David's (nice small venue) BUT why not the Motorpoint Arena which Brian has usually always filled.

Given he's never played Wales before, I'd seriously doubt he's always sold out at the Motorpoint.

Ah, do I detect a tongue planted in that cheek ?  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on January 29, 2016, 01:50:08 PM
Got tickets for Glasgow but a looooong way back. From the RCH's own website. Ticketmaster had none which I suspect just means they've either sold them to one of their own resale sites to sell at a mark-up or they're going to release them later once the sh*t seats have sold. Ticketmaster is one scummy outfit for sure. And that's based on my own foundless assumptions so it must be true.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: PS on January 29, 2016, 09:31:31 PM
One last round, after nearly a lifetime of devoted listening.

Second Row Center, VIP Tier 1, Paramount, Denver, October 4.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on January 30, 2016, 02:00:34 AM
Got tickets for Glasgow but a looooong way back. From the RCH's own website. Ticketmaster had none which I suspect just means they've either sold them to one of their own resale sites to sell at a mark-up or they're going to release them later once the sh*t seats have sold. Ticketmaster is one scummy outfit for sure. And that's based on my own foundless assumptions so it must be true.

I agree John, it's a disgrace.  There should have been a pre-sale for genuine fans.  I' m going to the Glasgow and Edinburgh shows.  Tickets were practically sold out in the stalls 15 mins after going on sale.  The Edinburgh show I phoned and got Row M (best I could do at the time).  5 hours later from See Tickets I could get Row F.  If anyone wants a Row M ticket let me know!  Will be a good view of Brian and plenty leg room.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Lowbacca on January 30, 2016, 09:56:32 AM
I will be attending the May 1st show in London with my father. He has never heard any BW material live. It's gonna be a blast. Maybe we run into some SmileySmiler or other there. :)

If you turn up on May first, you're in for quite a wait.  :)

However, if you mean the 21st, I'd be delighted to make your acquaintance.
Typo corrected!

I'll keep that in mind!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on January 30, 2016, 10:22:25 AM
I'll be the dude who looks like a poor man's version of Jeff Bridges. See ya there.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on January 30, 2016, 10:24:20 AM
I will be attending the May 1st show in London with my father. He has never heard any BW material live. It's gonna be a blast. Maybe we run into some SmileySmiler or other there. :)

If you turn up on May first, you're in for quite a wait.  :)

However, if you mean the 21st, I'd be delighted to make your acquaintance.
Typo corrected!

I'll keep that in mind!

Hey now, that hits close to home. While I am known (and mocked) for my punctuality by friends, I once surprised and REALLY annoyed them by getting us to a Prince concert about 25 hours early...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: BBLB on January 30, 2016, 12:36:11 PM
I've been to the Strathmore before (which is in North Bethesda Maryland, not DC but digress  :lol)

Small but GREAT acoustics. Perfect venue for Brian.

Oh yeah!  Saw Mike and Bruce there a few years ago in a show that included several cuts from the Christmas album that I never thought I would ever hear live.

Got my ticket for the September show.  Definitely hoping for Blondie to be there as he missed the Brian/Beck show at the Warner in DC.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GuyO on January 31, 2016, 01:21:15 AM
I have seats for me and my girfriend for the London show on the 21st. Waaaaay back in row I on the second balcony, but luckily two of the last 10 seats left available.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Don't Back Down on January 31, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
The non-VIP tickets go on sale at 10AM. You and I along with many others will be competing!

Got my tickets ordered for Nashville and I can't wait!! :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on January 31, 2016, 11:21:15 PM
Got tix for the 4/15 show in Osaka--very excited!  I'll be curious to see what else gets played besides Pet Sounds of course. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on February 01, 2016, 05:21:33 AM
I've been to the Strathmore before (which is in North Bethesda Maryland, not DC but digress  :lol)

Small but GREAT acoustics. Perfect venue for Brian.

Oh yeah!  Saw Mike and Bruce there a few years ago in a show that included several cuts from the Christmas album that I never thought I would ever hear live.

Got my ticket for the September show.  Definitely hoping for Blondie to be there as he missed the Brian/Beck show at the Warner in DC.

Did you get tickets for the Strathmore?  I thought they weren't on sale until March 4th. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on February 01, 2016, 06:00:38 AM
Is it probably quite likely that the meet and greet (at least in the UK) will just be like the 50th? Where you literally just stand behind them and have a photo taken? Will it even include Al or Blondie?

I am so tempted to get one of the VIP packages, but can't decide which. If they were much cheaper I'd go for the meet and greet without hesitation!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on February 01, 2016, 10:14:23 AM
Got my tickets ordered for Nashville and I can't wait!! :)

See you there. :)  (The Mrs. got us tickets to that show in case they didn't announce a show for our neck of the woods...but word on the street is they WILL be soon. We hope it's Ravinia!)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 01, 2016, 11:40:00 AM
Got my tickets ordered for Nashville and I can't wait!! :)

See you there. :)  (The Mrs. got us tickets to that show in case they didn't announce a show for our neck of the woods...but word on the street is they WILL be soon. We hope it's Ravinia!)

Awesome! I look forward to it :) (Very cool, good luck on a closer show!)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: alf wiedersehen on February 01, 2016, 12:42:09 PM
Has there been any news of the supposed Los Angeles show?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 01, 2016, 01:26:03 PM
Anyone here a member of State Theatre (Easton, PA) club that lets you get tickets before the general public?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on February 01, 2016, 01:31:09 PM
Is it probably quite likely that the meet and greet (at least in the UK) will just be like the 50th? Where you literally just stand behind them and have a photo taken? Will it even include Al or Blondie?

I am so tempted to get one of the VIP packages, but can't decide which. If they were much cheaper I'd go for the meet and greet without hesitation!

If I knew a photo was involved and Al and Blondie were included I'd go for the Meet and Greet package (UK).  I don't so i don't want to risk it.  I'm very fortunate to have met Brian 4 times (and would love to do so again) but it's a lot of money.  I'm also going to two shows and taking my wife and 7 year old to her first concert.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on February 01, 2016, 09:18:24 PM
The info on the Japan shows indicates that both Al and Blondie will be there...  don't know about other countries tho! 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on February 01, 2016, 11:34:15 PM
The info on the Japan shows indicates that both Al and Blondie will be there...  don't know about other countries tho! 

UK data shown here:

http://www.withguitars.com/brian-wilson-announces-2016-pet-sounds-50th-anniversary-world-tour-dates/

Indicates Al and Blondie also.

Sorry I can't link direct to the poster shown as am posting via my phone which can't pic up the pic's URL…


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on February 01, 2016, 11:44:41 PM
The info on the Japan shows indicates that both Al and Blondie will be there...  don't know about other countries tho! 

UK data shown here:

http://www.withguitars.com/brian-wilson-announces-2016-pet-sounds-50th-anniversary-world-tour-dates/

Indicates Al and Blondie also.

Sorry I can't link direct to the poster shown as am posting via my phone which can't pic up the pic's URL…

Yeah, we know Al and Blondie are at the shows. I think mabewa was replying to the question about photos at the meet-and-greets.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Moz from Oz on February 02, 2016, 12:15:41 AM
Regarding the meet and greet package, I've bought one for April 3 in Melbourne, but noticing there was no mention of a photo with the worldwide package as opposed the the U.S packages, I emailed the local promoter. They responded today by saying they'd been in touch with Brian's management about it and management has said it will depend on Brian on the given evening. So the photo opportunity may be hit and miss. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TV Forces on February 02, 2016, 05:17:14 AM
Regarding the meet and greet package, I've bought one for April 3 in Melbourne, but noticing there was no mention of a photo with the worldwide package as opposed the the U.S packages, I emailed the local promoter. They responded today by saying they'd been in touch with Brian's management about it and management has said it will depend on Brian on the given evening. So the photo opportunity may be hit and miss.  

Interesting that Brian has a say in the non-US packages, but they say a picture IS included in the US packages.

With no picture, what do you do at a meet & greet?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on February 02, 2016, 07:26:27 AM
Has there been any news of the supposed Los Angeles show?

BW's Facebook page recently said something like, "Don't worry, fans in Chicago, NY, and LA -- we'll be announcing dates soon"...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Bhw on February 02, 2016, 10:05:02 AM
I'm glad I scooped up tix for this show in addition to Tanglewood.   He can still sell tickets...

http://buffalo.com/2016/02/01/featured/brian-wilson-show-at-ub-sells-out-in-record-time/?utm_campaign=Contact+SNS+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=snsanalyticsl (http://buffalo.com/2016/02/01/featured/brian-wilson-show-at-ub-sells-out-in-record-time/?utm_campaign=Contact+SNS+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=snsanalyticsl)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on February 02, 2016, 11:49:27 AM
The info on the Japan shows indicates that both Al and Blondie will be there...  don't know about other countries tho! 

UK data shown here:

http://www.withguitars.com/brian-wilson-announces-2016-pet-sounds-50th-anniversary-world-tour-dates/

Indicates Al and Blondie also.

Sorry I can't link direct to the poster shown as am posting via my phone which can't pic up the pic's URL…

Yeah, we know Al and Blondie are at the shows. I think mabewa was replying to the question about photos at the meet-and-greets.

Spot on Andrew!  I would love a picture with the three Beach Boys!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Moz from Oz on February 02, 2016, 01:52:22 PM
Regarding the meet and greet package, I've bought one for April 3 in Melbourne, but noticing there was no mention of a photo with the worldwide package as opposed the the U.S packages, I emailed the local promoter. They responded today by saying they'd been in touch with Brian's management about it and management has said it will depend on Brian on the given evening. So the photo opportunity may be hit and miss.  

Interesting that Brian has a say in the non-US packages, but they say a picture IS included in the US packages.

With no picture, what do you do at a meet & greet?

Seems strange to me, but that's the explanation I got by his management through the promoter . I guess I'll wait and see


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on February 02, 2016, 11:04:47 PM
Regarding the meet and greet package, I've bought one for April 3 in Melbourne, but noticing there was no mention of a photo with the worldwide package as opposed the the U.S packages, I emailed the local promoter. They responded today by saying they'd been in touch with Brian's management about it and management has said it will depend on Brian on the given evening. So the photo opportunity may be hit and miss.  

Interesting that Brian has a say in the non-US packages, but they say a picture IS included in the US packages.

With no picture, what do you do at a meet & greet?

Meet people and greet them? I'd imagine (given my experience of similar events but without paying for them) you'd get a chance to talk to Brian's band, and maybe Al and Blondie, and then Brian will come in, you'll get a chance to shake his hand and maybe get an autograph, maybe exchange a few words.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on February 03, 2016, 03:10:48 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted already, in which case I apologise, but another date has been added to the London Palladium. It's half sold out already by the looks of it, so if you want to get a ticket, or an extra one, then check it out quickly!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on February 03, 2016, 10:49:38 AM
Sorry if asked already but anyone know if there is any chance of more European dates? 3 days between Nottingham & Barcelona, 4 between Barcelona & Israel.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on February 03, 2016, 11:08:59 AM
Regarding the meet and greet package, I've bought one for April 3 in Melbourne, but noticing there was no mention of a photo with the worldwide package as opposed the the U.S packages, I emailed the local promoter. They responded today by saying they'd been in touch with Brian's management about it and management has said it will depend on Brian on the given evening. So the photo opportunity may be hit and miss.  

Interesting that Brian has a say in the non-US packages, but they say a picture IS included in the US packages.

With no picture, what do you do at a meet & greet?

Meet people and greet them? I'd imagine (given my experience of similar events but without paying for them) you'd get a chance to talk to Brian's band, and maybe Al and Blondie, and then Brian will come in, you'll get a chance to shake his hand and maybe get an autograph, maybe exchange a few words.

This is not how the NPP tour VIP souncheck and meet & greets were conducted. It was much more formal, Brian and Al (and Blondie, if he was playing the show) would be at a table. You would be ushered into the room, they would sign the Love & Mercy sheet music plus one additional small item. You would then stand behind them for a quick snap with your camera/phone. Very little time for chitchat. The backing band was not involved in the meet & greet portion, just the soundcheck.

I bought the VIP meet & greet going on the assumption that this is how the Pet Sounds tour would most likely be conducted. If I recall, the Beck tour was similar. I question if they will allow one small item to be signed in addition to the GOK sheet music and poster. If not, I'm hopeful I could forgo having one of those items signed and instead get my Rolling Stone magazine cover signed. We shall see, I'm sure there will be plenty of anecdotes posted from both the international and US shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 03, 2016, 11:14:53 AM
Added the extra London Palladium show to the top post.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on February 03, 2016, 11:58:56 AM
Regarding the meet and greet package, I've bought one for April 3 in Melbourne, but noticing there was no mention of a photo with the worldwide package as opposed the the U.S packages, I emailed the local promoter. They responded today by saying they'd been in touch with Brian's management about it and management has said it will depend on Brian on the given evening. So the photo opportunity may be hit and miss.  

Interesting that Brian has a say in the non-US packages, but they say a picture IS included in the US packages.

With no picture, what do you do at a meet & greet?

Meet people and greet them? I'd imagine (given my experience of similar events but without paying for them) you'd get a chance to talk to Brian's band, and maybe Al and Blondie, and then Brian will come in, you'll get a chance to shake his hand and maybe get an autograph, maybe exchange a few words.

This is not how the NPP tour VIP souncheck and meet & greets were conducted. It was much more formal, Brian and Al (and Blondie, if he was playing the show) would be at a table. You would be ushered into the room, they would sign the Love & Mercy sheet music plus one additional small item. You would then stand behind them for a quick snap with your camera/phone. Very little time for chitchat. The backing band was not involved in the meet & greet portion, just the soundcheck.

I bought the VIP meet & greet going on the assumption that this is how the Pet Sounds tour would most likely be conducted. If I recall, the Beck tour was similar. I question if they will allow one small item to be signed in addition to the GOK sheet music and poster. If not, I'm hopeful I could forgo having one of those items signed and instead get my Rolling Stone magazine cover signed. We shall see, I'm sure there will be plenty of anecdotes posted from both the international and US shows.

Yeah, that's how I'd assume the meet and greets will go for places where there are photos -- and I suspect that will be all or most of them. I was just talking about what might happen in a meet and greet situation *without* the photo.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TV Forces on February 03, 2016, 12:17:57 PM
Meet people and greet them? I'd imagine (given my experience of similar events but without paying for them) you'd get a chance to talk to Brian's band, and maybe Al and Blondie, and then Brian will come in, you'll get a chance to shake his hand and maybe get an autograph, maybe exchange a few words.

The meet & greet is advertised with Brian only.
Does Brian seem like the type who wants to exchange a few words?  I don't think so.
The picture would actually be kind of a goal/finale to get your butt out of there for the next person.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on February 03, 2016, 01:55:38 PM
Meet people and greet them? I'd imagine (given my experience of similar events but without paying for them) you'd get a chance to talk to Brian's band, and maybe Al and Blondie, and then Brian will come in, you'll get a chance to shake his hand and maybe get an autograph, maybe exchange a few words.

The meet & greet is advertised with Brian only.
Does Brian seem like the type who wants to exchange a few words?  I don't think so.
The picture would actually be kind of a goal/finale to get your butt out of there for the next person.

I agree. Taking a quick photo and ushering you out of the room takes much less effort than a "relaxed" mingling atmosphere.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: STE on February 04, 2016, 03:49:01 AM


The ticket business in UK is such a fucking travesty. 
Every time I swear I won't ever get involved again but every time Brian comes back I'm forced to play this shitty game again. 
How is this not illegal I will never know.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on February 04, 2016, 03:50:31 AM


The ticket business in UK is such a fucking travesty. 
Every time I swear I won't ever get involved again but every time Brian comes back I'm forced to play this shitty game again. 
How is this not illegal I will never know.

Quite :-/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: STE on February 04, 2016, 04:47:31 AM


The ticket business in UK is such a fucking travesty. 
Every time I swear I won't ever get involved again but every time Brian comes back I'm forced to play this shitty game again. 
How is this not illegal I will never know.

Quite :-/

For the London Sunday show, I was on 4 different ticket sellers the moment they the sale started and the stalls were already sold out as well as most of of the circle.
But what do you know, plenty of tickets immediately available from re-sellers at 3-4 times the face value.
Disgusting.
I miss the old times when you could trust honest scalpers outside the venue.






Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on February 06, 2016, 12:36:34 AM


The ticket business in UK is such a fucking travesty. 
Every time I swear I won't ever get involved again but every time Brian comes back I'm forced to play this shitty game again. 
How is this not illegal I will never know.

Quite :-/

For the London Sunday show, I was on 4 different ticket sellers the moment they the sale started and the stalls were already sold out as well as most of of the circle.
But what do you know, plenty of tickets immediately available from re-sellers at 3-4 times the face value.
Disgusting.
I miss the old times when you could trust honest scalpers outside the venue.

I miss the old times when you bought tickets from the venue.

Had to catch a bus into town at the weekend to buy a ticket for Darts at Halifax Civic… had to ost off a cheque (cadged off Dad) for tickets to Knebworth 1980.

Be nice to see some honesty return to the system but as a species we're evolving past it - survival of the greediest.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: alf wiedersehen on February 09, 2016, 10:59:23 AM
Brian's playing the Hollywood Bowl on July 10th.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on February 09, 2016, 11:49:09 AM
Brian's playing the Hollywood Bowl on July 10th.

Thanks!  Great to know, Bubbly Waves.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Manning on February 09, 2016, 09:44:31 PM
Brian's playing the Hollywood Bowl on July 10th.

Oh boy, that's where I first saw him perform. With VDP conducting the symphony prelim. I wonder if I can win the Lotto in time to buy n' fly…?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SteveJ1980 on February 10, 2016, 10:49:41 AM
Hey, is anyone on here doing the tier 1 meet and greet in the UK??


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Margarita on February 12, 2016, 10:44:51 AM
More dates announced!

7/6 - Burlington, VT
9/9 - Atlanta
9/10 - St. Augustine, FL
9/11 - Sarasota, FL
9/16 - Nashville (2nd date)
10/5 - Salt Lake City
10/12 - San Francisco (2nd date)
10/15 - Sacramento

Still waiting for a Chicago date!  But I do love that this tour keeps growing.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 12, 2016, 11:27:02 AM
Added the additional dates to the top post. Anyone let me know if I missed any, as the BW website didn't tag which dates were the new ones, so I just scrolled and tried to catch them all....


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on February 12, 2016, 01:58:34 PM
Atlanta is the Fox Theater.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: joe_blow on February 15, 2016, 12:19:03 PM
Does anyone know if there is a way to know when tickets will be on sale for Seattle? I suppose checking in everyday is one option.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SonoraDick on February 15, 2016, 09:54:55 PM
Anybody going to the second (a month after the first) show at the Flynn in Burlington on July 6 and have a pre-sale password? The first show sold out without any promotion; it's really great of Brian to return for another. Especially considering that, as far as I know, he's never played a show anywhere in Vermont before, neither as a solo act nor with the Beach Boys.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: thatjacob on February 15, 2016, 10:51:16 PM
Does anyone know if the Atlanta show is confirmed to have Blondie and Al as well?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: catlag on February 16, 2016, 09:15:04 AM
Anybody going to the second (a month after the first) show at the Flynn in Burlington on July 6 and have a pre-sale password? The first show sold out without any promotion; it's really great of Brian to return for another. Especially considering that, as far as I know, he's never played a show anywhere in Vermont before, neither as a solo act nor with the Beach Boys.

I have super nice tickets for the first show (june 14) but now I'm wondering if I should buy tickets for the second also. It will be my first time going to a BW show (I've never been to BB's either) and I don't know what to expect except it will be great and I'll get to see Brian "in person". I'm dragging my friend there but she's only a casual fan and she won't go a second time, for sure. Isn't there an app to locate BB fans? There should be.

It was fairly easy to get tickets the first time, so, Sonora, I wouldn't worry. Just be ready at 10 a.m. on friday!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on February 16, 2016, 09:41:19 AM
Anybody going to the second (a month after the first) show at the Flynn in Burlington on July 6 and have a pre-sale password? The first show sold out without any promotion; it's really great of Brian to return for another. Especially considering that, as far as I know, he's never played a show anywhere in Vermont before, neither as a solo act nor with the Beach Boys.

I have super nice tickets for the first show (june 14) but now I'm wondering if I should buy tickets for the second also. It will be my first time going to a BW show (I've never been to BB's either) and I don't know what to expect except it will be great and I'll get to see Brian "in person". I'm dragging my friend there but she's only a casual fan and she won't go a second time, for sure. Isn't there an app to locate BB fans? There should be.

It was fairly easy to get tickets the first time, so, Sonora, I wouldn't worry. Just be ready at 10 a.m. on friday!

If you can afford to go a second time, I would. You may not have many more chances to see Brian live, and he and his band are extraordinarily good. You'll be kicking yourself coming out of the first show if you haven't bought tickets for the second.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: catlag on February 16, 2016, 10:02:02 AM
Anybody going to the second (a month after the first) show at the Flynn in Burlington on July 6 and have a pre-sale password? The first show sold out without any promotion; it's really great of Brian to return for another. Especially considering that, as far as I know, he's never played a show anywhere in Vermont before, neither as a solo act nor with the Beach Boys.

I have super nice tickets for the first show (june 14) but now I'm wondering if I should buy tickets for the second also. It will be my first time going to a BW show (I've never been to BB's either) and I don't know what to expect except it will be great and I'll get to see Brian "in person". I'm dragging my friend there but she's only a casual fan and she won't go a second time, for sure. Isn't there an app to locate BB fans? There should be.

It was fairly easy to get tickets the first time, so, Sonora, I wouldn't worry. Just be ready at 10 a.m. on friday!

If you can afford to go a second time, I would. You may not have many more chances to see Brian live, and he and his band are extraordinarily good. You'll be kicking yourself coming out of the first show if you haven't bought tickets for the second.

Yes, that's exatcly what I'm afraid of! Thanks for the advice.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SonoraDick on February 16, 2016, 10:47:11 AM
Anybody going to the second (a month after the first) show at the Flynn in Burlington on July 6 and have a pre-sale password? The first show sold out without any promotion; it's really great of Brian to return for another. Especially considering that, as far as I know, he's never played a show anywhere in Vermont before, neither as a solo act nor with the Beach Boys.

I have super nice tickets for the first show (june 14) but now I'm wondering if I should buy tickets for the second also. It will be my first time going to a BW show (I've never been to BB's either) and I don't know what to expect except it will be great and I'll get to see Brian "in person". I'm dragging my friend there but she's only a casual fan and she won't go a second time, for sure. Isn't there an app to locate BB fans? There should be.

It was fairly easy to get tickets the first time, so, Sonora, I wouldn't worry. Just be ready at 10 a.m. on friday!

You will absolutely love seeing Brian at the Flynn. I was born in Burlington and remember seeing many great shows and performers there, as well as movies. Wouldn't be surprised if he made some changes to the "hits" part the second time around, so I'd also encourage you to go again, if you can swing it.

I'm actually seeing Brian three nights after the second Burlington show, in Phoenix (in an even smaller and more "intimate" venue), but I've talked my older brother into going to the second Flynn show, if he can score tickets. He's a member but wasn't even aware of the first show until I told him... too late.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: catlag on February 16, 2016, 11:59:19 AM
I guess I was just hoping a date in Montreal would be announced... Does anyone think there's a chance that will happen at this point?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on February 16, 2016, 01:01:46 PM
So Marty, for which venue have you purchased those VIP tickets?  I have people asking about them at various venues.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on February 16, 2016, 07:49:16 PM
So Marty, for which venue have you purchased those VIP tickets?  I have people asking about them at various venues.
If that was directed to me, I bought VIP for the Fox Theatre in Detroit. I did VIP in New Buffalo back in November. Do you have a question? I'll try to help...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on February 16, 2016, 10:03:31 PM
Not a PS show but a benefit gig.

Jackson Mis April 28

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/life/intune/2016/02/16/beach-boys-brian-wilson-coming-jackson/80469394/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: thatjacob on February 16, 2016, 11:23:39 PM
Does anyone know if the Atlanta show is confirmed to have Blondie and Al as well?
I got an email from the promoter of the concert with presale information and Al and Blondie are definitely on the bill, as expected.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: astroray on February 17, 2016, 07:11:30 AM
Second row just now Atlanta GA! Sept 9th can not get here soon enuff!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: thatjacob on February 17, 2016, 08:47:11 AM
I ended up buying row L seats during the presale, which is a bummer. They're aisle seats, which is nice, but immediately after purchasing them someone released better tickets from their cart. I'm currently sitting with 3rd row tickets in my cart, but can't decide if it's worth the hassle to attempt to resell the others, since there's been a Groupon type deal on tickets for the past 3 atlanta shows (which kills resale value).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on February 17, 2016, 09:06:36 AM
I ended up buying row L seats during the presale, which is a bummer. They're aisle seats, which is nice, but immediately after purchasing them someone released better tickets from their cart. I'm currently sitting with 3rd row tickets in my cart, but can't decide if it's worth the hassle to attempt to resell the others, since there's been a Groupon type deal on tickets for the past 3 atlanta shows (which kills resale value).

If you're to the right of the stage (stage left), I would think about sticking with row L.

I'm not sure how that venue is, but I got stage left 2nd row tickets for a fall show, and could only see Brian's forehead above the piano. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: thatjacob on February 17, 2016, 09:27:22 AM
I ended up buying row L seats during the presale, which is a bummer. They're aisle seats, which is nice, but immediately after purchasing them someone released better tickets from their cart. I'm currently sitting with 3rd row tickets in my cart, but can't decide if it's worth the hassle to attempt to resell the others, since there's been a Groupon type deal on tickets for the past 3 atlanta shows (which kills resale value).

If you're to the right of the stage (stage left), I would think about sticking with row L.

I'm not sure how that venue is, but I got stage left 2nd row tickets for a fall show, and could only see Brian's forehead above the piano. 

That's what I was afraid of. For now, at least, I'm sticking with Row L. It's a bit further back, but it being an aisle seat is a bit of a plus. I'm probably going to have a few drinks and don't want to be THAT guy that makes an entire row stand up 4 times.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 17, 2016, 10:30:09 AM
I guess I'm just getting old and don't need extra reasons for frazzled nerves. I passed on the first SF show at the Masonic in October due to a mixture of possible schedule conflicts (the main reason), the ridiculous concept of selling tickets to a show nine months in advance, and hoping they'd book a return to the Mountain Winery in Saratoga earlier in the tour in June or July.

But I went ahead and bit for the second (now earlier) show just added at the Masonic. I guess I'll just have to make it work for my schedule come October. I just did the presale on the Live Nation website and got it over with ( :lol ) and got good enough seats. Floor seats are good enough. Balcony always just feels too distanced. I think this will be show #11 (or 12?) for me, going all the way back to 1999 at the Warfield Theatre in SF.

I will say I haven't seen BW tickets eaten up and sold out with this voraciousness in quite some time, if ever. One of the reasons I just secured a couple seats for a show; for whatever reason, even though BW did two shows in the Bay Area in 2015 and neither was a 100% sell out (perhaps pretty close though), he's selling out and doing multiple night runs for this 2016 tour. I guess the "Pet Sounds" theming is really perking up ticket sales.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: joe_blow on February 17, 2016, 02:53:23 PM
It turns out the Seattle show sold out before I even realized they went on sale. From anyone's experience, do ticket brokers sometimes drop their prices if the demand isn't as large as they had hoped? It seems bots are buying up as much as they can these days. I am still hoping to get tickets, but the online prices are atrocious.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 17, 2016, 03:38:56 PM
It turns out the Seattle show sold out before I even realized they went on sale. From anyone's experience, do ticket brokers sometimes drop their prices if the demand isn't as large as they had hoped? It seems bots are buying up as much as they can these days. I am still hoping to get tickets, but the online prices are atrocious.


Don’t know how much brokers/scalpers drop prices. If anything, I’ve sometimes seen broker websites leave tickets up for sale *after* the show has occurred, apparently indicating once they have the tickets, they set a price and list them and don’t look at it again.

Maybe individual eBay sellers might be a better shot?

What I have heard is that sometimes at the last minute extra tickets will be put back in circulation at the box office/Ticketmaster (or whatever the online channel is) due to the band members/associates not needing any more of the “comped” tickets that were set aside, and also perhaps any VIP package tickets that were not sold.

But yeah, these dates are selling out with vigor, in some markets anyway. After booking overly-large venues in the UK last year, did Brian perhaps book some cities with overly-small venues? Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather see him in a 3,000 seat theater than a 15,000 seat amphitheater, but demand seems very high on this tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: joe_blow on February 17, 2016, 04:27:01 PM
It turns out the Seattle show sold out before I even realized they went on sale. From anyone's experience, do ticket brokers sometimes drop their prices if the demand isn't as large as they had hoped? It seems bots are buying up as much as they can these days. I am still hoping to get tickets, but the online prices are atrocious.


Don’t know how much brokers/scalpers drop prices. If anything, I’ve sometimes seen broker websites leave tickets up for sale *after* the show has occurred, apparently indicating once they have the tickets, they set a price and list them and don’t look at it again.

Maybe individual eBay sellers might be a better shot?

What I have heard is that sometimes at the last minute extra tickets will be put back in circulation at the box office/Ticketmaster (or whatever the online channel is) due to the band members/associates not needing any more of the “comped” tickets that were set aside, and also perhaps any VIP package tickets that were not sold.

But yeah, these dates are selling out with vigor, in some markets anyway. After booking overly-large venues in the UK last year, did Brian perhaps book some cities with overly-small venues? Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather see him in a 3,000 seat theater than a 15,000 seat amphitheater, but demand seems very high on this tour.

Thanks Hey Jude. I e-mailed the theatre and they told me there may be some late ticket releases but nothing is guaranteed. I will keep snooping around. I would guess the Pet Sounds tour sells better than greatest hits.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on February 18, 2016, 06:32:52 AM
I wonder if there's a possibility of shows being moved to nearby bigger venues due to higher than expected demand. 

I remember when Roger Waters announced his 1999 Tour, his first in 12 years, he was slated to play Pier 6 in Baltimore, but the demand was so high, the show was relocated to the Baltimore Arena.  Turned out to the a good thing as it rained cats and dogs that night. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 18, 2016, 07:30:53 AM
Total guess, but I would think the team booking this tour is using a specific strategy, which is to book moderately-sized, relatively intimate venues, sell tickets far in advance, and have sell outs and overall strong sales even at venues that don't literally sell out. It's a strong guarantee of selling all the tickets, and agents and managers and booking agents love to publicize sell-outs. If you look at some "tour rider" contracts that float around (there are some BB and Jardine riders on the Smoking Gun website I believe), one of the items in the riders you sometimes see is that the venue or booking agency is required to report sell-outs to industry trade publications (e.g. Pollstar).

I don't see them canceling shows and moving to bigger venues (and I'm sure we all prefer more intimate venues). It looks like their strategy is to book second nights in select cities.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on February 19, 2016, 10:32:12 AM
Brian will be playing Pitchfork Festival in Chicago on July 16th.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on February 19, 2016, 11:17:07 AM
Bit the bullet and became a member of the Strathmore so I could get my tickets for Sept 20th.  Seven months and one day!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on February 20, 2016, 08:03:21 AM
I just got 2 tickets for St Augustine FL Sept 30.

Compared to the last show I went to in Ft Pierce in December, the upcoming show is selling faster in a bigger venue.

Demand is obviously higher for this tour vs the previous one.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TV Forces on February 20, 2016, 08:18:20 AM
I just got 2 tickets for St Augustine FL Sept 30.

Interesting.. I have Detroit tickets for that same day.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on February 20, 2016, 08:22:17 AM
I just got 2 tickets for St Augustine FL Sept 30.

Interesting.. I have Detroit tickets for that same day.

I would assume a typo - St. Augustine is Sept 10, Detroit Sept 30.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on February 20, 2016, 08:25:33 AM
I just got 2 tickets for St Augustine FL Sept 30.

Interesting.. I have Detroit tickets for that same day.

I would assume a typo - St. Augustine is Sept 10, Detroit Sept 30.

Yup, Sept. 10. Typing skills !


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jim McShane on February 20, 2016, 01:45:46 PM
Brian will be playing Pitchfork Festival in Chicago on July 16th.

Ugh. It would be very difficult to pick a worse place to perform Pet Sounds. It's noisy, likely to be very hot and/or raining (in 2015 they had to evacuate the site due to storms coming in), crowded... what a terrible choice.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on February 20, 2016, 02:32:38 PM
Brian will be playing Pitchfork Festival in Chicago on July 16th.

Ugh. It would be very difficult to pick a worse place to perform Pet Sounds. It's noisy, likely to be very hot and/or raining (in 2015 they had to evacuate the site due to storms coming in), crowded... what a terrible choice.

I think you're correct in terms of the actual conditions for the sound. But conversely it's a great choice, commercially. It's (yet another) opportunity to reach a young-skewing audience. The Pitchfork Festival is certainly one of the half-dozen or so most influential festivals for youngish crowds of the type who may be most interested in Wilson. I love that every decade or so there seems to be a new generation (or is that a half-generation?) people who seem to connect. If you're an audiophile or even just the kind of guy who'd rather be in a comfortable, smaller theater (ahem, me), the environment will suck. But for some people? Hey, go for it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on February 20, 2016, 04:11:20 PM
Brian will be playing Pitchfork Festival in Chicago on July 16th.

Ugh. It would be very difficult to pick a worse place to perform Pet Sounds. It's noisy, likely to be very hot and/or raining (in 2015 they had to evacuate the site due to storms coming in), crowded... what a terrible choice.

Yeah, definitely not the best place. Maybe he'll play an indoor Chicago show in October around the Minneapolis date?

I did buy a pass for Pitchfork just to see Brian, but I worry about how the show will go.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 20, 2016, 10:14:57 PM
I'm would imagine they're doing the festival gigs for the cool factor and good press they'll get for doing the shows for the younger-skewing audience. It's a good thing I think, but I'm sure an intimate indoor show would sound better and be a better experience. But the festival gigs serve an interesting purpose. Still blows my mind to hear the Bonnaroo Festival gig from C50 where the audience goes nuts for "Heroes and Villains" more than most of the car/surf songs.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jim McShane on February 21, 2016, 08:32:42 AM
I'm would imagine they're doing the festival gigs for the cool factor and good press they'll get for doing the shows for the younger-skewing audience. It's a good thing I think, but I'm sure an intimate indoor show would sound better and be a better experience. But the festival gigs serve an interesting purpose. Still blows my mind to hear the Bonnaroo Festival gig from C50 where the audience goes nuts for "Heroes and Villains" more than most of the car/surf songs.

I know what you mean and I think for a typical greatest hits/few deep cuts performance it would be fine. But I just can't envision trying to perform songs like Caroline No or Don't Talk in the middle of that maelstrom of noise. I keep thinking back to the first time I heard PS live in the Chicago Theater in 2000. It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop; I remember looking at the other people sitting in my row and I saw grown men with tears rolling down their faces; I heard a Dad say to his young son to "listen carefully, we might never hear anything like this again". That was an experience I'll NEVER forget!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Margarita on February 21, 2016, 09:25:23 AM
I live in Chicago, and I'm kinda thrilled to see mentions of Brian at Pitchfork on facebook by friends whom I never would think would be excited about Brian or Pet Sounds.

Pet Sounds was made by a young person about things that all young people experience - longing, frustration, crushes, hopes, dreams.  I'm glad that Brian was booked for a venue where more young people can get exposed to Pet Sounds.  A few years ago, I saw Paul McCartney at Outside Lands - some guy near me screamed to his friend, "We're watching a [foda-ing] legend!!!!!" during "Hey Jude".  So yeah, it's like that.

Festivals are my cuppa, but it's Brian and it's close to home.  The tix weren't that expensive, and I can probably easily unload them on StubHub if need be.  I'm planning travels around two other shows, so it's all good.  I agree that a nice show at a place like the Chicago Theatre would be nifty for October.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: baseball95 on February 22, 2016, 02:33:05 PM
Just to let anyone interested in the Boston shows know the tickets are almost completely sold out already and they just went on sale today. I was lucky to get tickets for both nights in the upper balcony by the side of the stage but there is so much demand it crashed their site so just a heads up.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 25, 2016, 04:19:02 PM
Pollstar is showing a 6/10 Portugal show, so I've added that to the top post.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 25, 2016, 11:45:56 PM
Looking at those dates, can't help feeling that continental Europe needs attending to.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on February 29, 2016, 03:33:06 PM
Two new dates for Brian, Al, and Blondie:
July 4 -- Toronto, ON, Canada (Massey Hall)
Aug. 20 -- Roanoke, VA (Elmwood Park)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on February 29, 2016, 03:39:03 PM
Added and added....

Okay, so now we see a VERY CLEAR pattern of Brian *not* playing in the US on July 4th when July 4th falls in the middle of one of his tours.

Does he have some agreement with BRI *not* to book a live gig on the 4th of July within the USA?

Also interesting that it appears that late July through early September gap will not be all time off, as that 8/20 show falls right in the midst of what previously appeared to be a break. I wonder how many additional dates will be added during that gap.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: carolinablonde on February 29, 2016, 07:57:21 PM
I got a presale notification today that Brian and crew will be at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC on 8/19.  Tickets go on sale Thursday.  .


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 01, 2016, 06:14:37 AM
Another Carolina date:

Aug. 18, Asheville, NC at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 02, 2016, 12:48:38 PM
Now I'm wondering if there'll be another date closer to Baltimore than September 20th...they're coming right up the coast...and of course tickets go on sale this Friday for Strathmore.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 02, 2016, 12:53:06 PM
Now I'm wondering if there'll be another date closer to Baltimore than September 20th...they're coming right up the coast...and of course tickets go on sale this Friday for Strathmore.

I wound up springing for the $65 to become a "Strathmore Star" so that I could buy tickets on February 18th.  I'm not as close as I was in Philly or Rockville, but I got decent seats. 

Since I went through that, I wouldn't be surprised if a date closer to Baltimore get added. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 02, 2016, 12:54:50 PM
I'm still hoping for a date in or near Cincinnati.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Tim Wilford on March 02, 2016, 01:15:27 PM
Per a radio station in Dallas. Brian will be at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie (suburb in DFW). On May 1.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 02, 2016, 01:19:40 PM
Now I'm wondering if there'll be another date closer to Baltimore than September 20th...they're coming right up the coast...and of course tickets go on sale this Friday for Strathmore.

I wound up springing for the $65 to become a "Strathmore Star" so that I could buy tickets on February 18th.  I'm not as close as I was in Philly or Rockville, but I got decent seats. 

Since I went through that, I wouldn't be surprised if a date closer to Baltimore get added. 

Do you happen to remember how the price breakdown went? As you know, none of that can be viewed without being a Strathmore Star...which I have no interest in being! In nine years of going to concerts this is the first time The Strathmore has popped up on my radar! :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 02, 2016, 01:25:11 PM
Now I'm wondering if there'll be another date closer to Baltimore than September 20th...they're coming right up the coast...and of course tickets go on sale this Friday for Strathmore.

I wound up springing for the $65 to become a "Strathmore Star" so that I could buy tickets on February 18th.  I'm not as close as I was in Philly or Rockville, but I got decent seats.  

Since I went through that, I wouldn't be surprised if a date closer to Baltimore get added.  



Do you happen to remember how the price breakdown went? As you know, none of that can be viewed without being a Strathmore Star...which I have no interest in being! In nine years of going to concerts this is the first time The Strathmore has popped up on my radar! :lol

Tickets range from $45 - $165.  

I got tickets in orchestra tier for $99 each.  The good thing is there's no service charges.  

I normally wouldn't do that Star thing, but with it being a small venue, I didn't want to take any chances.   I probably jumped the gun.  It's not thing I've heard or read one advertisement for the show locally.  


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: fishcane on March 02, 2016, 02:51:53 PM
This is one ambitious tour!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 03, 2016, 02:09:30 PM
Added a May 1st show in Grand Prairie, TX to the top post, which has appeared on Brian's website tour schedule.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 04, 2016, 06:28:32 AM
Got our tix for Pet Sounds at The Strathmore! We're the first seats in the first box up top! Should be excellent...thinking of a nice bed-sheet type banner to drape over the edge at the end of the concert  :hat


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 04, 2016, 06:32:47 AM
Got our tix for Pet Sounds at The Strathmore! We're the first seats in the first box up top! Should be excellent...thinking of a nice bed-sheet type banner to drape over the edge at the end of the concert  :hat

I'm glad tickets were available today.  Although I'm sorry I talked myself into paying that additional $65.  But, I'm a Strathmore Star......whatever that means.

Now, for the 6 1/2 month wait. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on March 04, 2016, 06:58:19 AM
Buying tickets over 6 mos in advance is a long time to wait.  Got mine the day after the St Augustine FL show went on sale and I was surprised how many seats were already gone within 24 hrs. Good demand for this tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 04, 2016, 07:10:35 AM
Try 8 1/2 pushing almost 9 months for the end-of-tour shows near mid-October; that was my main gripe with how tickets went on sale during the first big on-sale push. For a number of financial and logistical reasons, I didn't find that very fan-friendly.

Sometimes folks don't know their schedule 8-9 months ahead of time for a specific day. I also in general just don't like fronting money for something that far in advance. It also creates a problem for people waiting for the possibility of additional shows being added that were better for one's schedule or geographical location.

Especially for shows in, say, October, it would be nice to perhaps *announce* the shows in January or February and then wait until maybe April or May for them to go on sale.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 04, 2016, 07:10:57 AM
Buying tickets over 6 mos in advance is a long time to wait.  Got mine the day after the St Augustine FL show went on sale and I was surprised how many seats were already gone within 24 hrs. Good demand for this tour.

Yeah, six months is a long time.  

My only concern is the number of dates.  I hope Brian doesn't burn himself out before we get to September.  He did a ton of dates in 2012 with The Beach Boys, and those were 2.5 hour shows, so hopefully everything goes well.  

You think this is a long time, a friend of mine bought tickets for Black Sabbath back in October last year.  The show's not until September of this year - 11 months!!!  


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 04, 2016, 07:15:35 AM
Try 8 1/2 pushing almost 9 months for the end-of-tour shows near mid-October; that was my main gripe with how tickets went on sale during the first big on-sale push. For a number of financial and logistical reasons, I didn't find that very fan-friendly.

Sometimes folks don't know their schedule 8-9 months ahead of time for a specific day. I also in general just don't like fronting money for something that far in advance. It also creates a problem for people waiting for the possibility of additional shows being added that were better for one's schedule or geographical location.

Especially for shows in, say, October, it would be nice to perhaps *announce* the shows in January or February and then wait until maybe April or May for them to go on sale.

I agree.  Also, I find it a little odd how shows keep getting added here and there.  Why not wait until the entire tour itinerary is finalized before putting tickets on sale?   

I bought tickets for Bethesda, MD on a Tuesday night.  I'd hate for a show to randomly get announced for, say, Baltimore, on a Friday or Saturday night after I've already plunked down the money for the Bethesda show. 



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 04, 2016, 09:07:48 AM
You wanna hear about a long wait? September 2014 I buy tickets for The Who's 50th Ann. Tour stop in DC on November 1st 2015. It was then rescheduled for March 24th 2016....so far...we're still on!  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 04, 2016, 09:15:34 AM
You wanna hear about a long wait? September 2014 I buy tickets for The Who's 50th Ann. Tour stop in DC on November 1st 2015. It was then rescheduled for March 24th 2016....so far...we're still on!  :lol

I almost bought tickets for that tour.   Big Who fan. 

But I've seen The Who three times since 2000.  The last time was the Quadrophenia Tour in 2012, and there's really not much Who material that I really want to hear live that I've not heard before. 

Maybe if they do a Tommy 50th in a couple years, I'll consider it. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 04, 2016, 09:27:56 AM
You wanna hear about a long wait? September 2014 I buy tickets for The Who's 50th Ann. Tour stop in DC on November 1st 2015. It was then rescheduled for March 24th 2016....so far...we're still on!  :lol

I almost bought tickets for that tour.   Big Who fan. 

But I've seen The Who three times since 2000.  The last time was the Quadrophenia Tour in 2012, and there's really not much Who material that I really want to hear live that I've not heard before. 

Maybe if they do a Tommy 50th in a couple years, I'll consider it. 

This is my first (and probably only) time seeing them. I was in St. Louis for McCartney when they came in '12...and I had some kind of commitment in '08 but it's been so long I don't remember!  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 04, 2016, 09:39:09 AM
You wanna hear about a long wait? September 2014 I buy tickets for The Who's 50th Ann. Tour stop in DC on November 1st 2015. It was then rescheduled for March 24th 2016....so far...we're still on!  :lol

I almost bought tickets for that tour.   Big Who fan. 

But I've seen The Who three times since 2000.  The last time was the Quadrophenia Tour in 2012, and there's really not much Who material that I really want to hear live that I've not heard before. 

Maybe if they do a Tommy 50th in a couple years, I'll consider it. 

This is my first (and probably only) time seeing them. I was in St. Louis for McCartney when they came in '12...and I had some kind of commitment in '08 but it's been so long I don't remember!  :lol

You'll enjoy it.  They still put on a high quality show. 

If money were no object, I'd gladly see them one more time before they call it a day. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on March 05, 2016, 07:04:43 PM
Kind of ironic there won't be a performance on the exact 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds.

Maybe Brian, Al, and the rest of the band will have a little party at Mike's house to celebrate  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jim V. on March 05, 2016, 11:44:51 PM
Got my tickets for the St. Augustine show! This will be my fourth Brian Wilson show and my fifth time seeing him in general, as I also saw him in 2012 with The Beach Boys.

So psyched to soon be able to say that I saw Brian play Pet Sounds live. Seeing him and company do SMiLE in 2004 was amazing, but I think Pet Sounds will top it!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 06, 2016, 09:58:40 AM
Got my tickets for the St. Augustine show! This will be my fourth Brian Wilson show and my fifth time seeing him in general, as I also saw him in 2012 with The Beach Boys.

So psyched to soon be able to say that I saw Brian play Pet Sounds live. Seeing him and company do SMiLE in 2004 was amazing, but I think Pet Sounds will top it!

There's no doubt in my mind that you'll love it, having seen this band last summer.  Having seen several of the "Pet Sounds" shows in the past with the orchestra (spectacular), I'm really excited about these new shows with whatever new takes this amazing band will have on it today.  We have Al, Matt and Blondie, with Brian and band, so I think we'll see Brian's new view of it all. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 06, 2016, 04:04:24 PM
The Strathmore gig is already sold out...I would not be surprised if another area gig were added in August as they come up the coast.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on March 06, 2016, 06:16:08 PM
So Brian's coming to Melbourne very soon as part of this tour. I would love to see him and all that, though unfortunately I'll have to give it a pass. I'm already going to see Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden with friends, and I can't spend too much money on concerts. In any case I've already seen Brian with The Beach Boys during the C50 tour, so I think that'll be enough. If I do get enough money to go to another concert this year, priorities would go to Eric Burdon And The Animals


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 07, 2016, 05:43:09 AM
So Brian's coming to Melbourne very soon as part of this tour. I would love to see him and all that, though unfortunately I'll have to give it a pass. I'm already going to see Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden with friends, and I can't spend too much money on concerts. In any case I've already seen Brian with The Beach Boys during the C50 tour, so I think that'll be enough. If I do get enough money to go to another concert this year, priorities would go to Eric Burdon And The Animals

Jealous of you getting a Maiden show in your neck of the woods.  I don't think we'll be getting a Book of Souls show in DC/MD until 2017. 

I saw Brian twice last year, but there was no way I was missing out on Pet Sounds live. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 08, 2016, 03:06:38 AM
The Strathmore gig is already sold out...I would not be surprised if another area gig were added in August as they come up the coast.

I totally stuffed up getting tickets for Strathmore, as a gift for my mother's birthday (I blame getting the on-sale time wrong from fifteen timezones away).  Anyone know a good legitimate non-scalpery source for tickets at this point?

Mutter grumble gnash,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 08, 2016, 09:52:28 PM
Added 6/30 San Diego show to the top post.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 09, 2016, 12:20:57 AM
Would have been pretty cool if that concert could have been in the zoo somehow.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 09, 2016, 05:26:47 AM
The Strathmore gig is already sold out...I would not be surprised if another area gig were added in August as they come up the coast.

I totally stuffed up getting tickets for Strathmore, as a gift for my mother's birthday (I blame getting the on-sale time wrong from fifteen timezones away).  Anyone know a good legitimate non-scalpery source for tickets at this point?

Mutter grumble gnash,
Jon Blum

Since the Strathmore doesn't go through Ticketmaster or Ticketfly, that may be difficult. 

Hate to say it, but if you weren't able to get a ticket for this show, you might have to rely on a scalping site (ie. Stubhub). 

Or, you can also see if there are tickets left for Philly on Fri 9/23.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wrightfan on March 09, 2016, 11:12:40 AM
The Strathmore gig is already sold out...I would not be surprised if another area gig were added in August as they come up the coast.

Well Wolf Trap is not far away (Vienna, VA.) I think there's even a metro stop that has a shuttle that goes right to the arena.

Edit: My bad, his Virginia date is in Roanoke. Guess once I get down there, I'll have to go the StubHub route.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 10, 2016, 06:34:17 AM
Brian has just been announced as the headliner for Brooklyn, NY's Northside Festival at McCarren Park on June 12th.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on March 10, 2016, 08:19:00 PM
Brian has just been announced as the headliner for Brooklyn, NY's Northside Festival at McCarren Park on June 12th.

Kacey Musgraves will also be at the festival.  I wonder if we'll be hearing the first ever live performance of "Guess You Had to Be There".


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 14, 2016, 08:47:12 AM
Added new shows for 8/23 and 8/25.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 14, 2016, 08:56:56 AM
Added new shows for 8/23 and 8/25.

Baltimore on 8/23??  You've got to be kidding me.  

This is why I wish they'd announce the whole tour at once.  I already bought tickets for a bunch more inconvenient location in Bethesda for September 20th. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 14, 2016, 07:32:35 PM
Added new shows for 8/23 and 8/25.

Baltimore on 8/23??  You've got to be kidding me.  

This is why I wish they'd announce the whole tour at once.  I already bought tickets for a bunch more inconvenient location in Bethesda for September 20th. 


Here we go...didn't we say this would happen??? Ridiculousness...totally agreed. Why can't they announce it all at once???...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 14, 2016, 07:44:55 PM
After checking out the ticket prices...I think I'll be happier with our arrangement at the Strathmore. We've got really cool box-style seats at the top near the front of the stage and it's a new venue to me that looks totally gorgeous. If you're not at the front of either the top or bottom level at the Hippodrome, you're at a high risk of having a decent view.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on March 14, 2016, 07:48:23 PM
So Brian's coming to Melbourne very soon as part of this tour. I would love to see him and all that, though unfortunately I'll have to give it a pass. I'm already going to see Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden with friends, and I can't spend too much money on concerts. In any case I've already seen Brian with The Beach Boys during the C50 tour, so I think that'll be enough. If I do get enough money to go to another concert this year, priorities would go to Eric Burdon And The Animals

Jealous of you getting a Maiden show in your neck of the woods.  I don't think we'll be getting a Book of Souls show in DC/MD until 2017. 

I saw Brian twice last year, but there was no way I was missing out on Pet Sounds live. 

So I found out that a mate of mine is going to see Brian Wilson in Perth..... I'd be lying if I wasn't festering in jealousy aha


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 15, 2016, 05:16:12 AM
After checking out the ticket prices...I think I'll be happier with our arrangement at the Strathmore. We've got really cool box-style seats at the top near the front of the stage and it's a new venue to me that looks totally gorgeous. If you're not at the front of either the top or bottom level at the Hippodrome, you're at a high risk of having a decent view.

I know the prices for the band Ghost at the Hippodrome were a little on the high side for a newer band.

Turns out a former business associate who I haven't talked to in years (other than Happy Birthday / Merry Xmas messages) offered me a free pair to the Baltimore show.  I must be posting a lot of BB/BW stuff on Facebook because when we worked together, I never once mentioned Brian or the BB. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 15, 2016, 08:06:19 AM
After checking out the ticket prices...I think I'll be happier with our arrangement at the Strathmore. We've got really cool box-style seats at the top near the front of the stage and it's a new venue to me that looks totally gorgeous. If you're not at the front of either the top or bottom level at the Hippodrome, you're at a high risk of having a decent view.

I know the prices for the band Ghost at the Hippodrome were a little on the high side for a newer band.

Turns out a former business associate who I haven't talked to in years (other than Happy Birthday / Merry Xmas messages) offered me a free pair to the Baltimore show.  I must be posting a lot of BB/BW stuff on Facebook because when we worked together, I never once mentioned Brian or the BB. 


NICE!!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Myra on March 15, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
I got the ticket for the show in Brooklyn, NY.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 16, 2016, 05:21:47 AM
I got the ticket for the show in Brooklyn, NY.

Awesome


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on March 16, 2016, 06:31:49 AM
I got the ticket for the show in Brooklyn, NY.

Awesome
Me too! Very excited.

Interesting festival to be headlining -- looks like a lot of hipsterish contemporary bands. Should be a young crowd. Is it safe to assume the show is standing-room-only?



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 17, 2016, 05:55:55 AM
Two new BW and friends dates announced:
July 3 - Ottawa, ON, Canada - Confederation Park, Jazz Fest
Aug. 16 - Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 17, 2016, 07:19:45 AM
Added the two new dates to the top post. If my impromptu count is correct, it's up to 79 shows now. More than C50.

And again, does anyone have any idea why Brian appears to specifically go out of his way to NOT perform in the US on July 4th during years when he's on tour in July? I'm still wondering if it's some agreement with BRI to not "compete" on that day in the US or something. Or does Brian just really not like fireworks?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 17, 2016, 08:15:54 AM
Bowling Green.... closer, but still over three hours away.  Hopefully that date means they'll add something closer to me in the days before that concert.  Can't imagine they'd do Bowling Green, but not Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: southbay on March 17, 2016, 09:48:41 AM
Got my tickets for the St. Augustine show! This will be my fourth Brian Wilson show and my fifth time seeing him in general, as I also saw him in 2012 with The Beach Boys.

So psyched to soon be able to say that I saw Brian play Pet Sounds live. Seeing him and company do SMiLE in 2004 was amazing, but I think Pet Sounds will top it!

Not a huge fan of seeing Brian live, but I will say that seeing him and Al do the entirety of Pet Sounds together at UCLA's Royce Hall back about 10 years ago was no doubt one of my all time Beach Boys-related highlights. Al's vocals on the PS material were incredible (I Know There's An Answer, I Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, et al.) It was better than Brian's Roxy shows that I attended which were recorded for the Live CD.  I am sure this tour will be a good one.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 17, 2016, 09:53:22 AM
I saw Al and Brian together do "Pet Sounds" in January '07 in Oakland. Al unfortunately but understandably didn't sing a great deal of leads during the PS set. But the moments he joined in, especially of course on "I Know There's An Answer", were worth it.

During that short PS 40th tour, they did "Wouldn't It Be Nice" in the lower key Brian had been doing it on his solo tours, and Al took the second verse. I think Al also came in on parts of "Sloop John B" and the overlapping tag on "IJWMFTT" (as he did on C50).

It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 18, 2016, 09:10:51 AM
This Billboard article says Billy Hinsche will be joining Brian.  I wonder if it will be for the whole tour, or just a few dates.  It also suggests that the tour continue into 2017.  Great news!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7263743/brian-wilson-pet-sounds-tour


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on March 18, 2016, 09:52:47 AM
I saw Al and Brian together do "Pet Sounds" in January '07 in Oakland. Al unfortunately but understandably didn't sing a great deal of leads during the PS set. But the moments he joined in, especially of course on "I Know There's An Answer", were worth it.

During that short PS 40th tour, they did "Wouldn't It Be Nice" in the lower key Brian had been doing it on his solo tours, and Al took the second verse. I think Al also came in on parts of "Sloop John B" and the overlapping tag on "IJWMFTT" (as he did on C50).

It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Seeing that this is being billed as the last PS tour, I'd hope that most of the album's leads by Brian will be sung by him. Whether or not they'll be in the original key seems unimportant.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on March 18, 2016, 10:55:10 AM
Bowling Green.... closer, but still over three hours away.  Hopefully that date means they'll add something closer to me in the days before that concert.  Can't imagine they'd do Bowling Green, but not Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc.

The Horseshoe Casino - Elizabeth, IN show is just over the river from Louisville.

Couldn't have been closer to us!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 18, 2016, 11:06:48 AM
That Billboard article mentions a list of touring band musicians, including Darian, Scott, as well as Billy Hinsche and Gary Griffin. So I dunno if they're just listing a bunch of musicians that have played in the band over the years, or they're indicating that Darian and/or Scott will miss runs of shows? I can't imagine them needing four keyboard/piano players.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: leggo of my ego on March 18, 2016, 11:10:00 AM
No VIP

But we will be at the steak bar while the soundcheck thing is happening.

Ya never know some of the band might get hungry for a ribeye!

 I'll tote a BB CD along just in case I bump into somebody...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 18, 2016, 12:26:08 PM
Bowling Green.... closer, but still over three hours away.  Hopefully that date means they'll add something closer to me in the days before that concert.  Can't imagine they'd do Bowling Green, but not Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc.

The Horseshoe Casino - Elizabeth, IN show is just over the river from Louisville.

Couldn't have been closer to us!

I don't know how I missed that after all this time.  :lol  However, I wouldn't be able to attend since I'm not 21.  Plus, it looks like I wouldn't be able to afford it anyway.  $252 for a ticket seven rows back.  Maybe if I was buying just one ticket, but I'm also buying two others. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 18, 2016, 01:50:24 PM
That Billboard article mentions a list of touring band musicians, including Darian, Scott, as well as Billy Hinsche and Gary Griffin. So I dunno if they're just listing a bunch of musicians that have played in the band over the years, or they're indicating that Darian and/or Scott will miss runs of shows? I can't imagine them needing four keyboard/piano players.

If there is talk of this tour going into next year then possibly band members have other pre arranged commitments. Some fill-ins would be required if that is the case.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 18, 2016, 10:12:19 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Well I'm late to the party but after saying the C50 was my last Beach Boy related concert, I will be there on opening night here in Auckland in 7 days. While not one to sit there with pen and paper I will try to remember to answer these and any other questions the day after.

I blame Blondie for this change of heart. :) I've never seen him play live and I suggested here that he should cut loose on his tracks such as 'Wild Honey' when he first joined Brian. I'm not taking any credit but, what do you know, he did, so it would be rude not to acknowledge that in person. Also the fact so many artists, many younger, have left us in the last 6 months or so, these guys deserve a full house and appreciation for their continued efforts.

This should be the last time though.....but then again there is still Ricky! ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 19, 2016, 10:00:14 AM
If there is talk of this tour going into next year then possibly band members have other pre arranged commitments. Some fill-ins would be required if that is the case.

That's exactly the case -- this tour has a lot more dates than other BW shows and some of the "regulars" are not available for all the shows. Even Al will be missing one show due to a date conflict.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 19, 2016, 10:41:11 AM
If there is talk of this tour going into next year then possibly band members have other pre arranged commitments. Some fill-ins would be required if that is the case.

That's exactly the case -- this tour has a lot more dates than other BW shows and some of the "regulars" are not available for all the shows. Even Al will be missing one show due to a date conflict.

Can you share which date this is? Brian's website has not mentioned Al missing a show; he's listed on the main tour literature/logos/banners (not sure what to call them).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: baseball95 on March 19, 2016, 11:18:42 AM
If there is talk of this tour going into next year then possibly band members have other pre arranged commitments. Some fill-ins would be required if that is the case.

That's exactly the case -- this tour has a lot more dates than other BW shows and some of the "regulars" are not available for all the shows. Even Al will be missing one show due to a date conflict.

Can you share which date this is? Brian's website has not mentioned Al missing a show; he's listed on the main tour literature/logos/banners (not sure what to call them).
Al has a date scheduled with the Surf City All Stars on July 23rd and it's a private gig which makes me think the people requested Al be there, so he's probably gonna miss Brian's date in Louisiana. Again this is a guess based on a quick look at the schedules but idk.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 19, 2016, 11:26:01 AM
It is mentioned on Brian's website's tour dates:

Jul 23
Sat
Horseshoe Casino *(featuring Blondie Chaplin)
Bossier City, LA

Note the part that says "featuring Blondie Chaplin."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ignatius on March 19, 2016, 09:21:53 PM
Any Smiley Smilers going to Bluesfest in Byron Bay March 28th? I will be volunteering for most of the festival but will be front row for Brian's set. If anyone wants to meet PM me :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rich Panteluk on March 19, 2016, 09:31:42 PM
Howdy Folks,
I have two wonderful tickets to Brian Wilson (With Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin) on Friday July 1, 2016 in Las Vegas at The Joint in The Hard Rock that I can't use due to a maddening work conflict.  I bought tickets to Massey Hall a few days later in Toronto instead (now it seems I may not be able to use those either...ugh).  Anyhow, I believe the show is now sold out.  I am not a scalper and am just looking to recoup what I paid.  The seats are great.  They are in the Gold2 section Row KK (the two seats are together, of course) which is 11th row centre on the floor in the orchestra section.  This is prime seating as if you are much closer you may not see Brian with his white piano obscuring his body and head.  This has happened to me before so these seats are up close but not too close.  Anyhow please contact me if you are interested.
 
richp20@hotmail.com

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and these are hard tickets in my current possession, not sketchy e-tickets.  Buyer pays shipping.

Is this the right place to post a message like this?  Just curious if there are any dedicated pages out there in the Brian Wilson / Beach Boys messages boards that focus on Tickets for sale or trade.  Might it be useful to have a thread or section dedicated to that?  Apologies if this exists and I am out of the loop, or if this post is best placed elsewhere.  Any help is much appreciated.

Also if you are interested in the 2 Massey Hall tickets for The July 4 Toronto show, let me know as I may have to give those up as well. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 20, 2016, 01:14:01 PM
Brian's Facebook page posted a few of pictures of them rehearsing Pet Sounds.  Brian was singing That's Not Me in one of them.  By the looks of it I'd say there will definitely be some sort of documentary. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocker on March 20, 2016, 02:40:43 PM
They just posted a picture of Blondie at rehearsal and the caption "Funky Pretty" !!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 20, 2016, 03:15:08 PM
Oh Yeah!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: baseball95 on March 20, 2016, 03:24:45 PM
They just posted a picture of Blondie at rehearsal and the caption "Funky Pretty" !!!
Now that's worth the price of admission right there!!! Of course that album he's playing isn't bad either 😂😂


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wrightfan on March 20, 2016, 03:40:42 PM
Just posted a picture of Al with "Hokin' Down the Highway" as part of the caption.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 20, 2016, 06:18:59 PM
Al also posted pics yesterday mentioning that they "recorded Pet Sounds" for Spotify at Capitol studio. Sounds like they recorded the full album live in studio for Spotify?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 20, 2016, 06:20:25 PM
It is mentioned on Brian's website's tour dates:

Jul 23
Sat
Horseshoe Casino *(featuring Blondie Chaplin)
Bossier City, LA

Note the part that says "featuring Blondie Chaplin."


Ah, I see. What a weird way of saying "not featuring Al Jardine."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GuyO on March 20, 2016, 10:40:47 PM
I see Billy Hinsche and Gary Griffin in these recent pictures, but no Scott Bennett.... Anyone have info on this? I recall a post on FB from Scott which seemed sad and out of character, bit it'sgone.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wirestone on March 20, 2016, 11:07:51 PM
Scott posted a pic of Brian and Al in the studio yesterday and said it was a fun day. So I would wager that he's present.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 21, 2016, 01:39:30 AM
Just posted a picture of Al with "Hokin' Down the Highway" as part of the caption.

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 21, 2016, 03:33:58 AM
'Funky Pretty' and 'Honkin' Down the Highway' are indeed big news...  I like that weird 1970's stuff!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 21, 2016, 05:29:17 AM
Scott posted a pic of Brian and Al in the studio yesterday and said it was a fun day. So I would wager that he's present.

Looked like Brian got a haircut. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 21, 2016, 06:45:43 AM
This is really shaping up to be something special...even beyond the Pet Sounds!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 21, 2016, 07:23:13 AM
Scott posted a pic of Brian and Al in the studio yesterday and said it was a fun day. So I would wager that he's present.

My guess as to Gary Griffin's presence would be either that they simply wanted his accordion on some PS songs for the Spotify session, and/or they're having Griffin join in on some rehearsals if indeed he may step in for some of the tour dates due to scheduling conflicts of someone else (most likely presumably Darian or Scott).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on March 21, 2016, 07:25:48 AM
I'd like two to three from "Love You", not just Honkin'


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 21, 2016, 07:25:52 AM
I wonder if the giraffe that showed up on the Facebook photos yesterday will be an onstage prop for the tour.  


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 21, 2016, 07:44:31 AM
I'd like two to three from "Love You", not just Honkin'

Yeah, they should bring back The Night Was So Young, and maybe add in Airplane or Solar System (and maybe Ding Dang, since Brian seems to like that one). But I'm happy to see *anything* from Love You added.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 21, 2016, 07:50:22 AM
Unless the extend the length of the shows quite a bit compared to last year, I wouldn't count on a *ton* of rare, "deep" cuts.

Setlists last year were around 32-33 songs. So that leaves about 20 after PS. I would assume they're probably going to do the "Rhonda/Barbara Ann/Surfin' USA/Fun Fun Fun/Love and Mercy" show closer, or something along those lines (they seem to be quite fond of "All Summer Long" lately as well). So that gets it down to 15 or so, and there are probably a few other likely cuts ("California Girls", one or two Al cuts like "Cottonfields, "Then I Kissed Her, etc., a car song or two, probably at least "One Kind of Love" off of NPP).

But I could see them making the setlist a bit longer, especially if they do break the show up with an intermission.

If they could get to around 40 songs or so, that would leave more room for some "new" deep cuts. But it looks like we're at least going to get a few "new" old songs. I'm still hoping for something weird like "Goin' On" or "Don't Go Near the Water" or something.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 21, 2016, 08:21:00 AM
Unless the extend the length of the shows quite a bit compared to last year, I wouldn't count on a *ton* of rare, "deep" cuts.

Setlists last year were around 32-33 songs. So that leaves about 20 after PS. I would assume they're probably going to do the "Rhonda/Barbara Ann/Surfin' USA/Fun Fun Fun/Love and Mercy" show closer, or something along those lines (they seem to be quite fond of "All Summer Long" lately as well). So that gets it down to 15 or so, and there are probably a few other likely cuts ("California Girls", one or two Al cuts like "Cottonfields, "Then I Kissed Her, etc., a car song or two, probably at least "One Kind of Love" off of NPP).

But I could see them making the setlist a bit longer, especially if they do break the show up with an intermission.

If they could get to around 40 songs or so, that would leave more room for some "new" deep cuts. But it looks like we're at least going to get a few "new" old songs. I'm still hoping for something weird like "Goin' On" or "Don't Go Near the Water" or something.

Don't forget the Blondie portion of the set which will likely include an extended Wild Honey.   I also figure Heroes and Villains and Darlin will remain.

I wouldn't mind trimming some of the car songs (ie. Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down, Drive In) to make room for some more 67-73 material.   I'd love to hear Til I Die make the setlist. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on March 21, 2016, 09:17:11 AM
I'd like two to three from "Love You", not just Honkin'

Yeah, they should bring back The Night Was So Young, and maybe add in Airplane or Solar System (and maybe Ding Dang, since Brian seems to like that one). But I'm happy to see *anything* from Love You added.

Oh my, Airplane..

Can you imagine that one live, it would be incredible.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 21, 2016, 03:37:20 PM
Unless the extend the length of the shows quite a bit compared to last year, I wouldn't count on a *ton* of rare, "deep" cuts.

Setlists last year were around 32-33 songs. So that leaves about 20 after PS. I would assume they're probably going to do the "Rhonda/Barbara Ann/Surfin' USA/Fun Fun Fun/Love and Mercy" show closer, or something along those lines (they seem to be quite fond of "All Summer Long" lately as well). So that gets it down to 15 or so, and there are probably a few other likely cuts ("California Girls", one or two Al cuts like "Cottonfields, "Then I Kissed Her, etc., a car song or two, probably at least "One Kind of Love" off of NPP).

But I could see them making the setlist a bit longer, especially if they do break the show up with an intermission.

If they could get to around 40 songs or so, that would leave more room for some "new" deep cuts. But it looks like we're at least going to get a few "new" old songs. I'm still hoping for something weird like "Goin' On" or "Don't Go Near the Water" or something.

What I'm hoping -- though not necessarily expecting -- is that we get something closer to the fifty-odd song setlists that Brian did when he toured Pet Sounds in 2002


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 21, 2016, 04:21:19 PM
I really hope they drop a lot of those early songs. They just don't go off with Brian's voice these days and they are so down tempo you can't even clap to them...Little Deuce Coupe was a total drag in November. That being said, the deeper early tracks (or one's without a Mike Love lead) do sound superb with this band, and obviously anything post Pet Sounds is spot on. I just wish they'd focus on that more. Any fans coming out for a full-fledged "Pet Sounds" performance are probably way more interested in the material that succeeds the album rather than precedes the album. I'll be shocked if they keep the "No Pier Pressure" songs around for this run.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 21, 2016, 04:47:56 PM
I don't mind a duo or trio of car songs, like "I Get Around" and "Little Deuce Coupe" and/or "Shut Down." I like the idea of those more as a way to throw Al a few leads. But if they give him some other leads, they could dispense with another of these.

Thing is, I think they still did some "meat and potatoes" numbers last year because the tour was perhaps pitched to a slightly more broad audience where they would feel they have to do some of those "meat and potatoes" tracks.

But a PS tour is clearly tuned more towards the hardcore/indie/hipster/nerd fans, so I'm hoping they can dispense with any pretense that this isn't a "deep cuts" crowd. Either way, they still end up doing some "recognizable" songs. California Girls, Good Vibrations, the final four of five "encore" songs, etc.

It'll be interesting to see what survives from the NPP album. I'd guess "One Kind of Love" is quite possible, and maybe not much else. Certainly "Sail Away" and "The Right Time" might still make the cut, but perhaps they'll replace those with "Honkin'" and "Funky Pretty."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: thatjacob on March 21, 2016, 08:06:01 PM
http://iconosquare.com/p/1184139975131254831_183520627 A clip from Carnie Wilson's instagram of honkin rehearsals.

edit: I just noticed how old that was. It was from a month ago.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 22, 2016, 01:15:04 AM
http://iconosquare.com/p/1184139975131254831_183520627 A clip from Carnie Wilson's instagram of honkin rehearsals.

edit: I just noticed how old that was. It was from a month ago.

Yeah, that'll be rehearsals for the Wild Honey tribute show, where Al also did that one..


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GuyO on March 22, 2016, 05:04:24 AM
Again, on FB pictures from rehearsels with Gary Griffin and Billy Hinsche, but no Scott Bennett...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: KDS on March 22, 2016, 05:28:35 AM
I don't mind a duo or trio of car songs, like "I Get Around" and "Little Deuce Coupe" and/or "Shut Down." I like the idea of those more as a way to throw Al a few leads. But if they give him some other leads, they could dispense with another of these.

Thing is, I think they still did some "meat and potatoes" numbers last year because the tour was perhaps pitched to a slightly more broad audience where they would feel they have to do some of those "meat and potatoes" tracks.

But a PS tour is clearly tuned more towards the hardcore/indie/hipster/nerd fans, so I'm hoping they can dispense with any pretense that this isn't a "deep cuts" crowd. Either way, they still end up doing some "recognizable" songs. California Girls, Good Vibrations, the final four of five "encore" songs, etc.

It'll be interesting to see what survives from the NPP album. I'd guess "One Kind of Love" is quite possible, and maybe not much else. Certainly "Sail Away" and "The Right Time" might still make the cut, but perhaps they'll replace those with "Honkin'" and "Funky Pretty."

From NPP, I would imagine Sail Away still makes the setlist since it features Blondie. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Lowbacca on March 22, 2016, 05:43:31 AM
Great group* picture - giraffe included - now on Brian's Facebook page. Aaahh, this is going to be great..


*Again sans Bennett.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 22, 2016, 06:35:13 AM
Given that Scott Bennett posted some rehearsal photos three days ago, and is named in the Billboard piece, I imagine he'll be on at least part of the tour.
Remember that this is by far the longest tour Brian has *ever* done in his solo career, by a long way -- longer than the reunion tour in 2012, even. And a few of Brian's band members were unhappy about that, and being away from family and other commitments for so long, so I imagine the same is true here, too -- especially if, as the Billboard piece suggested, the tour continues into 2017 and includes another European leg.
So it would make sense that there would be some swapping about of musicians as the tour goes on, to give people who need it a break.
(That said, I do hope Scott is on the tour when it hits the UK -- all of the band, including Gary and Billy, are very good musicians and singers, but Scott, Probyn, and Nelson are the best *performers* in the band, and add as much in stage presence as they do in musicianship...)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Lowbacca on March 22, 2016, 06:41:08 AM
Given that Scott Bennett posted some rehearsal photos three days ago, and is named in the Billboard piece, I imagine he'll be on at least part of the tour.
Remember that this is by far the longest tour Brian has *ever* done in his solo career, by a long way -- longer than the reunion tour in 2012, even. And a few of Brian's band members were unhappy about that, and being away from family and other commitments for so long, so I imagine the same is true here, too -- especially if, as the Billboard piece suggested, the tour continues into 2017 and includes another European leg.
So it would make sense that there would be some swapping about of musicians as the tour goes on, to give people who need it a break.
(That said, I do hope Scott is on the tour when it hits the UK -- all of the band, including Gary and Billy, are very good musicians and singers, but Scott, Probyn, and Nelson are the best *performers* in the band, and add as much in stage presence as they do in musicianship...)
Yup, that's probably it. :) The 'preventative' addition of Billy Hinsche and Garry Griffin also points to that.

This really is a long-a** tour for Brian.... :o :rock



They just posted a picture of Blondie at rehearsal and the caption "Funky Pretty" !!!
:love


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 23, 2016, 11:07:38 PM
I really hope they drop a lot of those early songs. They just don't go off with Brian's voice these days and they are so down tempo you can't even clap to them...Little Deuce Coupe was a total drag in November. That being said, the deeper early tracks (or one's without a Mike Love lead) do sound superb with this band, and obviously anything post Pet Sounds is spot on. I just wish they'd focus on that more. Any fans coming out for a full-fledged "Pet Sounds" performance are probably way more interested in the material that succeeds the album rather than precedes the album. I'll be shocked if they keep the "No Pier Pressure" songs around for this run.


I agree here.  I hope they don't fill the rest of the show up with those car and surf songs, which to me seeing Brian do know, sounds dated and does not even suit him vocally.  he sounds really bored doing them.  It would be good if he pulled out 'surfer moon' again, or the lower key 'don't worry baby' for Brian to sing. No one can claim this song but Brian, no matter who else tries. 
I'd like to see some of these return from his 2002 Melbourne concert I was at:
You're Welcome
Wonderessence
imagination
til I die
melt away
good timin
little girl I once knew
this whole world
meant for you / friends
Marcella
I was in tears through this concert. hearing these live were really special


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 23, 2016, 11:28:42 PM
Only two more days til' I see BRIAN WILSON. Pinching myself  :o  :angel:  ;D  :-D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 23, 2016, 11:34:43 PM
lucky bugger!   full details upon your return ok?
some photo's, how about a setlist as well?  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 23, 2016, 11:38:04 PM
lucky bugger!   full details upon your return ok?
some photo's, how about a setlist as well?  ;D

Can do! :D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 23, 2016, 11:40:45 PM
you da man!   ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: kiwi surfer on March 24, 2016, 01:23:42 AM
The 'preventative' addition of Billy Hinsche and Garry Griffin also points to that.

I believe Billy is not part of the first leg of the tour. I wish he was.

Less than 48 hours to go.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: wantsomecorn on March 25, 2016, 09:36:02 AM
First show is today! Is anyone from here going?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on March 25, 2016, 10:59:02 AM
From across the ditch to our Kiwi cuzzie bros ... enjoy today!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 25, 2016, 12:47:14 PM
First show is today! Is anyone from here going?

Yo!

Noel Gallaghers band cancelled last night supposedly because their guitars got held up in Chile. Didums! Madonna was 2 hours late and pretty average a few weeks back. Expecting better things from the professionals tonight! :lol

https://www.facebook.com/officialbrianwilson/photos/a.452661542240.241240.34250497240/10154040605287241/?type=3&theater

edit: Just reading todays entertainment section in the paper and there is an interview with Al. Nothing new but a good line about the L&M movie.

"I had no idea I was that tall or good looking!"  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 25, 2016, 03:38:42 PM
Currently in Christchurch airport on my way to Auckland!! Can't believe this is happening :O


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 25, 2016, 06:16:34 PM
First show is today! Is anyone from here going?

Sure am :D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 01:13:45 AM
Brian hits the stage in a couple of hours!  New Zealand is the kickoff.  he has a touchdown photo on his website, he is looking pretty cool at 74.
have a good show Bri.

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibw6UJzEWXA

does anyone have access to this?


Title: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:07:20 AM
It was everything I'd ever dreamed. Brian was amazing, Al was back in 1965, Matt blew the roof off. I am now an official Blondie disciple. Nothing can top that ever. For those curious aside from Pet Sounds they played:

Wake the World
Honkin Down The Highway
Funky Pretty
Wild Honey
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce (Al)
Barbara Ann
All Summer Long
California Girls
GV
Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider)
Our Prayer (Opened the show, I wept)
Love and Mercy
Surfin USA
One Kind of Love
I Get Around
 


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 03:13:17 AM
oh well!  nice!  that's great!  glad to hear the addition of some of those tracks.  look forward to those!
how was Brian going?


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:14:27 AM
oh well!  nice!  that's great!  glad to hear the addition of some of those tracks.  look forward to those!


I can't describe how incredible it was. The whole thing was awe inspiring. It'll most likely be the only time in my life I will see him and I'll treasure it forever


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:15:59 AM
Brian did stop a few times as expected but he often kept singing until Matt was forced to take the higher notes, his heart was definitely in it. Love and Mercy for me was better then amy version I'd ever heard. Blondie murdered the guitar too


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 03:16:27 AM
well done!  that'll be with you forever. To think you've seen the great Brian Wilson in person. It's a cool thing!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 03:17:54 AM
yeah Brian is Brian.  some nights he is ok, some nights, not so flash, sometimes just killer! 
depending on the song too makes a big difference to his performance.  He is up and down. Still, who cares. It's him!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:19:45 AM
well done!  that'll be with you forever. To think you've seen the great Brian Wilson in person. It's a cool thing!

I have so many great photos and videos too. This really is childlike joy for me. Al was so appreciative of the reception. Funny thing is (now I 100% am not starting a Mike argument here please) but when Al was singing Shut Down I had this sad twinge of sadness that the whole band wasn't together with Mike and Bruce there too even tho Al nailed it.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 03:22:25 AM
the setlist was posted on bw.com, did they do wild honey or leaving this town? as it was a choice on the list between the two.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:23:06 AM
the setlist was posted on bw.com, did they do wild honey or leaving this town? as it was a choice on the list between the two.

They did Wild Honey, the guitar solo's were almost metallic it was unreal


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 03:24:03 AM
great to hear that mate.  anybody missing from the band or any additional members you noticed?


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:26:27 AM
I also meet and spoke with Neil Finn afterward. He was near me in the crowd!!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:27:15 AM
great to hear that mate.  anybody missing from the band or any additional members you noticed?

Not that I noticed, Blondie didn't join until Sail On Sailor however (whoops forgot that one!)


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 03:30:24 AM
how many fans of Brian's who are big names are gonna be at his shows?  Many I know! even big stars have their heroes.
can't wait to see some pictures and or audio from tonight.  Awesome dude!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:35:29 AM
how many fans of Brian's who are big names are gonna be at his shows?  Many I know! even big stars have their heroes.
can't wait to see some pictures and or audio from tonight.  Awesome dude!

I'd post videos or photos from my phone if I could but I'm still on my phone at the Hostel :P travelled all the way from the deep south for the big fella! Should be able to post some clips tomorrow!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2016, 03:43:50 AM
The setlist posted on the bw.com site:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/remmym/20160326_225146%20-%20Copy_zpshvaah2vg.jpg)


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2016, 03:45:22 AM
Might be better for future archival purposes to move this all over to the 2016 tour thread.....


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:46:55 AM
Might be better for future archival purposes to move this all over to the 2016 tour thread.....

My excitement got the better of me haha


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2016, 03:47:03 AM
As mentioned elsewhere, the not went to "Wild Honey" for this show. But very cool that "Leaving this Town" is in the rotation.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 26, 2016, 03:54:02 AM
Oh I'm so happy for you! And so glad that the tour got off to a wonderful start.

Will be seeing BW and co. in a little over a month - getting giddy already.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 03:54:09 AM
Ok. First show is done and dusted. A few quick notes before hitting the sack.

Opened with Prayer/ Heroes.
First half ended with Blondie hat- trick. Funky Pretty, Honey, SOS. No PS until second half so initial publicity of it being first half ditched. Also in first 'Honkin'. Good. but more volume needed on Als mic. FP good and Blondie called out "Its getting there!" Audience blown away by Matt doing DWB. Also a WTF was that with Blondie's set, but in a good way. It was totally unexpected for most.

Second half straight into PS then GV. Exit then encore with band intro. Standard closing songs plus L&M.

Nil NPP songs.
Did 'One Kind Of Love'
Matt and Brian shared leads and did dual leads on the PS songs. Al took a few lines plus Sloop. Blondie wandered on and off with tambourine. Matt on WIBN.
All leads during show by Brian, Al, Matt and Blondie.
I may be wrong but Al looked like he was expecting to sing parts of Add Some Music but Brian did the lot.


I didn't count or make a setlist but about 50 songs. Brian strong. Better than C50, Seemed fresh compared to 04 and the last Smile show for that year.. Al in white suit. Blondie was Blondie. Finally got to see him.

Tour program. Mike and Bruce are gone from the SD zoo shoot. Shame the bad blood has come to this.
Thanked Probyn in the foyer and wished him luck for the rest of the tour.

Thats about it for now. Probably more tomorrow and will look for a setlist from any other sites.
Great show and band as usual.

Edit.

Just noticed a setlist now up. Interesting about 'Town' was an option.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:54:23 AM
As mentioned elsewhere, the not went to "Wild Honey" for this show. But very cool that "Leaving this Town" is in the rotation.

Yup! It was Wild Honey for tonights show in Auckland. Still a few kinks in songs such as Honkin' and in parts of Wake The World (Al seemed to forget where hes cue to sing was XD )


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:55:14 AM
Oh I'm so happy for you! And so glad that the tour got off to a wonderful start.

Will be seeing BW and co. in a little over a month - getting giddy already.

Thanks man! It was truly just fantastic. I spent quite a sum to get here and I'd do it 100 times again


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 03:56:55 AM
Just noticed a dedicated thread so some notes from me already on the tour thread.

Ok. First show is done and dusted. A few quick notes before hitting the sack.

Opened with Prayer/ Heroes.
First half ended with Blondie hat- trick. Funky Pretty, Honey, SOS. No PS until second half so initial publicity of it being first half ditched. Also in first 'Honkin'. Good. but more volume needed on Als mic. FP good and Blondie called out "Its getting there!" Audience blown away by Matt doing DWB. Also a 'WTF was that?' with Blondie's set, but in a good way. It was totally unexpected for most.

Second half straight into PS then GV. Exit then encore with band intro. Standard closing songs plus L&M.

Nil NPP songs.
Did 'One Kind Of Love'
Matt and Brian shared leads and did dual leads on the PS songs. Al took a few lines plus Sloop. Blondie wandered on and off with tambourine. Matt on WIBN.
All leads during show by Brian, Al, Matt and Blondie.
I may be wrong but Al looked like he was expecting to sing parts of Add Some Music but Brian did the lot.


I didn't count or make a setlist but about 50 songs. Brian strong. Better than C50, Seemed fresh compared to 04 and the last Smile show for that year.. Al in white suit. Blondie was Blondie. Finally got to see him.

Tour program. Mike and Bruce are gone from the SD zoo shoot. Shame the bad blood has come to this.
Thanked Probyn in the foyer and wished him luck for the rest of the tour.

Thats about it for now. Probably more tomorrow and will look for a setlist from any other sites.
Great show and band as usual.

Edit.

Just noticed a setlist now up. Interesting  'Leaving This Town' was an option. About 40 songs, not 50.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:00:05 AM

All leads during show by Brian, Al, Matt and Blondie.
I may be wrong but Al looked like he was expecting to sing parts of Add Some Music but Brian did the lot.

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I noticed that too. Al seemed ready to come in on the "At a movie..." But Brian kept going haha  :lol


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 04:02:07 AM
great to hear that mate.  anybody missing from the band or any additional members you noticed?

Not that I noticed, Blondie didn't join until Sail On Sailor however (whoops forgot that one!)

Blondie joined at FP. Griffin, but no Scott or Billy.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 04:03:22 AM
Oh yeah. He was at the mic with his mouth open. :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:06:16 AM
Oh yeah. He was at the mic with his mouth open. :lol

How great was Blondies guitar work with Nicky tho?!! Good lord that gave the show a serious rock push!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:07:11 AM
great to hear that mate.  anybody missing from the band or any additional members you noticed?

Not that I noticed, Blondie didn't join until Sail On Sailor however (whoops forgot that one!)

Blondie joined at FP. Griffin, but no Scott or Billy.

We knew no Billy before the show tho right?


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 04:09:21 AM
He was at the rehearsal prior to leaving the US, as was Griffin, but I didn't know who was making the trip until tonight.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 04:11:35 AM
how long was the gig?


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:11:49 AM
He was at the rehearsal prior to leaving the US, as was Griffin, but I didn't know who was making the trip until tonight.

Yes quite right. I thought that there might be a playing of "Right Time" seeing as Al was there and they had no other NPP songs. No biggie tho show was epic enough without it!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:12:22 AM
how long was the gig?

Roughly 2 hours 15 right Funky?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:17:53 AM
Also Al won over my opinion of "Honkin". I really liked it even tho before the concert it was tied for my least favourite Love You track. Kudos  :-D


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 04:18:52 AM
With the break that sounds about right. Still amazed at Blondie. Wow! What is he, coming up 65? Put the ROCK into Roll tonight.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:25:22 AM
With the break that sounds about right. Still amazed at Blondie. Wow! What is he, coming up 65? Put the ROCK into Roll tonight.

Legitimate super impressed. All that time with the Stones paid off!! Notice how Brian was completely blank faced as Blondie ripped his solo's while walking around tho?


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 26, 2016, 04:42:02 AM
Thanks to our New Zealand smilers for telling us how awesome the show was! 8)


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:51:19 AM
Thanks to our New Zealand smilers for telling us how awesome the show was! 8)

If tonight was the standard you are going to love it!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: STE on March 26, 2016, 05:11:14 AM
Brian hits the stage in a couple of hours!  New Zealand is the kickoff.  he has a touchdown photo on his website, he is looking pretty cool at 74.
have a good show Bri.

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibw6UJzEWXA

does anyone have access to this?

Yes!  Thank you for the heads up!  6h50m to go.


Can anyone easily grab the stream?



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 26, 2016, 05:57:43 AM
Exactly what I expected going into this...and that is NOT a bad thing! I still think they need to clear out some of those early hits...sure, keep "I Get Around" but the other car songs? Meh...and "Dance, Dance, Dance" has got to go, go, go......

Still, this is incredible that this is happening with these guys in 2016. Wishing them much love and mercy as it is a LONG road ahead this year!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: the captain on March 26, 2016, 07:13:35 AM
Great, and only six months or so until I get to see this show.

Wait, that's a long time.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Debbie KL on March 26, 2016, 07:28:54 AM
Great, and only six months or so until I get to see this show.

Wait, that's a long time.

Imagine how good and tight they'll be then, with Brian more comfortable and settled.  This was the first night and it was amazing, it appears!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Debbie KL on March 26, 2016, 07:43:17 AM
With the break that sounds about right. Still amazed at Blondie. Wow! What is he, coming up 65? Put the ROCK into Roll tonight.

Legitimate super impressed. All that time with the Stones paid off!! Notice how Brian was completely blank faced as Blondie ripped his solo's while walking around tho?

Yeah, Brian gets lost in the "listening" sometimes when it isn't his time to perform.  He isn't missing a thing in what's going on musically, and it often shows in his face, well, that way.  I'm pretty glad Brian's skill set is musical genius/genuine presence when he performs.  Brian will never be one of those slickster performers, thank heavens.  He can leave that to a Bill Murray parody.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on March 26, 2016, 08:58:37 AM
Funky Pretty? Honkin Down The Highway? H&V w/Bicycle Rider?! Lucky you! I need to get some tickets ASAP!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2016, 09:04:34 AM
It will of course be interesting to see how the setlist evolves over 80-plus dates. I would think "Cotton Fields" might come back for the UK. Hopefully it won't bump "Honkin'."


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: the captain on March 26, 2016, 09:09:38 AM
Great, and only six months or so until I get to see this show.

Wait, that's a long time.

Imagine how good and tight they'll be then, with Brian more comfortable and settled.  This was the first night and it was amazing, it appears!

Fair enough. And conversely, I believe the first show of the U.S. Smile tour in '04 was here, so I was on the leading end that time around.

My fingers are crossed to see some of these rarities: Honkin', Funky Pretty, etc. I'd also like to get some NPP stuff. Not that I'm greedy... (Yes, I am greedy.)


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2016, 09:13:07 AM
Promise I won't keep doing this, but how about moving discussion to the actual 2016 tour thread? That way, five years from now people will be able to find the discussion of this show by searching. Nobody will know to search for "Brian blew my mind" when they want to find out how opening night of the tour was.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 26, 2016, 09:17:46 AM
Exactly what I expected going into this...and that is NOT a bad thing! I still think they need to clear out some of those early hits...sure, keep "I Get Around" but the other car songs? Meh...and "Dance, Dance, Dance" has got to go, go, go......

Still, this is incredible that this is happening with these guys in 2016. Wishing them much love and mercy as it is a LONG road ahead this year!

"Dance Dance Dance" for some reason often gets played too slowly. Not sure why. That's one that often gets rotated out as a tour progresses, though.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: barsone on March 26, 2016, 10:17:42 AM
Good Lord, the October 8th show in Seattle seems like forever after reading your comments......enjoy this evenings show and can't wait to read your feedback


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 26, 2016, 12:22:14 PM
Brian hits the stage in a couple of hours!  New Zealand is the kickoff.  he has a touchdown photo on his website, he is looking pretty cool at 74.
have a good show Bri.

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibw6UJzEWXA

does anyone have access to this?

Yes!  Thank you for the heads up!  6h50m to go.


Can anyone easily grab the stream?



If anyone is waiting on this, March 26th was yesterday in New Zealand.  There won't be any live stream because the concert already happened.  :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: STE on March 26, 2016, 12:29:30 PM
Brian hits the stage in a couple of hours!  New Zealand is the kickoff.  he has a touchdown photo on his website, he is looking pretty cool at 74.
have a good show Bri.

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibw6UJzEWXA

does anyone have access to this?

Yes!  Thank you for the heads up!  6h50m to go.


Can anyone easily grab the stream?



If anyone is waiting on this, March 26th was yesterday in New Zealand.  There won't be any live stream because the concert already happened.  :)


Yeah..  it looked like the link was working fine but at the time of start of the show (local NZ time) the streaming never started..


So, anyone who managed to grab the stream?







Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TV Forces on March 26, 2016, 12:49:22 PM
Tour program. Mike and Bruce are gone from the SD zoo shoot. Shame the bad blood has come to this.

He probably knows Mike and Bruce would sue him for using their "likeness."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 26, 2016, 12:53:07 PM
Tour program. Mike and Bruce are gone from the SD zoo shoot. Shame the bad blood has come to this.

He probably knows Mike and Bruce would sue him for using their "likeness."

I believe it's been done before. ::)  Anyway, many of us won't care.  In fact some may be pleased.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Emdeeh on March 26, 2016, 01:09:47 PM
"Funky Pretty" -- very cool!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Lonely Summer on March 26, 2016, 02:19:44 PM
It was everything I'd ever dreamed. Brian was amazing, Al was back in 1965, Matt blew the roof off. I am now an official Blondie disciple. Nothing can top that ever. For those curious aside from Pet Sounds they played:

Wake the World
Honkin Down The Highway
Funky Pretty
Wild Honey
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce (Al)
Barbara Ann
All Summer Long
California Girls
GV
Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider)
Our Prayer (Opened the show, I wept)
Love and Mercy
Surfin USA
One Kind of Love
I Get Around
 
This is the band that should be called The Beach Boys. They play BB's music and 3 of the core guys are there. It's not a BW solo show, not with Al and Blondie there, and they're not playing BW solo tracks.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 02:49:24 PM
It was everything I'd ever dreamed. Brian was amazing, Al was back in 1965, Matt blew the roof off. I am now an official Blondie disciple. Nothing can top that ever. For those curious aside from Pet Sounds they played:

Wake the World
Honkin Down The Highway
Funky Pretty
Wild Honey
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce (Al)
Barbara Ann
All Summer Long
California Girls
GV
Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider)
Our Prayer (Opened the show, I wept)
Love and Mercy
Surfin USA
One Kind of Love
I Get Around
 
This is the band that should be called The Beach Boys. They play BB's music and 3 of the core guys are there. It's not a BW solo show, not with Al and Blondie there, and they're not playing BW solo tracks.

I consider myself blessed that I got to see 3 (technically) Beach Boys and some of Brians solo stuff, truly this was such a well thought out setlist.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Wrightfan on March 26, 2016, 03:03:20 PM
Here's some video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45sY0g9oRCw

Man, Matt's falsetto is unreal. Know it's been said before but damn.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 03:08:43 PM
Here's some video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45sY0g9oRCw

Man, Matt's falsetto is unreal. Know it's been said before but damn.

Don't Worry Baby was unbelievable.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 03:42:29 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Not guaranteed definitive but from memory...

'Don't Talk'     Brian and Matt
'WIBN'           Matt
'Sloop'             Al
'Caroline'        Brian only

others

'Believe'         Brian and Matt
'Thats Not'     Brian and Matt
'Waiting'        Brian and Matt
'GOK'             Brian only
'I Know'         Brian only?
'I Just Wasn't' Brian and Matt (Al during final exchange)

As my wife said, he was doing "God' and 'Caroline' solo no matter what!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 04:00:20 PM
L&M (thanks to Martin Renner from the BW board for posting)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQV_bEl_jOE

Liked Blondie's extra vocal on this.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Emily on March 26, 2016, 04:32:24 PM
I'm even more excited for next month having read this. Thanks!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 04:32:45 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Not guaranteed definitive but from memory...

'Don't Talk'     Brian and Matt
'WIBN'           Matt
'Sloop'             Al
'Caroline'        Brian only

others

'Believe'         Brian and Matt
'Thats Not'     Brian and Matt
'Waiting'        Brian and Matt
'GOK'             Brian only
'I Know'         Brian only?
'I Just Wasn't' Brian and Matt (Al during final exchange)

As my wife said, he was doing "God' and 'Caroline' solo no matter what!

I was fairly sure I heard Al sing a verse in I Know There's An Answer?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 26, 2016, 05:09:37 PM
L&M (thanks to Martin Renner from the BW board for posting)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQV_bEl_jOE

Liked Blondie's extra vocal on this.

Yes.  Maybe someday I can share how special this link was.  Perhaps, not.  In any case, many thanks.  It was a perfect treasure to me today.

Edit:  I too, loved Blondie's vocal.  I was one of the lucky ones who heard him with Flame.  He's an amazing talent to this very day.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Debbie KL on March 26, 2016, 05:54:13 PM
Here's some video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45sY0g9oRCw

Man, Matt's falsetto is unreal. Know it's been said before but damn.

Oh my - I'm sorry, but nobody sounds this good on the first night of a tour!  But this is Brian's brilliant band - many long-time members who know his every move and nuance, and other members who are intuitively perfect for him - Al, Matt and Blondie.  May I say, I have loved Blondie Chaplin since 1969?  Near perfection out of the gate, it appears.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on March 26, 2016, 06:11:56 PM
It was everything I'd ever dreamed. Brian was amazing, Al was back in 1965, Matt blew the roof off. I am now an official Blondie disciple. Nothing can top that ever. For those curious aside from Pet Sounds they played:

Wake the World
Honkin Down The Highway
Funky Pretty
Wild Honey
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce (Al)
Barbara Ann
All Summer Long
California Girls
GV
Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider)
Our Prayer (Opened the show, I wept)
Love and Mercy
Surfin USA
One Kind of Love
I Get Around
 
This is the band that should be called The Beach Boys. They play BB's music and 3 of the core guys are there. It's not a BW solo show, not with Al and Blondie there, and they're not playing BW solo tracks.

 :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhh!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Shady on March 26, 2016, 06:22:18 PM
Incredible, thanks so much for the reports everyone..

I am so excited for this show  :-D


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Debbie KL on March 26, 2016, 06:56:18 PM
It was everything I'd ever dreamed. Brian was amazing, Al was back in 1965, Matt blew the roof off. I am now an official Blondie disciple. Nothing can top that ever. For those curious aside from Pet Sounds they played:

Wake the World
Honkin Down The Highway
Funky Pretty
Wild Honey
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce (Al)
Barbara Ann
All Summer Long
California Girls
GV
Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider)
Our Prayer (Opened the show, I wept)
Love and Mercy
Surfin USA
One Kind of Love
I Get Around
 
This is the band that should be called The Beach Boys. They play BB's music and 3 of the core guys are there. It's not a BW solo show, not with Al and Blondie there, and they're not playing BW solo tracks.

 :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhh!

Oops - how did I miss that quote!?  Thanks OSD.  This band is glorious - saw them last July.  I can't imagine anyone coming close.  And I'm serious.  Look at all the actual BBs who still have talent and make music on this stage, with the family organic sound - gorgeous vocals.  I'm thrilled with this and can't wait to see all the shows I booked.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: donald on March 26, 2016, 07:47:56 PM
Looking at that tour schedule I am astounded that BW would take that on at this point.     


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: donald on March 26, 2016, 08:02:25 PM
amazed that BW is still doing this and glad he has the support of that fantastic vocal and musical crew.     glad for those of you who are able to see this level of excellence from BW and company.    I've had the good fortune of seeing BW and many of these people several times since 2000 at the original PS tours.    I may never get to experience that again but so glad some of you are able to experience this at this late date


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 08:06:04 PM
amazed that BW is still doing this and glad he has the support of that fantastic vocal and musical crew.     glad for those of you who are able to see this level of excellence from BW and company.    I've had the good fortune of seeing BW and many of these people several times since 2000 at the original PS tours.    I may never get to experience that again but so glad some of you are able to experience this at this late date

I'm glad we all get to see Brian!! Who would have guessed this back in 1980?!!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 08:16:21 PM
who would have guessed back in 1990?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 26, 2016, 08:45:42 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Not guaranteed definitive but from memory...

'Don't Talk'     Brian and Matt
'WIBN'           Matt
'Sloop'             Al
'Caroline'        Brian only

others

'Believe'         Brian and Matt
'Thats Not'     Brian and Matt
'Waiting'        Brian and Matt
'GOK'             Brian only
'I Know'         Brian only?
'I Just Wasn't' Brian and Matt (Al during final exchange)

As my wife said, he was doing "God' and 'Caroline' solo no matter what!

I was fairly sure I heard Al sing a verse in I Know There's An Answer?

You'd think they'd have Al sing on IKTAA, as he sings on the original, and he should be able to hit the high notes. 

Also, I wonder if Al is singing all of 'Sloop,' or alternating with Brian?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 26, 2016, 08:50:09 PM
Anyway, pretty awesome setlist.  I really hope that 'Honkin' Down the Highway,' 'and 'Wake The World' in particular, makes it to the Japan shows. 

If that's the setlist they end up playing, I'm going to be very happy--about the only thing I could ask for is 'Surf's Up,' 'California Saga' and one of the songs on side two of 'Today.'  But I suppose with two songs from 'Holland' already, having 'California Saga:  California' in there would be a bit much.

Also, it seems that they are really concentrating on stuff Brian wrote or co-wrote, hence we aren't getting stuff like 'California' or 'Leaving This Town.' 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on March 26, 2016, 08:52:14 PM
Anyway, pretty awesome setlist.  I really hope that 'Honkin' Down the Highway,' 'and 'Wake The World' in particular, makes it to the Japan shows. 

If that's the setlist they end up playing, I'm going to be very happy--about the only thing I could ask for is 'Surf's Up,' 'California Saga' and one of the songs on side two of 'Today.'  But I suppose with two songs from 'Holland' already, having 'California Saga:  California' in there would be a bit much.

Also, it seems that they are really concentrating on stuff Brian wrote or co-wrote, hence we aren't getting stuff like 'California' or 'Leaving This Town.' 

I wouldn't be surprised at all if any of the songs you mentioned pop-up at some point in the tour, or even become regulars!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: kiwi surfer on March 26, 2016, 09:10:13 PM
Civic Theatre review

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/brian-wilson-civic-theatre-march-26-2016/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 09:27:20 PM
Civic Theatre review

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/brian-wilson-civic-theatre-march-26-2016/

Great review I thought. I was a bit worried that Brian might have gotten a poor review by some here in NZ that were unaware of his style, heard some murmurs throughout the crowd from casual listeners who seemed confused by his stop and start piano playing. Nevermind tho I loved it as I knew I would and its gotten some great reviews :D


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 09:30:59 PM
who would have guessed back in 1990?

Quite true! Gah I honestly haven't felt this fulfilled in a long time! What an experience  :angel:


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 09:33:39 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Not guaranteed definitive but from memory...

'Don't Talk'     Brian and Matt
'WIBN'           Matt
'Sloop'             Al
'Caroline'        Brian only

others

'Believe'         Brian and Matt
'Thats Not'     Brian and Matt
'Waiting'        Brian and Matt
'GOK'             Brian only
'I Know'         Brian only?
'I Just Wasn't' Brian and Matt (Al during final exchange)

As my wife said, he was doing "God' and 'Caroline' solo no matter what!

I was fairly sure I heard Al sing a verse in I Know There's An Answer?


Also, I wonder if Al is singing all of 'Sloop,' or alternating with Brian?

Damned if I can remember! Al started it  (Sloop) which surprised and threw me. Was expecting Brian. Will have to see if any YouTube clips appear.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 26, 2016, 09:34:36 PM
It'll be interesting to see how much of the PS leads Brian hands off to others on the upcoming tour. Foskett sang "Don't Talk" in its original key on its few 2013 performances. Will Matt sing it in the original key on the upcoming tour? Or will they lower it and have Brian sing it as he did in the past? Will Matt sing WIBN, or will Al? Or Brian? Will Matt fill in some falsetto bits (e.g the end of "Caroline, No")?

Not guaranteed definitive but from memory...

'Don't Talk'     Brian and Matt
'WIBN'           Matt
'Sloop'             Al
'Caroline'        Brian only

others

'Believe'         Brian and Matt
'Thats Not'     Brian and Matt
'Waiting'        Brian and Matt
'GOK'             Brian only
'I Know'         Brian only?
'I Just Wasn't' Brian and Matt (Al during final exchange)

As my wife said, he was doing "God' and 'Caroline' solo no matter what!

I was fairly sure I heard Al sing a verse in I Know There's An Answer?


Also, I wonder if Al is singing all of 'Sloop,' or alternating with Brian?

Damned if I can remember! Al started it which surprised and threw me. Was expecting Brian. Will have to see if any YouTube clips appear.

I have a video of the start of every song and bits and pieces of others I took from my phone. I'll post them at some point!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 09:37:05 PM
Civic Theatre review

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/brian-wilson-civic-theatre-march-26-2016/

Pretty much the way I saw it. Pleased for the group that it's positive.

Some more clips.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLnzIZIYt8BIvg8WvyH7ZmjcXHBZBRJ8m


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 26, 2016, 09:37:37 PM
I know!  :o  It's Brian F&n! Wilson!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Margarita on March 26, 2016, 10:42:28 PM
Two questions:
1. Was Beaumont the Giraffe on stage?
2. What's the merch like?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 26, 2016, 11:25:39 PM
1 No
2 Check out the BW.com thread  ' Auckland Show Setlist Plus Photos'

http://www.brianwilson.com/community/



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: kiwi surfer on March 27, 2016, 12:16:47 AM
Another, somewhat less informed, review.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11612499

While Funky Pretty has never done much for me and last night did nothing to change my mind, Wild Honey was an absolute highlight and Sail On Sailor wasn't far behind. The early 20s hipster in front of me audibly gasped when he heard the first note and had to wipe some tears away.

A few observations. I have seen Brian 6 or 7 times solo and around 10 times with the Beach Boys and I have never seen him so relaxed and dare I say, so happy.

There were lots of teens and 20 something's and they were right into it. Very knowledgeable and respectful too.

The merchandise stall had queues before, during and at least 30 minutes after the show. I wanted a Help Me Rhonda shirt but couldn't be bothered standing in line for so long.

From where I was the theatre appeared full (2300 plus) and ticket prices were the equivalent of around $135 US. They say the UK audiences are hip, well I reckon NZ and Australian audiences are too.

Don't Worry Baby was simply breath taking.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 12:31:27 AM
Another, somewhat less informed, review.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11612499

While Funky Pretty has never done much for me and last night did nothing to change my mind, Wild Honey was an absolute highlight and Sail On Sailor wasn't far behind. The early 20s hipster in front of me audibly gasped when he heard the first note and had to wipe some tears away.

A few observations. I have seen Brian 6 or 7 times solo and around 10 times with the Beach Boys and I have never seen him so relaxed and dare I say, so happy.

There were lots of teens and 20 something's and they were right into it. Very knowledgeable and respectful too.

The merchandise stall had queues before, during and at least 30 minutes after the show. I wanted a Help Me Rhonda shirt but couldn't be bothered standing in line for so long.

From where I was the theatre appeared full (2300 plus) and ticket prices were the equivalent of around $135 US. They say the UK audiences are hip, well I reckon NZ and Australian audiences are too.

Don't Worry Baby was simply breath taking.

All this and more!! I got a t-shirt and a poster (no Help Me Rhonda shirt although I wanted one!) I also may have been that early 20's hipster :P


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 12:34:22 AM
When they started with Our Prayer I was holding back tears my lord


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 27, 2016, 12:36:17 AM
Incredible experience alright Surfer.  I'm still coming down from the total thrill of it all.

Big thanks to Brian and the boys for starting the tour here in paradise.   :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 27, 2016, 01:10:44 AM
Hey Bonnie. Thanks for uploading those clips. Don't suppose you got Matt doing DWB?

edit: Oops. Got it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUkYZc6eKhs


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 27, 2016, 01:13:34 AM


Matt was amazing


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 27, 2016, 01:16:28 AM
Snap. Corrected, as above.

Audience taken by surprise don't you think? ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 27, 2016, 01:21:13 AM
You know, I was so absorbed I didn't even notice the rest of the audience!



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 27, 2016, 01:27:57 AM
I was up in the gods and heard the crowd go off up there.

Also a correction to my PS leads thanks to you. 'Thats Not Me' Brian only I think. Not a shared lead with Matt as I thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqH32CmXVmg


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 01:37:09 AM
I was up in the gods and heard the crowd go off up there.

Also a correction to my PS leads thanks to you. 'Thats Not Me' Brian only I think. Not a shared lead with Matt as I thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqH32CmXVmg

Where abouts PF? I was also up top, also an emotional hipsterish looking early 20's year old!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 27, 2016, 01:43:41 AM
Check out Blondie rocking it out! 

https://youtu.be/zCZLAgFAhIY



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: kiwi surfer on March 27, 2016, 02:00:40 AM
Snap. Corrected, as above.

Audience taken by surprise don't you think? ;)

I was downstairs and heck yes, the collective gasps all around me when Matt started DWB were quite staggering. I heard Matt several times in the late 80's and early 90's and I don't think he's lost anything.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 27, 2016, 02:03:14 AM
Listening to the audience reaction that clip says it all.

Blew me away.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 02:06:28 AM
Listening to the audience reaction that clip says it all.

Blew me away.

He absolutely nailed it, I've always preferred him over Foskett (not saying Foskett was anything to scoff at of course)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The_Holy_Bee on March 27, 2016, 02:12:31 AM
Hi guys, Funky Pretty and Kiwi Surfer have it pretty much covered but a couple of my own reactions to last night's show:

I thought Brian was, indeed, pretty relaxed and into it (for Brian). I last saw him at the very end of the 2004 Smile Tour, when they did comedy bits with the band in the first set and any onstage banter from Brian seemed scripted and occasionally reluctant. Last night, as he and Al struggled to define 'In My Room' and 'You Still Believe In Me' (settling, in the first instance, for a 'very pretty rock ballad' and, in the second, as somewhere between a 'ballad' and a (soft?) rock ballad) his comments seemed much more natural and unrehearsed. A lot less of what one of the band members once described to me as Brian's 'Sinatra moments' - 'Oh YEAH!'s and 'Rock ON's - and the trademark arm movements were comparatively restrained. Compared to twelve years ago, Brian seemed to me much more comfortable - and indeed, quite keen on - being recognised as the leader of the band, the man in the centre of things. 'Probably the best song I ever wrote', he confidently announced before singing (beautifully, though the closing round got a bit muddled) 'God Only Knows'.

This said - and perhaps because of a renewed (post-2012?) sense of place and purpose on the stage - I thought I felt a couple of moments of tension in Brian when other players pulled focus. During Blondie's strutting and soloing, for instance, Brian went quite slack; and this isn't just a result, I think, of his physical manner when not singing or playing the keys, because during the two Pet Sounds instrumentals he stayed much more erect and alert, appearing to engage with the music even while not actually playing on it. And there was a strange, slightly manic laugh during the opening verse of 'Don't Talk' which I thought might have been a reaction to a lack of applause to his previous (very committed) vocal on 'It's Not Me'. (It wasn't that the audience didn't enjoy the number, it just segued directly into 'Don't' and people weren't sure if they were meant to applaud. Same thing happened to Al at the end of 'Wake the World'.) A couple of the hand offs from Brian to Matt for the high parts seemed a bit terse too, but this was probably just a result of it being the first concert of the tour, and will be smoothed out in coming weeks. (Speaking of which, Brian did do a couple of lines in WIBN, I think the beginning of the bridge.)

But that stuff is nothing, really. When Brian was good (and he very often was, and sometimes very good), I thought he sang with a confidence and verve and sensitivity that exceeded what I heard from him over a decade ago. 'I Just Wasn't Made for These Times' was hugely moving. His rock and roll voice on 'I Get Around' was great. 'Heroes' - with Bicycle Rider! - was astonishing. GOK, as I said above, was spine-tingling in places, and 'One Kind of Love' and 'Love and Mercy'' genuinely beautiful. And the band, of course, was incredible as always, not only musically but in the pure love they showed to each other, Brian, Al and Blondie. Jokes and grooving and hugs throughout. A particular favourite moment: Nelson's grinning glee as he squeezed the bicycle horn at the end of 'You Still Believe in Me'.

Let's put it this way: I'm That Sort of Person who loathes 'Barbara Ann' with all of my being. After two hours in the company of these amazing musicians, I was singing along and jiving like a maniac to every 'Ba-Ba-Ba'.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and wanna follow what others have said before me: both Jardines were, of course, phenomenal.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 27, 2016, 02:18:28 AM
One for you Funky Pretty.  Wish I'd got the whole song

https://youtu.be/igVmT7Zy0aw


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 02:22:57 AM

Let's put it this way: I'm That Sort of Person who loathes 'Barbara Ann' with all of my being. After two hours in the company of these amazing musicians, I was singing along and jiving like a maniac to every 'Ba-Ba-Ba'.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and wanna follow what others have said before me: both Jardines were, of course, phenomenal.


Exactly the same re Barbara Ann, possibly my least favourite BB song. One Kind of Love, L&M and Don't Talk were sung with such strong conviction from Brian it was beautiful. He really did seem to be trying to make a great start to the tour!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on March 27, 2016, 05:26:58 AM
My utter loathing for "Barbara-f******-Ann" is well known in these circles, and eclipsed only by my hatred of that twat Morrissey.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: J.G. Dev on March 27, 2016, 05:56:35 AM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

http://brianwilson.shop.livenation.com/store/


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 27, 2016, 06:01:46 AM
It's so exciting hearing the reports from Auckland, from the "young'uns".

Now on to Australia, where it's turning to Monday now. Learning the differences in time zones from US Central Time-  18 hours difference from Auckland, 16 hours from Byron Bay and Sydney. He goes on around 18.45 today (Monday)

Keep the reports coming. Looking forward to seeing them next month. Will even happily endure 'Barbara Ann'!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on March 27, 2016, 07:38:52 AM
It was everything I'd ever dreamed. Brian was amazing, Al was back in 1965, Matt blew the roof off. I am now an official Blondie disciple. Nothing can top that ever. For those curious aside from Pet Sounds they played:

Wake the World
Honkin Down The Highway
Funky Pretty
Wild Honey
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce (Al)
Barbara Ann
All Summer Long
California Girls
GV
Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider)
Our Prayer (Opened the show, I wept)
Love and Mercy
Surfin USA
One Kind of Love
I Get Around
 
This is the band that should be called The Beach Boys. They play BB's music and 3 of the core guys are there. It's not a BW solo show, not with Al and Blondie there, and they're not playing BW solo tracks.

 :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhh!

Oops - how did I miss that quote!?  Thanks OSD.  This band is glorious - saw them last July.  I can't imagine anyone coming close.  And I'm serious.  Look at all the actual BBs who still have talent and make music on this stage, with the family organic sound - gorgeous vocals.  I'm thrilled with this and can't wait to see all the shows I booked.

Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing, huh Deb?? Now, about that license...


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 27, 2016, 08:05:59 AM
Three Beach Boys and a Beach Boy's son. It's not THE Beach Boys but it's the closest we can get.

Thanks to those who've posted reviews!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 27, 2016, 08:12:13 AM
I need to see this tour! ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 27, 2016, 10:01:23 AM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

http://brianwilson.shop.livenation.com/store/

Wow! In Auckland the program was $20 and the poster $10 I believe. (About 15 and 7 US)

SurferDownUnder. Row S dead centre. Could see Brian's foot tapping.

Bonnie. Thanks again for the clips.

Holy Bee. Yes it was a bit of a work in progress on the night, but as someone else said it was proof that this was a real band and not some backing track. I loved it as those guys switched instruments between songs and called out 'l'm not ready yet' or 'Wait' as they moved around.
Not sure about the comment about Brian and Blondie. Looking at clips from past shows he looks disinterested during WH etc but he is still on the tour so who knows?


We knew how good Matt was but I think when Al introduced him most in the audience thought 'Aawwww how nice, he's got his son with him. Oh and he's aloud to sing a song too. Ain't that cute....' until they realised 'Holy Crap...This guy CAN sing! :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pet Sounder on March 27, 2016, 11:00:54 AM
Is there still going to be a Chicago show?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 27, 2016, 11:41:25 AM
You know, I was so absorbed I didn't even notice the rest of the audience!



Yes, thanks again, Bonnie.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 27, 2016, 11:48:20 AM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

http://brianwilson.shop.livenation.com/store/

Wow! In Auckland the program was $20 and the poster $10 I believe. (About 15 and 7 US)

SurferDownUnder. Row S dead centre. Could see Brian's foot tapping.

Bonnie. Thanks again for the clips.

Holy Bee. Yes it was a bit of a work in progress on the night, but as someone else said it was proof that this was a real band and not some backing track. I loved it as those guys switched instruments between songs and called out 'l'm not ready yet' or 'Wait' as they moved around.
Not sure about the comment about Brian and Blondie. Looking at clips from past shows he looks disinterested during WH etc but he is still on the tour so who knows?


We knew how good Matt was but I think when Al introduced him most in the audience thought 'Aawwww how nice, he's got his son with him. Oh and he's aloud to sing a song too. Ain't that cute....' until they realised 'Holy Crap...This guy CAN sing! :lol

You know I love you guys, but I kind of think that there's one thing that's obvious - the mutual respect that Brian and Blondie have for each other, as they've stated publicly, and with the fact that Brian hired Blondie to do this tour after touring with him last year, and that Blondie - a very "in demand" guy - agreed to do it.  If Brian didn't love what Blondie does, he wouldn't have him in his band, and if Blondie didn't love what Brian does, he has lots of other offers.  I said it several pages back, but I'll repeat it, Brian often sits "stone faced" when he's listening to music because he's listening and that's how he looks when that happens - he's serious about music.  I've seen him listening to his favorite records doing the exact same thing.  It's him. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: wilsonart1 on March 27, 2016, 11:55:04 AM
Thank You Debbie!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on March 27, 2016, 12:07:25 PM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

http://brianwilson.shop.livenation.com/store/

Wow! In Auckland the program was $20 and the poster $10 I believe. (About 15 and 7 US)

SurferDownUnder. Row S dead centre. Could see Brian's foot tapping.

Bonnie. Thanks again for the clips.

Holy Bee. Yes it was a bit of a work in progress on the night, but as someone else said it was proof that this was a real band and not some backing track. I loved it as those guys switched instruments between songs and called out 'l'm not ready yet' or 'Wait' as they moved around.
Not sure about the comment about Brian and Blondie. Looking at clips from past shows he looks disinterested during WH etc but he is still on the tour so who knows?


We knew how good Matt was but I think when Al introduced him most in the audience thought 'Aawwww how nice, he's got his son with him. Oh and he's aloud to sing a song too. Ain't that cute....' until they realised 'Holy Crap...This guy CAN sing! :lol

You know I love you guys, but I kind of think that there's one thing that's obvious - the mutual respect that Brian and Blondie have for each other, as they've stated publicly, and with the fact that Brian hired Blondie to do this tour after touring with him last year, and that Blondie - a very "in demand" guy - agreed to do it.  If Brian didn't love what Blondie does, he wouldn't have him in his band, and if Blondie didn't love what Brian does, he has lots of other offers.  I said it several pages back, but I'll repeat it, Brian often sits "stone faced" when he's listening to music because he's listening and that's how he looks when that happens - he's serious about music.  I've seen him listening to his favorite records doing the exact same thing.  It's him. 

My daughter does the same thing...I asked her about it, and she was like 'cause I get inside the music, that's why...it's like I go somewhere else, just me and the music'.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The_Holy_Bee on March 27, 2016, 03:03:49 PM
Pretty Funky, Debbie - I definitely felt Brian was very happy to have Blondie on tour with them. If he wasn't, after all, why would Blondie be? It was only during the extended guitar soloing I suspected any tension, and absolutely that's just my interpretation. Very probably wrong.

Also, I thought Blondie was absolutely brilliant as well. Really dug 'Pretty Funky', which I didn't expect. Should have mentioned that above.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 27, 2016, 03:20:26 PM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

http://brianwilson.shop.livenation.com/store/

Wow! In Auckland the program was $20 and the poster $10 I believe. (About 15 and 7 US)

SurferDownUnder. Row S dead centre. Could see Brian's foot tapping.

Bonnie. Thanks again for the clips.

Holy Bee. Yes it was a bit of a work in progress on the night, but as someone else said it was proof that this was a real band and not some backing track. I loved it as those guys switched instruments between songs and called out 'l'm not ready yet' or 'Wait' as they moved around.
Not sure about the comment about Brian and Blondie. Looking at clips from past shows he looks disinterested during WH etc but he is still on the tour so who knows?


We knew how good Matt was but I think when Al introduced him most in the audience thought 'Aawwww how nice, he's got his son with him. Oh and he's aloud to sing a song too. Ain't that cute....' until they realised 'Holy Crap...This guy CAN sing! :lol

You know I love you guys, but I kind of think that there's one thing that's obvious - the mutual respect that Brian and Blondie have for each other, as they've stated publicly, and with the fact that Brian hired Blondie to do this tour after touring with him last year, and that Blondie - a very "in demand" guy - agreed to do it.  If Brian didn't love what Blondie does, he wouldn't have him in his band, and if Blondie didn't love what Brian does, he has lots of other offers.  I said it several pages back, but I'll repeat it, Brian often sits "stone faced" when he's listening to music because he's listening and that's how he looks when that happens - he's serious about music.  I've seen him listening to his favorite records doing the exact same thing.  It's him. 

My daughter does the same thing...I asked her about it, and she was like 'cause I get inside the music, that's why...it's like I go somewhere else, just me and the music'.

Billy - Bingo!  You got it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: srv1303 on March 27, 2016, 04:19:21 PM
Longtime lurker, first time poster.

Going to the Vegas and SF shows. Beyond excited. Thanks for the video links, July 1st can't come soon enough!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 27, 2016, 05:33:31 PM
Is there still going to be a Chicago show?

July 16th, Pitchfork Festival.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 07:15:38 PM
http://imgur.com/zvzYS9B

http://imgur.com/CBVlQdS

This is what my T-Shirt looks like if anyone is interested!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 07:18:54 PM
Also a top down view of the stage set-up I took

http://imgur.com/iS0YG9R


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 07:42:51 PM
Also, sorry for multi-posting but here is One Kind of Love, I recorded snippets of all the songs so if you have any requests don't hesitate!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dq0zv1fyh8&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 27, 2016, 08:55:06 PM
Brian sounds in good voice, even if a little choppy.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 09:15:12 PM
Brian sounds in good voice, even if a little choppy.

Apart from slight hiccups such as the start of OKL he starter most songs strong particularly I thought GOK


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 27, 2016, 09:19:59 PM
of the course we know the man gets nervous as hell.  It's not that he can't, it's that he gets stage fright too.
even after all these years.  I'm glad a lot of us can cut the guy a little slack.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bossaroo on March 27, 2016, 10:32:45 PM
(http://images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com/image/jpg/44192e43f1e344978443038dec60b40e.jpg)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 27, 2016, 10:42:53 PM
(http://images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com/image/jpg/44192e43f1e344978443038dec60b40e.jpg)

He should have gotten one with a Kiwi!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: orange22 on March 27, 2016, 10:43:38 PM
'Probably the best song I ever wrote', he confidently announced before singing (beautifully, though the closing round got a bit muddled) 'God Only Knows'.

Interesting (but not surprising) for him to acknowledge that. With all he's done, that is his "best" song in his own opinion.

I agree that Brian seems more confident and happy, even from the Jeff Beck tour I think- which I did see, but haven't seen him since, just judging from videos.
I think Brian's more confident than me now   :o


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Smilin Ed H on March 28, 2016, 01:28:03 AM
Bizarre New Zealand Herald review laying into Blondie!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on March 28, 2016, 01:56:56 AM
And here it is!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11612499

Guess the reviewer doesn't like those songs. Still a decent review.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 28, 2016, 02:11:30 AM
I personally prefer Matt over Foskett...  I'm not one of those Foskett haters at all (seems like a great guy and obviously a great singer and support for Brian over the years), but his voice often sounds a bit shrill to me.  I did enjoy hearing him singing DWB during the 2012 tour, but based on the comments here, I'm REALLY looking forward to hearing Matt tackle it! 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 28, 2016, 02:46:00 AM
I personally prefer Matt over Foskett...  I'm not one of those Foskett haters at all (seems like a great guy and obviously a great singer and support for Brian over the years), but his voice often sounds a bit shrill to me.  I did enjoy hearing him singing DWB during the 2012 tour, but based on the comments here, I'm REALLY looking forward to hearing Matt tackle it! 

Matt really was superb, patient and didn't seem imposing in the songs. I agree with Foskett being a tad shrill but even he is in his 50's so the strain of the falsetto may be setting in (even tho I suppose Matt is 48!)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 28, 2016, 03:39:00 AM
If there was a photo of Al with a kiwi (as in the bird variety) it would look something like this.











Dark.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 28, 2016, 04:29:45 AM
Three Beach Boys and a Beach Boy's son. It's not THE Beach Boys but it's the closest we can get.

Sort of a... Beach Boys Family & Friends?

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 28, 2016, 04:41:06 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 28, 2016, 06:13:14 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 

It isn't my decision of course but I don't see why Brian needs to get back together with Mike and Bruce. Brian has an excellent band and at the moment two other Beach Boys and the son of Al Jardine are touring with him. It isn't just about politics - it's about how well these people manage to get on together and on past experience, things go wrong and they did last time. I don't see what either Mike or Bruce could add to Brian's shows other than the knowledge that most of the surviving Beach Boys were back together again.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on March 28, 2016, 06:29:52 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 

It isn't my decision of course but I don't see why Brian needs to get back together with Mike and Bruce. Brian has an excellent band and at the moment two other Beach Boys and the son of Al Jardine are touring with him. It isn't just about politics - it's about how well these people manage to get on together and on past experience, things go wrong and they did last time. I don't see what either Mike or Bruce could add to Brian's shows other than the knowledge that most of the surviving Beach Boys were back together again.

You're exactly right, Ang, myKe and Br00th have nothing to add to Brian's band-nothing but their baggage. Of course, if they'd turn over the name to Brian with the promise to go away...


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Angua on March 28, 2016, 06:42:43 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 

They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality.  

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 28, 2016, 06:47:37 AM
Three Beach Boys and a Beach Boy's son. It's not THE Beach Boys but it's the closest we can get.

Sort of a... Beach Boys Family & Friends?

Cheers,
Jon Blum

Cheers Jon! You're right... but I suppose they couldn't use that name without being taken to task for it!

Never mind - what's in a name? as Shakespeare once wrote. The name Brian Wilson sounds good enough to me!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 28, 2016, 07:13:09 AM
Bizarre New Zealand Herald review laying into Blondie!

I don't agree with the comments about Blondie, and there are several tells that the reviewer isn't a super knowledgeable fan ("Wild Honey" isn't a 70s song, and I really question the painfully obvious "Brian's voice isn't what it used to be" commentaries after nearly 17 years of solo touring and really at least 40 years of Brian's "new", "non-youthful-falsetto" voice, including several "down under" tours; it's not as if he's never been to the New Zealand/Australia region since 1964).

But I can see how certain types of BB/BW fans might not be into Blondie's thing. It's very different from what you usually see in a Brian show. I think it's great, and Blondie kicks the entire band in the ass a little bit and injects energy into the whole thing (and not just his songs; his mere presence on the tours I think rejuvenates them a little bit). But if you're pretty exclusively into Brian's lush, meticulous arrangements, I can see how an extended Blondie guitar solo might not be your thing. His voice is also an acquired taste. I heard people walking away from the venue after the show opening night of the 2015 tour complaining about Blondie's voice (which, while I love Brian too, is a bit "rich" of a complaint coming from someone who thinks Brian's voice is pristine).  Again, I think it's great and for the first time *since* Blondie's time in the band, some BB-related band is *finally* doing something to represent one of the band's most-celebrated periods. 


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 28, 2016, 07:15:49 AM
It isn't my decision of course but I don't see why Brian needs to get back together with Mike and Bruce. Brian has an excellent band and at the moment two other Beach Boys and the son of Al Jardine are touring with him. It isn't just about politics - it's about how well these people manage to get on together and on past experience, things go wrong and they did last time. I don't see what either Mike or Bruce could add to Brian's shows other than the knowledge that most of the surviving Beach Boys were back together again.

I actually agree. Mike and Bruce do a great show. Brian and Al do a great show. They both have superb bands. We get to choose which to see, or get to see both if we want to. There are obviously personal problems between various of the principals, and they're in their seventies now and those problems are unlikely to change. I don't want to force a bunch of old men who don't get on (or whose wives don't get on, or whatever the personal problems between them actually are) to work together unhappily.

If they did get back together, obviously I'd go and see them, but I'd only want them to do that if it would make them all happier than being apart does, and I don't see that ever happening. And I'm not particularly upset by that.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 28, 2016, 07:24:44 AM
I personally prefer Matt over Foskett...  I'm not one of those Foskett haters at all (seems like a great guy and obviously a great singer and support for Brian over the years), but his voice often sounds a bit shrill to me.  I did enjoy hearing him singing DWB during the 2012 tour, but based on the comments here, I'm REALLY looking forward to hearing Matt tackle it! 

Matt really was superb, patient and didn't seem imposing in the songs. I agree with Foskett being a tad shrill but even he is in his 50's so the strain of the falsetto may be setting in (even tho I suppose Matt is 48!)

I think these veteran falsetto guys like Matt Jardine and Foskett are impressive in their longevity, singing falsetto parts in their original key into the 50s (or near 50s). Nobody in the BBs barring Al Jardine really kept anything approaching their original voice intact past age 50. Carl sang great to the end, but his voice was a somewhat different type of great by the 90s. Bruce could still continue to hit high notes, but developed the rasp thing for whatever reason.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Debbie KL on March 28, 2016, 07:57:49 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 

They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality.  

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.

I've loved Brian's band since the beginning, and like many others have traveled a few continents to see them over the years.  Remarkably, now this band is the best it's ever been and Brian is clearly loving it.  I'm another person who has no desire to see that change.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on March 28, 2016, 08:50:55 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 

They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality.  

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.

 :h5 :h5


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: drbeachboy on March 28, 2016, 09:17:06 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 

They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality. 

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.
Honestly, all the hate in here has really rubbed off on me. Anymore, I don't care what they do together or apart. This place has made me sick to death of the entire Beach Boys thing. I have no desire to see any of them anymore. Since the new year, I have hardly played any of their music. If that was effect and affect you guys are going for; it worked! Never in my wildest dreams would I expect a Beach Boys fan board to turn me off to my ex-favorite band. Well done, people.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 28, 2016, 10:18:38 AM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

A program book -- hooray!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Angua on March 28, 2016, 10:41:54 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys!  


They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality.  

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.
Honestly, all the hate in here has really rubbed off on me. Anymore, I don't care what they do together or apart. This place has made me sick to death of the entire Beach Boys thing. I have no desire to see any of them anymore. Since the new year, I have hardly played any of their music. If that was effect and affect you guys are going for; it worked! Never in my wildest dreams would I expect a Beach Boys fan board to turn me off to my ex-favorite band. Well done, people.

It wasn't this board that put me off the Beach Boys.  

A bit strange that you find yourself unable to listen to the music but can continue to post here.

Please don't let us detain you.  By the way I don't like the 'forgive us our wife and Managers' line in your prayer.

To keep this on topic and to be positive - to all those who have been and are going to the concerts, I'm really thrilled for you all (and myself).  Lots to look forward to!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 28, 2016, 11:00:37 AM
Looks like the new tour merch is all "backordered" right now (I'm guessing they posted the items before they actually had the stock). I like that a program and poster exist.

I wish they'd do something more unique with the logo designs and especially the posters. The poster is very "corporate graphic design" instead of being anything approaching the style or spirit of great "concert poster" art. Even back in 2006 and 2007 they were doing more unique, hand-pulled style textured posters for specific shows or short runs of shows. Some great Brian stuff was being done all the way back in 1999 even.

I don't like that nothing other than one or two t-shirts even lists cities, and nothing lists dates or venues.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: drbeachboy on March 28, 2016, 12:34:57 PM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 


They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality. 

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.
Honestly, all the hate in here has really rubbed off on me. Anymore, I don't care what they do together or apart. This place has made me sick to death of the entire Beach Boys thing. I have no desire to see any of them anymore. Since the new year, I have hardly played any of their music. If that was effect and affect you guys are going for; it worked! Never in my wildest dreams would I expect a Beach Boys fan board to turn me off to my ex-favorite band. Well done, people.

Please don't let us detain you.  By the way I don't like the 'forgive us our wife and Managers' line in your prayer.

I didn't write it, Hypehat did. Plus, I don't give a sh*t whether you like it or not. See, the hate you send out does return to you or was that a smile?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 28, 2016, 01:06:02 PM
It appears there was an orchestra of some size at the Bluesfest show, which may have been advertised and I just missed it. No setlist I can find yet. I doubt it was much different from the previous night, but I'm curious if they tried "Leaving this Town." Or maybe they did a shorter show because it was a festival gig?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 28, 2016, 01:35:18 PM
I was wondering if 'Wild Honey' or 'Leaving This Town' might be a typo? Both WH and SOS have been consistent since Blondie joined and it would be strange to have 2 new songs on the same bill in Auckland ie FP, LTT and SOS.

I'm thinking: 'Funky Pretty' or 'Leaving This Town'
                    'Wild Honey'
                    'Sail On Sailor'

    .....would have made more sense until both new songs were nailed down?


     


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 28, 2016, 02:08:35 PM
Hard to say until more setlists pop up. "Leaving the Town" is a full Blondie lead just as "Wild Honey" is, so in that sense it makes sense to swap them back and forth. Then if "Funky Pretty" is a shared lead as on the original record (Al sang on the studio and "In Concert" album versions, and perhaps Brian sings some lines too?), it kind of takes the place of "Sail Away" from last year. So the notations on the setlist made sense to me.

But I haven't heard any firm reports as to whether Blondie sang *all* of "Funky Pretty" or not. It's weird though, that they bring him out on tour and don't just give him four songs instead of three. He's presumably going to travel the world for 80+ shows to come on stage for three songs per night (plus some encore numbers), so why not just make it four at least?


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Don Malcolm on March 28, 2016, 02:10:17 PM
Guys, guys. There just isn't enough time left in the lives of these folks--no matter who you deem to be the "heroes" and who the "villains"--for any of us to wallow in the "anti-positivity." If you favor M&B, go see them; if you favor B&A&B plus M, go see them. Enjoy the music and the various folks who were involved in creating it while we still can!

If they never regroup, we will always have 2012...we really have to just be grateful for whatever we get. Really!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 28, 2016, 03:07:59 PM
Blondie did the FP lead Saturday. Others may come in later but just him first time out.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 28, 2016, 03:49:37 PM
Guys, guys. There just isn't enough time left in the lives of these folks--no matter who you deem to be the "heroes" and who the "villains"--for any of us to wallow in the "anti-positivity." If you favor M&B, go see them; if you favor B&A&B plus M, go see them. Enjoy the music and the various folks who were involved in creating it while we still can!

If they never regroup, we will always have 2012...we really have to just be grateful for whatever we get. Really!


Amen Don. I always wanted to see a Bee Gees concert before they stopped touring and now only Barry is still around and seldomly touring. I had the once in a lifetime oppurtunity to see BRIAN WILSON live in my lifetime and I'll never take it for granted!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 28, 2016, 03:57:25 PM
Guys, guys. There just isn't enough time left in the lives of these folks--no matter who you deem to be the "heroes" and who the "villains"--for any of us to wallow in the "anti-positivity." If you favor M&B, go see them; if you favor B&A&B plus M, go see them. Enjoy the music and the various folks who were involved in creating it while we still can!

If they never regroup, we will always have 2012...we really have to just be grateful for whatever we get. Really!


It should certainly be about the here and now, not constantly hankering over the past. The originals are touring albeit in separate bands. We don't need them to be together in order to appreicate whichever concerts we go to see.

As for the 'hate' to which drbeachboy refers, that isn't just down to the fans but is caused by the differences between band members, which has caused factions to develop.

I don't need to look back to 2012 to be happy about the music - there is plenty to appreciate right now and in years to come perhaps we will be looking back at this tour as one of the highlights. I hope so.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: lee on March 28, 2016, 04:06:45 PM
I'd prefer it if they gave Blondie all four songs with Leaving This Town taking place of Shut Down or Little Deuce Coupe.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 28, 2016, 04:17:50 PM
Blondie did the FP lead Saturday. Others may come in later but just him first time out.

Interesting, as he's only one of four lead vocalists on the original recording. Then again, Brian, Al, and Blondie seemed to sometimes mess up the lead vocal cues on "Sail Away", so "Funky Pretty" might be even more challenging for them in that regard.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: drbeachboy on March 28, 2016, 04:47:11 PM
Guys, guys. There just isn't enough time left in the lives of these folks--no matter who you deem to be the "heroes" and who the "villains"--for any of us to wallow in the "anti-positivity." If you favor M&B, go see them; if you favor B&A&B plus M, go see them. Enjoy the music and the various folks who were involved in creating it while we still can!

If they never regroup, we will always have 2012...we really have to just be grateful for whatever we get. Really!


It should certainly be about the here and now, not constantly hankering over the past. The originals are touring albeit in separate bands. We don't need them to be together in order to appreicate whichever concerts we go to see.

As for the 'hate' to which drbeachboy refers, that isn't just down to the fans but is caused by the differences between band members, which has caused factions to develop.

I don't need to look back to 2012 to be happy about the music - there is plenty to appreciate right now and in years to come perhaps we will be looking back at this tour as one of the highlights. I hope so.
I've said it many times in here and I will say it again. The hate that goes on here is way over the line as compared to how the guys feel about each other. I cannot see how hating on Mike more than how Brian or Mike feel about each other accomplishes anything more than just writing it here to stir up sh*t. This was a great thread going until the Mike haters interjected and started the thread downhill. It was quite refreshing to read the all good things that happened at Brian's show and how excited the attendees were about the playlist and being there.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 28, 2016, 04:56:07 PM
Guys, guys. There just isn't enough time left in the lives of these folks--no matter who you deem to be the "heroes" and who the "villains"--for any of us to wallow in the "anti-positivity." If you favor M&B, go see them; if you favor B&A&B plus M, go see them. Enjoy the music and the various folks who were involved in creating it while we still can!

If they never regroup, we will always have 2012...we really have to just be grateful for whatever we get. Really!


It should certainly be about the here and now, not constantly hankering over the past. The originals are touring albeit in separate bands. We don't need them to be together in order to appreicate whichever concerts we go to see.

As for the 'hate' to which drbeachboy refers, that isn't just down to the fans but is caused by the differences between band members, which has caused factions to develop.

I don't need to look back to 2012 to be happy about the music - there is plenty to appreciate right now and in years to come perhaps we will be looking back at this tour as one of the highlights. I hope so.
I've said it many times in here and I will say it again. The hate that goes on here is way over the line as compared to how the guys feel about each other. I cannot see how hating on Mike more than how Brian or Mike feel about each other accomplishes anything more than just writing it here to stir up sh*t. This was a great thread going until the Mike haters interjected and started the thread downhill. It was quite refreshing to read the all good things that happened at Brian's show and how excited the attendees were about the playlist and being there.

Unfortunately that seems inevitable that the talk will head that way, but who cares? I don't care if people say what they please thats up to them, all I know is I saw Brian Wilson on 26/03/2016 and it changed my life.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 29, 2016, 01:01:58 AM
Guys, guys. There just isn't enough time left in the lives of these folks--no matter who you deem to be the "heroes" and who the "villains"--for any of us to wallow in the "anti-positivity." If you favor M&B, go see them; if you favor B&A&B plus M, go see them. Enjoy the music and the various folks who were involved in creating it while we still can!

If they never regroup, we will always have 2012...we really have to just be grateful for whatever we get. Really!


It should certainly be about the here and now, not constantly hankering over the past. The originals are touring albeit in separate bands. We don't need them to be together in order to appreicate whichever concerts we go to see.

As for the 'hate' to which drbeachboy refers, that isn't just down to the fans but is caused by the differences between band members, which has caused factions to develop.

I don't need to look back to 2012 to be happy about the music - there is plenty to appreciate right now and in years to come perhaps we will be looking back at this tour as one of the highlights. I hope so.
I've said it many times in here and I will say it again. The hate that goes on here is way over the line as compared to how the guys feel about each other. I cannot see how hating on Mike more than how Brian or Mike feel about each other accomplishes anything more than just writing it here to stir up sh*t. This was a great thread going until the Mike haters interjected and started the thread downhill. It was quite refreshing to read the all good things that happened at Brian's show and how excited the attendees were about the playlist and being there.

I enjoyed reading the positive comments about the show which was the subject of the thread.  What set it off in a different direction was the comment about the Beach Boys getting back together (a comment not made by a Mike hater). They've been there, done that, and it is over. Can't we ever just enjoy what we have now, rather than continually going on about returning to the past?

As for the way the guys feel about each other, obviously that is between them but reading the details of that 2005 lawsuit and various comments in Mike's interviews doesn't give a good impression and that goes right up to date, Mike complaining about how Brian didn't attend his birthday party for example.

If someone wants to do a thread about a reunion, perhaps better to do it under another title. I will happily avoid it.



Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 29, 2016, 01:19:46 AM
ah blown out of proportion, but maybe it was taken in the wrong context.
I was just merely stating that the guys are almost on the same plane now it's nearly silly.
I said what I said 'rhetorically' speaking, and maybe I shouldn't have said anything and should
have chosen my words more carefully.  I said it in the fact, M&B over the last 5 years or so,
have started putting in some deep cuts not normally that would be in their show, and that now Brian
and his guys have dropped more of his solo things and have and made his show more of a 'beach boys' show.  
Yes I understand the politics and the reasons between the two, but I was meaning to say that they guys make great music together
it's a shame that they are so close, but so far apart.  I am no ML hater at all, I've seen his (their) group
a number of times and have enjoyed what he brings to the show, no one can do that like Mr. Love.
Let's keep things on topic.  Sorry.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 29, 2016, 01:33:24 AM
ah blown out of proportion, but maybe it was taken in the wrong context.
I was just merely stating that the guys are almost on the same plane now it's nearly silly.
I said what I said 'rhetorically' speaking, and maybe I shouldn't have said anything and should
have chosen my words more carefully.  I said it in the fact, M&B over the last 5 years or so,
have started putting in some deep cuts not normally that would be in their show, and that now Brian
and his guys have dropped more of his solo things and have and made his show more of a 'beach boys' show.  
Yes I understand the politics and the reasons between the two, but I was meaning to say that they guys make great music together
it's a shame that they are so close, but so far apart.  I am no ML hater at all, I've seen his (their) group
a number of times and have enjoyed what he brings to the show, no one can do that like Mr. Love.
Let's keep things on topic.  Sorry.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I can understand that some wish the original Beach Boys were still together. It's just that drbeachboy's accusation that Mike haters suddenly out of nowhere brought this up is unfair.

Mike and Bruce have undoubtedly improved the standard of their shows and bring pleasure to many fans. We have Brian and his band, Mike and Bruce and their band. Those who want to see both bands still can, or pick whichever they choose. A lot for which to feel grateful and of course it won't last forever so we should all be making the best of it.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 29, 2016, 01:36:30 AM
indeed Ang, I see Brian in 5 days.  Looking forward to the show.  I agree, that debate needs to be elsewhere.
This is such a good time for the fans, let's not degrade this thread over that discussion.
someone else can start that cos it's not going to be me.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 29, 2016, 01:43:37 AM
Brian's at the Sydney Opera House as I write this, I wonder how the show is going?  havn't heard anything from anybody.
People?
edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCOb6nKF6t0
sail on sailor at Byron bay, Sydney.

short clip, Brian sounding Greatttttt!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkc3-NPnyiM


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Ang Jones on March 29, 2016, 02:38:10 AM
Brian's at the Sydney Opera House as I write this, I wonder how the show is going?  havn't heard anything from anybody.
People?
edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCOb6nKF6t0
sail on sailor at Byron bay, Sydney.

short clip, Brian sounding Greatttttt!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkc3-NPnyiM

Thanks for the clips! Brian sounds brilliant.

Glad to learn you'll be seeing Brian soon. I hope you have a great time. I'm looking forward to his UK shows in May.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Angua on March 29, 2016, 02:43:29 AM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny.  I wish politics and money
had nothing to do with these groups, because together with Bruce included, these guys could do stellar things again.
Brian with Al and Blondie
Mike with Bruce.
damn guys! 


They do stellar things without Mike and Bruce.  In fact I think that Mike and Bruce's interpretation lowers the quality. 

I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Mike and Bruce ever again.  Even if Brian wanted to and there were no 'political' problems it would reduce my enjoyment, not least of all because you don't know how it would all go wrong again.  Last time there was little sign of them enjoying each other's company - before the show they were waiting in the wings, separate from each other and not talking.  On stage there was a good bit of sniping.  Whereas with Brian's band they make it clear that they feel respect for Brian and show him support.

Sorry but I'm not going to mince my words on this issue any longer.  I want to make it clear to Brian and his management that they shouldn't get together with them on my account.  I hope everyone who feels the same way will make their feelings clear too.  Those in favour have been banging on about it for years so it's time those of us who are not should stand up and be counted.
Honestly, all the hate in here has really rubbed off on me. Anymore, I don't care what they do together or apart. This place has made me sick to death of the entire Beach Boys thing. I have no desire to see any of them anymore. Since the new year, I have hardly played any of their music. If that was effect and affect you guys are going for; it worked! Never in my wildest dreams would I expect a Beach Boys fan board to turn me off to my ex-favorite band. Well done, people.

Please don't let us detain you.  By the way I don't like the 'forgive us our wife and Managers' line in your prayer.

I didn't write it, Hypehat did. Plus, I don't give a sh*t whether you like it or not. See, the hate you send out does return to you or was that a smile?

I didn't notice any of the posts before yours being full of hate. I simply expressed my own opinion that I don't want them to get back together again and the reasons why.  You are entitled to your own opinion.

I didn't suppose for a moment that you cared what I thought - I was just pointing out ever so gently that the prayer you post as a signature every single time you post is a little hateful (if not for that line it could be considered to be teasing).  Sometimes hate, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder - you take exception to some things, I take exception to others.

I heard some of God Only Knows this morning from the Blues-fest and Brian seems in really good voice.  



  


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 29, 2016, 02:56:40 AM
But I haven't heard any firm reports as to whether Blondie sang *all* of "Funky Pretty" or not. It's weird though, that they bring him out on tour and don't just give him four songs instead of three. He's presumably going to travel the world for 80+ shows to come on stage for three songs per night (plus some encore numbers), so why not just make it four at least?

It seems odd to me that they don't have him on stage for the whole show (or at least the first set), adding backing vocals and guitar since he's there *anyway*. He played and sang on those songs in Beach Boys shows for three years in the 70s, so it's not like he can't do it...


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 29, 2016, 05:52:34 AM
Al sounding great in Sydney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcKpLDuc-mk


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Angua on March 29, 2016, 06:42:26 AM
Al sounding great in Sydney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcKpLDuc-mk

I'm so glad - Al's voice is amazing.  He sounds as good now as he did at 25.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 07:12:20 AM
Okey, third try. Anyone interested in keeping this discussion in the 2016 tour thread? As I mentioned, in the future when people want to search this forum for info on the 2016 tour, they're much less likely to find this thread.

The "Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)" was intended for the entire tour. It wasn't a pre-tour discussion thread, or just intended for Europe or North America.

I know there's often cross-discussion for things in multiple threads, especially for tours, but we're getting to the point where there's no discussion of, say, the Sydney show in the actual 21-page tour thread, but there is here. In particular, links to YouTube clips and things like that are PERFECT for the tour thread, and as I said, this thread will drop off into oblivion in the future. I just hate to see the actual tour thread die just as the tour actually starts. It's going to lead to scattered threads for the entire tour.

But I'm not a mod, and my previous posts were pretty much ignored on this topic. I just figured since I started the 2016 tour thread, it might be worth suggesting keeping all the exciting tour discussion to that singular thread as much as possible.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 07:23:56 AM
I'm trying, so far in vain, to convince folks in another thread to keep the tour discussion here in a central location. In the meantime, here's a YouTube link from the Sydney show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcKpLDuc-mk

Also, from Byron Bay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCOb6nKF6t0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkc3-NPnyiM



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 07:35:34 AM
Added a new tour date, 8/28 in New Hampshire.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on March 29, 2016, 07:39:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkc3-NPnyiM
Brian sounds great!   :)



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 07:43:18 AM
I'll also try to start posting setlist links under tour dates as they come in. Only have a solid setlist for opening night so far.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: baseball95 on March 29, 2016, 07:44:38 AM
Any setlists from the last two nights? Anyone there?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: marcella27 on March 29, 2016, 08:16:10 AM
I just wanted to let people know that the tickets for the Ottawa Jazz Festival show went on sale today and the site notes the following band members.  Darian and Scott are not listed.  As others noted, there will probably be some changing of band members during the tour. 


Featuring:

Brian Wilson - Vocals, Piano
 Al Jardine - Guitar & Vocals
 Blondie Chaplin - Guitar & Vocals
 Gary Griffin - Keys & Vocals
 Probyn Gregory - Guitars, Horns & Vocals
 Billy Hinsche - Keys & Vocals
 Paul von Mertens - Horns & Vocals, Musical Director
 Michael D'Amico - Drums
 Nelson Bragg - Percussion & Vocals
 Nick Walusko - Guitar & Vocals
 Robert Lizik - Bass Guitar
 Matt Jardine - Vocals & Guitar




Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 08:17:44 AM
I just wanted to let people know that the tickets for the Ottawa Jazz Festival show went on sale today and the site notes the following band members.  Darian and Scott are not listed.  As others noted, there will probably be some changing of band members during the tour. 


Featuring:

Brian Wilson - Vocals, Piano
 Al Jardine - Guitar & Vocals
 Blondie Chaplin - Guitar & Vocals
 Gary Griffin - Keys & Vocals
 Probyn Gregory - Guitars, Horns & Vocals
 Billy Hinsche - Keys & Vocals
 Paul von Mertens - Horns & Vocals, Musical Director
 Michael D'Amico - Drums
 Nelson Bragg - Percussion & Vocals
 Nick Walusko - Guitar & Vocals
 Robert Lizik - Bass Guitar
 Matt Jardine - Vocals & Guitar




What's most surprising is that they're providing a full manifest of backing band members on the show's website. I rarely see that sort of detail. Usually, we're lucky if they remember to put Al and Blondie's name on there.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Angua on March 29, 2016, 10:12:07 AM
If I start a thread I'll be sure to put it in the right place - sorry!


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 10:34:13 AM
Nah, it's not a big thing. I just look at the board less as a real-time chat sort of thing (it does that too of course) to ruminate about exciting recent events, and more as a permanent repository for info for years to come.

Secondary threads aren't a big deal to me, but when a tour's "opening night" thread understandably gets a lot of attention and starts being followed up on with reports on additional shows, all with a non-descript thread title, then that info will be buried five years from now when someone tries to look up the 2016 tour.

There's TONS of amazing info on this board, and some of it *is* buried in tangential discussions and threads under sometimes non-descript thread titles. The search function always has limitations, so a big thread with a clear title helps especially with things like tours.

I was just trying to politely steer conversation to the tour thread, knowing that people will invariably simply only sometimes selectively read posts in a thread.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 10:36:18 AM
But I haven't heard any firm reports as to whether Blondie sang *all* of "Funky Pretty" or not. It's weird though, that they bring him out on tour and don't just give him four songs instead of three. He's presumably going to travel the world for 80+ shows to come on stage for three songs per night (plus some encore numbers), so why not just make it four at least?

It seems odd to me that they don't have him on stage for the whole show (or at least the first set), adding backing vocals and guitar since he's there *anyway*. He played and sang on those songs in Beach Boys shows for three years in the 70s, so it's not like he can't do it...

True, that surprised me on the 2015 tour. It kinda made some sense on the 2013 tour, where Blondie was only popping in on select dates.

I do think there are some songs where Blondie wouldn't be needed, such as the PS songs not heavy on guitar. But they could certainly have him up there for *some* additional songs.

I've always wished they'd give Al and Blondie quick solo sets, even if just 1-2 songs, either together or apart. It would make the shows longer without running Brian ragged.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on March 29, 2016, 10:38:55 AM
I really, really, really loved seeing David Marks play the guitar solo lead on the song "Pet Sounds" in 2013 at The Greek Theater, and I will probably miss that the most from the upcoming PS tour.

That was a melding of eras of the band that worked brilliantly, expertly executed in a very emotionally impactful manner.

Still cannot wait, even if Dave isn't there. I hope Dave is doing well.


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on March 29, 2016, 11:30:51 AM
I'm gonna merge this...sorry I haven't been responsive lately..as mentioned previously I'm having some reoccurring health issues. I'm out from work today  and will be on for a few hours.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GoodVibrations33 on March 29, 2016, 11:39:38 AM
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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on March 29, 2016, 11:57:49 AM
Great footage from Aussie!    :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on March 29, 2016, 12:53:08 PM
Great footage from Aussie!    :)
I'll say -- Thank you!   8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WNM0QZKPA



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: srv1303 on March 29, 2016, 01:20:33 PM
Al's wife took some tour photos and uploaded them to his page on Facebook.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Stivaktas on March 29, 2016, 01:26:13 PM
I was at the Sydney Opera House show last night in Sydney. I'll post some more later when I have time. Some observations:

1) I was at Homebush Arena for the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary World Tour Show in Sydney in August 2012. That show was outstanding, great musicians. This show was easily its equal
2) The Opera House is a great venue for this type of show
3) To do the greatest hits, have an intermission, and then do Pet Sounds...and then a six song encore, it blew me away.
4) I went to see Jeff Buckley in 1996 at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, then he passed away tragically the year after. In the same way, I think if anything were to happen (although I wish nothing to happen to our beloved Brian), he is 74 soon, and if this is the last Beach Boys/Brian Wilson show I ever attend, I can die satisfied!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 02:39:15 PM
I was at the Sydney Opera House show last night in Sydney. I'll post some more later when I have time. Some observations:

1) I was at Homebush Arena for the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary World Tour Show in Sydney in August 2012. That show was outstanding, great musicians. This show was easily its equal
2) The Opera House is a great venue for this type of show
3) To do the greatest hits, have an intermission, and then do Pet Sounds...and then a six song encore, it blew me away.
4) I went to see Jeff Buckley in 1996 at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, then he passed away tragically the year after. In the same way, I think if anything were to happen (although I wish nothing to happen to our beloved Brian), he is 74 soon, and if this is the last Beach Boys/Brian Wilson show I ever attend, I can die satisfied!

Thanks for the report. Please post the setlist if you were able to take it down. I'm in particular interested if they tried out "Leaving this Town" or changed anything else from opening night.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 29, 2016, 05:01:48 PM
Looking at a youtube clip from last night. Same as Auckland but looks like 'Darlin' was added.

About 2.10 in. Darian lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUAZzy8V9K0


Title: Re: BRIAN WILSON JUST BLEW MY MIND LIVE TONIGHT IN CONCERT
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 29, 2016, 05:19:32 PM
Brian has the best group thing going at the moment, but if both camps could just pull it together. damn!
they are even doing a similar setlist these days.  Brian has incorporated the car/surf hits, and Mike has included
deeper and rare cuts.  They are almost on the same plane that it's not even funny. 

Judging from last night, though, they're still wildly different shows.  I'm trying to imagine an official Beach Boys ever pulling out "Wake The World", "Honkin' Down The Highway", and "Funky Pretty" in the same set...!

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: marcella27 on March 29, 2016, 05:21:57 PM
I just wanted to let people know that the tickets for the Ottawa Jazz Festival show went on sale today and the site notes the following band members.  Darian and Scott are not listed.  As others noted, there will probably be some changing of band members during the tour. 


Featuring:

Brian Wilson - Vocals, Piano
 Al Jardine - Guitar & Vocals
 Blondie Chaplin - Guitar & Vocals
 Gary Griffin - Keys & Vocals
 Probyn Gregory - Guitars, Horns & Vocals
 Billy Hinsche - Keys & Vocals
 Paul von Mertens - Horns & Vocals, Musical Director
 Michael D'Amico - Drums
 Nelson Bragg - Percussion & Vocals
 Nick Walusko - Guitar & Vocals
 Robert Lizik - Bass Guitar
 Matt Jardine - Vocals & Guitar




What's most surprising is that they're providing a full manifest of backing band members on the show's website. I rarely see that sort of detail. Usually, we're lucky if they remember to put Al and Blondie's name on there.

Yes, I was surprised too! I've never seen that before. It kind of even surprises me that that level of detail would be released to the venue.

I'm happy that I'll get to see Billy Hinsche, as I've never seen him before, but will really miss Darian. I hope he'll be at some of the other East Coast shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 29, 2016, 05:24:19 PM
Any setlists from the last two nights? Anyone there?

I'll try to post my thoughts from the first night at the Opera House later today in the main tour thread!  In brief:  Brian had an off night, the band pulled together around him, but the sound mix up in the rafters of the Opera House still sounded wonky...

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 29, 2016, 05:29:30 PM
The setlist posted on the bw.com site:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/remmym/20160326_225146%20-%20Copy_zpshvaah2vg.jpg)


This was the Opera House setlist on the 29th as well, with one addition!  Darian pulled out "Darlin'" -- either before or after "One Kind Of Love", my notes aren't clear.

Still no Leaving This Town.

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 29, 2016, 07:01:54 PM
The setlist posted on the bw.com site:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/remmym/20160326_225146%20-%20Copy_zpshvaah2vg.jpg)


This was the Opera House setlist on the 29th as well, with one addition!  Darian pulled out "Darlin'" -- either before or after "One Kind Of Love", my notes aren't clear.

Still no Leaving This Town.

Cheers,
Jon Blum



Thanks for the confirmation. Was "Then I Kissed Her" performed? Someone removed that song from the 9/29 setlist on the setlist.fm website.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on March 29, 2016, 07:30:30 PM
I think it's odd that they would do Leaving This Town as it was not written by Brian and he probably had nothing to do with that song when it was recorded.  It would be cool to hear but I'm just not sure if it's appropriate for a Brian Wilson concert.  Wild Honey makes a lot more sense.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TV Forces on March 29, 2016, 08:05:13 PM
Looks like on the most recent show, Brian is back to his piano being more off to the side as opposed to dead center.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUAZzy8V9K0



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 29, 2016, 09:30:29 PM
I think it's odd that they would do Leaving This Town as it was not written by Brian and he probably had nothing to do with that song when it was recorded.  It would be cool to hear but I'm just not sure if it's appropriate for a Brian Wilson concert.  Wild Honey makes a lot more sense.

I'd LOVE to hear LTT, but I've had the same thought--it doesn't have much, if anything to do with Brian.  I do like it more than FP, but will be happy to hear either or both songs!

For what it's worth, looks like the two more recent shows have had the exact time setlist as the first. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 29, 2016, 10:00:21 PM
Thanks for the confirmation. Was "Then I Kissed Her" performed? Someone removed that song from the 9/29 setlist on the setlist.fm website.

No "Then I Kissed Her" on March 29, sorry!

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RickD on March 29, 2016, 10:30:44 PM
ABC Home





ABC NEWS

Wouldn't it be nice to perform with Brian Wilson?BY ELLOISE FARROW-SMITHUPDATED 16 MINUTES

PHOTO 

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson played with four women from the Byron Bay hinterlands at Bluesfest.

FACEBOOK: BLUESFEST BYRON BAY

Have you ever dreamed of being a rock star?

One day you are living your quiet life on the farm; pulling weeds from the garden, chasing children in for meal and bath times and somehow finding a moment or two to strum a few tunes on the guitar or play a few bars on the violin.

The next day ... you're standing on a stage before around 6,000 people with Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson perched at a piano only a few steps away.

Happens every day, right?

Four women from the Byron Bay Hinterland had that experience, pulled from their everyday, normal lives for an evening of making music with a musical genius.

PHOTO Two cellists and two violinists land the gig of a lifetime, playing with Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson.ABC: MICHAEL MACKENZIE

The women — two violinists and two cellists — all play together at different times in various ensembles. But this was described as the gig of a lifetime.

Violinists Sue Simpson and Oren Siedler said scoring the big gig all came down to luck and a bit of "who you know".

AUDIO 3:59Wouldn't it be nice to play music with Brian WilsonABC NEWS

"Having come from Melbourne and having done a lot of touring, a friend of mine from Melbourne gave me a call and asked would I be available and of course I said yes!" Ms Simpson said.

Oren Siedler said she couldn't believe her ears when she was asked, and it was an immediate yes.

But after watching a video online of Brian Wilson's performance with Elton John she began to wonder if she was up to the job.

"Elton John gets up at the beginning and says 'Hi, I'm Elton John and I just want to let you know how honoured I am to be sharing the stage with Brian Wilson; this is like a dream come true'," Ms Siedler said.

"I thought, damn if Elton John feels honoured to be sharing the stage with Brian Wilson, how am I supposed to feel?

"So then I started getting a little nervous, what if I play an F sharp when it's supposed to be F natural and Brian Wilson hears it?"

PHOTO Byron string ensemble (from left) cellists Robbie Farrar and Claire Yerbury, and violinists Oren Siedler and Sue Simpson.ABC: MICHAEL MACKENZIE

But as they say in the business, it'll be all right on the night … and it was.

The musicians, along with cellists Robbie Farrar and Claire Yerbury came off the stage beaming.

"It was great fun; it was awesome," Ms Simpson said.

"The male voices, that high classic Beach Boys sound, it was beautiful."

It was a big sound with 11 musicians in the core band and then eight extra for the Bluesfest performance made up of five strings and three brass who also doubled on wind instruments.

PHOTO Kudos to Byron Bay strings players from Brian Wilson and his band.ABC: MICHAEL MACKENZIE

As for Ms Siedler's nerves: "I was trying my hardest to look like I wasn't counting but inside I was counting one, two, three, four, two-two, three, four and hoping it wasn't showing on my face," she said.

"But it was so much fun and I felt very relaxed after the first few minutes.

"It was wonderful seeing the musicians having such a wonderful time and then looking out to the crowd and seeing all the beaming happy faces and thinking, wow, we are actually part of imparting all this joy to this room of thousands of people; it felt so satisfying."

Ms Simpson said she would love to one day get around to doing it again.

"I think the band really enjoyed playing with an extra bit of 'fat' with the strings and the woodwinds," she said.

"I hope they loved it because I'd love to come back and do it again."

The day after the night as a rock star, Ms Siedler's experience seems surreal.

It's back to vacuuming, loads of washing and caring for children but the good vibrations of her night as a rock star will keep resonating for some time yet.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 30, 2016, 02:22:23 AM
Thanks for the confirmation. Was "Then I Kissed Her" performed? Someone removed that song from the 9/29 setlist on the setlist.fm website.

No "Then I Kissed Her" on March 29, sorry!

Cheers,
Jon Blum

Yeah, looks like 'Darlin'' replaced 'Then I Kissed Her.'  Not a bad trade, though it would be even better if they replaced it with 'California Saga' or something. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 30, 2016, 02:24:17 AM
I just wanted to let people know that the tickets for the Ottawa Jazz Festival show went on sale today and the site notes the following band members.  Darian and Scott are not listed.  As others noted, there will probably be some changing of band members during the tour. 


Featuring:

Brian Wilson - Vocals, Piano
 Al Jardine - Guitar & Vocals
 Blondie Chaplin - Guitar & Vocals
 Gary Griffin - Keys & Vocals
 Probyn Gregory - Guitars, Horns & Vocals
 Billy Hinsche - Keys & Vocals
 Paul von Mertens - Horns & Vocals, Musical Director
 Michael D'Amico - Drums
 Nelson Bragg - Percussion & Vocals
 Nick Walusko - Guitar & Vocals
 Robert Lizik - Bass Guitar
 Matt Jardine - Vocals & Guitar




What's most surprising is that they're providing a full manifest of backing band members on the show's website. I rarely see that sort of detail. Usually, we're lucky if they remember to put Al and Blondie's name on there.

Yes, I was surprised too! I've never seen that before. It kind of even surprises me that that level of detail would be released to the venue.

I'm happy that I'll get to see Billy Hinsche, as I've never seen him before, but will really miss Darian. I hope he'll be at some of the other East Coast shows.

The Japanese page for the Pet Sounds tour also has the same detailed band member list. Nice that they are being so specific!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 30, 2016, 07:30:36 AM
I just wanted to let people know that the tickets for the Ottawa Jazz Festival show went on sale today and the site notes the following band members.  Darian and Scott are not listed.  As others noted, there will probably be some changing of band members during the tour. 


Featuring:

Brian Wilson - Vocals, Piano
 Al Jardine - Guitar & Vocals
 Blondie Chaplin - Guitar & Vocals
 Gary Griffin - Keys & Vocals
 Probyn Gregory - Guitars, Horns & Vocals
 Billy Hinsche - Keys & Vocals
 Paul von Mertens - Horns & Vocals, Musical Director
 Michael D'Amico - Drums
 Nelson Bragg - Percussion & Vocals
 Nick Walusko - Guitar & Vocals
 Robert Lizik - Bass Guitar
 Matt Jardine - Vocals & Guitar




What's most surprising is that they're providing a full manifest of backing band members on the show's website. I rarely see that sort of detail. Usually, we're lucky if they remember to put Al and Blondie's name on there.

Yes, I was surprised too! I've never seen that before. It kind of even surprises me that that level of detail would be released to the venue.

I'm happy that I'll get to see Billy Hinsche, as I've never seen him before, but will really miss Darian. I hope he'll be at some of the other East Coast shows.

The Japanese page for the Pet Sounds tour also has the same detailed band member list. Nice that they are being so specific!

But geez, if they're going to put down "Robert Lizik", how about Alan Jardine, Matthew Jardine, Nicholas Walusko (no, I don't even know if that's his full first name), William Hinsche....   ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 30, 2016, 07:40:34 AM
I think it's odd that they would do Leaving This Town as it was not written by Brian and he probably had nothing to do with that song when it was recorded.  It would be cool to hear but I'm just not sure if it's appropriate for a Brian Wilson concert.  Wild Honey makes a lot more sense.

I'd LOVE to hear LTT, but I've had the same thought--it doesn't have much, if anything to do with Brian.  I do like it more than FP, but will be happy to hear either or both songs!

For what it's worth, looks like the two more recent shows have had the exact time setlist as the first. 

While these are "Brian Wilson" shows and both fans and band members are doing well by remembering that, once Al (and especially with Matt and Blondie in there too) steps in, I do see the show as more of a "band" performance. It's really kind of an "alternate" touring Beach Boys lineup in my mind. I recognize it's not going to be like old Beach Boys tours where Al has a say in setlist and whatnot. I've also pointed out that indeed Al and Blondie's performances are usually of songs Brian either wrote or co-wrote, or songs he originally sang a part on. But I don't think having Blondie sing a song from an actual Beach Boys album is too off-topic for a BW show. It's not like he's having Blondie do a mid-show solo set of songs nobody has heard before (though frankly that *could* be interesting too). If Dave can do "Little Bird", I'm happy hearing Blondie do "Leaving this Town", or "Hold on Dear Brother." I've often hoped they might let Matt Jardine sing something like "The Trader", which I believe was briefly rehearsed in the old "Family & Friends" days.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on March 30, 2016, 10:02:08 AM
Feel free to tear this ageist reviewer a new one:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/brian-wilson-review-beach-boy-was-once-genius-but-its-time-to-let-it-go-20160330-gntq79.html

BRIAN WILSON REVIEW: BEACH BOY WAS ONCE GENIUS BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO
March 30, 2016
Bernard Zuel

I'm of the sentiment that no one should be expected to give up their art just because they're getting older.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on March 30, 2016, 10:34:39 AM
I don't think the reviewer is saying it'e because they are older.  The issue is the quality.  He didn't think it was befitting of the great Brian Wilson and that's fair comment.  Maybe he doesn't care that some nights are good and some aren't.  I've been to every Brian Tour in the UK since 2002 (several shows per tour) and I am booked up for at least 2 more in May.  But IMHO Brian's voice is not as good as it was in 2002 (even then he had his moments).  It's the same as the old "He could still sing falsetto if he wants" argument.

I love Brian and will always cut him slack but not everyone is a hard core fan like most of us here.  I will also be delighted to see Blondie but I can also understand why someone might not like his singing.  I would love to hear them do "Sail Away".

So yeah, many people here have questioned Brian still continuing to tour. The reviewer is doing the same.

Roll on May, I can't wait. God Bless Brian Wilson, it is amazing he is still out there at all.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 30, 2016, 10:35:55 AM
Feel free to tear this ageist reviewer a new one:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/brian-wilson-review-beach-boy-was-once-genius-but-its-time-to-let-it-go-20160330-gntq79.html

BRIAN WILSON REVIEW: BEACH BOY WAS ONCE GENIUS BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO
March 30, 2016
Bernard Zuel

I'm of the sentiment that no one should be expected to give up their art just because they're getting older.

The #1 aspect of the review that lends an air of a lack of credibility to me is not that he didn't like the show, but rather than he contends that in 2004 Brian sounded markedly better.

As I've *often* said, an argument can be made against Brian doing shows/tours. I don't agree with that argument, but it's an argument that is not without a few potentially valid points (obviously depends on what those points are). But those points have existed all along, since 1999. If you think Brian's performance is sub-par in 2016 but think it was stunningly awesome in 2004, then I'd say *your* perception and judgment and taste has changed FAR more than Brian's stage presence or performing ability. Brian has ups and downs, but the show isn't *hugely* different now from what it was in 2007 or 2004 or even 2000.

I also find his observation suspect that *all* of the band just happened to all be off at the same time? I suspect this guy just took perhaps a more tentative, shaking-the-cobwebs-off performance and turned every little aspect of it into a negative. That he seems to suggest the backing band and Jardine are normally solid, but had an off night, also undercuts his argument that they should just hang it up, because he's implying they haven't hit some wall where they all suck now, but rather had an off night.

He also doesn't understand either the fanbase or Brian very well if he things "Cabinessence" is both an equally plausible and more preferable setlist choice to something like "Funky Pretty." He doesn't get it. Something new is exciting. Brian did "Cabinessence" at 80 or so shows in 2004 and 2005, and I don't think he has ever done the song outside of a "Smile" set.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 30, 2016, 10:39:52 AM
I don't think the reviewer is saying it'e because they are older.  The issue is the quality.  He didn't think it was befitting of the great Brian Wilson and that's fair comment.  Maybe he doesn't care that some nights are good and some aren't.  I've been to every Brian Tour in the UK since 2002 (several shows per tour) and I am booked up for at least 2 more in May.  But IMHO Brian's voice is not as good as it was in 2002 (even then he had his moments).  It's the same as the old "He could still sing falsetto if he wants" argument.

I love Brian and will always cut him slack but not everyone is a hard core fan like most of us here.  I will also be delighted to see Blondie but I can also understand why someone might not like his singing.  I would love to hear them do "Sail Away".

So yeah, many people here have questioned Brian still continuing to tour. The reviewer is doing the same.

Roll on May, I can't wait. God Bless Brian Wilson, it is amazing he is still out there at all.

Not to simply reiterate points from my other post, but I don't believe Brian in 2015 or 2016 is *vastly* different than he was in 2004. He literally moves a little slower due to back stuff. But his stage demeanor on the two 2015 shows I saw, and his voice, were both not hugely different from other shows. If anything, he was in a better mood in 2015 than he had been on previous more recent shows.

The writer's main argument ("it's time to let it go") isn't without at least enough validity to ponder it. But he undercuts his argument by being so effusive in praising the 2004 and 2002 tours, because people were writing these same sort of negative reviews of his shows back then too.

Again, I sense the writer has changed more than Brian has.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 30, 2016, 10:42:05 AM
He also doesn't understand either the fanbase or Brian very well if he things "Cabinessence" is both an equally plausible and more preferable setlist choice to something like "Funky Pretty." He doesn't get it. Something new is exciting. Brian did "Cabinessence" at 80 or so shows in 2004 and 2005, and I don't think he has ever done the song outside of a "Smile" set.

2002 UK June tour, as part of a medley with Wonderful.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 30, 2016, 10:42:42 AM
I love Brian and will always cut him slack but not everyone is a hard core fan like most of us here.  I will also be delighted to see Blondie but I can also understand why someone might not like his singing.  I would love to hear them do "Sail Away".

Ironically, while still enjoyable performances, "Sail Away" was organizationally one of the weaker moments at both 2015 shows I attended. All three of the guys tripped over each other and sang over each other.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 30, 2016, 10:44:53 AM
He also doesn't understand either the fanbase or Brian very well if he things "Cabinessence" is both an equally plausible and more preferable setlist choice to something like "Funky Pretty." He doesn't get it. Something new is exciting. Brian did "Cabinessence" at 80 or so shows in 2004 and 2005, and I don't think he has ever done the song outside of a "Smile" set.

2002 UK June tour, as part of a medley with Wonderful.

Ha, I was going to say he has rarely done it outside of the full album. Should have stuck to that. But it's pretty clear that the song isn't a likely choice for Brian to just pluck out and randomly insert into the setlist, and I do believe he hasn't performed it *since* the final "Smile" date in 2005. He has professed a dislike of doing "Surf's Up" and "Busy Doin' Nothin'" due at least in part to the verbosity of the lyrics, and indeed both are now gone again from the setlist. I think I caught the last time to date that Brian did "Busy Doin' Nothin'" back in September in San Francisco.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 30, 2016, 04:34:02 PM
The #1 aspect of the review that lends an air of a lack of credibility to me is not that he didn't like the show, but rather than he contends that in 2004 Brian sounded markedly better.

I was there at the show on the 29th.  I don't think he's wrong on that -- Brian *was* in better voice in 2004 than the other night.

I'm just not generalizing out to his entire touring career from one really rough show.

The thing is, night before last, Brian was in really bad form for much of the show -- clipping lines, bellowing them, rushing or hesitating, going off-pitch or just not singing bits.  He got markedly better as he went along (starting around side 2 of "Pet Sounds" -- there was a really sweet bit where he harmonized with Al on "this is the worst trip I've ever been on"), but it was still easily the most haphazard performance I've seen from him (out of about a dozen shows).  It wasn't just the singing -- his stage banter was minimal even by Brian standards.  Then he tried to introduce "my very good friend...  I've forgotten his name."  (Blondie.)  And he was in full I-just-wanna-get-this-show-over-with mode.  He got up before the end of "Good Vibrations" and headed offstage with the urgency of a man headed for the bathroom.  Then he came out halfway through Paul's spiel introducing him for the encore.  He had the out-of-sync sluggish reactions of a man trying to get through things when he's *exhausted*.

And you know what?  I'm sure he *was* exhausted.  The band played Auckland on the 26th, flew to another country in a different timezone on the 27th, played Bluesfest on the 28th, flew down to Sydney on the morning of the 29th, checked in, then pretty much went straight to soundcheck to play that night.  No rest day.  Yesterday was their first actual day off.

At 73?  No wonder you'd be wiped.  My dad's four years older than Brian, and I couldn't imagine putting him through that.  And that's without even taking into account Brian's assorted medications.  (When Kate and I go Up Over, there's a whole rigamarole surrounding adjusting the timing of various meds which make her drowsy, so that she doesn't miss a dose as she crosses all the timezones or end up taking them in the morning rather than the evening -- it can knock her off balance for days.)

Hell, I don't think Brian was even the only one having a lousy day.  The band managed to stuff up *Our Prayer* -- how is that even possible?  But there were a bunch of off-key notes coming out, and I don't think it was just Brian.

So basically, yeah, I can believe that the reviewer thought Brian was shot.  I just don't agree that this is normal for him.  I've seen the man's performances get steadily *better* performances from 2000 onwards, all the way to the Jeff Beck shows in 2013.  This was a stumble.  An obvious one, and a sign of issues they'll have to watch out for on their touring schedule even more from here on out, but not the new baseline.

And now I'm desperately trying to scrape together the money for a ticket for tonight, because I don't want that to be my last memory of seeing Brian.

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 18thofMay on March 30, 2016, 05:56:24 PM
My thoughts on the Sydney show.
First of all the EXPERIENCE was wonderful, the venue the context and the performance was memorable experience for my fellow guest and I.
Now on to the little things.
Scheduling- I raised this prior to the tour's commencement, this first Sydney show was always going to be the one that was at risk of the lag factor. To play at the Opera House after arriving less than 8 hours before at the age of 73 was at best poorly thought out. Then to arrive in the pouring rain and a few hours later sound check then show...

Performance- In my opinion was slightly effected by the scheduling, though the band did a stellar job as always. Brian looked anxious and showed signs of it, which to those that know him or are familiar with his mannerisms can be picked up . The band knew Brian was feeling really anxious, a day to settle in, get ready for Sydney was a better option. Brian definitely reacted after the GOK's standing ovation. Overall it wasn't a bad Brian effort, he loves The Opera House and was really fucking trying at times to get through his feelings and get it out to the audience. It added so much to me the effort he was giving and most that I spoke to had seen the movie and where delighted that he could even be there to deliver his music. I disagree with Jonathan with extreme prejudice. And I have two spares and you aint getting one!

"That review"- Anyone that thinks Foskett was better than Matt is a fucking idiot! And clearly shows where this "reviewers" allegiances lay. Foskett was a prick! And whilst I personally think Matt's vocals are not close to Brian's they are a different sound and it sounds good and pure and very sweet.... Maybe to sweet for my ears. But the band loves him!

I am going to enjoy tonight, I look forward to another great performance of the greatest album of all time!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on March 30, 2016, 07:04:33 PM
Feel free to tear this ageist reviewer a new one:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/brian-wilson-review-beach-boy-was-once-genius-but-its-time-to-let-it-go-20160330-gntq79.html

BRIAN WILSON REVIEW: BEACH BOY WAS ONCE GENIUS BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO
March 30, 2016
Bernard Zuel

I'm of the sentiment that no one should be expected to give up their art just because they're getting older.

Wow the quote about Matt being fine but no as good as the fabulous Jeff Foskett. This guy has no idea.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 30, 2016, 07:11:50 PM
I disagree with Jonathan with extreme prejudice. And I have two spares and you aint getting one!

Thanks for that.  Having finally confirmed I have the cash, I've been trying all morning to get even a single SRO ticket, and they're completely sold out.  So, it looks like this is it.  Love and mercy to you.

BTW, if you're thinking I said that because I was bashing Brian, you couldn't be farther from the truth.  I have *been* there -- psychedelic with exhaustion, dead on my feet, just trying to get through the rest of the day.  I have nothing but sympathy for the man.

Regards,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on March 30, 2016, 07:58:46 PM
The first Opera House show was not Brian's best - as previously stated clipping and missing words and at times he did seem to be in a hurry to get the show over with - and at this stage of the tour Al & Matt can't cover for Brian's mistakes in the same way that Foskett could. On the plus side Al, Matt and Blondie really add a new dimension to the show - Al's in great voice and I'm in the camp that prefers Matt's vocals over Jeff Foskett's (please Brian let Matt do Hushabye). I really liked the first set, it opened with Prayer/H&V then had a run of 8 or 9 hits - moved on to a mini set of more obscure tracks as far as the meat and potatoes crowd were concerned then on comes Blondie and gives a swaggering taste of what the Beach Boys were live in the early 70's - something we in Australia never got to witness (and I'd love to see H&V moved from the opener to closing the set with a more rocking 70s take on the song).

I struggled with the Pet Sounds set, at times to me it felt like performing Pet Sounds is an ask too much for Brian and the tour may have been better off sticking to a broader selection of songs and letting the rest of the band carry more of the vocals without diminishing Brian's presence. I'm off to the second show tonight and will be happy to be proved wrong. The encore rocked ... even Barbara #$%^in' Ann.

I felt the crowd was broader that previous tours with a distinct "Love & Mercy' film influence about the attendees. I'm not a fan of the sound quality at the Opera House - its generally too muddy and not loud enough for my taste - it diminishes the live experience.

Having said all of the above about Pet Sounds I had a chance last night to hear a recording of the first Sydney show and Brian sounded much better than I (and others in attendance) could remember. Perhaps I've been over exposed to Brain and Pet Sounds - so perhaps it really is time for a Love You tour  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MrRobinsonsFather on March 31, 2016, 12:30:04 AM
I'm not a fan of the sound quality at the Opera House - its generally too muddy and not loud enough for my taste - it diminishes the live experience.

I agree. This was the first time I've been to the opera house and I was so underwhelmed by the sound system. Your right the sound was just muddy, it was hard to differentiate the instruments, sort of sounded like everything coming out of one speaker.

As for any hiccups Brian made vocally doesnt bother me I'm just happy his here.
I noticed Brian kind of shuffling walking off stage, I hope his back isn't causing too much trouble again.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Dogbone51 on March 31, 2016, 02:03:04 AM
The writer's main argument ("it's time to let it go") isn't without at least enough validity to ponder it. But he undercuts his argument by being so effusive in praising the 2004 and 2002 tours, because people were writing these same sort of negative reviews of his shows back then too.

Again, I sense the writer has changed more than Brian has.

Yes, the writer does praise the previous tours, but since then, if you feel the writer has changed, IMO, I think it's because he clearly sees that the 'novelty' of seeing Brian Wilson in
person, has since run it's course.  How long will it go on?? 

And let me add:  I love Brian.  I saw his NO PIER PRESSURE show last year in San Francisco.  I recorded the whole show, and listening back to it.... I just couldn't get through it.
it just wasn't that good or that interesting. It just lacked any inspiration and was so flat in so many places.  Brian's vocals at times were awful, and when a song would end, he wouldn't pause
for a moment and accept the applause and admiration, he would start introducing the next song, or the person who was going to sing the next song.  The audience didn't know what to do at
times.  It was like, "Okay, let's get on to the next one".  Just a bit painful to see.  But let's face it, many in the audience are very forgiving on this, and on many other things. 

Also, Alan and Blondie are great singers/musicians, but neither added much to the show.   The band, (God Bless them) do what they can to cover up all of these imperfections, and they
do a great job imitating that "Beach Boys' Sound", but frankly, sometimes they sound like they're rushing to get through the song.  The arrangements are sometimes bland and
not very refreshing.  I especially cringe at the arrangement of "Wild Honey" which is such a durge!  It's just sometimes too painful.  Just not very uplifting. 

Maybe I expect more, but not for myself or the fans, but for Brian.  He might be enjoying himself, and smiling and acting like he's into it, but at times he seems to be somewhere else, and
just going through the motions.  I know I can't expect too much from him, but I didn't leave the show last year feeling like, "Wow...I just saw an amazing Brian Wilson show".   It was more,
"Well, there were some good things, but there was a lot of things, that didn't come across that well."  It wasn't a show that I even cared to tell my friends about.

I know a lot of you may criticize me for saying so, but I also don't think Brian deserves to have to go through all of the hassle to be out on tour. 
He should be relaxing at home, and enjoying his life.   If he wants to record from time to time, so be it.  He's had a great career and has nothing more to prove. 
But he shouldn't be touring anymore.  Just doesn't need to do it anymore.   He's never been one for life on the road.

As for this tour, I do not plan to see it.  Like I said, it's just too painful to watch the drama unfold.  And for seeing the WHOLE of PET SOUNDS album done live...well, been there done that many times before. 

Dogbone


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on March 31, 2016, 02:05:11 AM
Another review of the same show but a much more positive one. http://www.thebrag.com/music/brian-wilson-sydney-opera-house

I don't doubt there were flaws though but given the schedule it isn't really surprising. Four standing ovations? Still sounds as though the audience had a good time.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on March 31, 2016, 02:26:36 AM
"Given the schedule" ??? It's the third show of tour, not the seventy third. I wasn't there, and there have been contradictory reports, from fans as well as reviewers. All very confusing. Hopefully any potential kinks will have been ironed out by May.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 31, 2016, 02:46:40 AM
I know a lot of you may criticize me for saying so, but I also don't think Brian deserves to have to go through all of the hassle to be out on tour. 
He should be relaxing at home, and enjoying his life.   If he wants to record from time to time, so be it.  He's had a great career and has nothing more to prove. 
But he shouldn't be touring anymore.  Just doesn't need to do it anymore.   He's never been one for life on the road.

This is to assume that Brian doesn't want to tour and sees it as an imposition, rather than as something he either enjoys or believes to be good for him.
I don't believe Brian is being coerced to tour, and I don't believe that if he was his band members would go along with that coercion. I believe that he either sees it as something he enjoys, or as something that is good for his mental health in the same way running is good for his physical health.
One big advantage of having Al, and now Blondie, to take some of the leads is that it means Brian's bad nights don't have to be all bad. The show I saw in 2014 (the only Brian/Al UK show so far) was clearly an off-night for Brian at first -- he was missing cues and forgetting to sing at all -- but having Al there took enough of the weight off that he was able to get through a very rough first half of the set and do a transcendently gorgeous second half, with the best live God Only Knows and Heroes & Villains I've ever heard.
I think this is a genuinely good thing for Brian. I also think that even when Brian's at his worst, his band are capable of putting on a great show. I hope his performances get better than people are saying this one in Australia was, but even if they don't, I'll still look forward to the two UK shows I have tickets for. I'll be there as much to support Brian as to enjoy the shows, anyway -- but I'm certain I will enjoy them.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on March 31, 2016, 05:02:05 AM
"Given the schedule" ??? It's the third show of tour, not the seventy third. I wasn't there, and there have been contradictory reports, from fans as well as reviewers. All very confusing. Hopefully any potential kinks will have been ironed out by May.

I was thinking of Jonathan Blum's comment: "And you know what?  I'm sure he *was* exhausted.  The band played Auckland on the 26th, flew to another country in a different timezone on the 27th, played Bluesfest on the 28th, flew down to Sydney on the morning of the 29th, checked in, then pretty much went straight to soundcheck to play that night.  No rest day.  Yesterday was their first actual day off."

That schedule sounds pretty tiring to me. And I'm not 73.

Edit to note that a friend who attended the second (as well as first night, which she admitted had flaws) said it was "brilliant".


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on March 31, 2016, 05:15:47 AM
Then whoever put that schedule together needs a good talking to, as does whoever in Brian's organisation agreed to it.

That said, it seems the original report was broadly accurate, although l'd agree that it's unlikely the band were as bad as claimed (fwiw I've only once seen them truly poor, in 2005).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 31, 2016, 06:54:11 AM
And let the negativity begin from the usual suspects begin... ::)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 07:30:50 AM
The first Opera House show was not Brian's best - as previously stated clipping and missing words and at times he did seem to be in a hurry to get the show over with - and at this stage of the tour Al & Matt can't cover for Brian's mistakes in the same way that Foskett could. On the plus side Al, Matt and Blondie really add a new dimension to the show - Al's in great voice and I'm in the camp that prefers Matt's vocals over Jeff Foskett's (please Brian let Matt do Hushabye). I really liked the first set, it opened with Prayer/H&V then had a run of 8 or 9 hits - moved on to a mini set of more obscure tracks as far as the meat and potatoes crowd were concerned then on comes Blondie and gives a swaggering taste of what the Beach Boys were live in the early 70's - something we in Australia never got to witness (and I'd love to see H&V moved from the opener to closing the set with a more rocking 70s take on the song).

I struggled with the Pet Sounds set, at times to me it felt like performing Pet Sounds is an ask too much for Brian and the tour may have been better off sticking to a broader selection of songs and letting the rest of the band carry more of the vocals without diminishing Brian's presence. I'm off to the second show tonight and will be happy to be proved wrong. The encore rocked ... even Barbara #$%^in' Ann.

I felt the crowd was broader that previous tours with a distinct "Love & Mercy' film influence about the attendees. I'm not a fan of the sound quality at the Opera House - its generally too muddy and not loud enough for my taste - it diminishes the live experience.

Having said all of the above about Pet Sounds I had a chance last night to hear a recording of the first Sydney show and Brian sounded much better than I (and others in attendance) could remember. Perhaps I've been over exposed to Brain and Pet Sounds - so perhaps it really is time for a Love You tour  ;D

I appreciate your on-site review, those are always important and of course one of the main reason to have a thread for the tour.

I think one of my hangups is that if it was indeed an "off night" (which Brian is certainly *well-known* to have, going all the way back to 1999, and frankly 1976 if not the 60s), that's very different from implying Brian has had a steady downward slide with no ups and downs, just "downs."

And then, it comes back to the point I've been making for years, which is that all of the (sometimes valid) arguments I see against Brian touring are arguments that would be just as cogent and valid in 1999 as they are in 2016. I'm not saying fans can't change their opinion or have an epiphany even if they've seen numerous shows and acknowledge the same deal is true of Brian that was true in 1999. But that's a very personal, self-reflective (and sometimes poignant) situation for a fan. Concert reviews, like any "review", in my opinion need to obviously work off of writer opinion, but also have some tone of objectivity threaded through it as well.

I've seen other fans sometimes have the "Holy s**t, I don't know if I can watch Brian shows anymore" moment, but that's not a good way to put together a concert review. I feel like the writer had an epiphany, but then tried to come up with reasons the change was more due to Brian (e.g. the 2004 show being better, it being an "off night", even turning to criticizing the backing band and comparing Matt Jardine to Foskett) instead of just saying "You know what, it was an off night, but I just personally can't do it anymore."

I've *never* been one of those "Brian's sounds amazing, just like 1966!" sort of fans. So I feel like my reviews of say, the 1999 tour were more subdued and realistic than some other fans, but now at this stage I feel pretty much the same way.

I *would* say that Brian's mood, particularly in June of last year when I caught opening night, was probably the best mood and most upbeat I've seen him since 2000. It has never been a "night and day" sort of change, but I do feel okay about Brian touring now in what I feel is a bit more of a homey, mellow place. I think Foskett being gone may have actually helped a little bit, and I think having Al in the band is no longer a weird, kind of dispassionate political maneuver like it was in 2006/2007, but instead is a case now where Brian actually likes him there.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on March 31, 2016, 07:39:01 AM
Reviews of the second show are coming in, and it looks like it was much better. Most excellent.  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 31, 2016, 08:12:10 AM
Then whoever put that schedule together needs a good talking to, as does whoever in Brian's organisation agreed to it.

That said, it seems the original report was broadly accurate, although l'd agree that it's unlikely the band were as bad as claimed (fwiw I've only once seen them truly poor, in 2005).

FWIW, the band certainly didn't put in a bad show overall by any means on Tuesday -- it's just, there were some noticeable fumbles, of a sort I'd literally never heard from them before.  (I dunno *what* happened in "Our Prayer", but it really jarred both me and my wife.)

Also for what it's worth, I spoke to a bunch of people after the show tonight who were at both Tuesday's and tonight's, and they all confirmed that tonight's was much better.  Brian was more on form, and apparently they'd made some adjustments to the sound mix too.  So unlike the guy at the Herald, I certainly wouldn't write off the tour based on one off night!

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 08:17:46 AM
Based on one report, the setlist for 3/31 was the same as the first Sydney show, with "Then I Kissed Her" added back in but "Wake the World", "Add Some Music to Your Day", and "Honkin' Down the Highway" cut. Kind of a bummer they cut three "deep cuts."

Hope those songs aren't gone for good, or gone from regular rotation. Also a bummer they cut two (or two and a half) Al lead vocals, and that they cut the overall length of the show down a bit. I always figured a way to make the songs longer without taxing Brian more would be to hand another lead or two over to Al and Blondie.

I thought it had been interesting that the original 38-song setlist was identical in length to many of the 2000 PS shows. The 2000 show I saw was also 38 songs. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 31, 2016, 08:35:14 AM
I do hope Honkin' and Wake The World make it back into the set for the UK shows -- they were probably the two most exciting inclusions on the first night's setlist, at least for me.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 31, 2016, 08:35:29 AM
Also, Alan and Blondie are great singers/musicians, but neither added much to the show.

I can't really agree with that -- I think they're each serving an important role in the band as it stands.  Al handling the likes of "Little Deuce Coupe" gives Brian a break while still keeping that authentic Beach Boy sound.  And Blondie?  He's really stretching the band this time around -- it's the contrast between cutting loose on an authentic "In Concert" arrangement of "Funky Pretty", almost back-to-back with the complete "Pet Sounds", which really drives home how damn talented they are.

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 08:46:24 AM
The thing with Al is that he's actually a solid guitar player, better than he usually shows on stage. But he's not a flaming lead player, and in Brian's band he's there pretty much for vocals. Blondie is a good guitar player, but he obviously only plays a prominent role in this three-song set.

So Blondie's usually not on stage, and when Al's not singing, he's not adding much musically. I think Al does add a key part to many of the harmony parts in songs; when he's audible in the big group vocal mix, it immediately does make it sounds much more like the Beach Boys. His middle harmony part *is* that important. I do also think Al serves a bit of a Foskett-esque role on stage, literally sandwiching Brian between he and Darian.

I think both Al and Blondie *could* be utilized much more. But if it's a "Brian Wilson" show and not a "Wilson, Jardine, & Chaplin" show, how much of a main role should they play? I think a cool compromise or alternate idea would be like what Ringo Starr used to do with his All-Starr bands (and maybe he still does it now), which is to give the guys a few solo tracks in between sets. Brian can chillax back stage, and Al can come out solo or with small accompaniment and do "Santa Ana Winds" and/or something else solo. Same with Blondie. A 3-4 song solo set from Al and Blondie (or heck, get Matt or Darian in there for a song) would be a nice *bonus*, a little respite that wouldn't feel like it's horning in on Brian's main show.

If Brian's okay with having Rodriguez open with a half hour set, then I can't see why audiences would get restless with a 15-minute between-set interlude with Al and Blondie.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 31, 2016, 08:54:48 AM
I think both Al and Blondie *could* be utilized much more. But if it's a "Brian Wilson" show and not a "Wilson, Jardine, & Chaplin" show, how much of a main role should they play? I think a cool compromise or alternate idea would be like what Ringo Starr used to do with his All-Starr bands (and maybe he still does it now), which is to give the guys a few solo tracks in between sets. Brian can chillax back stage, and Al can come out solo or with small accompaniment and do "Santa Ana Winds" and/or something else solo. Same with Blondie. A 3-4 song solo set from Al and Blondie (or heck, get Matt or Darian in there for a song) would be a nice *bonus*, a little respite that wouldn't feel like it's horning in on Brian's main show.

That is a REALLY, REALLY good idea. It'd give Al a chance to promote his solo CD some more, let us get to hear some unusual songs, let us hear more Al, and give us a longer show without overworking Brian. I can't really see a downside to the idea.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 09:18:54 AM
I think both Al and Blondie *could* be utilized much more. But if it's a "Brian Wilson" show and not a "Wilson, Jardine, & Chaplin" show, how much of a main role should they play? I think a cool compromise or alternate idea would be like what Ringo Starr used to do with his All-Starr bands (and maybe he still does it now), which is to give the guys a few solo tracks in between sets. Brian can chillax back stage, and Al can come out solo or with small accompaniment and do "Santa Ana Winds" and/or something else solo. Same with Blondie. A 3-4 song solo set from Al and Blondie (or heck, get Matt or Darian in there for a song) would be a nice *bonus*, a little respite that wouldn't feel like it's horning in on Brian's main show.

That is a REALLY, REALLY good idea. It'd give Al a chance to promote his solo CD some more, let us get to hear some unusual songs, let us hear more Al, and give us a longer show without overworking Brian. I can't really see a downside to the idea.

And the thing is, these tickets aren't exactly on the cheap side. I've seen some indie bands in clubs for $20, and it's so refreshing to see a band for a fair price and up close. But they also don't do a two-hour set (in my experience; I'm sure there are exceptions). I just saw a band with a solid following at The Independent in San Francisco. Tickets were $20, the club holds maybe 300-400 people at the most. But the band did a 21-song set that was maybe 75 minutes.  

The two Brian shows I saw in 2015, neither of which had intermissions, clocked in at I would guess around 90 minutes.

The PS tour tickets are relatively expensive, it's a big production, it has no "opening act", so I think a 38-song setlist (instead of 32 or 33 last year) is a fair compromise, though I wish the shows would get more into the 42-46 songs regularly done on C50. But I fear we're going to see the setlist trimmed down a bit instead of get larger.

So yeah, let's lobby for a few solo spots for Al and Blondie. For that matter, they could have the entire band, sans Brian, come out and do a mini Al/Blondie set of less Brian-centric songs. "Lookin' at Tomorrow", etc.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on March 31, 2016, 09:38:33 AM
So yeah, let's lobby for a few solo spots for Al and Blondie. For that matter, they could have the entire band, sans Brian, come out and do a mini Al/Blondie set of less Brian-centric songs. "Lookin' at Tomorrow", etc.

Outstanding notion !


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on March 31, 2016, 09:43:57 AM
The PS tour tickets are relatively expensive, it's a big production, it has no "opening act", so I think a 38-song setlist (instead of 32 or 33 last year) is a fair compromise, though I wish the shows would get more into the 42-46 songs regularly done on C50. But I fear we're going to see the setlist trimmed down a bit instead of get larger.

I'd like to see the setlists get even longer than that. The UK Pet Sounds tours in 2002 regularly topped fifty songs, and that was without Al or Blondie to take up the slack.

(If Brian's feeling really competitive with Mike... well, Mike did sixty-song sets last year. Just saying ;) )

But I won't complain about thirty-eight songs when plenty of bands do much less... I do hope you're wrong about the setlists getting shorter though -- as you say, it's an expensive show, with no support, and while it pretty much *has* to be an expensive show with that many musicians to pay and transport, there's still the question of value for money.

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So yeah, let's lobby for a few solo spots for Al and Blondie. For that matter, they could have the entire band, sans Brian, come out and do a mini Al/Blondie set of less Brian-centric songs. "Lookin' at Tomorrow", etc.
Absolutely. I think the band-minus-Brian thing less likely than a mini acoustic set though.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: guitarfool2002 on March 31, 2016, 10:04:38 AM
What if Mike and Bruce were to leave the stage for a mini set, and Jeff, Scott, and Ike could do an acoustic mini-set of their own?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 31, 2016, 10:08:55 AM
Then it would be papa doo run run! >:D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: lee on March 31, 2016, 10:19:11 AM
I'm disappointed to see songs like Wake the World, Add Some Music and especially Honkin' getting cut already. Hopefully they are not cut permanently. Aside from the Pet Sounds portion, the first set and the encore having nothing new from the No Pier Pressure setlists except Honkin' and Funky Pretty. That's why I really hate to see Honkin' already being cut.

 * I know Add Some Music didn't make it's way into last years set until late in the tour.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 31, 2016, 10:29:03 AM
Another view:  http://www.thebrag.com/music/brian-wilson-sydney-opera-house - Opinions and drama will fly, and great shows will continue to happen.  I don't think Brian or band need our coaching. 

If it was an off night, every band has one.  But let's not get into that argument posting links showing off-night YouTube videos and reviews of various band's shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: beatle608 on March 31, 2016, 11:31:48 AM
I'm disappointed to see songs like Wake the World, Add Some Music and especially Honkin' getting cut already. Hopefully they are not cut permanently.


Those songs were cut for the festival show, most likely do to time constraints, but made their way back into the setlist for the Sydney Opera House shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 31, 2016, 11:34:22 AM
So yeah, let's lobby for a few solo spots for Al and Blondie. For that matter, they could have the entire band, sans Brian, come out and do a mini Al/Blondie set of less Brian-centric songs. "Lookin' at Tomorrow", etc.

Outstanding notion !

I remember at one point years ago thinking that you could do a Wondermints / other-band-members-solo-stuff set, either as a lead-off to the second set to give Brian a break, or even with the band getting to be their own opening act.  Giving Al, Blondie, and/or David the slots would probably be more effective, though.  :-)

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on March 31, 2016, 11:36:50 AM
I'd like to see the setlists get even longer than that. The UK Pet Sounds tours in 2002 regularly topped fifty songs, and that was without Al or Blondie to take up the slack.

But then, remember that a lot of their regular songs are half as long as something like "Funky Pretty" or the Cantina version of "Heroes"!

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 12:16:46 PM
I'm disappointed to see songs like Wake the World, Add Some Music and especially Honkin' getting cut already. Hopefully they are not cut permanently.


Those songs were cut for the festival show, most likely do to time constraints, but made their way back into the setlist for the Sydney Opera House shows.

An on-site report says those three were cut for the second night in Sydney, 3/31.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on March 31, 2016, 01:44:40 PM
I'm going to be deleting several posts in this thread. I have my reasons for it, and I'll leave it at that for now. Nothing personal.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on March 31, 2016, 02:01:03 PM
I'm going to be deleting several posts in this thread. I have my reasons for it, and I'll leave it at that for now. Nothing personal.

An unusual step to take Billy.  My post was one of those deleted.  I take it that was because I had quoted Debbie quoting Jon? I didn't say anything contentious.

I spent ages typing it too!  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 31, 2016, 02:11:49 PM
I'm going to be deleting several posts in this thread. I have my reasons for it, and I'll leave it at that for now. Nothing personal.

An unusual step to take Billy.  My post was one of those deleted.  I take it that was because I had quoted Debbie quoting Jon? I didn't say anything contentious.

I spent ages typing it too!  ;D

Yes, that's why.  I think it was a good idea to delete those posts. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on March 31, 2016, 02:59:10 PM
Last night was a triumph. Brian and the band nailed it!

It looks like the day's rest ... and a little bit of motivation from the Bernard Zuel article - really did the trick.

Last night was a different experience from the night before for me. The first night I was three rows back from the sound board but last night I was second row right in front of Al and Blondie.

First off I want to say how much Al adds to the show and how much vocals work he does and to be honest the more the better. The sound was fantastic - at least where I was - and talking with others in attendance throughout the theatre it was agreed the sound was much better. For example on night night one the bass harmonica was absent in the mix but last night it was loud and clear.

While last nights set list had less depth than the first show it was still a great mix of Brian's career.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 03:15:59 PM
While I know that "a variety of parties" read this board, one never knows how often or how meticulously. So let me just say, if they bounced back with a good show based on critical feedback, then good on them, and if they're listening, please keep the rare, deep cuts in the setlist! And add more!

You've got a pretty learned group of fans in the audience, already waiting to hear PS in full. They'll be fine with and probably prefer "Wake the World" and "Honkin' Down the Highway" instead of "Shut Down."

My weird deep cut pick that I think Brian and the band could do really well: "Goin' On." Mertens is even there to do the 80s sax solo.

One of my things is to just hear something new and different. It's not even like "Honkin' Down the Highway" or "Funky Pretty" are two of *all-time favorites.* I like them, but they wouldn't be my first picks on my own wish list. But I dig it, because it's different.

Just changing it up night to night (and preferably a change more substantive than just *cutting* a song, or swapping the order of existing songs) is exciting, and makes it a bit of a surprise for nerds like me looking at every setlist. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: 18thofMay on March 31, 2016, 03:48:34 PM
Thursday's concert gave the family and myself to experience a Brian Wilson with us all in attendance for the first time. My Wife and 4 (7,9,10,11) boys plus me. Having spent over $1000 on tickets alone it was money very well spent. Being at the back was different to where I was seated on Tuesday but allowed great viewing and a more orchestral experience. The comparison to Tuesday would be that the band was tighter, they are so good at their craft that even if they are tired and or off they can still pull it together. No need to pull it together on Thursday , they were flying! Paul made a reference at the encore to the foolish SMH "journalist" by stating that they are not too old!
Brian was more talkative during songs but to me sounded just as good as he did on Tuesday.
The crowd was more receptive with several standing ovations which Brian would talk over to get the show moving along.
I once again had the pleasure of attending the after show gathering, all the guys were great and most were in attendance, no kick on shenanigans at the pub like Tuesday as I was still recovering!



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on March 31, 2016, 05:49:32 PM
Thursday's concert gave the family and myself to experience a Brian Wilson with us all in attendance for the first time. My Wife and 4 (7,9,10,11) boys plus me. Having spent over $1000 on tickets alone it was money very well spent. Being at the back was different to where I was seated on Tuesday but allowed great viewing and a more orchestral experience. The comparison to Tuesday would be that the band was tighter, they are so good at their craft that even if they are tired and or off they can still pull it together. No need to pull it together on Thursday , they were flying! Paul made a reference at the encore to the foolish SMH "journalist" by stating that they are not too old!
Brian was more talkative during songs but to me sounded just as good as he did on Tuesday.
The crowd was more receptive with several standing ovations which Brian would talk over to get the show moving along.
I once again had the pleasure of attending the after show gathering, all the guys were great and most were in attendance, no kick on shenanigans at the pub like Tuesday as I was still recovering!



So glad you and your family all got to attend the shows.  It is worth the expense, isn't it?  Every show like this is a once-in-a-lifetime event.  Who cares about a journalist looking for mouse clicks with some controversy?  Other reviewers gave an actual balanced view of the performance. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: John Stivaktas on March 31, 2016, 06:51:24 PM
I went to the Tuesday Sydney show on the 29th. Yes, Brian had a few moments where lyrics were forgotten, he was off-key etc. but I was in the 12th row with my work colleague (and from there they sounded fine), a fellow Beach Boys fanatic, and I still consider the experience money well spent. The band were outstanding and I'm grateful I got to see them. If you've experienced the 2002 Pet Sounds tour shows then you'd know that Brian's band and show then were at the 'top of their form'. Surely no-one can expect the same at this stage of their careers? I was happy with the band performance on Tuesday night.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on March 31, 2016, 08:01:46 PM
While I know that "a variety of parties" read this board, one never knows how often or how meticulously. So let me just say, if they bounced back with a good show based on critical feedback, then good on them, and if they're listening, please keep the rare, deep cuts in the setlist! And add more!

You've got a pretty learned group of fans in the audience, already waiting to hear PS in full. They'll be fine with and probably prefer "Wake the World" and "Honkin' Down the Highway" instead of "Shut Down."

My weird deep cut pick that I think Brian and the band could do really well: "Goin' On." Mertens is even there to do the 80s sax solo.

One of my things is to just hear something new and different. It's not even like "Honkin' Down the Highway" or "Funky Pretty" are two of *all-time favorites.* I like them, but they wouldn't be my first picks on my own wish list. But I dig it, because it's different.

Just changing it up night to night (and preferably a change more substantive than just *cutting* a song, or swapping the order of existing songs) is exciting, and makes it a bit of a surprise for nerds like me looking at every setlist. 

I just wanted to heartily concur with this post. I was sad to see Honkin', Add Some Music and Wake The World dropped from the show last night, and I'm really hoping they will be played on the Japan dates. If songs have to be dropped, I don't really see the point in 'Then I Kissed Her.'  Sure, it's a good chance for Al to have a lead vocal, but two of the dropped songs give the same chance (as would 'Add Some Music' if Al sang part of it), and since the setlist seems to mostly be avoiding songs that Brian didn't write or co-write, I'd personally be OK with dropping 'Then I Kissed Her,' and also 'Barbara Ann' as well.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on March 31, 2016, 08:47:48 PM
Sadly, if anyone was willing to sacrifice "Barbara Ann" from the setlist, it would probably have been done long ago.

It makes sense, because Surfin' USA and Fun Fun Fun work fine as rousing show closers. But it'll probably never happen.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on April 01, 2016, 12:25:56 AM
Don't know if this is still the case but I was told a few years ago that it's still there because Brian likes it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 01, 2016, 12:41:06 AM
it's not about Brian, it's about us cheeky, greedy, leeches that want Brian to do what 'we' want  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on April 01, 2016, 04:40:59 AM
Interesting... I've been told by an FB friend that Brian was told of the less-than-flattering SMH review. Don't know if it was just "Brian, some dude gave you a really bad review" or if someone read it out to him. Hopefully not the latter: it's widely known that I'm not overprotective of Brian, but really, did he need to know this ? Hopefully whoever was responsible was censured. Maybe that's why the second night was a 180 turn.

Uh... can someone write a really, really bad review of the Cardiff gig, please ?  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on April 01, 2016, 04:47:36 AM
Interesting... I've been told by an FB friend that Brian was told of the less-than-flattering SMH review. Don't know if it was just "Brian, some dude gave you a really bad review" or if someone read it out to him. Hopefully not the latter: it's widely known that I'm not overprotective of Brian, but really, did he need to know this ? Hopefully whoever was responsible was censured. Maybe that's why the second night was a 180 turn.

Uh... can someone write a really, really bad review of the Cardiff gig, please ?  ;D

Yeah, it's bad enough for normal artists to read bad reviews, but for someone with Brian's problems, that could really hurt.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on April 01, 2016, 05:24:13 AM
The SMH review would be more devastating if it had been fairer. It's live theatre, these things happen and not just to Brian but to most artists. I remember Mike Love telling us at a 1970 London show at the Finsbury Park Astoria that at the previous show (which I'd also attended) they'd only been "40% there". Parts of this review were hardly objective, let alone empathetic.

I'm not blaming the management either - what a task trying to balance demand and availability and sometimes it doesn't matter, sometimes it does.

Anyway, from all accounts I've heard so far the second show was great so the guys ironed out the mistakes.

Inevitably there'll probably be other nights that are less good and hopefully many that are splendid. Those who want to hear Pet Sounds as it was in 1966 have got the records.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 01, 2016, 06:07:09 AM
I was actually wondering if that had happened considering all the songs that were hand-picked by that POS review were snipped from the set the second night.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 01, 2016, 07:05:18 AM
Feel free to tear this ageist reviewer a new one:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/brian-wilson-review-beach-boy-was-once-genius-but-its-time-to-let-it-go-20160330-gntq79.html

BRIAN WILSON REVIEW: BEACH BOY WAS ONCE GENIUS BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO
March 30, 2016
Bernard Zuel

I'm of the sentiment that no one should be expected to give up their art just because they're getting older.
Thanks, Emdeeh for this.  This guy was born in 1965 and was a year old when Pet Sounds was released.  For starters, he has no historic context.  And he is playing the "age" card.  My turn.   They sent a boy to do a  man's  job. (Or a girl to do a woman's job.)  I just watched the Youtubes and he could not be more wrong.  I hope by the time Brian is back in the States, they have added Leaving This Town for Blondie to take the lead.  

When an artist decides to cease creating, or touring is his or her business alone.  Not a hired-hand reviewer.   It is aegism at it's worst. I don't have the expectation that a live show sound like a studio product.  Or, that a 73 year-old sound like a 20 year-old.  Give me the real deal that has aged like a fine cabernet.

The only one having an "off night" was Bernard Zuel. He was ill-suited to present the work for the readership.  Next time they should send a man instead of a boy.    ;)

 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on April 01, 2016, 07:17:23 AM
Controversy = click bait.  I clicked once.  That was enough.  This reviewer should be in our rear-view mirror. 

We know how amazing Brian, Al, Blondie, Matt and band are.  More realistic reviews were published.  The fans who attended were happy with both shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 01, 2016, 07:21:44 AM
Interesting... I've been told by an FB friend that Brian was told of the less-than-flattering SMH review. Don't know if it was just "Brian, some dude gave you a really bad review" or if someone read it out to him. Hopefully not the latter: it's widely known that I'm not overprotective of Brian, but really, did he need to know this ? Hopefully whoever was responsible was censured. Maybe that's why the second night was a 180 turn.

Uh... can someone write a really, really bad review of the Cardiff gig, please ?  ;D

That has to be a tough decision to make. On the one hand, any artist has to know that criticism exists, and Brian certainly has to remember that not every gig and album has received flattering reviews over the years.

I don't think there's anything wrong with appropriate people (e.g. road managers, agent, those whose job it is to manage one's career) mentioning the review. I also don't think it's always best to immediately just dismiss the criticism. Ultimately, I think the Sydney guy wrote a pretty hack review. Some of the observations perhaps were not without some warrant, but his context seemed all off and despite the assurance that he had liked previous shows, it kind of read like a hit piece. The Foskett comment was a tad weird as well. But I don't think it would need to be a "Hey, Brian, there's one review from some guy. It's total BS and you shouldn't even listen to it." But at the same time, I don't think it would need to be dragged out and recounted word-for-word in anguishing detail.

If Brian and the band got a bad review, whether justified or not, and upped their game, I guess that can't be a bad thing, right?

As someone else alluded to, the main reason I *hope* they're not listening to the bad review is that three deep cuts got cut for no immediately obvious reason (it wasn't a festival show or a casino show; it indeed was the same venue for a second night, so why three songs less, and three of the interesting ones?).

Al might end up being the one who got fudged by this review if the reaction is to drop "Honkin'", since I can only imagine he's been chomping at the bit to do that one with Brian more than Brian has.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 01, 2016, 07:23:21 AM
Controversy = click bait.  I clicked once.  That was enough.  This reviewer should be in our rear-view mirror. 

We know how amazing Brian, Al, Blondie, Matt and band are.  More realistic reviews were published.  The fans who attended were happy with both shows.

Click bait is a good point, and it sadly does work. What's going to get more eyes. Generally positive review #5, or controversial scathing review #1?

It's the same reason those magazines name "Sgt. Pepper" #1 on "Worst Album of All-Time" lists. They want people to turn their heads and go "whaaaa?"


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 01, 2016, 07:32:50 AM
Controversy = click bait.  I clicked once.  That was enough.  This reviewer should be in our rear-view mirror. 

We know how amazing Brian, Al, Blondie, Matt and band are.  More realistic reviews were published.  The fans who attended were happy with both shows.

A 2-star review might need to be reviewed by those concert goers. I just reopened the page, and there are no comments from those who attended. Or those who have seen the Youtubes and can opine. There should be an op-ed.  

The paper owners pay attention to the commentary.  Bemoaning the review here, might not be as productive as commentary from those who attended, supported by Youtube references, for all to see and review, and might be more useful.  It is not in the rear-view mirror in my opinion.  The informed opinions of those who actually also saw the concert render the review less one-sided.  

We are not always "going forward" as the politically correct narrative of today, would like to lead us. We have to look in that rear view mirror to see what is chasing us.  And fix those past mistakes if they were mistakes.  I would urge those who actually saw the concert to take a minute and thoughtfully counter this ageist review on their website.  Zuel is suggesting that Brian (and others) be put to pasture.  Highly inappropriate and intolerant.  

Zuel is not the arbiter of that decision and needs to be called out on exactly that.  JMHO  ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 01, 2016, 09:28:13 AM

...did he need to know this?


Hell yeah! He had done a good show just 3 days earlier. Call me tough if you like but leave the kid gloves at home or in the hotel room. As soon as you are taking money from people you need to be a professional. That goes for any entertainer or sportsman. Hopefully Brian or his people could then say "Something needs to be done about the schedule." As others have said, having so many shows around travel days and time zone changes must be tiring. I last saw Brian at the C50 in Melbourne the day after the Sydney show. He sang ok but his stage presence appeared uninterested. Auckland was much better as he had been in town a few days, and it was the first night of course.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on April 01, 2016, 09:40:23 AM

...did he need to know this?


Hell yeah! He had done a good show just 3 days earlier. Call me tough if you like but leave the kid gloves at home or in the hotel room. As soon as you are taking money from people you need to be a professional. That goes for any entertainer or sportsman. Hopefully Brian or his people could then say "Something needs to be done about the schedule." As others have said, having so many shows around travel days and time zone changes must be tiring. I last saw Brian at the C50 in Melbourne the day after the Sydney show. He sang ok but his stage presence appeared uninterested. Auckland was much better as he had been in town a few days, and it was the first night of course.



I accept this to a point but the opinion of one reviewer should be considered in the light of the other reviews and the audience reaction and posts in places like this. A great shame if certain songs are dropped from the setlist just because of the feelings of one person. Funky Pretty "questionable"? Meaning what, exactly?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: guitarfool2002 on April 01, 2016, 09:42:45 AM
Interesting... I've been told by an FB friend that Brian was told of the less-than-flattering SMH review. Don't know if it was just "Brian, some dude gave you a really bad review" or if someone read it out to him. Hopefully not the latter: it's widely known that I'm not overprotective of Brian, but really, did he need to know this ? Hopefully whoever was responsible was censured. Maybe that's why the second night was a 180 turn.

Uh... can someone write a really, really bad review of the Cardiff gig, please ?  ;D

That has to be a tough decision to make. On the one hand, any artist has to know that criticism exists, and Brian certainly has to remember that not every gig and album has received flattering reviews over the years.

I don't think there's anything wrong with appropriate people (e.g. road managers, agent, those whose job it is to manage one's career) mentioning the review. I also don't think it's always best to immediately just dismiss the criticism. Ultimately, I think the Sydney guy wrote a pretty hack review. Some of the observations perhaps were not without some warrant, but his context seemed all off and despite the assurance that he had liked previous shows, it kind of read like a hit piece. The Foskett comment was a tad weird as well. But I don't think it would need to be a "Hey, Brian, there's one review from some guy. It's total BS and you shouldn't even listen to it." But at the same time, I don't think it would need to be dragged out and recounted word-for-word in anguishing detail.

If Brian and the band got a bad review, whether justified or not, and upped their game, I guess that can't be a bad thing, right?

As someone else alluded to, the main reason I *hope* they're not listening to the bad review is that three deep cuts got cut for no immediately obvious reason (it wasn't a festival show or a casino show; it indeed was the same venue for a second night, so why three songs less, and three of the interesting ones?).

Al might end up being the one who got fudged by this review if the reaction is to drop "Honkin'", since I can only imagine he's been chomping at the bit to do that one with Brian more than Brian has.

Thank you for finding and keying in on one line from the review that I missed on the first read-through, but saw it jumping off the page when I re-read it after seeing this post. The whole thing makes more sense now...good catch.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on April 01, 2016, 10:13:07 AM

Al might end up being the one who got fudged by this review if the reaction is to drop "Honkin'", since I can only imagine he's been chomping at the bit to do that one with Brian more than Brian has.

I do wonder how much Al truly wants to perform "Honkin'", and whether he truly digs the song or not... or if it's more of an obligation to play it since it's somewhat of a hardcore fan favorite, and there aren't all that many of those with original Al vocals.

At the recent Wild Honey show in Glendale, CA, Al made a comment to the effect of "Here's a song that Brian wrote and I sung... maybe he should have sung it!"... which made me think Al might feel ill-suited to sing it because of its odd lyrics.  

I wonder if the "take it, one little inch at a time now, till you're feeling fine now" double entendre lyrics were lost on Al when he sung the studio version, much in the way I imagine the "now she's tripping on some Chinese junk" lyric from "Somewhere Near Japan" might not have had its ulterior drug meaning register on Al's radar until after the fact, when the song had been recorded and released into the wild. I would love to have seen the look on Al's face when he learned that he'd unknowingly sung about dodgy topics he may not have wished or known about at the time of recording  ;D

I could see that Al, years later, having learned about "Honkin"'s rather graphic sex reference, might feel a touch embarrassed singing it, but still nevertheless does sing it from time to time depending on the circumstances.

That said, I *love* "Honkin'" and I really, really hope that they keep playing it!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 01, 2016, 10:32:12 AM

...did he need to know this?


Hell yeah! He had done a good show just 3 days earlier. Call me tough if you like but leave the kid gloves at home or in the hotel room. As soon as you are taking money from people you need to be a professional. That goes for any entertainer or sportsman. Hopefully Brian or his people could then say "Something needs to be done about the schedule." As others have said, having so many shows around travel days and time zone changes must be tiring. I last saw Brian at the C50 in Melbourne the day after the Sydney show. He sang ok but his stage presence appeared uninterested. Auckland was much better as he had been in town a few days, and it was the first night of course.



I accept this to a point but the opinion of one reviewer should be considered in the light of the other reviews and the audience reaction and posts in places like this. A great shame if certain songs are dropped from the setlist just because of the feelings of one person. Funky Pretty "questionable"? Meaning what, exactly?

They better get used to it. I'm sure this won't be the only negative review during the tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Matt H on April 01, 2016, 11:34:50 AM

Al might end up being the one who got fudged by this review if the reaction is to drop "Honkin'", since I can only imagine he's been chomping at the bit to do that one with Brian more than Brian has.

I do wonder how much Al truly wants to perform "Honkin'", and whether he truly digs the song or not... or if it's more of an obligation to play it since it's somewhat of a hardcore fan favorite, and there aren't all that many of those with original Al vocals.

At the recent Wild Honey show in Glendale, CA, Al made a comment to the effect of "Here's a song that Brian wrote and I sung... maybe he should have sung it!"... which made me think Al might feel ill-suited to sing it because of its odd lyrics.  

I wonder if the "take it, one little inch at a time now, till you're feeling fine now" double entendre lyrics were lost on Al when he sung the studio version, much in the way I imagine the "now she's tripping on some Chinese junk" lyric from "Somewhere Near Japan" might not have had its ulterior drug meaning register on Al's radar until after the fact, when the song had been recorded and released into the wild. I would love to have seen the look on Al's face when he learned that he'd unknowingly sung about dodgy topics he may not have wished or known about at the time of recording  ;D

I could see that Al, years later, having learned about "Honkin"'s rather graphic sex reference, might feel a touch embarrassed singing it, but still nevertheless does sing it from time to time depending on the circumstances.

That said, I *love* "Honkin'" and I really, really hope that they keep playing it!

I would think that if he didn't like the song, he wouldn't have covered it on his solo album.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on April 01, 2016, 11:42:43 AM

Al might end up being the one who got fudged by this review if the reaction is to drop "Honkin'", since I can only imagine he's been chomping at the bit to do that one with Brian more than Brian has.

I do wonder how much Al truly wants to perform "Honkin'", and whether he truly digs the song or not... or if it's more of an obligation to play it since it's somewhat of a hardcore fan favorite, and there aren't all that many of those with original Al vocals.

At the recent Wild Honey show in Glendale, CA, Al made a comment to the effect of "Here's a song that Brian wrote and I sung... maybe he should have sung it!"... which made me think Al might feel ill-suited to sing it because of its odd lyrics.  

I wonder if the "take it, one little inch at a time now, till you're feeling fine now" double entendre lyrics were lost on Al when he sung the studio version, much in the way I imagine the "now she's tripping on some Chinese junk" lyric from "Somewhere Near Japan" might not have had its ulterior drug meaning register on Al's radar until after the fact, when the song had been recorded and released into the wild. I would love to have seen the look on Al's face when he learned that he'd unknowingly sung about dodgy topics he may not have wished or known about at the time of recording  ;D

I could see that Al, years later, having learned about "Honkin"'s rather graphic sex reference, might feel a touch embarrassed singing it, but still nevertheless does sing it from time to time depending on the circumstances.

That said, I *love* "Honkin'" and I really, really hope that they keep playing it!

I would think that if he didn't like the song, he wouldn't have covered it on his solo album.

Well, that's a fair point to make. I'm not sure it's a "dislike" so much as a touch of possible unease, coupled with the fact of being appreciative that fans seem to dig the song. At least that's the takeaway I have based on the comments I witnessed Al make about how Brian should have sung it - I'm not sure why else he would have said that comment if not for the odd lyrics, with the sex reference probably the most quirky "easter egg" contained within the song (I, for one, didn't put two and two together about the sex reference until I heard it mentioned on this board).  

There seem to be very few BB songs with original Al leads (other than the done-to-death Help Me Rhonda) that Al probably to this day still gets attention/requests from fans... so I think he's perhaps made peace with the song, even if his comment seems to indicate he nevertheless feels a bit ill-suited to have been the BB chosen to originally sing it, IMO perhaps because he may think that the song is particularly Brian-centric lyrically.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: tpesky on April 01, 2016, 12:57:33 PM
Regarding Barbara Ann, Brian has said several times he likes that song. In fact, I think during the Endless Summer TV Special, he begs the guys to do it despite their groans and says it's a great song. Probably why they recorded it to begin with.

Honkin doesn't seem to bother Al and he's always denied it's him who was bothered by Somewhere Near Japan. I think there is some truth to that.  The fact that  M and B never put it in the setlist all these years I think speaks to their thoughts about it .


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 01, 2016, 01:19:32 PM
I can't imagine Al dislikes Honkin'. While it was apparently Adam Marsland getting Al to cover the song in a gig they backed him on that first got Al reacquainted with the song, I don't think he would have put it in his album if he was kind of "meh" about it.

Perhaps Al realizes it's a goofy song, and maybe he worries non-hardcore fans will ask WTF? But I doubt he dislikes it.

I think fans lately have only been asking for that song because they figure it's more likely because Brian wrote it and Al sang it originally, and Brian has an affinity for Love You. There are other Al songs I would pick over Honkin'.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: AndrewHickey on April 01, 2016, 01:36:54 PM
I can't imagine Al dislikes Honkin'. While it was apparently Adam Marsland getting Al to cover the song in a gig they backed him on that first got Al reacquainted with the song, I don't think he would have put it in his album if he was kind of "meh" about it.

Perhaps Al realizes it's a goofy song, and maybe he worries non-hardcore fans will ask WTF? But I doubt he dislikes it.

I think fans lately have only been asking for that song because they figure it's more likely because Brian wrote it and Al sang it originally, and Brian has an affinity for Love You. There are other Al songs I would pick over Honkin'.

Al talked before the reunion tour, and again in 2013 I think, about how much he likes Love You, thinks it's an underrated album, and would like to do some songs from it live. Between that and him including it on his solo album, I can't see it being a song he has any problem with at all.

If the reaction to that review was part of the reason it was dropped, and if as we're often told people in Brian's "camp" read this board, I do hope they will pay attention to the calls to reinstate it. It's a great song -- as are the other songs they cut. Whatever the quality of the performance, which obviously I didn't see, the reviewer was definitely wrong about the songs he picked to complain about.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on April 01, 2016, 03:51:07 PM
I can't imagine Al dislikes Honkin'. While it was apparently Adam Marsland getting Al to cover the song in a gig they backed him on that first got Al reacquainted with the song, I don't think he would have put it in his album if he was kind of "meh" about it.

Perhaps Al realizes it's a goofy song, and maybe he worries non-hardcore fans will ask WTF? But I doubt he dislikes it.

I think fans lately have only been asking for that song because they figure it's more likely because Brian wrote it and Al sang it originally, and Brian has an affinity for Love You. There are other Al songs I would pick over Honkin'.

All good points. I just wonder why he jokingly stated that he shouldn't have been the original lead singer on the song. I can only guess that has to do with the song being a much more uniquely Brian type of tune.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Dogbone51 on April 01, 2016, 05:44:18 PM
Also, Alan and Blondie are great singers/musicians, but neither added much to the show.

I can't really agree with that -- I think they're each serving an important role in the band as it stands.  Al handling the likes of "Little Deuce Coupe" gives Brian a break while still keeping that authentic Beach Boy sound.  And Blondie?  He's really stretching the band this time around -- it's the contrast between cutting loose on an authentic "In Concert" arrangement of "Funky Pretty", almost back-to-back with the complete "Pet Sounds", which really drives home how damn talented they are.

Cheers,
Jon Blum

Hey Jon--

I think you missed what I was actually saying.  For the show in San Francisco, Al and Blondie didn't really make the show any better by being there.  I wasn't questioning or commenting
on their "role", whatever it might be, in being on the tour with Brian. 

Of course Al and Blondie do support Brian, but the show would go on, whether they were there or not.  I'm glad they're both touring with Brian,  and yes, Al singing some songs,
does give Brian a break here and there.   But my point was that the show in San Francisco was still a bit flat and a bit uninspired.  Blondie doing "Sail On, Sailor" was fine, but
like I said, "Wild Honey" just wasn't that good.  Just didn't have it.  The current arrangement is pretty awful and Blondie seemed to fumble at the words.  This is not to say he should
sing them "exactly" like the record, but his performance just seem rushed and under rehearsed to me.  Just didn't like it.   As for him doing "Funky Pretty" on this tour, I've not heard
any performances of it yet, so I can't comment.   

And further for those two being on the current tour, I see what others say, and perhaps it would be nice if Al was given the spotlight to do a set of a few songs acoustically or with
just him and Matt and a few others, while Brian leaves the stage for a bit.  But we know it's "Brian's Gig" and this isn't going to happen.  Shame really, as I think it
might be fun and something fresh.

Anyway, I'm not knocking the talent that both Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin have.  They're great musicians and great singers.  But this talent didn't seem to
be really showing in San Francisco last year.   This was my main point. 

Cheers,

Dogbone


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on April 02, 2016, 03:23:32 AM
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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 02, 2016, 03:44:29 AM
Gday Alan, a few guys are gonna meet at laikas taps bar which is at 9 Fitzroy street at 4.30pm.
If you feel lost come on down, I'm trying to get to there myself. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Moz from Oz on April 02, 2016, 05:32:40 AM
Gday Alan, a few guys are gonna meet at laikas taps bar which is at 9 Fitzroy street at 4.30pm.
If you feel lost come on down, I'm trying to get to there myself. 

Yes, there's a casual meet up at Laika's in Fitzroy St at 4.30. There'll be an area set aside under my surname ( Dowsett ) for anyone interested. I'll be at the meet & greet from 3.30 but still hoping to be there at some point for a quick 1 o 2. For anyone that knows Joy and Jay from Perth, they'll be there, as well as a couple of others.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 02, 2016, 04:21:57 PM
9 HOURS TO GO!!!  BRIAN WILSON IN MELBOURNE!  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: kiwi surfer on April 02, 2016, 09:02:57 PM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on April 02, 2016, 09:29:20 PM
I'm embarrassed about how this guy forms sentences.  Most journalists here can write properly.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: tpesky on April 02, 2016, 09:31:07 PM
What a weird ending to the article. Brian's not perfect, but I think some of these New Zealand/Australian press is really missing the boat on these reviews/articles.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on April 03, 2016, 01:35:22 AM
What a weird ending to the article. Brian's not perfect, but I think some of these New Zealand/Australian press is really missing the boat on these reviews/articles.

Very disrespectful article, especially the mention of Randle McMurphy.  Brian has mental health issues but still seems to be fair game to these people.  Personally, I would take him out of the firing line.  Is it really worth it to sell some tickets?  There are other ways to promote gigs.

As for the 'journalists', my theory is that they need to justify the fact they didn't get much out of Brian so they leave the readers in no doubt as to how difficult he is to interview, rather than it seem they weren't good at their job.  Either way nobody comes off looking good.

I'm fed up reading the same negative interviews over and over.  Brian deserves better.  At least the fans can see through it all and the comments at the bottom of the article were positive.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on April 03, 2016, 05:45:36 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on

Thank you, kiwi surfer, for the link. I enjoyed the article but these sentences made me feel a little...uncomfortable:

"But I have only 20 minutes by telephone. Then just 15, with the promise of a nameless manager listening in to ensure I don't stray too far from the nominated topics..."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 03, 2016, 06:22:03 AM
For the love of BW...... ::)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on April 03, 2016, 06:25:25 AM
Melbourne gig = a blast!

Many classic BW moments, my particular fave telling us all to stop clapping as the GV bridge started to wind down.

Touching standing ovation for GOK and Al & Blondie on fire, smokin' percussion and drum solo during PS (the song), and Paul Mertens certainly wailin' that sax.  Matt Jardine had Brian's back throughout and nothin' but high praise for the entire band, as expected.

Great to see Moz and meet Bringahorseinhere (RickB).

Should be a pretty sharp show by the time it returns to the USA.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 03, 2016, 06:33:21 AM
Great to hear the Australian smilers had a blast!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 03, 2016, 07:52:21 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
Thanks, kiwi surfer for the link.  ;)

The good...that people make comments following the article.

The bad.  I found a lot of what was written was mostly common knowledge for informed fans. The interviewer should have been a boomer who could have engaged Brian as a contemporary and asked  about the detour from girls-cars-surf to more thoughtful and introspective music, and music that would raise awareness about the evils of colonialism (Holland) the migration of settlers in America, and environmental issues.  The writer could have asked how his children connect to the music. 

This was a wiki based or low-level research based article.  His legacy of work supersedes whatever personal struggles Brian has endured.  Ask about the work.  Ask about the process. Ask about bringing innovative sound effects that the whole world has been exposed to.   

Another boy doing a man's job.  JMHO



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on April 03, 2016, 09:18:13 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
Thanks, kiwi surfer for the link.  ;)

The good...that people make comments following the article.

The bad.  I found a lot of what was written was mostly common knowledge for informed fans. The interviewer should have been a boomer who could have engaged Brian as a contemporary and asked  about the detour from girls-cars-surf to more thoughtful and introspective music, and music that would raise awareness about the evils of colonialism (Holland) the migration of settlers in America, and environmental issues.  The writer could have asked how his children connect to the music. 

This was a wiki based or low-level research based article.  His legacy of work supersedes whatever personal struggles Brian has endured.  Ask about the work.  Ask about the process. Ask about bringing innovative sound effects that the whole world has been exposed to.   

Another boy doing a man's job.  JMHO



I doubt he would have gotten answers to those questions anyway.  Brian just doesn't enjoy interviews.  The quick 15 minute phone call is not conducive to Brian opening up. Hence, why I said a few posts up I don't think he should need to do them anymore.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 03, 2016, 09:30:18 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
Thanks, kiwi surfer for the link.  ;)

The good...that people make comments following the article.

The bad.  I found a lot of what was written was mostly common knowledge for informed fans. The interviewer should have been a boomer who could have engaged Brian as a contemporary and asked  about the detour from girls-cars-surf to more thoughtful and introspective music, and music that would raise awareness about the evils of colonialism (Holland) the migration of settlers in America, and environmental issues.  The writer could have asked how his children connect to the music. 

This was a wiki based or low-level research based article.  His legacy of work supersedes whatever personal struggles Brian has endured.  Ask about the work.  Ask about the process. Ask about bringing innovative sound effects that the whole world has been exposed to.   

Another boy doing a man's job.  JMHO



I doubt he would have gotten answers to those questions anyway.  Brian just doesn't enjoy interviews.  The quick 15 minute phone call is not conducive to Brian opening up. Hence, why I said a few posts up I don't think he should need to do them anymore.
So, if a publication does it's homework ahead of time, and is looking to be effective and sensitive, they do their homework like Barbara Walters or Larry King has done.  There is no need to ask about Landy.  There is a need to talk about Pet Sounds and other work that went from popular music to become music standards in our culture.  I have seen some in-person interviews (some pre-C50) where Brian was funny and candid. 

And of course it is a big deal to have this tour in each particular region and it will be covered as a concert review because it is an important event, but even those should be conducted by someone highly experienced who can ask non-offensive, non-personally invasive (as they should do with everyone) questions and center it on the work and it's lasting impact rather than tabloid trash.  Landy is yesterday's news.  Today's news is that the music is still pertinent for both veteran listeners as well as young people. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on April 03, 2016, 09:59:27 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
Thanks, kiwi surfer for the link.  ;)

The good...that people make comments following the article.

The bad.  I found a lot of what was written was mostly common knowledge for informed fans. The interviewer should have been a boomer who could have engaged Brian as a contemporary and asked  about the detour from girls-cars-surf to more thoughtful and introspective music, and music that would raise awareness about the evils of colonialism (Holland) the migration of settlers in America, and environmental issues.  The writer could have asked how his children connect to the music. 

This was a wiki based or low-level research based article.  His legacy of work supersedes whatever personal struggles Brian has endured.  Ask about the work.  Ask about the process. Ask about bringing innovative sound effects that the whole world has been exposed to.   

Another boy doing a man's job.  JMHO



Should've been a boomer?  Ageism isn't cool. Hell, I'm 38 and I've probably forgotten more about Brian than many will ever learn.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on April 03, 2016, 10:26:43 AM
Personally I'm not a fan of saying who a writer/interviewer should have been, or what s/he should have written. It's the interviewer/writer's prerogative to write what s/he wants, and everyone reader's job to form an opinion of the result. But it's just not very productive (for example) for me to say Batman v. Superman should have done without the superheroes, or that Star Wars should cut out the space crap.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 03, 2016, 10:56:23 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
Thanks, kiwi surfer for the link.  ;)

The good...that people make comments following the article.

The bad.  I found a lot of what was written was mostly common knowledge for informed fans. The interviewer should have been a boomer who could have engaged Brian as a contemporary and asked  about the detour from girls-cars-surf to more thoughtful and introspective music, and music that would raise awareness about the evils of colonialism (Holland) the migration of settlers in America, and environmental issues.  The writer could have asked how his children connect to the music.  

This was a wiki based or low-level research based article.  His legacy of work supersedes whatever personal struggles Brian has endured.  Ask about the work.  Ask about the process. Ask about bringing innovative sound effects that the whole world has been exposed to.  

Another boy doing a man's job.  JMHO



Should've been a boomer?  Ageism isn't cool. Hell, I'm 38 and I've probably forgotten more about Brian than many will ever learn.
Might sound ageist, but not really.  It is more situation ethics.  Brian is not some low-level political candidate running for office for example, where the issues are general, and time-specific and focused on a small election cycle and where some basic fact-bases will get you answers about election issues.  

Brian is someone whose work is so unique, and generation-spanning that the best person is someone who experienced the same frame of reference in real time that Brian did.  There are unique people who require someone better, in my opinion who appears to have done only cursory research (as we have seen in a couple of interviews in this thread) and in one at least who are suggesting that he be put "out to pasture."   These are rookies.  A rookie doing a phone interview, with a publication with a high readership is liable to do more harm than good.  Maybe they should be sending out a veteran reporter who grew up listening to the Beach Boys music in the 60's and drove those same hot rods, and grew alongside the music in post WWII America.  You put your best experienced person on the job.  

It is not age discrimination; it is being smart. I used Barbara Walters as an example, because of her rare ability to be sensitive and know the subject matter. She is in her 80's and still working.  Or someone else who is a contemporary of Brian's and can ask those things that go well beyond one's personal life, and look at the work, the technique and the longevity of the music.  I know you know have forgotten more about Brian than others will ever know, but you are not writing for a publication in a country with a readership that goes beyond the borders.  Your expertise is enjoyed by the finite (or infinite) readership here. It is a special subject matter that merits special treatment beyond a cursory wiki lookup.  A boomer does not have to ask or research what it was like to live in the 60's.  I don't have that late 50's high school experience that was a prime mover for the music being driven towards the youth of the time.  

And Brian's generation is pushing the envelope as to when they determine the age of retirement.  Tony Bennett is the new benchmark. Jagger still tours.  Ringo tours.  It is not for largely uninformed reporters to determine and shape what the public opinion of musician/performers to ask "Surely his time on stage is coming to an end? I don't know, he says ponderously. I don't think I will retire that soon."

Nor is asking  "Foolishly I make it a double headed question about whether he learned anything from soaking himself in psychedelic drugs for so long." Good interviewers ask one question at a time.  

Later in the interview he asks again "Does he regret what happened after those creative years?  No, Does he look back often?  No.  I ask again what he learned from that time?" This sounds like a question a teacher would ask a student after detention. Worst of all is the "I feel like Nurse Ratched, with wilson playing the post-ECT Randell McMurphy." And, "a mind polluted by years of ingesting industrial-strength quantities of cocaine, LSD, marijuana and benzedrine.."    

Using that disparaging language and those references, the music, which is the most important focus, is lost, before square one.  And, if I were running that publication, I would find a writer who was a contemporary of Brian's and who could relate to the evolution of music, try to get Brian to share his boldness in instrumentation and vocals, with the readership, or talk about writing in modules or other stuff that was unheard of, at that time, that made every musician who was Brian's contemporary imitate him, but who also knows the music of that era like the back of his/her hand.  

Who should ask what Brian "learned?"  They should be asking how it feels to have "taught and inspired" multiple generations over 55 years.          

No offense meant to young people - but to those publications;  Just find someone who has as much time listening to Brian as he has been composing about the enduring legacy of his brand of music.   ;) And, JMHO, of course.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on April 03, 2016, 11:48:05 AM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
Thanks, kiwi surfer for the link.  ;)

The good...that people make comments following the article.

The bad.  I found a lot of what was written was mostly common knowledge for informed fans. The interviewer should have been a boomer who could have engaged Brian as a contemporary and asked  about the detour from girls-cars-surf to more thoughtful and introspective music, and music that would raise awareness about the evils of colonialism (Holland) the migration of settlers in America, and environmental issues.  The writer could have asked how his children connect to the music.  

This was a wiki based or low-level research based article.  His legacy of work supersedes whatever personal struggles Brian has endured.  Ask about the work.  Ask about the process. Ask about bringing innovative sound effects that the whole world has been exposed to.  

Another boy doing a man's job.  JMHO



Should've been a boomer?  Ageism isn't cool. Hell, I'm 38 and I've probably forgotten more about Brian than many will ever learn.
Might sound ageist, but not really.  It is more situation ethics.  Brian is not some low-level political candidate running for office for example, where the issues are general, and time-specific and focused on a small election cycle and where some basic fact-bases will get you answers about election issues.  

Brian is someone whose work is so unique, and generation-spanning that the best person is someone who experienced the same frame of reference in real time that Brian did.  There are unique people who require someone better, in my opinion who appears to have done only cursory research (as we have seen in a couple of interviews in this thread) and in one at least who are suggesting that he be put "out to pasture."   These are rookies.  A rookie doing a phone interview, with a publication with a high readership is liable to do more harm than good.  Maybe they should be sending out a veteran reporter who grew up listening to the Beach Boys music in the 60's and drove those same hot rods, and grew alongside the music in post WWII America.  You put your best experienced person on the job.  

It is not age discrimination; it is being smart. I used Barbara Walters as an example, because of her rare ability to be sensitive and know the subject matter. She is in her 80's and still working.  Or someone else who is a contemporary of Brian's and can ask those things that go well beyond one's personal life, and look at the work, the technique and the longevity of the music.  I know you know have forgotten more about Brian than others will ever know, but you are not writing for a publication in a country with a readership that goes beyond the borders.  Your expertise is enjoyed by the finite (or infinite) readership here. It is a special subject matter that merits special treatment beyond a cursory wiki lookup.  A boomer does not have to ask or research what it was like to live in the 60's.  I don't have that late 50's high school experience that was a prime mover for the music being driven towards the youth of the time.  

And Brian's generation is pushing the envelope as to when they determine the age of retirement.  Tony Bennett is the new benchmark. Jagger still tours.  Ringo tours.  It is not for largely uninformed reporters to determine and shape what the public opinion of musician/performers to ask "Surely his time on stage is coming to an end? I don't know, he says ponderously. I don't think I will retire that soon."

Nor is asking  "Foolishly I make it a double headed question about whether he learned anything from soaking himself in psychedelic drugs for so long." Good interviewers ask one question at a time.  

Later in the interview he asks again "Does he regret what happened after those creative years?  No, Does he look back often?  No.  I ask again what he learned from that time?" This sounds like a question a teacher would ask a student after detention. Worst of all is the "I feel like Nurse Ratched, with wilson playing the post-ECT Randell McMurphy." And, "a mind polluted by years of ingesting industrial-strength quantities of cocaine, LSD, marijuana and benzedrine.."    

Using that disparaging language and those references, the music, which is the most important focus, is lost, before square one.  And, if I were running that publication, I would find a writer who was a contemporary of Brian's and who could relate to the evolution of music, try to get Brian to share his boldness in instrumentation and vocals, with the readership, or talk about writing in modules or other stuff that was unheard of, at that time, that made every musician who was Brian's contemporary imitate him, but who also knows the music of that era like the back of his/her hand.  

Who should ask what Brian "learned?"  They should be asking how it feels to have "taught and inspired" multiple generations over 55 years.          

No offense meant to young people - but to those publications;  Just find someone who has as much time listening to Brian as he has been composing about the enduring legacy of his brand of music.   ;) And, JMHO, of course.


And I want to vomit every time I read the often assumed "massive consumption of cocaine, etc." for a period of time in every interview.  I spent a fair amount of time with BW during those "lost years" when he was supposedly in bed.  Many people can testify to the fact that the man wasn't "in bed," but was out and about.  I didn't see massive illegal drugs.  In fact, I only saw them once with him and he wasn't especially interested in them.  He was focused on his musical guests.  Those drugs were everywhere in social situations at the time, yet they really weren't huge in Brian's life when I was around. That's why I keep saying, red herring.

Another time we went to an event in Santa Monica.  Brian managed to really pi** me off, so I was leaving him there (knowing someone else would deal with him and get him home) when Dennis called to me and said, "Hey, Debbie, if I take Brian to the boat, will you take care of him?"  He knew damn well I'd say yes, and I did.  No drugs offered, or involved in that situation in any way.  We went to sleep in the aft section of Dennis's boat while he entertained people forward.  So when did all this wild stuff take place?  I seriously want to know. Was Brian depressed, misdiagnosed and in a terrible situation?  Yes.  Was he a babbling drug addict?  Never, in all the years I observed.

With that in mind, taking any of these interviews seriously is tough for me.  They are misinformed from the start.  I hope Brian's book corrects some of this.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: guitarfool2002 on April 03, 2016, 01:11:39 PM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on

Thank you, kiwi surfer, for the link. I enjoyed the article but these sentences made me feel a little...uncomfortable:

"But I have only 20 minutes by telephone. Then just 15, with the promise of a nameless manager listening in to ensure I don't stray too far from the nominated topics..."

It appears some people might not know or understand how the process works when dealing with the press or scheduling phone interviews for artists or celebrities.

Don't know why this would cause discomfort, considering it's been standard practice for decades when interviews of this type are scheduled and done as part of the usual press junkets. The reporters are scheduled and given so much time to interview the artist or individual, and are put in a queue to wait their turn. When it's that reporter's time, the artist's management or the staff running the process goes live with the call (if it's a phone interview like this one), and that reporter gets his allotted time to ask questions, then it's onto the next reporter in line in the phone queue.

Standard practice. Nothing to get alarmed about.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on April 03, 2016, 01:22:10 PM
I just think this guy struggles with sentence structure from time to time.  The interview itself is okay, but he doesn't really know his stuff.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: srv1303 on April 03, 2016, 03:04:58 PM
Weird interview, if you even want to call it that.

I'm grateful that he wants to tour and make people happy with his music. I'm 29 years old and can't believe that I'm lucky enough that Brian is still touring.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on April 03, 2016, 03:06:40 PM
Uh, not sure if this the right thread anymore  :p, here's a shot I nabbed of Blondie C delivering on some strat-action, his shredding hand a-blur:

(http://s27.postimg.org/i275qhl73/BC_PS2016.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i275qhl73/)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on April 03, 2016, 03:17:59 PM
Uh, not sure if this the right thread anymore  :p, here's a shot I nabbed of Blondie C delivering on some strat-action, his shredding hand a-blur:

(http://s27.postimg.org/i275qhl73/BC_PS2016.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i275qhl73/)

That works.  You're so very right.  How did this become about the reviewers - just slobs with an opinion - probably less-informed than many of us here?

Who frikkin' cares?

I was listening to the Desper mixes.  That stunningly talented man I was listening to as a little girl, still discovering his talents as I listened to those mixes, is still out there touring to make people happy.  What an amazing gift to all of us.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on April 03, 2016, 06:50:44 PM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on

Thank you, kiwi surfer, for the link. I enjoyed the article but these sentences made me feel a little...uncomfortable:

"But I have only 20 minutes by telephone. Then just 15, with the promise of a nameless manager listening in to ensure I don't stray too far from the nominated topics..."

It appears some people might not know or understand how the process works when dealing with the press or scheduling phone interviews for artists or celebrities.

Don't know why this would cause discomfort, considering it's been standard practice for decades when interviews of this type are scheduled and done as part of the usual press junkets. The reporters are scheduled and given so much time to interview the artist or individual, and are put in a queue to wait their turn. When it's that reporter's time, the artist's management or the staff running the process goes live with the call (if it's a phone interview like this one), and that reporter gets his allotted time to ask questions, then it's onto the next reporter in line in the phone queue.

Standard practice. Nothing to get alarmed about.

Yeah. There's a thread about an interview in which the journalist overheard Bruce saying something rude about the journalist to Bruce's PR person who was listening in. I thought it was established in that thread that the listening in PR person was common.

Regarding the age of journalists, I thought the George Stroumboulopoulos interview was one of the best I've seen. It's best if the interview knows their subject, of course, but I don't think age is important.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 03, 2016, 07:38:58 PM
wow! oh what a night!  Melbourne was great!  will give a detailed opinion later. 
had the best time and really glad to finally meet Al Smith, Ian Parsons, Mozz and his parents and the American couple
now in Freemantle, Joy and Jay ?  sorry if I've misspelled those names.
It was great to talk about everything we love about Brian right down to his mannerisms. 
no surprises in the setlist, but here it is abbreviated:

prayer
heroes
cal girls
dance dance
get around
shut down
deuce
room
surfer girl
don't worry
wake the world
add some
honkin'
darling
one kind
wild hon
funky
sail on

set 2
pet sounds album - walk off
band intro's by Paul
encore:
good vibes
summer long
Rhonda
Barbara A
S. u.s.a
fun fun
l & m


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on April 03, 2016, 08:14:02 PM
no surprises in the setlist, but here it is abbreviated:
Damn man, that's an INCREDIBLE setlist!  8)

I can only hope Add Some Music, Funky Pretty, Honkin' and the like have survived by the time the tour comes to NYC in June.

Glad you had a great time!  :)



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 03, 2016, 09:27:47 PM
wow! oh what a night!  Melbourne was great!  will give a detailed opinion later. 
had the best time and really glad to finally meet Al Smith, Ian Parsons, Mozz and his parents and the American couple
now in Freemantle, Joy and Jay ?  sorry if I've misspelled those names.
It was great to talk about everything we love about Brian right down to his mannerisms. 
no surprises in the setlist, but here it is abbreviated:

prayer
heroes
cal girls
dance dance
get around
shut down
deuce
room
surfer girl
don't worry
wake the world
add some
honkin'
darling
one kind
wild hon
funky
sail on

set 2
pet sounds album - walk off
band intro's by Paul
encore:
good vibes
summer long
Rhonda
Barbara A
S. u.s.a
fun fun
l & m


Awesome to see all the deep cuts back!!!  Hope they survive in the setlist for the Japan dates!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on April 03, 2016, 10:00:20 PM
no surprises in the setlist, but here it is abbreviated:
Damn man, that's an INCREDIBLE setlist!  8)

I can only hope Add Some Music, Funky Pretty, Honkin' and the like have survived by the time the tour comes to NYC in June.

Glad you had a great time!  :)



Funky Pretty and Honkin' should be cool, as Funky is part of the Blondie "set" and Honkin' is Al's big chance :) Now, what would be cool; Al took the time to tell everyone that the B-side of both the Add Some Music and Honkin' 45's was Susie Cincinnati - but they wouldn't be playing it last night - I think it would be a great deep cut addition to the set, the band is hot and could nail it easily, sez me.

btw, I really enjoyed the opportunity to see Gary Griffin, who got the "what's his name" honours of the evening, rockin' out.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 03, 2016, 10:21:59 PM
haha! I was actually excited myself thinking they were gonna do 'Susie!'
they woulda killed it with this kickbutt band.  haha, yes for those who weren't there,
Brian acknowledged Darian to his right, then looked over and said over the mic to Darian, 'what's that guys name?'
Darian said it's 'Gary Griffin'.  Brian said 'that's Gary Griffin'.  Darian and Gary laughed and were humoured by it.
So very Brian.  A great moment.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 03, 2016, 11:00:04 PM
Actually for anyone from Brian's band who may read this. He mentioned 'my movie' at the Auckland show before singing 'One Kind Of Love'. Griffin should get a shout out then (by someone) as he was in it.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 03, 2016, 11:03:26 PM
Do you know who he played in the film?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 03, 2016, 11:11:49 PM
he did get a mention in Melbourne.  Gary is the piano player from about 25mins in of 'love n mercy' doing 'I'm waiting for the day'.
(the grey haired dude)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 03, 2016, 11:14:53 PM
I watched the film & Gary in it. I just wondered who of the Wrecking Crew he played.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: TonyW on April 03, 2016, 11:17:38 PM
I watched the film & Gary in it. I just wondered who of the Wrecking Crew he played.

Al Deloray


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 03, 2016, 11:20:03 PM
Al Deloray
I see. Thanks for the info.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 04, 2016, 08:03:02 AM
Glad to see "Add", "Wake", and "Honkin'" back. I think it's impossible to know whether they'll all survive months into the tour. Even if they keep the setlist the same length and don't make any effort to drop "deep cuts", the setlist will probably evolve over the course of 80 dates. Even on the much shorter summer 2015 tour, some changes were integrated, including adding "Surf's Up." "Busy Doin' Nothin'" was cut for the fall dates, etc.

I actually wish they'd vary the setlist even more than they do. Even if they want to X number of "classics", it would be cool to see those rotated a little more.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on April 04, 2016, 09:29:07 AM

I was listening to the Desper mixes.  That stunningly talented man I was listening to as a little girl, still discovering his talents as I listened to those mixes, is still out there touring to make people happy.  What an amazing gift to all of us.

Ain't that the truth, Debbie.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 04, 2016, 01:54:19 PM
I watched the film & Gary in it. I just wondered who of the Wrecking Crew he played.

Al Deloray

Pretty sure its Delory


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 04, 2016, 10:31:47 PM
Glad to see "Add", "Wake", and "Honkin'" back. I think it's impossible to know whether they'll all survive months into the tour. Even if they keep the setlist the same length and don't make any effort to drop "deep cuts", the setlist will probably evolve over the course of 80 dates. Even on the much shorter summer 2015 tour, some changes were integrated, including adding "Surf's Up." "Busy Doin' Nothin'" was cut for the fall dates, etc.

I actually wish they'd vary the setlist even more than they do. Even if they want to X number of "classics", it would be cool to see those rotated a little more.

I won't complain if they play 'Surf's Up...'  that's pretty much the ultimate BB's track for me.

Especially if they replace 'Barbara Ann' with it  >:D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on April 05, 2016, 02:12:52 AM
I'd love to hear them play Surf's Up again. I'd like to hear what Matt would make of that vocal.

I think variation of the setlist is a good idea - especially so from the point of view of fans who are attending more than one concert and there must be many for whom that is true.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on April 05, 2016, 06:25:53 AM
I saw Brian last year do Surf's Up in New Jersey with a little help from Matt and it was excellent, easily one of the highlights of the show.  He also did Busy Doin' Nothin' that night.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 05, 2016, 08:01:43 AM
Added the 8/27 Atlantic City show to the top post.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Matt H on April 05, 2016, 08:23:30 AM
Would love to hear the live versions of Honkin, Wake & Funky.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on April 05, 2016, 08:37:02 AM
Here's hopin' they get around to playing Leaving This Town!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on April 05, 2016, 05:21:32 PM
Here's hopin' they get around to playing Leaving This Town!
Now yer talkin!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on April 05, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
Here's hopin' they get around to playing Leaving This Town!
Now yer talkin!
Complete with extended synth solo that lasts the entire concert.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 05, 2016, 09:41:45 PM
Did anybody see the show on the 5th?  Looks like the setlist was the same as the one on the 3rd, for what that's worth. 

And yeah, while I like Funky Pretty, I would be even happier if they did Leaving This Town instead!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bossaroo on April 05, 2016, 10:52:54 PM
I watched the film & Gary in it. I just wondered who of the Wrecking Crew he played.

Al Deloray

Pretty sure its Delory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_De_Lory


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: STE on April 06, 2016, 05:19:02 AM


A little bit of Funky Pretty here:  https://youtu.be/qq1TIZ_G72o?t=4m39s (https://youtu.be/qq1TIZ_G72o?t=4m39s)



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Matt H on April 06, 2016, 05:44:03 AM


A little bit of Funky Pretty here:  https://youtu.be/qq1TIZ_G72o?t=4m39s (https://youtu.be/qq1TIZ_G72o?t=4m39s)



Thanks!  I am hoping a full version is recorded and posted soon.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on April 06, 2016, 08:54:58 AM


A little bit of Funky Pretty here:  https://youtu.be/qq1TIZ_G72o?t=4m39s (https://youtu.be/qq1TIZ_G72o?t=4m39s)


I like it!   :)



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: orange22 on April 06, 2016, 11:33:40 PM
Here's hopin' they get around to playing Leaving This Town!
Now yer talkin!
Complete with extended synth solo that lasts the entire concert.

My need is deep inside.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SinisterSmile on April 07, 2016, 02:58:05 AM
Just did the meet and greet in Perth. God I clammed up hard, but I can cross it off the bucket list.

Blondie is one seriously cool dude.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on April 07, 2016, 04:14:54 AM
Just did the meet and greet in Perth. God I clammed up hard, but I can cross it off the bucket list.

Blondie is one seriously cool dude.

Can you give us a bit more info please?  I'm still tempted to do it in May.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SinisterSmile on April 07, 2016, 05:10:38 AM
Give you a full rundown when I get home, they're about to play Pet Sounds in a bit.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on April 07, 2016, 06:10:30 AM
Give you a full rundown when I get home, they're about to play Pet Sounds in a bit.



Thank you, I look forward to hearing all about it.  I didn't realise you were still at the show!  Enjoy.  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 07, 2016, 06:24:18 AM
Did anybody see the show on the 5th?  Looks like the setlist was the same as the one on the 3rd, for what that's worth. 

And yeah, while I like Funky Pretty, I would be even happier if they did Leaving This Town instead!
Leaving This Town is one of their absolute epic classics. 

It would be great for them to test it out at a show or two to see how well it is received.   ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SinisterSmile on April 07, 2016, 09:27:50 AM
Give you a full rundown when I get home, they're about to play Pet Sounds in a bit.



Thank you, I look forward to hearing all about it.  I didn't realise you were still at the show!  Enjoy.  ;D

Hey it was a great show. Definitely worth it in my opinion, Blondie really killed it and got a stack of energy going. He acted like a man possessed during 'pet sounds', he was shaking that tambourine like it was some kinda raindance ritual. The band sounded excellent, musically it was very on point and I don't think anyone left disappointed.

I'll tell you my experience with the Meet & Greet. I got the VIP package that included some trinkets, sound check, early merch access and, of course, the meet and greet. Sound check was pretty good, lasted for about 30ish minutes. It's just the band running though a couple of songs and testing the levels. It's a nice candid look into the behind the scenes operations. At one point someone said "Let's try a song with Blondie" and Blondie stepped to the mic and said "I'm gonna do Funky Pretty". Brian just interrupts "NO, do Sail on sailor" that was funny as hell, everyone just kinda shrugged and got on with SOS.

Now, for the meet and greet. They only allowed 2 items to be signed, no more than that. For pictures, you give someone your phone and they'll take a photo with it. No videos for the meet and greet. They had us in a single line and sent us through one individual/group at a time. It was Brian, Al and Blondie sitting at a table, they told us before we went in that they'd be seated and they wouldn't get up for photos. I was near the end of the line and heard Brian yell out "How many more left?" I think he was kinda over it, which is fair enough. I went in and my mind went completely blank! I walked up to Brian and said "Hey Brian" (Like I didn't know what the hell to say) and and he just said "Hey". There was a little bit of silence, and Al says to me "What do you know?" and I just say the first thing that comes into my mind. "Not much". goshdarn. Anyway, leaned down for the photo, had a quick interaction with Blondie and was on my way.

That about covers it. Great night, would recommend, it's pretty damn cool. Lemme know if you have anymore questions, i'm gonna get some sleep i'm mega tired.

Peace.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 07, 2016, 09:51:44 AM
That's why I'll probably never go to one of those Meet and Greets. I would spend days preparing some 5-10 second profound statement, but when I actually meet them I'd stammer something like 'ahummahummahumma' and feel like a fool. :-)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on April 07, 2016, 09:54:33 AM
Give you a full rundown when I get home, they're about to play Pet Sounds in a bit.



Thank you, I look forward to hearing all about it.  I didn't realise you were still at the show!  Enjoy.  ;D

Hey it was a great show. Definitely worth it in my opinion, Blondie really killed it and got a stack of energy going. He acted like a man possessed during 'pet sounds', he was shaking that tambourine like it was some kinda raindance ritual. The band sounded excellent, musically it was very on point and I don't think anyone left disappointed.

I'll tell you my experience with the Meet & Greet. I got the VIP package that included some trinkets, sound check, early merch access and, of course, the meet and greet. Sound check was pretty good, lasted for about 30ish minutes. It's just the band running though a couple of songs and testing the levels. It's a nice candid look into the behind the scenes operations. At one point someone said "Let's try a song with Blondie" and Blondie stepped to the mic and said "I'm gonna do Funky Pretty". Brian just interrupts "NO, do Sail on sailor" that was funny as hell, everyone just kinda shrugged and got on with SOS.

Now, for the meet and greet. They only allowed 2 items to be signed, no more than that. For pictures, you give someone your phone and they'll take a photo with it. No videos for the meet and greet. They had us in a single line and sent us through one individual/group at a time. It was Brian, Al and Blondie sitting at a table, they told us before we went in that they'd be seated and they wouldn't get up for photos. I was near the end of the line and heard Brian yell out "How many more left?" I think he was kinda over it, which is fair enough. I went in and my mind went completely blank! I walked up to Brian and said "Hey Brian" (Like I didn't know what the hell to say) and and he just said "Hey". There was a little bit of silence, and Al says to me "What do you know?" and I just say the first thing that comes into my mind. "Not much". goshdarn. Anyway, leaned down for the photo, had a quick interaction with Blondie and was on my way.

That about covers it. Great night, would recommend, it's pretty damn cool. Lemme know if you have anymore questions, i'm gonna get some sleep i'm mega tired.

Peace.

Sounds brilliant!  Thank you for taking the time to let me know a bit more.  I've met Brian a few times and would love to meet Al and Blondie.  Getting a picture with all three would be a great memento.  I'd be paranoid in case the photo was blurry!  I know what you mean about not knowing what to say.  I've found myself a bit tongue tied too!  Maybe I'd wear my Radiant Radish or Keep It Clean With Al Jardine t-shirt and see if someone passes comment!

Cheers.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 07, 2016, 10:35:58 AM
If setlist.fm is correct, it looks like the same 38-song setlist again for Perth. Not a bad thing of course; I'm glad the one shortened Sydney shows appears to have been an anomaly.

A little more variance from night to night would be cool (ideally without replacing deep cuts with hits), and I would imagine we'll see more of that considering we're not even 10% into this tour.

I'm curious if we'll see "Honkin'" dropped in May in the UK in favor of "Cottonfields."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: William Bowe on April 07, 2016, 12:00:03 PM
Went to the Perth show, and can confirm what appears on setlist.fm. I had an okay time - Matt Jardine does a real nice Don't Worry Baby, and I got to hear a Love You song live for the first time - but it didn't change my opinion that it's time for Brian to hang up the gloves.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: William Bowe on April 07, 2016, 12:11:05 PM
It was nice that Funky Pretty was in the set, but it didn't leave a great impression on people I spoke to who weren't familiar with it. They undersold the vocal round at the end, which is what makes it such an underrated song IMO.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on April 07, 2016, 05:37:18 PM
My need is deep inside.

Deep and wide!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 12, 2016, 09:17:23 AM
Looks like the first Tokyo show didn't have any drastic changes. They did replace "Honkin' Down the Highway" with "Then I Kissed Her."



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 12, 2016, 09:19:52 AM
It would be cool if they changed the setlist up more between shows when they do two night at the same venue. Hopefully maybe "Honkin'" or something new will surface on the second Tokyo show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 12, 2016, 09:21:17 AM
Al posts some interesting pics on Facebook.

Apparently, BRI lawyers finally caught up with Al in Tokyo:

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12718023_1072972849427676_1957396411392144835_n.jpg?oh=95c8b7d2fd2e84de5e887b132f5ef683&oe=57B8BC7A)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on April 12, 2016, 09:59:20 AM
Here's a new article/interview. So, shelving SMiLE was influenced by something Van Dyke Parks said...

 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=22&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9yfiexonMAhWMaD4KHbQ0D6o4ChAWCFgwCw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.japantimes.co.jp%2Fculture%2F2016%2F04%2F07%2Fmusic%2Fgenius-brian-wilson-beach-boys-mastermind-short-words-long-legacy%2F&usg=AFQjCNEcINA_62oPcWaRNpx_2drm8Kqujg&sig2=fLQtfIXsmTtvOikp3h8-8A



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 12, 2016, 06:08:59 PM
It would be cool if they changed the setlist up more between shows when they do two night at the same venue. Hopefully maybe "Honkin'" or something new will surface on the second Tokyo show.

Yeah, I really hope they at least exchange 'And I Kissed Her' for Honkin' in Osaka!  I'd really love to hear 'Honkin',' but also they played 'Kissed' in both Japan BB's shows that I saw in 2012, and it didn't seem to get a big response anyway.  In my experience, Japanese Brian fans tend to be really into the deeper cuts. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 12, 2016, 06:18:35 PM
Al posts some interesting pics on Facebook.

Apparently, BRI lawyers finally caught up with Al in Tokyo:

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12718023_1072972849427676_1957396411392144835_n.jpg?oh=95c8b7d2fd2e84de5e887b132f5ef683&oe=57B8BC7A)

9 hours and nobody has superimposed Mike in place of the dragon yet. :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cyncie on April 12, 2016, 07:29:49 PM
Godzillza only knows what I'd be without you…


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on April 12, 2016, 07:33:33 PM
Godzillza only knows what I'd be without you…


 :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on April 12, 2016, 09:25:19 PM
Mothra she needs me...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 12, 2016, 11:08:00 PM
Tokyo Night 1 Setlist:
Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Dance Dance Dance
I Get Around
Shut Down
Little Deuce Coup
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby
Wake the World
Add Some Music
Then I Kissed Her
Darling
One Kind of Love
Wild Honey
Funky Pretty
Sail on Sailor

Intermission

Pet Sounds (with studio session intro)

Encore:
Good Vibrations
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda
Barbara Ann
Surfing USA
Fun Fun Fun


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 13, 2016, 06:40:58 AM
Tokyo Night 1 Setlist:
Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Dance Dance Dance
I Get Around
Shut Down
Little Deuce Coup
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby
Wake the World
Add Some Music
Then I Kissed Her
Darling
One Kind of Love
Wild Honey
Funky Pretty
Sail on Sailor

Intermission

Pet Sounds (with studio session intro)

Encore:
Good Vibrations
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda
Barbara Ann
Surfing USA
Fun Fun Fun

Thanks, Woodstock for posting the setlist. 

And, I so hope they add in Sail Away from NPP and Leaving This Town.   

Thanks again.   ;)



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 13, 2016, 07:20:48 AM
While anything is possible, especially on a long tour like this, it kinda looks like "NPP" material is unlikely apart from "One Kind of Love." They really only have the 18-song first set to mess around with much. The PS and encore sets seem pretty firmly set.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on April 13, 2016, 07:43:59 AM
While anything is possible, especially on a long tour like this, it kinda looks like "NPP" material is unlikely apart from "One Kind of Love." They really only have the 18-song first set to mess around with much. The PS and encore sets seem pretty firmly set.
A little more of the NPP gems might find their way in for live promotion as well. Not everyone had a chance to see NPP performed.  And with Blondie in the mix, it is another Holland-era gem that might be utilized.  We'll see... Often the Smiley board serves as a "request line."  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 13, 2016, 07:53:14 AM
Tokyo Night 2 Setlist:
Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Dance Dance Dance
I Get Around
Shut Down
Little Deuce Coup
Little Honda
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby
Wake the World
Add Some Music
Honkin Down the Highway (Al)
Darling
One Kind of Love
Wild Honey
Funky Pretty
Sail on Sailor

Intermission

Pet Sounds (with studio session intro)

Encore:
Good Vibrations
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda
Barbara Ann
Surfing USA
Fun Fun Fun


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 13, 2016, 08:31:27 AM
Thanks for posting the setlist!

"Little Honda", cool inclusion. As I often say, it wouldn't be my first pick, but I dig when they're able to change it up more from show to show and over the course of a tour. It's also nice to see that they didn't bump something to add the song, so the first set is up to 19 songs instead of the 18 we've usually had so far.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 13, 2016, 08:47:29 AM
Ugh...Little Honda? Really? Another "car" type song?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 13, 2016, 08:47:41 AM
I always certainly *hope* requests here make it to the BW setlist. I'm curious how independently of fans the band picked stuff like "Funky Pretty" or "Honkin' Down the Highway."

But I'm digging the setlist. 25 of 39 songs are post-1965. Pretty cool.

If anybody from the Brian operation is reading, try "Goin' On!" We haven't heard it live since 1980, and even then it only lasted for a few months and didn't even make it to the 1980 summer tour! Mertens can wail on the sax solo. Cool group vocals. The BW band could knock that one out of the park and it would integrate the 80s (just barely, technically) a little bit!

And let's hear Al do "Lookin' at Tomorrow."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 13, 2016, 08:52:41 AM
Ugh...Little Honda? Really? Another "car" type song?

While it wouldn't be my first pick, at least it's different. And they didn't cut anything to add it. Plus, has Brian done it live before? I know they did it on C50. But I think he may have rarely or never done that one. Setlist.fm (which, I know, is far from perfect) doesn't show any BW performances prior to last night.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on April 13, 2016, 09:01:15 AM
And let's hear Al do "Lookin' at Tomorrow."
:woot


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Mendota Heights on April 13, 2016, 09:13:18 AM
How about Time To Get Alone and I Went To Sleep?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 13, 2016, 09:32:22 AM
Ugh...Little Honda? Really? Another "car" type song?

It was awesome. One of few in the setlist. That's why it was so awesome.

The energy was intense. It's a real rocker.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Matt H on April 13, 2016, 09:35:15 AM
Surprised they didn't do Love & Mercy


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on April 13, 2016, 09:38:48 AM
How about Time To Get Alone and I Went To Sleep?
:woot :woot


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 13, 2016, 09:40:32 AM
Surprised they didn't do Love & Mercy

Apologies, it ended both nights. Somehow I forgot to include it!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Matt H on April 13, 2016, 09:52:29 AM
Surprised they didn't do Love & Mercy

Apologies, it ended both nights. Somehow I forgot to include it!

Thanks for the clarification


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CenturyDeprived on April 13, 2016, 11:08:42 AM
I always certainly *hope* requests here make it to the BW setlist. I'm curious how independently of fans the band picked stuff like "Funky Pretty" or "Honkin' Down the Highway."

But I'm digging the setlist. 25 of 39 songs are post-1965. Pretty cool.

If anybody from the Brian operation is reading, try "Goin' On!" We haven't heard it live since 1980, and even then it only lasted for a few months and didn't even make it to the 1980 summer tour! Mertens can wail on the sax solo. Cool group vocals. The BW band could knock that one out of the park and it would integrate the 80s (just barely, technically) a little bit!

And let's hear Al do "Lookin' at Tomorrow."

Seconded!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 13, 2016, 11:11:40 AM
With around 70 shows left in the tour, I'd have to guess we'll get some things coming and going from the setlist. I'd still have to guess something of Al's might get bumped for "Cotton Fields" in May in the UK.

I'd love to see them bump "Don't Worry Baby" and have Matt sing "The Trader." I know Brian probably has legit reasons to not do much Carl material, but it would be nice for someone to give more Carl material (especially the small amount of stuff he wrote) a public airing.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 13, 2016, 02:33:31 PM

I'd love to see them bump "Don't Worry Baby" and have Matt sing "The Trader."


Could not agree less. DWB is as iconic as GVs, Cali Girls and GOKs IMO. Every time I have heard it live since 1978 I have been transported back to the early 60s. Matt nails it this year just like he did when I heard him in the early 90s. Ditch a car song any day to make room for Trader if they must.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 13, 2016, 02:39:54 PM

I'd love to see them bump "Don't Worry Baby" and have Matt sing "The Trader."


Could not agree less. DWB is as iconic as GVs, Cali Girls and GOKs IMO. Every time I have heard it live since 1978 I have been transported back to the early 60s. Matt nails it this year just like he did when I heard him in the early 90s. Ditch a car song any day to make room for Trader if they must.

I was just thinking more practically; they seem to divvy out leads to non-Brian members and not stray too far from that count. I figured they'd have to rotate out a "Matt lead" to make room for one. "Don't Worry Baby" would not be the first song I would ditch. It wouldn't be the last either. It's a great song; but I don't *have* to hear it, especially as it has been a setlist staple on and off over the years both in the touring BBs and Brian's band.

I'd rather hear "The Trader" (or a long list of songs we haven't heard before) than DWB.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Alan Smith on April 13, 2016, 03:34:09 PM
I'd rather hear "The Trader" than "Barbara-Freakin'-Ann".


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 13, 2016, 04:33:29 PM
I'd rather hear "The Trader" than "Barbara-Freakin'-Ann".

All those in favor?......

Carried! :thumbsup


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 13, 2016, 07:10:19 PM
I'd go for pretty much any deep cut replacing 'Barbara Ann.'  But since it's kinda iconic and Brian seems to like playing it, I'm just hoping that if they HAVE to replace stuff like 'Honkin' or 'Funky Pretty,' they end up replacing them with other deepish cuts like 'California Saga' or 'Leaving This Town.'  

I'd personally vote for cutting out one or two of the early tunes in favor of one or two more late 60's or 70's tunes, but if they can't do that, switching the deep cuts for other deep cuts would be the way to go.  I think that the greatest hits/deep cuts balance is pretty good in the current set, and I think they could lean a bit towards the other deep cuts without cutting out stuff the casual fan really wants to hear. 

Conversely, I wouldn't want to see them go in the other direction (losing deep cuts for greatest hits that probably aren't that essential for casual fans anyway).  I'm glad that, for example 'Little Honda' didn't replace any of the deep cuts, but rather that they just extended the set by one song. 

For Al lead vocals specifically, personally I'm not so hot on either 'And I Kissed Her' or 'Cotton Fields,' as neither were written by Brian or Al, and both are not exactly adventurous song choices.  Seeing that Cotton Fields was a major hit in certain countries, though, I can understand why it might be included in future sets, but I doubt that any casual fan is going to say 'OMG, they didn't play 'And Then I Kissed Her.'  If they have to throw in a popular cover tune with Al on vocals, maybe 'Come Go With Me' or 'California Dreamin' might be good alternatives? 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RiC on April 13, 2016, 08:45:10 PM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on April 13, 2016, 09:01:15 PM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.

I'd say its because Brian likes those songs and they are close to his heart, i'm sure he likes to perform them or he would have never played them again post-1988


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 13, 2016, 09:26:14 PM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.

I'd say its because Brian likes those songs and they are close to his heart, i'm sure he likes to perform them or he would have never played them again post-1988

I think that he's pretty proud of songs like All Summer Long, Surfin' USA, Fun Fun Fun, and I Get Around, and those are also songs that the casual fans most expect to hear.  Stuff like Shut Down or Little Honda though, I suspect they mean less to him and also to even casual fans.  If you give the casual fans the BIG early hits, you can safely get away with not doing the more minor ones. 

The same goes for Mike and Bruce--yeah, they need to do the big hits, but when I look at BB setlists from '64 or '65, they weren't doing stuff like '409' or 'Surfin' Safari,' so it's a bit hard for me to grasp how those songs have become essential more than 50 years later. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: GhostyTMRS on April 13, 2016, 10:16:04 PM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.

I can understand a desire to see Brian perform more lesser known material, but realistically the audience expects to hear those songs. I think he always throws some great "oh wow" songs in for the die-hards.
They're hardly washed-up hits though. They're the gold standard of Rock/Pop. The best records made by anyone ever IMO.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 13, 2016, 10:51:30 PM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.

The set is amazing. Have you seen him play before? Washed up to you but the band plays each track like it's their first tour doing it. It's so full of energy.

Funky pretty, wild honey, wake the world, sail on sailor, Honkin Down the Highway....all tracks still in the set. The car songs are like two minutes long each?

And they're playing pet sounds in full. I'm not sure how you could ask for more than than hearing the best album ever made.

I think you should see a show :p


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 13, 2016, 10:52:42 PM
The main feeling I get from hearing the hits is a new appreciation for just now groundbreaking it was at the time.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on April 14, 2016, 03:36:38 AM
I don't consider the music from the first part of the 60s 'washed-up' but I must admit I'd be happy to hear more music from 66-73, especially anything from the SMiLE and Friends albums,  Til I Die,  something from Sunflower, Holland, Love You and some of Brian's solo material, like Melt Away, Rio Grande.

I can understand why on what may be a final tour, Brian is covering some of the greatest hits but for me greatest music is more important.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 14, 2016, 07:32:47 AM
I'd love to see Brian do an "all-rarities" set, but why would anyone expect that? He's been touring for 17 years and has always done some of those pre-1966 hits.

Why does he do them? Partly because promoters probably still expect at least *some* of the well-known BB hits.

Also worth keeping in mind is that unlike the other touring BBs, Brian didn't spent 30-40 years touring all year singing those songs. Brian has probably sang "Shut Down" in concert fewer times than *I've* listened to the touring BBs perform the song.

And yeah, he wrote them and I'm cool with him "reclaiming" them a bit in concert, especially in cases where Mike (no dig on him, seriously) has been doing these Brian songs that he (Mike) didn't have a hand in co-writing. I think it's cool for Brian to reclaim in a live setting "In My Room", "Surfer Girl", "Don't Worry Baby", "Shut Down", "Little Deuce Coupe", "God Only Knows", and so on; all songs Brian wrote on his own or with other collaborators, and songs that people have been watching Brian-less bands more times than not do in concert for decades.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on April 14, 2016, 11:04:23 AM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.

The set is amazing. Have you seen him play before? Washed up to you but the band plays each track like it's their first tour doing it. It's so full of energy.

Funky pretty, wild honey, wake the world, sail on sailor, Honkin Down the Highway....all tracks still in the set. The car songs are like two minutes long each?

And they're playing pet sounds in full. I'm not sure how you could ask for more than than hearing the best album ever made.

I think you should see a show :p

And we could just pay attention to what Brian has said about this tour.  He's doing it because it makes people happy and brings them love.  He knows all these songs throughout the years have made people happy in a variety of ways.

I'm a lover of the deep cuts as well, having been around for all these years, but I'm pretty clear that I'm not going to be the only person in the audience.  Brian's looking to make the crowd happy.  Good for him.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 14, 2016, 03:35:33 PM
If you check out Brian's Facebook page, his pic with the chairman of Honda and the presentation of a literal "little Honda" model may help to explain the addition of "Little Honda" to the setlist.

Quick, someone get "Trader Joes" to present Brian with something, and maybe they'll add "The Trader."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: the captain on April 14, 2016, 03:49:36 PM
A print of the Mona Lisa for "Mona," maybe?

Some sort of diorama of the heavens may get us "Solar System."

A DVD set of the show for "Johnny Carson?"

A soggy cigarette butt for "Everybody Wants to Live!?"


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 14, 2016, 07:08:51 PM
I'd love to see Brian do an "all-rarities" set, but why would anyone expect that? He's been touring for 17 years and has always done some of those pre-1966 hits.

Why does he do them? Partly because promoters probably still expect at least *some* of the well-known BB hits.

Also worth keeping in mind is that unlike the other touring BBs, Brian didn't spent 30-40 years touring all year singing those songs. Brian has probably sang "Shut Down" in concert fewer times than *I've* listened to the touring BBs perform the song.

And yeah, he wrote them and I'm cool with him "reclaiming" them a bit in concert, especially in cases where Mike (no dig on him, seriously) has been doing these Brian songs that he (Mike) didn't have a hand in co-writing. I think it's cool for Brian to reclaim in a live setting "In My Room", "Surfer Girl", "Don't Worry Baby", "Shut Down", "Little Deuce Coupe", "God Only Knows", and so on; all songs Brian wrote on his own or with other collaborators, and songs that people have been watching Brian-less bands more times than not do in concert for decades.

All good points.  I just feel that by doing essential early stuff like 'Surfin' USA,' 'Surfer Girl' 'In My Room' 'Fun Fun Fun' 'I Get Around' 'California Girls' 'All Summer Long' and 'Help Me Rhonda,' he's already doing a GREAT job of covering the early stuff.  Not saying that that's ALL the early stuff he should do, but considering the awesome quality of the '67 through '73 period stuff (not to mention 'Love You'), I don't think there is a need to to more early stuff at the expensive of some of the band's other artistic high points. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Wirestone on April 14, 2016, 09:40:10 PM
If Brian wanted to do later stuff, that's what the band would play.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Jonathan Blum on April 14, 2016, 10:09:22 PM
The same goes for Mike and Bruce--yeah, they need to do the big hits, but when I look at BB setlists from '64 or '65, they weren't doing stuff like '409' or 'Surfin' Safari,' so it's a bit hard for me to grasp how those songs have become essential more than 50 years later. 

In a nutshell?  "Endless Summer" and "Spirit Of America".  :-)

Cheers,
Jon Blum


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RiC on April 15, 2016, 02:27:51 AM
This tour is called Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour. I don't understand why Brian should play at all those washed up early 60s hits. The shows are pretty much sold out already, this is promoted as his farewell tour (at least in Europe). He isn't building a career here. If he really wants to play all those hits over his own solo stuff and later Beach Boys songs, I guess it's ok. But personally I just don't understand the reason to sing songs like Little Honda, Barbara Ann, All Summer Long, Dance Dance Dance, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe or even Surfin U.S.A, I Get Around and Fun Fun Fun for that matter. They just don't really fit with Brian. I'm glad that Mike does them, but in my opinion Brian should replace those with songs like Rio Grande, Goin' On, Last Song, Going Home, Lay Down Burden, Summer's Gone, I'll Bet His Nice, Mona etc.

The set is amazing. Have you seen him play before? Washed up to you but the band plays each track like it's their first tour doing it. It's so full of energy.

Funky pretty, wild honey, wake the world, sail on sailor, Honkin Down the Highway....all tracks still in the set. The car songs are like two minutes long each?

And they're playing pet sounds in full. I'm not sure how you could ask for more than than hearing the best album ever made.

I think you should see a show :p
I am going to see two concerts in the UK. I'm just afraid that instead of adding deep cuts, they decide to cut down those that you mentioned. For example, Wake The World has always been one of my favorites. Honkin' is great, but for me it's maybe my least favorite from Love You. I know you can't please everyone, but I'm just a little bit sad that there's a huge amount of AMAZING songs that have never been played even once live. I know the band plays great and songs like Barbara Ann and Shut Down rock and I'm gonna enjoy it, but those songs have been played a million times already. Even I've heard them 3 times in concert and that's enough for me.

I have a feeling that Brian likes to do those kind of songs more than the ones that weren't hits because he's afraid that the audience wouldn't like them. I just wish that there was a way to tell him that there's a lot of fans who appreciate Love You and Sunflower to death. And those people are the ones that go see him in 2016, even fly to other countries just to see and hear him. I'm extremely glad that he does Pet Sounds in full, but even that has already been done many times. Anyway, I don't want to sound like I'm only complaining. I just hope there was a bit more variation in the setlists, and no more added "early hits".


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 15, 2016, 04:30:53 AM
Wow, great show so far in Osaka. 20 songs in the first set.
Nothing new, but they are playing every song that has appeared in the first set in this tour. Brian is animated and happy, and singing great.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 15, 2016, 07:37:13 AM
If Brian wanted to do later stuff, that's what the band would play.

True. I think he might be open to suggestions from others on occasion (the same way, say, McCartney's guys occasionally throw a song title out there; though I'm still waiting for their suggestion of "The Back Seat of My Car".....), but I'm not suggesting some massive machine is blocking Brian from doing songs he wants to do. Indeed, after an interview where someone in the band mentioned Brian isn't into the verbose "Surf's Up" and "Busy Doin' Nothin'", they both evaporated from the setlist.

To the degree there are criticisms of the setlist, I'm happy to lay them at Brian's feet. I think his setlist is fine; it could be far worse. There are a lot of deep cuts within that 18-song first set, which as I've said is the only place in the current setlist where there's any room to wiggle (the PS set is obviously set, and the encore is pretty much set it stone too, apart from perhaps moving "All Summer Long" in or out on occasion). I certainly think there's a little more room to maneuver, perhaps dropping a car song and pulling a new rarity out. But that's a pretty tiny quibble.

It has been far worse. I went to the 2001 Paul Simon shows where Brian played for an hour, tops, and maybe not even that long. Plus, I saw one of the early 2001 shows before he added a few additional rarities for the first time. 

But there's no way Brian's going to do a full tour where he completely ignores "California Girls", "I Get Around", etc.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on April 15, 2016, 08:07:12 AM
Osaka (3rd and final Japan show) Setlist:
Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains (Brian)
California Girls (Brian)
Dance Dance Dance (Brian)
I Get Around (Brian)
Shut Down (Al)
Little Deuce Coup (Al)
Honkin Down the Highway (Al)
Little Honda (Brian)
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby (Matt)
Wake the World (Al)
Add Some Music (Brian)
Then I Kissed Her (Al)
Darling (Darian)
One Kind of Love (Brian)
Wild Honey (Blondie)
Funky Pretty (Blondie)
Sail on Sailor (Blondie)

Intermission

Pet Sounds (with studio session intro)

Encore:
Good Vibrations
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda
Barbara Ann
Surfing USA
Fun Fun Fun
Love and Mercy


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 15, 2016, 08:08:32 AM
I like it! We're up to 40 songs!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 15, 2016, 08:48:55 AM
If Brian wanted to do later stuff, that's what the band would play.

True. I think he might be open to suggestions from others on occasion (the same way, say, McCartney's guys occasionally throw a song title out there; though I'm still waiting for their suggestion of "The Back Seat of My Car".....), but I'm not suggesting some massive machine is blocking Brian from doing songs he wants to do. Indeed, after an interview where someone in the band mentioned Brian isn't into the verbose "Surf's Up" and "Busy Doin' Nothin'", they both evaporated from the setlist.

To the degree there are criticisms of the setlist, I'm happy to lay them at Brian's feet. I think his setlist is fine; it could be far worse. There are a lot of deep cuts within that 18-song first set, which as I've said is the only place in the current setlist where there's any room to wiggle (the PS set is obviously set, and the encore is pretty much set it stone too, apart from perhaps moving "All Summer Long" in or out on occasion). I certainly think there's a little more room to maneuver, perhaps dropping a car song and pulling a new rarity out. But that's a pretty tiny quibble.

It has been far worse. I went to the 2001 Paul Simon shows where Brian played for an hour, tops, and maybe not even that long. Plus, I saw one of the early 2001 shows before he added a few additional rarities for the first time. 

But there's no way Brian's going to do a full tour where he completely ignores "California Girls", "I Get Around", etc.

I don't think he SHOULD ignore those songs, or Fun Fun Fun, Surfin' USA, etc.  Those are definitely classics.  And you're right that he is doing damn great sets and including a nice selection of deep cuts.  I think the comments here are mostly directed at the more minor early songs (say, 'Shut Down' or 'Then I Kissed Her')--just that if they have to bump something, they should consider bumping those rather than the '67-'77 albums, which tend to get less love anyway.  But anyway you look at it, we're still getting and embarrassment of riches. 

And I DO like the fact that the current tour seems to be going more in the direction of making the sets longer, rather than dropping stuff.  Maybe this will turn out  to be like the 2012 tour, where they just keep adding stuff and the setlists tend to get longer and longer! 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Kylo Ren on April 16, 2016, 06:16:33 PM
My 2¢.

Brian has 5 original solo albums (6 if you include Orange Crate), not including SMiLE, Disney, Gershwin etc.

I kinda expected a "Brian Wilson" show to have more than two solo tracks.

Now, if the current tour was called "The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson presents..." then the current set list would make more sense.

THAT said, I'm sure 90% of the audience at the show I attended wouldn't have recognized "Lay down burden" or anything from NPP.   


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 16, 2016, 07:23:12 PM
My 2¢.

Brian has 5 original solo albums (6 if you include Orange Crate), not including SMiLE, Disney, Gershwin etc.

I kinda expected a "Brian Wilson" show to have more than two solo tracks.

Now, if the current tour was called "The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson presents..." then the current set list would make more sense.

THAT said, I'm sure 90% of the audience at the show I attended wouldn't have recognized "Lay down burden" or anything from NPP.   

I've wondered that too!  I do consider SMiLe a legit Brian solo album, as it came out before the Smile Sessions did, but considering the quality of SOME of his solo work, it's sad that it doesn't get represented more.  I don't know how long he'll keep touring, but it might be interesting if he were to try a half-and-half tour. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 16, 2016, 07:26:15 PM
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something:  with the exchange rates, I think the tix for the Osaka concert cost me about 90 bucks.  The seats weren't great, but I did have the option to pay not a whole lot more for better seats.  And for that, we got 40 songs and (I think) nearly 2.5 hours of music.  That's about $2.25 per song--an absolutely fantastic bargain for seeing one of the greatest pop composers of all time playing with a large band and two other significant ex-BB's.  Just a wonderful deal for the fans.  I'm really grateful to Brian, Al, Blondie and the band for this! 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Empire Of Love on April 16, 2016, 10:13:10 PM
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something:  with the exchange rates, I think the tix for the Osaka concert cost me about 90 bucks.  The seats weren't great, but I did have the option to pay not a whole lot more for better seats.  And for that, we got 40 songs and (I think) nearly 2.5 hours of music.  That's about $2.25 per song--an absolutely fantastic bargain for seeing one of the greatest pop composers of all time playing with a large band and two other significant ex-BB's.  Just a wonderful deal for the fans.  I'm really grateful to Brian, Al, Blondie and the band for this! 

Who were the other two ex-Beach Boys that played beside Blondie?  Was Ricky performing?  If so, who else?

EoL


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 16, 2016, 10:30:27 PM
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something:  with the exchange rates, I think the tix for the Osaka concert cost me about 90 bucks.  The seats weren't great, but I did have the option to pay not a whole lot more for better seats.  And for that, we got 40 songs and (I think) nearly 2.5 hours of music.  That's about $2.25 per song--an absolutely fantastic bargain for seeing one of the greatest pop composers of all time playing with a large band and two other significant ex-BB's.  Just a wonderful deal for the fans.  I'm really grateful to Brian, Al, Blondie and the band for this! 

Who were the other two ex-Beach Boys that played beside Blondie?  Was Ricky performing?  If so, who else?

EoL

By 'two other significant ex-BB's' I mean 'Al and Blondie.'  It WOULD have been extremely awesome if, say, Ricky and David were there, but getting Brian, Al and Blondie plus Brian's band for that price and setlist is already pretty awesome! 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Kylo Ren on April 17, 2016, 02:44:19 AM
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something:  with the exchange rates, I think the tix for the Osaka concert cost me about 90 bucks.  The seats weren't great, but I did have the option to pay not a whole lot more for better seats.  And for that, we got 40 songs and (I think) nearly 2.5 hours of music.  That's about $2.25 per song--an absolutely fantastic bargain for seeing one of the greatest pop composers of all time playing with a large band and two other significant ex-BB's.  Just a wonderful deal for the fans.  I'm really grateful to Brian, Al, Blondie and the band for this! 

Cool. I had tickets to see Brian in Japan literally 2 weeks before 9/11/01... the tour was cancelled, natch.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Empire Of Love on April 17, 2016, 05:14:50 AM
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something:  with the exchange rates, I think the tix for the Osaka concert cost me about 90 bucks.  The seats weren't great, but I did have the option to pay not a whole lot more for better seats.  And for that, we got 40 songs and (I think) nearly 2.5 hours of music.  That's about $2.25 per song--an absolutely fantastic bargain for seeing one of the greatest pop composers of all time playing with a large band and two other significant ex-BB's.  Just a wonderful deal for the fans.  I'm really grateful to Brian, Al, Blondie and the band for this! 

Who were the other two ex-Beach Boys that played beside Blondie?  Was Ricky performing?  If so, who else?

EoL

By 'two other significant ex-BB's' I mean 'Al and Blondie.'  It WOULD have been extremely awesome if, say, Ricky and David were there, but getting Brian, Al and Blondie plus Brian's band for that price and setlist is already pretty awesome! 

Ah, thanks for clarifying.  You do realize Brian and Al are still Beach Boys, right?  Only Blondie is an ex-Beach Boy.

EoL


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on April 17, 2016, 12:37:55 PM
I'm gonna be really disappointed if I get then I kissed her instead of honkin. Would love to see a few more "deep cuts" added for the UK tour.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 17, 2016, 09:25:48 PM
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something:  with the exchange rates, I think the tix for the Osaka concert cost me about 90 bucks.  The seats weren't great, but I did have the option to pay not a whole lot more for better seats.  And for that, we got 40 songs and (I think) nearly 2.5 hours of music.  That's about $2.25 per song--an absolutely fantastic bargain for seeing one of the greatest pop composers of all time playing with a large band and two other significant ex-BB's.  Just a wonderful deal for the fans.  I'm really grateful to Brian, Al, Blondie and the band for this! 

Who were the other two ex-Beach Boys that played beside Blondie?  Was Ricky performing?  If so, who else?

EoL

By 'two other significant ex-BB's' I mean 'Al and Blondie.'  It WOULD have been extremely awesome if, say, Ricky and David were there, but getting Brian, Al and Blondie plus Brian's band for that price and setlist is already pretty awesome! 

Ah, thanks for clarifying.  You do realize Brian and Al are still Beach Boys, right?  Only Blondie is an ex-Beach Boy.

EoL

Technically, of course you're right.  I was thinking in terms of 'people who have played with the BB's as official members,' which applies to all three. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 17, 2016, 11:02:03 PM
OK, here's my review of the Osaka show.

First, a little background:  I've in my late 40's, been a BB's fan since elementary school, have always owned some albums and been interested in their convoluted story, but never got to see them till the 2012 reunion tour, when I saw the Osaka and Nagoya shows here in Japan.  Those were brilliant, though a bit short compared to most of the rest of the tour (35 and 38 songs respectively, as if that's 'short' compared to most bands).  I took my then 3 year old daughter Hisui to the Nagoya show, and she loved it and told me she wanted to see the BB's again.  That was kinda bittersweet, since even then I knew it was unlikely that she'd ever have the chance, even before the reunion predictably ended up not continuing.  So when I heard Brian was touring Pet Sounds with Al, Blondie and Matt along, I was determined not only to go myself but also to take her too.  

It was in the Orix theater, maybe 2500 capacity, and sold out.  Right away, I noticed that the audience seemed a bit different from that of the 2012 tour...  Brian attracts the hardcores here in Japan.  I could tell by the response to some of the more obscure songs, and other things (Hisui asks 'where Al?' and the lady next to us point him out before I can).  Quiet and attentive during the quiet stuff, but howling Brian's name in-between songs.  Fantastic, devoted audience, and they got repaid in spades.  

The first set of greatest hits and deep cuts was blindingly great--so good that it could have been an awesome (if somewhat short) concert by itself.  They resolved the hits/deep cuts tension that we've been discussing on this board by simply playing everything that they've tried out on the tour so far--so we got Honkin' AND Then I Kissed Her AND Little Honda AND Wake The World AND Darlin.'  20 songs in all, the longest first set so far on this tour.  It was longer than the 2012 Japanese shows.  Man, were we lucky!

The sound was fantastic from the start--'Our Prayer' and 'Heroes and Villains' were crystal clear, and you could hear every nuance. Brian also sounded spot-on vocally. If anything, they sounded a bit too perfect (I remember the 2012 versions of 'Heroes' being more raucous), but really strong for opening songs, which typically tend to have a lot more technical and vocal glitches.  It was also good to hear some unusual parts like 'Cantina' and 'Bicycle Rider' included.  As Woodstock noted in his review, Brian seemed a bit introspective in the first couple of songs, but the massive response after 'Heroes' made him brighten up massively--he seemed to realize that he had the audience in the palm of his hand.  

The rest of the set seemed to get looser and louder as it went along, save for the ballads. Al got a number of leads and sounded just as good as he had in 2012. The only exception was 'Shut Down' which I felt didn't quite fit his range, but by 'Little Deuce Coupe,' he was spot on.  'Honkin' was fun with the Al leads alternating with Brian featuring heavily on the chorus, 'Wake The World' was really beautiful and intricate, and while I don't think that 'And I Kissed Her' is strictly necessary, his voice sounded so good on it.  Brian introduced it  by saying something like 'Al, you're going to do an bonus song of yours, right?' or something to that effect, which made me think that they hadn't originally played to play so many songs but had decided to pad the set out.    

It was also interesting to hear Brian's doing Mike's leads on songs like 'CA Girls,' 'I Get Around' and 'Dance Dance Dance.'  They actually fit his current range pretty well.  All of that stuff came across well, though I enjoyed 'Dance Dance Dance' the best.  It seemed to be played pretty fast, and it's such an exuberant song.  I had missed it in the 2012 Japan tour,, so it was good to hear it too.

But the ballads were, if anything, even better.  'In My Room' had a very BB's sound due to Brian, Al and Matt dominating the vocal stack, and brought tears to my eyes (they missed this one in 2012 too, and it's always meant a lot to me).  I was surprised that Brian didn't share 'Add Your Music' with Al, but even more surprised that he sang all of the various member's parts so well by himself.  And I think that 'One Kind of Love' was his best vocal performance of the night--as Woodstock mentioned in his Osaka review, he really knocked it out of the park.  I was amazed!  And as everyone else has noted, Matt owned 'Don't Worry Baby.'  

Darian also ruled on 'Darlin'--so well that I'm surprised they don't have him doing more Carl leads. That was another song that moved me emotionally.  They DID play it in the 2012 Nagoya show and knocked me out then, but it's always meant a lot to me, and I couldn't help having it bring me to tears again.  

Hisui was having a good time--she likes 'Heroes' 'Honkin' 'Little Deuce Coupe' and 'Dance Dance Dance' especially, so those songs went over well with her, she liked the 'faster, faster, it's all right!' part of 'Little Honda,' and I explained that 'One Kind of Love' is about Melinda, which got her listening carefully, as the 'Love and Mercy' movie made a big impression on her.  The only disadvantage of the long first set is that she got a bit impatient 'When's Blondie coming out? When's Blondie coming out?'  I told her 'soon' a few times, but after they played  'One Kind of Love,' I confidently predicted that he would be out next, because they had literally run out of anything else to play, unless they had decided to introduce something they hadn't played before.  

Based on previous reviews, I was expecting to be blown away by Blondie, and he lived up to expectations really well.  His vocals were extremely strong, but I wasn't completely knocked out for some reason, but it was still great to hear him powering through everything, especially of course his original part on 'Sail On Sailor.'  It was great to hear both 'Wild Honey' and 'Funky Pretty' which of course weren't featured at all on the 2012 tour, though I was a bit surprised that they didn't include more of the vocal interaction on 'Funky Pretty.'

But what really stood out was Blondie's showmanship, especially walking all around the stage while shredding out leads--very fun to watch, especially with a kid in tow.  It really ended the set with a bang.  

During the intermission, I noted to Hisui that we had gotten a longer set than any of the other shows so far, and we were really enjoying feeling the love together.

'Pet Sounds' was a very different experience.  Musically, it was stunning--in fact, I've never enjoyed the instrumentals more, especially the title song.  The band really brought this stuff to life.  I loved how they opened it, with the old tapes of Brian directing the band working on 'Wouldn't It Be Nice.'  The audience was actually fooled the first time it started, with the old recorded music, which made it all the more exciting when they started it for real.  It's a great trick!

Vocally, it was a bit more mixed.  Matt sounded stellar great on 'Wouldn't It Be Nice,' but I couldn't help feeling that Al actually delivers the song more convincingly.  Having said that, Matt took over the high parts for Brian perfectly on all the other songs.  Al sounded great as usual, and I thought the vocal trade-offs on 'I Know There's An Answer' were perfect, with Brian doing Mike, Matt doing Brian, and Al doing Al.  Ditto for 'Sloop John B:  I thought that Brian did his old vocal parts very nicely in 2012, but having Al do Brian's parts and Brian doing Mike's parts worked just as well.  

But during the slower songs on Side One, Brian's vocal performance was suddenly much creakier than they had been during the first set.  'I'm Waiting For the Day' was probably the best of Brian's vocal parts on the first side, and the others had their moments, but he had sounded better during the first set. It might have been doing 3 shows in 4 nights, or that the first set was so long, or maybe it's just that this stuff has become tougher for him to sing (perhaps why this tour will be the last full Pet Sounds performances).  

But he did his best, and things generally improved the second side.  I thought he did especially with with the two most emotionally important songs:  'God Only Knows' and 'Caroline No,' especially the latter.  'Caroline' is another song I've loved since childhood, and it was the 3rd song of the night that really brought me to tears. I also liked the way he sings 'God Only Knows'--clearly, he knows how to do the song within his current range, and by changing the melody slightly, doing things like kind of whispering the falsetto on 'what,' he can manage it well without trying to do it exactly like Carl did it.  Another one of my favorites 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times' had a few shaky parts at first, but he's great on the 'Sometimes I feel very sad' lines--just spot-on.  

Hisui did seem to lose attention a bit during this more complex stuff, though 'Sloop John B' and all of the great musical interaction during the instrumentals and instrumental sections of the vocal songs seemed to get her attention--Blondie's weird tambourine dances on the title track especially!

Overall, it was a beautiful, moving performance, and the musical performance will forever enhance my experience of listening to the album.  Vocally, it was incredibly moving at best, and a little bittersweet at worst, because I do suspect that some of this material is becoming too hard for Brian to do.  

For the final set, the band introductions were great fun.  The audience gave everybody massive respect, but Blondie turned it up a notch, Al got a deafening response, and Brian was greeted like a conquering hero.  

The encores were loud, raucous, great fun, but also with great sound.  Brian's vocal parts were pretty much spot-on for 'Good Vibrations' and for the rest of the set, which again makes me suspect that the Pet Sounds stuff is harder for him to sing.  Al predictably nailed 'Help Me Rhonda,' which became a massive harmony-fest for the whole band and audience, and Blondie added a lot to the guitar jams on 'Surfin' USA' and 'Fun Fun Fun.' Blondie was really being a nut during 'Barbara Ann'--he appeared to be giving Brian a backrub or something (maybe a backrub with his tambourine?  The keyboard solo and sax solos were a lot of fun for those songs too.  Hisui enjoyed it a lot; we recently saw 'American Graffitti,' which helped put some of this stuff in context, especially 'All Summer Long,' (and 'Little Deuce Coupe' in the earlier set). And as before, you got lots of Brian, Al and Matt, plus a fair amount of Blondie in the vocal stack, so it really seemed like seeing the BB's. 

'Fun Fun Fun' ended in the same trash-can style as it had with the 2012 tour...  this of course would have been a great closer by itself, but Brian has his own way of ending the set.  I have to say, the two Brian solo songs were also two of the best songs of the night.  I can still remember being in my late teens, working on a strawberry farm in rural Washington State in summer 1988, and hearing 'Love and Mercy' on the radio for the first time. I knew Brian's story then, and it just made me melt, as it did now.  Brian's singing on 'Love and Mercy' was so good in this show, too--it really sounds unrehearsed, like he feels the song and sings it exactly how he's feeling.  Massively moving.  I cried.  

And when it was over, the audience just howled.  The band bowed, the audience bowed, the band bowed more and the audience bowed more.  I think everyone knew it was all over, but just wanted to show as much love as possible.  

Walking back to the subway, Hisui and me talked a bit about how it was too bad that Brian and Mike just can't get along, but that it's nice that they are both out there doing the Beach Boys thing anyway.  This was kind of a good wrap-up to our wistful conversation 3.5 years ago--this may well really be the last time, but what a nice way to go out.  

By the way, this thread has my review of the Nagoya concert, back in 2012:  

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,14107.0.html


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Summer_Days on April 17, 2016, 11:24:13 PM
Great concert review, mabewa, sounded like a cool show.

I (hopefully) will be seeing Brian in Denver in October at the Paramount. If I have to give my left testicle to go see him, so be it. I hate how I've missed out these past years, particularly C50. And especially because Brian, Al, Blondie and the band will be playing my favorite album, Pet Sounds. Gotta go see him no matter what.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 18, 2016, 11:08:42 PM
Several sound check clips on YouTube which I am enjoying just to see what goes on behind the scenes.

About 2.15 they play 'Do It Again'. Paul says "we are needing to do that coming up pretty soon" so I guess that might be added at some point.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7VIkK6A-8




Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: >dr.O'Limeriex/Eire("M'l°rd")< on April 19, 2016, 04:17:46 AM
Given the latest development here, perhaps we need some positivity. Like a Tribute renga palindrome poem to The Pet Sounds *50* world tour, to Brian's super-band(s) and to the Album itself - all made up by Renga-WagneR (jk)!
[Band-lineup: BRAGG, SAHANAJA, BENNETT, BOB Lizik, Probyn GREGORY, ALAN, Blondie CHAPLIN (no more 'embargo' for him, NOT in this band!), NI(c)K Walusco & Mike D'AMICO. However, there will be no guest appearences by RI(c)K* Fataar (sadly!), Toni TENILLE, Chris REA, (multi-Instrumentalist:) LU, or Blondie's former band-'mate' RON Wood. And NO sound-P.A. from Hillary CLINTON! FURTHERMORE: No Songs from the catalog of Roy Rogers, Steely Dan'-LP: 'Aja'. But maybe from California SAGA!! (the first lines in both poems could (in hindsite) be seen as comments to sa(i)d state of affairs(?):]

                            '
       ->->"Doc, I'm admin ..." "I'm
     red NELSON BRAGG! Unstrap a >
               gas, an airbag, a
        SAHANAJA (no 'Rea' ; 'LU'!).
BENNETT ... RI'K*, Skin-BOB, TENNIL'?"
                           ²
       "(P.A.: H. Clinton?)  ... SO >
         grab MEN a lá Roy Roger*!
         (= GREGORY or ALAN(!))
    Embargos? NOT/NIL, CHAPLIN!!
               Net - BOB; NI'K!
                          ³
            Skirt (ten nebulae)?
        Ron, 'Aja'?  NAH!"   A 'SAGA',
          BRIAN?    "A 'Saga'-PART!
   (snug-garb). NO slender minim.,
               D'AMICO'd!!"<-<-


            ->ONE-NIL? --- OR a con?

Dogs, 'PET*S', 'SLOOP's, spools, steps, 'GOD'? ...

            "No - CAROLINE, NO!!"<-


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: JK on April 19, 2016, 04:58:13 AM
Given the latest development here, perhaps we need some positivity. Like a Tribute renga palindrome poem to The Pet Sounds *50* world tour, to Brian's super-band(s) and to the Album itself - all made up by Renga-WagneR (jk)!

It's all been a bit of a shock but we'll survive (we have to). Thanks for the dose of positivity!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 19, 2016, 08:23:57 AM
Brian did a private show in Las Vegas last night. There's a pic of just him on Facebook, so perhaps Al and Blondie weren't there?

Added that date and a new 8/22 Virginia show to the top post.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 19, 2016, 10:55:25 AM
Looks like the tour is hitting Iceland in September! I've added this date to the top post as well.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: schiaffino on April 20, 2016, 10:50:23 AM
Just got an update from Bandsintown app that Brian is doing Montreal Jazz Fest on July 7!!! Its confirmed on brianwilson.com but tickets not yet available in the festival's site.

 :rock


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 20, 2016, 11:01:15 AM
I've added the Montreal date to the top post. Interesting that they're still filling in dates on the schedule.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The Real Barnyard on April 21, 2016, 03:38:27 AM
New dates added in September:
Sep. 1 - Randers, Denmark (Vaerket, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin)
Sep. 3 - Brighton, England (Together the People, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin)
Sep. 4 - Southend-on-Sea, England (Cliffs Pavilion, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin)
Sep. 6 - Reykjavík, Iceland (Harpa Concert Hall, Eldborg, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on April 21, 2016, 04:23:15 AM
That's cool that they are adding more European dates, especially considering that it's supposedly Brian's last European tour. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 21, 2016, 07:18:31 AM
Added the new dates to the top post.

Still need a setlist for the 4/18 Las Vegas show, but I'm not expecting one to easily surface, as it was a private show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 27, 2016, 12:54:44 PM
If you know of anyone who's on the fence concerning going to the BW show in Jackson, MS tomorrow night, there are still seats available, mainly in the balcony, but a few good seats still in the orchestra and loge sections.

I just got an email - enter the word "surfboard" in the promo section of the ticket order to get a discount (too late for me - got tickets the day they became available)

Anyone going to New Orleans for JazzFest - it's a 3 hour or so drive to Jackson.  And with all the rain we're getting today, the conditions at the Fest tomorrow will be yucky (although there are Fest goers who relish sloshing around in the mud puddles).

Love and Mercy, y'all!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 27, 2016, 01:05:53 PM
Setlists and reviews please from anyone who goes to the show tomorrow (or any other shows of course).....


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Reverberation on April 28, 2016, 06:41:11 AM
About to leave for Austin right now to see Brian this Saturday at Austin Psych Fest (Levitation) and I can't wait. Is anyone else here going?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: skabandit22 on April 28, 2016, 06:45:56 AM
I will be there! Flying out of Ohio this evening. This will be my first music festival and my second time seeing Brian/Al/any Beach Boys band. First was C50. Interested to see how he and the band handle this type of show as it seems like they've recently only been doing theater shows. Beyond excited.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Reverberation on April 28, 2016, 06:50:59 AM
Nice. I went last year. I'm jealous you saw them during the C50, they did come to my city but I thought I would have another time to see them.. deeply regret it. I'm watching the pre-shows tonight too but at Empire Garage with The Golden Dawn (legendary texas psychedelic band from the 60s) and Ringo Deathstarr. I'll be wearing a Radiant Radish shirt Saturday and try to get a spot near the front around when The Black Angels go on


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 28, 2016, 10:21:00 AM
Now Brian's website has him doing two days of the "Together the People" festival on September 3 and 4. So I'm not sure where the Sep. 4 "Cliffs Pavilion" date came from, but I guess this means that show isn't happening?

I'll go ahead and update the top post to reflect the two days at the festival on 9/3 and 9/4, but if anyone has any info on whether the Cliffs Pavilion date in Southend-On-Sea might still be happening, let me know.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on April 28, 2016, 10:37:15 AM
About to leave for Austin right now to see Brian this Saturday at Austin Psych Fest (Levitation) and I can't wait. Is anyone else here going?

I wish, but couldn't make it this year. Let us know how it goes!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 28, 2016, 07:25:08 PM
Will have a review and set list later for the Jackson show.
Not a Pet Sounds show.
Blondie wore a white flower in his hair.
Brian said something that should go down as a classic Brianism
The band was very loose
GREAT SHOW!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 29, 2016, 05:35:18 AM
Setlist for Jackson - it was a benefit concert with a few speeches beforehand, so shorter than usual.

Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Dance Dance Dance
I Get Around
Shut Down - Al
Little Deuce Coupe - Al
Little Honda
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby - Matt
Then I Kissed Her - Al
Do It Again
One Kind of Love
Wild Honey - Blondie
Sail on Sailor - Blondie
Wouldn't it Be Nice- Matt
Sloop John B - Al/Brian
God Only Knows
Pet Sounds
Good Vibrations
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda - Al
Barbara Ann
Surfin USA
Fun Fun Fun
Love and Mercy

No encores. The band played straight through. Gary Griffin was at this show.

Brian and the band were very loose and in great form.
After Brian came out and said, "Hello, Jackson!" he said, "How loud can the girls yell?" And we yelled. Then "How loud can the boys yell?"

Brian kept praising Al throughout the show. At one point he said, "Al Jardine is the latest and the greatest! He died and went to heaven last night!" Al looked at Brian and said, "Huh??" Then Brian shrugged and said, "I don't know!" The audience laughed, I thought it was hilarious, as it was obvious that Brian had no idea why he said what he did.

Later, Blondie came out, wearing a white flower in his hair. Before singing Wild Honey, he gave out this weird wonderful wailing sound. I tell you, these guys were loose!

Loved the two drummers going at it alone during Pet Sounds after the sax solo. (note - I got to the auditorium early and heard loud drumming - guess they were rehearsing this)

Brian said "I say Yeah" and the crowd said Yeah in return. Then it repeated a few times. Was thinking, what song was this? Sounded like some oldies including Stevie Wonder's Fingertips. But ended up being Barbara Ann

At the end of Fun Fun Fun the final part of Rhapsody in Blue was played.

A wonderful show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: petsoundsnola on April 29, 2016, 05:41:31 AM
Setlist for Jackson - it was a benefit concert with a few speeches beforehand, so shorter than usual.

Our Prayer
Heroes and Villains
California Girls
Dance Dance Dance
I Get Around
Shut Down - Al
Little Deuce Coupe - Al
Little Honda
In My Room
Surfer Girl
Don't Worry Baby - Matt
Then I Kissed Her - Al
Do It Again
One Kind of Love
Wild Honey - Blondie
Sail on Sailor - Blondie
Wouldn't it Be Nice- Matt
Sloop John B - Al/Brian
God Only Knows
Pet Sounds
Good Vibrations
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda - Al
Barbara Ann
Surfin USA
Fun Fun Fun
Love and Mercy

No encores. The band played straight through. Gary Griffin was at this show.

Brian and the band were very loose and in great form.
After Brian came out and said, "Hello, Jackson!" he said, "How loud can the girls yell?" And we yelled. Then "How loud can the boys yell?"

Brian kept praising Al throughout the show. At one point he said, "Al Jardine is the latest and the greatest! He died and went to heaven last night!" Al looked at Brian and said, "Huh??" Then Brian shrugged and said, "I don't know!" The audience laughed, I thought it was hilarious, as it was obvious that Brian had no idea why he said what he did.

Later, Blondie came out, wearing a white flower in his hair. Before singing Wild Honey, he gave out this weird wonderful wailing sound. I tell you, these guys were loose!

Loved the two drummers going at it alone during Pet Sounds after the sax solo. (note - I got to the auditorium early and heard loud drumming - guess they were rehearsing this)

Brian said "I say Yeah" and the crowd said Yeah in return. Then it repeated a few times. Was thinking, what song was this? Sounded like some oldies including Stevie Wonder's Fingertips. But ended up being Barbara Ann

At the end of Fun Fun Fun the final part of Rhapsody in Blue was played.

A wonderful show.


Thanks so much for the review.  I'm in Covington, so the concert was only about 2 hours away, but I couldn't make it due to another commitment.  I'm glad to hear the band was in good form and having fun.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 29, 2016, 07:25:04 AM
Setlist for Jackson - it was a benefit concert with a few speeches beforehand, so shorter than usual.

A wonderful show.


Thanks for the setlist and show review. Bummer they couldn't do a full-length show, but sounds like the Brian and the band's upbeat energetic mood made up for it!

And yeah, I've seen Brian blurt some weird stuff out at shows. Back in 2007 he said something about how "Sail on Sailor" wasn't a good song but that they'd "do it anyway", and Al reassured Brian that it was in fact a good song!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on April 29, 2016, 07:37:34 AM
Not super interesting, but it looks like they did "Do It Again" last night for the first time on this tour, and they only rarely did it last year.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: schiaffino on April 29, 2016, 09:57:28 AM
I've added the Montreal date to the top post. Interesting that they're still filling in dates on the schedule.

K so tickets are now on sale for Brian at Montreal Jazz Festival 2016. I just got mine  ;D

He's playing Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place-des-Arts complex, which is the centerpoint of Jazz fest. Its a very cool theather, where the OSM (Symphonic Orchestra from Montreal) plays classical concerts. So its also very prestigious. I saw him there back in 2010 for the Gershwin show, sound was great.

So this is going to be my 4th year in a row catching Brian playing live (including the 2013 reunion show). Hope he continues to play for many, many more.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on April 29, 2016, 05:18:08 PM
Has anyone got any photos of the stuff they received at the Meets and Greets?  Would love to get a look.  I'm still hoping to get the package.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Margarita on May 01, 2016, 10:30:32 AM
Got our tix for the Hollywood Bowl - very excited about seeing Brian in this historic venue.  We've seen Brian in many places, but never in California - I figured that this tour would be the time we head west. 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 01, 2016, 08:08:03 PM
Grand Prairie show was great with so much energy and talent and skill. I'll review more tomorrow with photos.
Here's the set list (similar to most above):


Sound check:
California girls Brian
Dance dance dance Brian
Honkin down the highway Al
Sail on sailor Blondie
I get around Brian and Matt


Show
Our prayer
Heroes and villain Brian
California girls Brian
Dance dance dance Brian
I get around Brian and Matt
Shut down Al
Little deuce Coupe Al
Little Honda Brian
In my room led by Brian
Surfer girl Brian and Matt
Don't worry baby Matt
Wake the world al
Add some music Brian
Honkin down the highway al
Darlin darian
One kind of love Brian
Wo Blondie Chaplin amazing wild honey
Funky pretty Blondie
Sail on sailor Blondie
Pet Sounds
Wouldn't it be nice Matt and Brian
Ysbim Brian
That's not Me Brian and Matt
Don't talk Matt and Brian
Waiting for the day Brian
Let's go away
Sloop Al Brian Al
God only knows Brian
I know there's an answer brian and al and Matt
Here today Brian
I just wasn't Brian and Matt
Pet sounds
Caroline no Brian

Encore
Gv Brian Matt
Proud Mary chorus group
All summer long  Brian
Rhonda Al
Barbara Ann Matt
Surfin USA Brian
Fun fun fun Brian
Love and mercy Brian


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 01, 2016, 08:45:40 PM
Proud Mary? Interesting....


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RiC on May 02, 2016, 12:13:57 AM
Proud Mary! That's cool!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 02, 2016, 07:34:09 AM
According to a review on setlist.fm, "Proud Mary" was only a short snippet, around 30-45 seconds or so. I'm curious to know how impromptu this was versus being something they're rehearsing for future inclusion.

While it's an interesting setlist pick, I've never been enamored with Brian's fascination with (or recordings of) this song.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocket on May 02, 2016, 08:05:26 AM
Went to the Grand Prairie show last night. Was a great show, Brian had a great energy for a majority of the show. The first set was insane, especially when Blondie came out. His leads and guitar solos were great as was his stage presence. Before "Honkin Down The Highway", Brian said Al wrote and produced it, which Al denied soon after  ;D.

Pet Sounds was solid, Brian was struggling with a few leads here and there but overall it was awesome. "Let's Go Away For Awhile" specifically was masterfully executed by the band.

The encore was amazing. The energy in the theatre was contagious. "Help Me, Rhonda" got the most reception from the crowd in seemed to me. "Proud Mary" wasn't very long (they only covered the chorus if I remember correctly), but people were definitely singing along. Brian seemed pumped to play it.

Overall, it was a fantastic concert. Brian was into it, had some great leads. The band was in pretty much perfect form. What more can you ask for?!

Ps: "Funky Pretty" was very good as well, but I would love them to do "Leave This Town" instead!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: jiggy22 on May 03, 2016, 04:20:37 AM
Proud Mary! That's cool!

I wonder if they performed it in the same style as the Paley recording in 92. I'm happy that Brian and the group are starting to dig out some more material (i.e "I'm Broke") from that great era of music. A part of me hopes that they're hinting at an eventual release of the Paley material, but it's highly unlikely!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on May 03, 2016, 04:39:34 AM
Sounds like another good show!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 03, 2016, 07:09:22 AM
Proud Mary! That's cool!

I wonder if they performed it in the same style as the Paley recording in 92. I'm happy that Brian and the group are starting to dig out some more material (i.e "I'm Broke") from that great era of music. A part of me hopes that they're hinting at an eventual release of the Paley material, but it's highly unlikely!

I like the idea of the band spontaneously doing more stuff, but it seems to not happen too often. "I'm Broke" only got one airing; they didn't try it again spontaneously nor did they fully rehearse it and add it into the setlist.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 03, 2016, 02:04:12 PM
A 9/24 show at the Beacon Theatre in NYC has been added.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on May 03, 2016, 02:19:15 PM
A 9/24 show at the Beacon Theatre in NYC has been added.

Thx for the heads up! Didn't feel like going all the way out to Jersey. Knew our boy would come through for NYC.  :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 03, 2016, 02:21:33 PM
I don't have a whole lot to add to Rocket's review. Keep in mind that this is my first time seeing Brian's band so I can't say how they were relative to other nights - just my isolated impression. I know most of you have seen them before.A few things:

-Proud Mary sounded really good - great harmonies. Yes, just the chorus about 5 times. And Brian seemed excited about it when he introduced it.
-Everyone seemed really on. Perhaps the break from the cancelled festival gave them added energy. \
At the soundcheck everyone seemed really cheerful and joking around a lot. Apparently American Airlines lost Blondie's luggage and he was wearing borrowed clothes. Brian and Al were ribbing each other a lot but obviously with good humor.
-At the meet and greet, Brian, Al and Blondie all took some extra time and talked and joked very nicely with my daughter. She was shy but very excited, and they are all clearly good with kids because they got her past her shyness really well. Brian said a few very friendly words and gave her a big smile and wink as we left.
-Our seats were really good - toward the front and a bit to the left so our view wasn't blocked by the piano.
-Blondie has a cool job - he completely rocks things out for three songs and then mills around on and offstage and occasionally plays tambourine.
-Al's voice, of course, like Blondie's, seems almost ageless.
-Matt Jardine was perfect.
-Brian really surprised me with his energy and enthusiasm. I've read things that sound like people have perceived at some shows like he's not very engaged, but he really was. He gave fun little intros to the songs, sang with zest and his voice sounded really nice and clear. As Rocket indicated, he seemed to get a little tired mid-show for two or three songs but then he bounced back with gusto. On a few songs when he and Matt were trading lines - with Brian doing the Mike part and Matt doing the Brian part - he would do this funny action like he was throwing a ball over his head to Matt for Matt to carry the ball for the next line.
-My daughter commented that it sounded just like the recording, but with more energy, and I'd say that's about right.

I'm astounded at the sound that comes out of this 11-12 person band. It was amazing. They really deserve their reputation. And, Andrew Hickey, if you're listening, I should pay more attention than I've done to the individuals in the band and not just think of them as a bunch of anonymous "Brian's band" members. They are obviously each brilliant musicians in their own rights. Wow.

It was my daughter's first concert (outside of the symphony), and what a great one. The meet and greet really personalized it for her. By the time the show started, they were not just remote famous people on a stage, but humans, which I think allowed her to relax and enjoy their humorous mood and absorb the music a bit better. After a few songs she was pointing out amazing percussive or guitar moments; commenting on the horns...

Absolutely an incredible experience. And if I could I would give massive thanks to everyone involved with this show for the accessibility, not just through the meet and greet but through the very relaxed, jovial stage manner, and for the technical quality - the sound was terrific - and most of all for the quality of the music. The performance lived up to the songs - some of the best ever written.




Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 03, 2016, 02:22:22 PM
Has anyone got any photos of the stuff they received at the Meets and Greets?  Would love to get a look.  I'm still hoping to get the package.
I'll post some tomorrow. I'm going to post my pictures from the concert now, then I have to go out.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 03, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/bb8x4pjz9/IMG_0506.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/jzmvknkv9/IMG_0507.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/gk09rlaw5/IMG_0512.jpg)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 03, 2016, 02:27:22 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/ekf2mfr6t/IMG_0518.jpg)

I've got a series that shows, in three shots, the whole stage and everyone on it, but it uploads upside down for some reason. I'll try again later.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on May 03, 2016, 02:34:53 PM
Has anyone got any photos of the stuff they received at the Meets and Greets?  Would love to get a look.  I'm still hoping to get the package.
I'll post some tomorrow. I'm going to post my pictures from the concert now, then I have to go out.


Thank you Emily!

Great review, glad you both enjoyed the show.  I will be taking my daughter in May.  Hope she enjoys it too!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on May 03, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/bb8x4pjz9/IMG_0506.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/jzmvknkv9/IMG_0507.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/gk09rlaw5/IMG_0512.jpg)

Emily - Your review was wonderful, but I must say that happy little face in the last photo in front of the band says it all.

Actually, it's really refreshing to get a review from a younger Brian fan and her daughter who haven't been to so many shows.  I understand that the detailed, comparative reviews are useful, but the sheer joy of reading about you and your daughter having a fabulous time Sunday night should put a smile on anyone's face. That's what this is all about, isn't it? 

Brian has made it clear that he tours because he makes people happy and he shares love.  I think you made it clear that his intention continues to be successful.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocket on May 03, 2016, 10:41:34 PM
Fantastic review, Emily!

I forgot to mention in my brief review that it was actually my first ever concert (I'm turning 21 very soon so I guess I'm a late concert bloomer  ;D). If it sounded like I had seen it all before, it was solely based on the multitude of YouTube videos I had to live off of till I finally got the chance the see him live myself on Sunday night. It truly is incredible seeing Brian live. After so many years of holding him in high regard, he had reached an almost mythological status in my mind until I finally saw him up close and realized that indeed this man who has provided my favorite music and inspired me to make music was in the very same room as me and so many others that have been touched by his music.

Definitely was an experience I will never forget!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mabewa on May 04, 2016, 03:05:47 AM
Yes, thanks for the great review, Emily!  I have to say, my daughter, probably similar age as yours, also really enjoyed the show.  This is a great tour for kids! 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Ang Jones on May 04, 2016, 03:39:21 AM
Thanks from me too for the review Emily. Good reviews really add to the experience and enable those of us who can't be there in person to at least get an idea of what it was like.

Nice comments about the band as well. Not just great as a team but wonderful individual talents.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 07:57:17 AM
The ones I posted yesterday were from the sound check. These are from the concert.

(http://s32.postimg.org/hlh80utwl/IMG_0538.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/shu76sixx/IMG_0539.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/sk9zmsqn9/IMG_0540.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/qtdmzglwl/IMG_0541.jpg)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 08:16:34 AM
(http://s32.postimg.org/cblzvhucl/IMG_0543.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/y3i381nfp/IMG_0542.jpg)

It seems I missed Von Mertens in my photos :-(


A few more comments:
-Rocket, I wasn't making reference to your review particularly - but there are lots of reviews on here from people who have obviously seen this band and the Beach Boys touring band many times, which is so cool.
-I'm so glad to see fans in the teens and 20s joining this board.
-I mentioned the individual prowess of the band members, but as a team they're really tight. Sometimes it looked like Mike D'Amico and Nelson Bragg (am I identifying the band members correctly?) were in some kind of psychedelic synchronized drum corps, fast, flying, flailing arms in perfect unison hammering away. This was most remarkable in Waiting for the Day. The guitars wrapped around each other in a really smooth, complex dialog. They obvious practice the hell out of this ...
-Honkin' Down the Highway is apparently a source of great humor among the band. In sound check Brian sang it in a strange high-pitched jokey nasal voice. Then they made fun for a bit. Then Al sang it in the same voice while everyone chuckled. As Rocket said, in the concert Brian and Al took turns disclaiming responsibility for the song.
-When Von Mertens introduced the band members, each came out on stage to a few bars of a different song, like the batters at a baseball game. These snippets were played with as much oomph as the 'real' songs. I was paying attention to the people and missed what most of the songs were, but I noticed the opening bars of Hey Bulldog that was an explosion of energy.
That's about it.
When my phone is done updating its OS, I'll take some pictures of the poster and music sheet that came with the VIP package and the program.
The program has a lot of pictures from photo shoots from the Pet Sounds era. Most of them I've seen one or two pictures from, but not all that were in the program.
It also has a lot of accolade quotes, most notably a very long one from Pete Townshend, that I've never read before. If anyone's interested, I can transcribe them.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 08:37:17 AM
I'm getting a little spammy with the pictures. Sorry. Here are a bunch from the program:
(http://s32.postimg.org/68rg1sbj9/IMG_0544.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/qe7z3yo9x/IMG_0545.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/b9zamizxh/IMG_0546.jpg)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 08:39:02 AM
(http://s32.postimg.org/b0jcdmtlx/IMG_0547.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/iupgfioo5/IMG_0549.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/osyoc0i91/IMG_0548.jpg)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 08:43:32 AM
(http://s32.postimg.org/6blh6e4bp/IMG_0553.jpg)

(http://s32.postimg.org/3ktrq8e3p/IMG_0555.jpg)
  :)
(http://s32.postimg.org/p1dx6ie05/IMG_0556.jpg)

I'm so jealous of Brian Wilson for getting to have this adorable fox on his shoulder:
(http://s32.postimg.org/990zjvgbp/IMG_0554.jpg)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 08:47:12 AM
And lastly, from the VIP package, a poster and a page of music. My daughter tried to give them instructions on where to sign and was shocked to find out she doesn't get to boss them around the way she does me. She was very perturbed that Blondie signed right across the music.
(http://s32.postimg.org/ajwdwrz39/IMG_0558.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/x3w2b9u91/IMG_0559.jpg)

I'm done spamming now. If anyone has any particular questions about the program, I'll check back here.
Also, at the merchandise counter they had Help Me Rhonda baseball shirts.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 04, 2016, 08:53:44 AM
One more comment: I would love to play "Stump the band" with these guys.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on May 04, 2016, 08:54:57 AM
(http://s32.postimg.org/cblzvhucl/IMG_0543.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/y3i381nfp/IMG_0542.jpg)

It seems I missed Von Mertins in my photos :-(


A few more comments:
-Rocket, I wasn't making reference to your review particularly - but there are lots of reviews on here from people who have obviously seen this band and the Beach Boys touring band many times, which is so cool.
-I'm so glad to see fans in the teens and 20s joining this board.
-I mentioned the individual prowess of the band members, but as a team they're really tight. Sometimes it looked like Mike D'Amico and Nelson Bragg (am I identifying the band members correctly?) were in some kind of psychedelic synchronized drum corps, fast, flying, flailing arms in perfect unison hammering away. This was most remarkable in Waiting for the Day. The guitars wrapped around each other in a really smooth, complex dialog. They obvious practice the hell out of this ...
-Honkin' Down the Highway is apparently a source of great humor among the band. In sound check Brian sang it in a strange high-pitched jokey nasal voice. Then they made fun for a bit. Then Al sang it in the same voice while everyone chuckled. As Rocket said, in the concert Brian and Al took turns disclaiming responsibility for the song.
-When Von Mertins introduced the band members, each came out on stage to a few bars of a different song, like the batters at a baseball game. These snippets were played with as much oomph as the 'real' songs. I was paying attention to the people and missed what most of the songs were, but I noticed the opening bars of Hey Bulldog that was an explosion of energy.
That's about it.
When my phone is done updating its OS, I'll take some pictures of the poster and music sheet that came with the VIP package and the program.
The program has a lot of pictures from photo shoots from the Pet Sounds era. Most of them I've seen one or two pictures from, but not all that were in the program.
It also has a lot of accolade quotes, most notably a very long one from Pete Townshend, that I've never read before. If anyone's interested, I can transcribe them.

Emily - If this is spam, it's the best I've ever seen.  Thanks for the wonderful photos and sharing the great stuff in the VIP pkg.

When I commented in my post about the reviews from fans who have been to tons of concerts, I wasn't referencing anyone specific either.  There are so many here, including me, who have been to so many shows.  I appreciate those reviews as well, of course and love many of them - but your "younger fan" view is really, really refreshing to many of us.  I was just realizing that I was very close to your daughter's age when I first saw Brian in concert, 52 years ago.  Needless to say, there have been quite a few shows since.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on May 04, 2016, 09:56:31 AM
A 9/24 show at the Beacon Theatre in NYC has been added.

I'm seeing him 9/23 and 9/25. Hope he won't be too tired!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: filledeplage on May 04, 2016, 10:10:03 AM
(http://s32.postimg.org/bb8x4pjz9/IMG_0506.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/jzmvknkv9/IMG_0507.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/gk09rlaw5/IMG_0512.jpg)

What a cutie!  Glad she had a great time!  ;)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 06, 2016, 04:33:23 PM
Looks like Billy Hinsche will be in the band for the UK and a bit after that. He's saying May 15 to June 20.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: wantsomecorn on May 07, 2016, 12:11:55 PM
Given what we know now, it looks like Billy will be replacing Scott permanently, probably switching off with Gary Griffin depending on their availability.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 08, 2016, 02:20:28 PM
Happy to say that I will be seeing Brian and company at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn next month.  The other acts that day are Rostam, a member of Vampire Weekend and Hinds, an all-girl band that I am unfamiliar with.  Kacey Musgraves will be performing on a different day of the festival but I hope based on her presence that she'll show up in Brian's set and perform "Guess You Had to Be There" for the very first time.  That would be pretty awesome.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 09, 2016, 08:05:09 AM
Happy to say that I will be seeing Brian and company at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn next month.  The other acts that day are Rostam, a member of Vampire Weekend and Hinds, an all-girl band that I am unfamiliar with.  Kacey Musgraves will be performing on a different day of the festival but I hope based on her presence that she'll show up in Brian's set and perform "Guess You Had to Be There" for the very first time.  That would be pretty awesome.

I wasn't a huge fan of that track (didn't dislike it either), but I'm always into Brian doing something, anything to change up the show a little bit. Random performances of "I'm Broke", stuff like that. Working the Musgraves track in as a duet would be a cool change-up.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ppk700 on May 10, 2016, 08:57:53 AM
According to BBFC, Brian will be playing the New York State Fair on Monday August 29th. This hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but it makes sense. Additionally, Brian is supposedly playing at the Chevy Court, meaning the show will be completely free - just need a ticket to get into the NYS Fair, which would be at most $10.

I live in Syracuse, so I'm particularly excited about this. Herman's Hermits are scheduled to play the Chevy Court at 2 PM that day (http://nysfair.ny.gov/venue/chevy-court/ (http://nysfair.ny.gov/venue/chevy-court/)) and as such Brian would be playing the 8 PM slot.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 10, 2016, 09:01:06 AM
Interesting. I'll add the 8/29 show to the top post. It's quite a varied tour; outdoor sheds, indoor theaters, casinos, a couple of fairs, and then huge outdoor hipster festivals.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bonnie bella on May 11, 2016, 01:14:37 AM
Rocket and Emily, thanks for the wonderfully detailed feedback.  I really enjoyed it.

Emily, Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous.  :)


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emdeeh on May 11, 2016, 09:47:29 AM
Thanks also for posting the pics from the program book -- I'll definitely be buying one of those!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Mr. Wilson on May 12, 2016, 11:56:51 AM
on a earlier post i believe it was mentioned Scott  was leaving the band and being replaced by gary and billy.. Why is this happening anyone know ???


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 12, 2016, 12:06:44 PM
Bonnie Bella - Thank you, she is a great kid.
Emdeeh - I really like the program. There's a lot of text, great pictures, and it's a good quality printing.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: wantsomecorn on May 12, 2016, 12:14:12 PM
on a earlier post i believe it was mentioned Scott  was leaving the band and being replaced by gary and billy.. Why is this happening anyone know ???

Presumably scheduling conflicts with Scott's new side project; Prison.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 12, 2016, 12:25:22 PM
on a earlier post i believe it was mentioned Scott  was leaving the band and being replaced by gary and billy.. Why is this happening anyone know ???

You must have missed this thread:
http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,23778.0.html


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Custom Machine on May 12, 2016, 01:09:28 PM
Great photos and review, Emily. Thanks!





Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 12, 2016, 01:49:38 PM
on a earlier post i believe it was mentioned Scott  was leaving the band and being replaced by gary and billy.. Why is this happening anyone know ???

Presumably scheduling conflicts with Scott's new side project; Prison.

 :lol :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 12, 2016, 01:53:25 PM

Emdeeh - I really like the program. There's a lot of text, great pictures, and it's a good quality printing.


As I mentioned after the Auckland concert. Any sign that Mike and Bruce were involved with PS has been omitted. No name check or image. So sad it has come to that.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 12, 2016, 02:17:32 PM
After the 2005 lawsuit Mike launched against Brian, where perhaps the main crux of the suit was a picture of the "original" Beach Boys being used for a BW solo CD, I don't blame Brian and his management for omitting folks who are still living who choose not to tour with Brian.

I'm sure Brian would have been happy to use full group shots if the band could have stayed together and done a "Pet Sounds" tour as a reunited group.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: marcella27 on May 12, 2016, 02:48:51 PM
Sorry if this has been covered before, but BW's website indicates that there is a show on July 7 at "St Joseph du Lac", Quebec.  I'm not sure why it's listed this way because this show is actually at the Montreal Jazz Festival, which is smack in the middle of Montreal.  Just in case anyone on the East Coast wanted to go but didn't know where St Joseph du Lac was...


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on May 12, 2016, 03:55:42 PM
And lastly, from the VIP package, a poster and a page of music. My daughter tried to give them instructions on where to sign and was shocked to find out she doesn't get to boss them around the way she does me. She was very perturbed that Blondie signed right across the music.
(http://s32.postimg.org/ajwdwrz39/IMG_0558.jpg)
(http://s32.postimg.org/x3w2b9u91/IMG_0559.jpg)

I'm done spamming now. If anyone has any particular questions about the program, I'll check back here.
Also, at the merchandise counter they had Help Me Rhonda baseball shirts.

Just looking at this again and noticed no mention of Tony Asher as a writer, only Brian's name.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 12, 2016, 04:06:53 PM
And lastly, from the VIP package, a poster and a page of music. My daughter tried to give them instructions on where to sign and was shocked to find out she doesn't get to boss them around the way she does me. She was very perturbed that Blondie signed right across the music.


I'm done spamming now. If anyone has any particular questions about the program, I'll check back here.
Also, at the merchandise counter they had Help Me Rhonda baseball shirts.

Just looking at this again and noticed no mention of Tony Asher as a writer, only Brian's name.
That's true. I know nothing about music publishing, but I noticed it's a limited horn part. So maybe if the words are just there for a guide you don't need to credit? I don't know.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: RubberSoul13 on May 12, 2016, 07:19:48 PM
Brian's team seems to be just as guilty of re-writing history lately as Mike's team is...would be nice if these guys ever grew up.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on May 13, 2016, 06:00:18 AM
And lastly, from the VIP package, a poster and a page of music. My daughter tried to give them instructions on where to sign and was shocked to find out she doesn't get to boss them around the way she does me. She was very perturbed that Blondie signed right across the music.


I'm done spamming now. If anyone has any particular questions about the program, I'll check back here.
Also, at the merchandise counter they had Help Me Rhonda baseball shirts.

Just looking at this again and noticed no mention of Tony Asher as a writer, only Brian's name.
That's true. I know nothing about music publishing, but I noticed it's a limited horn part. So maybe if the words are just there for a guide you don't need to credit? I don't know.

Hi Emily, it's the melody and not just a limited horn part.  It has the French horn notes on the intro but it's pretty much the main elements to the song - chords, melody, lyrics.

Imagine the Lovester gave away something similar at one of his shows minus Brian's name.  The board would be in meltdown!  :-D

Still a lovely souvenir which hopefully I'll have in a few weeks!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 13, 2016, 06:23:52 AM
And lastly, from the VIP package, a poster and a page of music. My daughter tried to give them instructions on where to sign and was shocked to find out she doesn't get to boss them around the way she does me. She was very perturbed that Blondie signed right across the music.


I'm done spamming now. If anyone has any particular questions about the program, I'll check back here.
Also, at the merchandise counter they had Help Me Rhonda baseball shirts.

Just looking at this again and noticed no mention of Tony Asher as a writer, only Brian's name.
That's true. I know nothing about music publishing, but I noticed it's a limited horn part. So maybe if the words are just there for a guide you don't need to credit? I don't know.

Hi Emily, it's the melody and not just a limited horn part.  It has the French horn notes on the intro but it's pretty much the main elements to the song - chords, melody, lyrics.

Imagine the Lovester gave away something similar at one of his shows minus Brian's name.  The board would be in meltdown!  :-D

Still a lovely souvenir which hopefully I'll have in a few weeks!
Ah. Missed that it moves on from the horn. I didn't look through. My daughter's been practicing it on piano, but the rule is that I don't listen until she's ready.

It is true that it would be a big issue had Mike Love done something analogous. Isn't the law involved with crediting?
I hope your daughter enjoys it as much as mine did (and that you enjoy it as much as I did)!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 13, 2016, 06:29:23 AM
Brian's team seems to be just as guilty of re-writing history lately as Mike's team is...would be nice if these guys ever grew up.

kinda like Brian's tour book this year, all of the Pet Sounds photo shoot photo's all have Mike Love removed.  That's even pretty low from Brian's people.  All of the photo's include his brothers and Al, but no Mike or Bruce who of course where there for the sessions and the album cover.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 13, 2016, 06:39:24 AM
Brian's team seems to be just as guilty of re-writing history lately as Mike's team is...would be nice if these guys ever grew up.

kinda like Brian's tour book this year, all of the Pet Sounds photo shoot photo's all have Mike Love removed.  That's even pretty low from Brian's people.  All of the photo's include his brothers and Al, but no Mike or Bruce who of course where there for the sessions and the album cover.
thought about that. And I'm sure there was politics involved in the decision. But a minor justification is that it's a tour book and including Al makes sense in that way, and including his brothers might make emotional sense to Brian Wilson while not including Mike Love at this stage might also make emotional sense. I personally wouldn't criticize Mike Love at this stage for avoiding Brian Wilson references because they clearly have bad feelings about each other right now.
It would have been more tactful had he chosen separate photos that didn't include Mike Love in the first place.
Also, I think I'd seen all of those photos before and the photos I really enjoyed were the ones I hadn't seen, so more of those would've been nice. Like the fox one!  :love


Much better explanation by HeyJude below.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 13, 2016, 07:06:40 AM
Brian's team seems to be just as guilty of re-writing history lately as Mike's team is...would be nice if these guys ever grew up.

kinda like Brian's tour book this year, all of the Pet Sounds photo shoot photo's all have Mike Love removed.  That's even pretty low from Brian's people.  All of the photo's include his brothers and Al, but no Mike or Bruce who of course where there for the sessions and the album cover.

As I mentioned in a previous post, have you read Mike's 2005 lawsuit against Brian? A freebie "Brian Wilson" CD (as opposed to the tour program, which is actually being *sold*) with a pic of Mike on it resulted in a vitriol-filled lawsuit.

If I were Brian or his "team", after that lawsuit, I'd make sure, for no other reason than to protect from future frivolous lawsuits (much of the 2005 lawsuit was found to be "borderline frivolous" by the courts; but that doesn't mean it's not still a pain in the ass and costly and stressful for potential defendants), that Mike Love's picture is nowhere near any Brian product, *especially* when it's a product being sold for profit rather than the giveaway CD in question from 2005.

I'd also have to go back and peruse past programs and other BW tour merch, but I'm guessing the non-appearance of Mike is not a new thing.

I'm also thinking it's less likely they've "removed" Mike from pictures, as if they've airbrushed Mike out of existing pictures. I'm guessing they've just used poses and cropped photos to not show Mike. As I said, I'm pretty sure Mike's decade-old lawsuit is one of the main motivating factors for Brian to err on the side of caution and leave Mike out of it completely.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 13, 2016, 07:11:26 AM
Brian's team seems to be just as guilty of re-writing history lately as Mike's team is...would be nice if these guys ever grew up.

kinda like Brian's tour book this year, all of the Pet Sounds photo shoot photo's all have Mike Love removed.  That's even pretty low from Brian's people.  All of the photo's include his brothers and Al, but no Mike or Bruce who of course where there for the sessions and the album cover.

As I mentioned in a previous post, have you read Mike's 2005 lawsuit against Brian? A freebie "Brian Wilson" CD (as opposed to the tour program, which is actually being *sold*) with a pic of Mike on it resulted in a vitriol-filled lawsuit.

If I were Brian or his "team", after that lawsuit, I'd make sure, for no other reason than to protect from future frivolous lawsuits (much of the 2005 lawsuit was found to be "borderline frivolous" by the courts; but that doesn't mean it's not still a pain in the ass and costly and stressful for potential defendants), that Mike Love's picture is nowhere near any Brian product, *especially* when it's a product being sold for profit rather than the giveaway CD in question from 2005.

I'd also have to go back and peruse past programs and other BW tour merch, but I'm guessing the non-appearance of Mike is not a new thing.

I'm also thinking it's less likely they've "removed" Mike from pictures, as if they've airbrushed Mike out of existing pictures. I'm guessing they've just used poses and cropped photos to not show Mike. As I said, I'm pretty sure Mike's decade-old lawsuit is one of the main motivating factors for Brian to err on the side of caution and leave Mike out of it completely.

Actually, the fact that they got sued in the past for using Mike's image is a very good point that I hadn't thought of. In that light, it would've been foolish to include his image. That would perfectly well explain the choice.

And, writing something stupid is what I get for not reading the whole thread.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 13, 2016, 07:24:19 AM
Also keep in mind that Brian and Mike's tour "merch" is not analogous. That is, Brian's stuff is "Brian" merchandise and because he fully controls the rights to his own likeness and name, the stuff is all his "merch."

On the other hand, Mike's "merch" is part of his license. Just as BRI gets their license fee for Mike's tour, BRI also collect a cut of the merchandising, at least all of the merchandise that bears BRI's trademark (e.g. the name). Mike's merchandise, at least in terms of integrating the band's name, *is* more inclusive than Brian's. But that's because Mike is paying a fee to do so. And, not trying to be snarky, but I don't think "Mike Love" shirts would sell that well.

Supposedly, in 2013 right after Mike left the reunion and went back to his own band, Brian and Al *did* ask Mike not to use their likenesses for the video screen presentations during the shows (the request apparently occurring only after reports that their pics were being used). While that request was certainly imbued with the politics of the aftermath of C50, I don't think it was wholly inappropriate to ask that. Mike was choosing not to play with Brian and Al, but happy to use their images for his show, all the while there were still a few small cases of C50 pics incorrectly being used to promote Mike's shows. In any event, my understanding is that that request from Brian and Al was eventually lifted.

Nevertheless, I could easily envision Brian being *criticized* for using Mike's pics in his tour program in light of having asked a few years ago for his image to be removed from Mike's shows.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 13, 2016, 07:28:40 AM
Actually, the fact that they got sued in the past for using Mike's image is a very good point that I hadn't thought of. In that light, it would've been foolish to include his image. That would perfectly well explain the choice.

And, writing something stupid is what I get for not reading the whole thread.

To be fair, I'd have to go back to my old Brian programs from the 1999, 2000, and 2004/2005 tours. It may well be that Mike was not included in any of those programs either.

Leaving Mike out of a Brian program probably is a political thing too. But it's not some sort of "trying to rewrite history" exercise. Indeed, Brian tends to praise Mike's writing skills to this day whenever someone brings up the topic with Brian. Brian says nice things about Mike, but keeps his tour stuff separate.

In some cases, Mike does the opposite. Says some questionable things about Brian in interviews, but is probably more than happy to use Brian's likeness in shows or, on his terms during a concert, talk about Brian in a positive light (if, as some concert attendees have reported, he sometimes makes it sound like Brian's dead).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 13, 2016, 07:36:36 AM
then it puts everything on 'thin ice' considering that 'Pet Sounds' is a Beach Boys album, not a Brian Wilson solo record, even behind the smoke and mirrors that it is.  They should not have used any of the pics from the photo shoot that included Brian with his brothers, cousin, Al or Bruce.  That has added fuel to the fire.  They should have done new shots with Al and the guys or just used single Brian pics.  This whole photoshoping Mike n Bruce out is childish and using Carl and Dennis is only supporting Brian, but who would know where those brothers would have stood these days. There has been a long time between drinks since Carl n Dennis have gone.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 13, 2016, 07:49:28 AM
then it puts everything on 'thin ice' considering that 'Pet Sounds' is a Beach Boys album, not a Brian Wilson solo record, even behind the smoke and mirrors that it is.  They should not have used any of the pics from the photo shoot that included Brian with his brothers, cousin, Al or Bruce.  That has added fuel to the fire.  They should have done new shots with Al and the guys or just used single Brian pics.  This whole photoshoping Mike n Bruce out is childish and using Carl and Dennis is only supporting Brian, but who would know where those brothers would have stood these days. There has been a long time between drinks since Carl n Dennis have gone.

If you've read some of Mike's lawsuit regarding Brian's "Smile" album, you're making what sound to me like slight variations on Mike's (failed) arguments, which is that "using" a Beach Boys product from the past to promote a current Brian Wilson product is somehow not allowed, or that the original "creators" of that project are somehow entitled to a cut of the proceeds or something.

Brian has to pay whomever owns the copyrights to the PS photo shoot. I'm guessing that's Capitol/UME, but I don't know for sure. He *may* have to pay individuals in those pictures for using their likeness; I'm not sure how that works for things like programs. In any event, that's it. There's no "thin ice" regarding PS being a BB album. If there was, Brian wouldn't have undertaken numerous PS tours starting 16 years ago. And again, the "it was a BB project" argument was the crux of some of the "Smile" lawsuit stuff from the mid-2000s, and those arguments all failed as far as I know. The copyright holders to the music and photos and artwork and all of that are who need to be addressed, not the original artist.

Brian could present an entire Foghat album in concert if he wanted to, and as long as all proper licensing of photos and royalties for musical performances are paid, there's nothing wrong with that.

Also, again are we sure Mike *and* Bruce have been "photoshopped" out of photos? Or have they just chosen photos and cropped photos? Further, Bruce wasn't even in many of the shots from the PS photo shoot (including, as I'm sure we all know, the cover shot, but also many other shots); they did a specific set of photos during that '66 photo shoot without Bruce, so I'm not sure which shots were used and whether cropping of Bruce was even necessary.

And as far as I'm concerned, if Al (and the estate of Carl and Dennis if their permission is needed) have no problem with Brian using their likenesses, Brian shouldn't have to omit them as well just because Mike was litigious in this regard and on this topic back in 2005.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on May 13, 2016, 04:22:48 PM
Anybody here purchased a Meet and Greet for Glasgow?  I've just taken the plunge!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 13, 2016, 05:06:54 PM
Anybody here purchased a Meet and Greet for Glasgow?  I've just taken the plunge!
Scottish are ye?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: mikeddonn on May 13, 2016, 06:19:35 PM
Sure am!  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 15, 2016, 07:34:39 PM
Any setlists yet for Colston Hall?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ash on May 15, 2016, 11:53:19 PM
In addition to my post gig enthusiastic review I should mention that Darian wasn't there last night. Can't help with setlist but they did do Wake The World which was nice to hear and the last 3 numbers of the first half were Wild Honey / Funky Pretty / Sail On Sailor sung by Blondie.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 16, 2016, 12:16:34 AM
then it puts everything on 'thin ice' considering that 'Pet Sounds' is a Beach Boys album, not a Brian Wilson solo record, even behind the smoke and mirrors that it is.  They should not have used any of the pics from the photo shoot that included Brian with his brothers, cousin, Al or Bruce.  That has added fuel to the fire.  They should have done new shots with Al and the guys or just used single Brian pics.  This whole photoshoping Mike n Bruce out is childish and using Carl and Dennis is only supporting Brian, but who would know where those brothers would have stood these days. There has been a long time between drinks since Carl n Dennis have gone.

If you've read some of Mike's lawsuit regarding Brian's "Smile" album, you're making what sound to me like slight variations on Mike's (failed) arguments, which is that "using" a Beach Boys product from the past to promote a current Brian Wilson product is somehow not allowed, or that the original "creators" of that project are somehow entitled to a cut of the proceeds or something.

Brian has to pay whomever owns the copyrights to the PS photo shoot. I'm guessing that's Capitol/UME, but I don't know for sure. He *may* have to pay individuals in those pictures for using their likeness; I'm not sure how that works for things like programs. In any event, that's it. There's no "thin ice" regarding PS being a BB album. If there was, Brian wouldn't have undertaken numerous PS tours starting 16 years ago. And again, the "it was a BB project" argument was the crux of some of the "Smile" lawsuit stuff from the mid-2000s, and those arguments all failed as far as I know. The copyright holders to the music and photos and artwork and all of that are who need to be addressed, not the original artist.

Brian could present an entire Foghat album in concert if he wanted to, and as long as all proper licensing of photos and royalties for musical performances are paid, there's nothing wrong with that.

Also, again are we sure Mike *and* Bruce have been "photoshopped" out of photos? Or have they just chosen photos and cropped photos? Further, Bruce wasn't even in many of the shots from the PS photo shoot (including, as I'm sure we all know, the cover shot, but also many other shots); they did a specific set of photos during that '66 photo shoot without Bruce, so I'm not sure which shots were used and whether cropping of Bruce was even necessary.

And as far as I'm concerned, if Al (and the estate of Carl and Dennis if their permission is needed) have no problem with Brian using their likenesses, Brian shouldn't have to omit them as well just because Mike was litigious in this regard and on this topic back in 2005.

Brian doing Foghat just made me do a spit take


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cam Mott on May 16, 2016, 04:22:43 AM
That poor misled fan we all are always worrying about must now think it's called Pet Sounds because it was recorded by Brian and a giraffe, a fox, and a monkey.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Woodstock on May 16, 2016, 04:29:06 AM
And lastly, from the VIP package, a poster and a page of music. My daughter tried to give them instructions on where to sign and was shocked to find out she doesn't get to boss them around the way she does me. She was very perturbed that Blondie signed right across the music.
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I'm done spamming now. If anyone has any particular questions about the program, I'll check back here.
Also, at the merchandise counter they had Help Me Rhonda baseball shirts.

Just looking at this again and noticed no mention of Tony Asher as a writer, only Brian's name.

That's not uncommon for sheet music since Brian wrote the music...tho there are some lyrics there


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 05:01:05 AM
Bristol

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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 05:06:42 AM
Set List

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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 05:09:49 AM
Proud boy is Mr Dean

Brian signed Holland first UPSIDE DOWN, so I got Al (who found it funny) and Blondie to follow suit  :lol

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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 05:11:46 AM
As Loaf mention (good to meet you) on the Bristol thread, Blondie LP signed (he stated that doesn't see many of these to sign)


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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 05:15:30 AM
Finally, fast becoming my most favourite signed item in my collection (blimey its taken a few years and a load of gigs and lots of beer)

Brian, Mike, Al, Bruce, David and Blondie


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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Debbie KL on May 16, 2016, 06:15:19 AM
And this reviews:  http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Review-Brian-Wilson-presents-Pet-Sounds-Bristol/story-29277670-detail/story.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#ZAvfwiDrSlLVRbXP.01


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on May 16, 2016, 06:33:52 AM
Thanks for posting that review, Deb!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 07:16:34 AM
In addition to my post gig enthusiastic review I should mention that Darian wasn't there last night. Can't help with setlist but they did do Wake The World which was nice to hear and the last 3 numbers of the first half were Wild Honey / Funky Pretty / Sail On Sailor sung by Blondie.

Billy Hinsche has mentioned he's filling in (for Darian it would seem) through June 20th (basically the entire current UK/Europe leg and the pre-San Diego dates in the US in June). The Zombies are back out on tour I believe, so I don't know if that's what Darian is up to presently.

What remains to be seen is if Gary Griffin is now essentially a permanent member, or if Billy and Gary will trade off on that now vacant spot in the band, or if Billy is mainly only the designated "Darian fill-in."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 07:17:29 AM
Apologies if I missed mention of this, but did they do the "Proud Mary" snippet again? I'm curious if they did, or if someone at setlist.fm just copied and pasted the previous setlist that included that (a common occurrence there unfortunately).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 07:24:09 AM
Apologies if I missed mention of this, but did they do the "Proud Mary" snippet again? I'm curious if they did, or if someone at setlist.fm just copied and pasted the previous setlist that included that (a common occurrence there unfortunately).

No Proud Mary, set list from last night posted above


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 07:24:50 AM
Brian doing Foghat just made me do a spit take

Everybody knows that Brian's two constantly-played classics are "Be My Baby" and "Fool for the City."  :3d

Not to veer off-topic, but one of the few funny Jay Leno jokes I can remember is from back in 1995 when the "Beatles Anthology" was airing and the press blitz was running full steam. Leno joked that CBS, who I would guess at the time were infamously low in the ratings, were trying to counterprogram ABC's "Beatles Anthology" with their own project: "The Foghat Anthology."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 07:25:40 AM
Apologies if I missed mention of this, but did they do the "Proud Mary" snippet again? I'm curious if they did, or if someone at setlist.fm just copied and pasted the previous setlist that included that (a common occurrence there unfortunately).

No Proud Mary, set list from last night posted above

Thanks. Saw the setlist posted above; I just didn't know if the "Proud Mary" snippet may have still been done "off script" so to speak.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on May 16, 2016, 07:30:41 AM
Firstly, apologies to Rob and Loaf for missing the pre gig drinks-I had to go straight to Temple Meads station after the meet and greet and meet my girlfriend.

There was about 30 of us for the soundcheck and meet and greet and the whole experience was handled incredibly well. We had to wait about an hour to go into the soundcheck as there was'techincal issues'. When we did eventually go in, we were told we could film and take as many photos as we liked and sit where we wanted and move about-a very relaxed atmosphere.
The soundcheck itself was a real eye opener watching the guys trying to get all the levels correct, especially considering how many instruments are on stage. They ran through California Girls and after a lengthy discussion about levels, during which Brian was getting quite impatient, they went into Wake The world. They then did God Only Knows and then Blondie came out to do Sail on Sailor.
Throughout the soundcheck it seemed apparent that Gary Griffin and Billy Hinsche were still finding their feet playing together.
Al asked us how it was sounding and Paul did a great job explaining to everyone what was going on.
After Sail on Sailor, the band continued to soundcheck while Brian, Al and Blondie went to do the meet and greet.
We were advised that we could have two items signed and a picture taken but to keep it short. What was funny was that a few people obviously wanted a chat with the guys but would either be met by Brian shouting, 'Next' or 'Stand behind me for the photo'. Al and Blondie were chatting about the soundcheck but were also really open to questions and shaking hands etc.
I got my copy of Holland signed plus the Pet Sounds lithograph.

In all, the whole experience was incredibly well managed-the lady in charge was really nice but also very professional and advised how Brian was quite tired so keep any conversations quick. I don't think she bargained on Brian running the meet and great from his chair!

So....the gig itself. I can't really add to what's already been said. Bar a couple of mic issues, the sound was excellent although I felt the other people around me didn't really wake up until the encore. Only a few people got up at the end of God Only Knows. I was in Row F so maybe it was different behind me but after seeing so many RFH shows, the audience seemed a bit on the subdued side.

Al absolutetly nails his vocals and Matt had Brian's back during every song, stepping in when needed, which wasn't too often. There didn't seem to be much banter between Al and Brian but the appearance of Blondie certainly raised the show a few notches.

All in all, an amazing day-the soundcheck and meet and greet defintely surpassed my expectations and the gig itself was great.
Roll on Friday at The Palladium!

Here's a few photos:


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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 07:36:19 AM
Firstly, apologies to Rob and Loaf for missing the pre gig drinks-I had to go straight to Temple Meads station after the meet and greet and meet my girlfriend.

There was about 30 of us for the soundcheck and meet and greet and the whole experience was handled incredibly well. We had to wait about an hour to go into the soundcheck as there was'techincal issues'. When we did eventually go in, we were told we could film and take as many photos as we liked and sit where we wanted and move about-a very relaxed atmosphere.
The soundcheck itself was a real eye opener watching the guys trying to get all the levels correct, especially considering how many instruments are on stage. They ran through California Girls and after a lengthy discussion about levels, during which Brian was getting quite impatient, they went into Wake The world. They then did God Only Knows and then Blondie came out to do Sail on Sailor.
Throughout the soundcheck it seemed apparent that Gary Griffin and Billy Hinsche were still finding their feet playing together.
Al asked us how it was sounding and Paul did a great job explaining to everyone what was going on.
After Sail on Sailor, the band continued to soundcheck while Brian, Al and Blondie went to do the meet and greet.
We were advised that we could have two items signed and a picture taken but to keep it short. What was funny was that a few people obviously wanted a chat with the guys but would either be met by Brian shouting, 'Next' or 'Stand behind me for the photo'. Al and Blondie were chatting about the soundcheck but were also really open to questions and shaking hands etc.
I got my copy of Holland signed plus the Pet Sounds lithograph.

In all, the whole experience was incredibly well managed-the lady in charge was really nice but also very professional and advised how Brian was quite tired so keep any conversations quick. I don't think she bargained on Brian running the meet and great from his chair!

So....the gig itself. I can't really add to what's already been said. Bar a couple of mic issues, the sound was excellent although I felt the other people around me didn't really wake up until the encore. Only a few people got up at the end of God Only Knows. I was in Row F so maybe it was different behind me but after seeing so many RFH shows, the audience seemed a bit on the subdued side.

Al absolutetly nails his vocals and Matt had Brian's back during every song, stepping in when needed, which wasn't too often. There didn't seem to be much banter between Al and Brian but the appearance of Blondie certainly raised the show a few notches.

All in all, an amazing day-the soundcheck and meet and greet defintely surpassed my expectations and the gig itself was great.
Roll on Friday at The Palladium!

Here's a few photos:


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Hey, thank god Brian signed your copy the correct way up  :lol


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on May 16, 2016, 07:42:20 AM
I think he used yours as practice!

Funnily enough I brought along my copy of Rock n Roll too but left it in my bag. I mentioned it to Blondie who said, "Too late, man...too late"

I'll bring it on Friday in case I see him on the way to the bus.

Rob-was that you who met Blondie and Matt off the bus while we were waiting to go into soundcheck?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 16, 2016, 08:28:35 AM
The inflatable giraffe was a nice touch.    :lol   Great pics and reviews, guys!



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 16, 2016, 08:38:51 AM
Rob Dean and Cliff1000UK, thanks for the great images and descriptions. You guys each have some great memorabilia. Rob, do you have the artist or did you take the picture on site?
Debbie KL, thanks for linking to the excellent review. It is such a great show.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 09:05:05 AM
So it looks like, compared to the most recent May 1st setlist, the changes (besides "Proud Mary") were dropping "Honkin' Down the Highway" and "Darlin'" in favor of "Then I Kissed Her" and "Do It Again" (which surprisingly Brian has only rarely done in the last couple of years, which is fine with me).


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 09:19:14 AM
I think he used yours as practice!

Funnily enough I brought along my copy of Rock n Roll too but left it in my bag. I mentioned it to Blondie who said, "Too late, man...too late"

I'll bring it on Friday in case I see him on the way to the bus.

Rob-was that you who met Blondie and Matt off the bus while we were waiting to go into soundcheck?

Hi Cliff, yep sounds like me - I had the KTSA Album Cover T-Shirt on


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 09:23:37 AM
Rob Dean and Cliff1000UK, thanks for the great images and descriptions. You guys each have some great memorabilia. Rob, do you have the artist or did you take the picture on site?
Debbie KL, thanks for linking to the excellent review. It is such a great show.

Hi Emily, sorry I don't understand the question (too long a day yesterday, no doubt)
 


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Smilin Ed H on May 16, 2016, 09:47:03 AM
Was that at the meet and greet, Rob?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 16, 2016, 09:50:37 AM
Rob Dean and Cliff1000UK, thanks for the great images and descriptions. You guys each have some great memorabilia. Rob, do you have the artist or did you take the picture on site?
Debbie KL, thanks for linking to the excellent review. It is such a great show.

Hi Emily, sorry I don't understand the question (too long a day yesterday, no doubt)
 
No - sorry - that was my phone thinking it's smarter than me. I meant set list!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 16, 2016, 09:51:33 AM
So it looks like, compared to the most recent May 1st setlist, the changes (besides "Proud Mary") were dropping "Honkin' Down the Highway" and "Darlin'" in favor of "Then I Kissed Her" and "Do It Again" (which surprisingly Brian has only rarely done in the last couple of years, which is fine with me).
Darlin' is probably because Darian did the lead.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 10:21:40 AM
So it looks like, compared to the most recent May 1st setlist, the changes (besides "Proud Mary") were dropping "Honkin' Down the Highway" and "Darlin'" in favor of "Then I Kissed Her" and "Do It Again" (which surprisingly Brian has only rarely done in the last couple of years, which is fine with me).
Darlin' is probably because Darian did the lead.

Agreed. Although, I do believe Billy Hinsche sang "Darlin'" when he filled in for Darian for a string of shows late last year.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 10:24:05 AM
Rob Dean and Cliff1000UK, thanks for the great images and descriptions. You guys each have some great memorabilia. Rob, do you have the artist or did you take the picture on site?
Debbie KL, thanks for linking to the excellent review. It is such a great show.

Hi Emily, sorry I don't understand the question (too long a day yesterday, no doubt)
 
No - sorry - that was my phone thinking it's smarter than me. I meant set list!

Ok  ;D  I was stage hogging at the end and a certain Mr Jardine (Snr) gave me the set-list  :o


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 10:26:18 AM
Was that at the meet and greet, Rob?

Hi Ed, no a bit of strategic planning - I knew what time the sound check was to take place so awaited the Tour Bus's by the stage door

Eh, A LOT cheaper than the meet and greet package  ;D


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rob Dean on May 16, 2016, 10:32:33 AM
A few more pics from Bristol

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Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 16, 2016, 10:38:51 AM
Rob Dean and Cliff1000UK, thanks for the great images and descriptions. You guys each have some great memorabilia. Rob, do you have the artist or did you take the picture on site?
Debbie KL, thanks for linking to the excellent review. It is such a great show.

Hi Emily, sorry I don't understand the question (too long a day yesterday, no doubt)
 
No - sorry - that was my phone thinking it's smarter than me. I meant set list!

Ok  ;D  I was stage hogging at the end and a certain Mr Jardine (Snr) gave me the set-list  :o
What a cool thing to have!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on May 16, 2016, 11:35:12 AM
Great photos, Rob. Yes-after nearly an hour of waiting to get into the soundcheck, I wasn't sure what I was most jealous of-your t-shirt or the pint you were holding!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on May 16, 2016, 12:07:28 PM
then it puts everything on 'thin ice' considering that 'Pet Sounds' is a Beach Boys album, not a Brian Wilson solo record, even behind the smoke and mirrors that it is.  They should not have used any of the pics from the photo shoot that included Brian with his brothers, cousin, Al or Bruce.  That has added fuel to the fire.  They should have done new shots with Al and the guys or just used single Brian pics.  This whole photoshoping Mike n Bruce out is childish and using Carl and Dennis is only supporting Brian, but who would know where those brothers would have stood these days. There has been a long time between drinks since Carl n Dennis have gone.

If you've read some of Mike's lawsuit regarding Brian's "Smile" album, you're making what sound to me like slight variations on Mike's (failed) arguments, which is that "using" a Beach Boys product from the past to promote a current Brian Wilson product is somehow not allowed, or that the original "creators" of that project are somehow entitled to a cut of the proceeds or something.

Brian has to pay whomever owns the copyrights to the PS photo shoot. I'm guessing that's Capitol/UME, but I don't know for sure. He *may* have to pay individuals in those pictures for using their likeness; I'm not sure how that works for things like programs. In any event, that's it. There's no "thin ice" regarding PS being a BB album. If there was, Brian wouldn't have undertaken numerous PS tours starting 16 years ago. And again, the "it was a BB project" argument was the crux of some of the "Smile" lawsuit stuff from the mid-2000s, and those arguments all failed as far as I know. The copyright holders to the music and photos and artwork and all of that are who need to be addressed, not the original artist.

Brian could present an entire Foghat album in concert if he wanted to, and as long as all proper licensing of photos and royalties for musical performances are paid, there's nothing wrong with that.

Also, again are we sure Mike *and* Bruce have been "photoshopped" out of photos? Or have they just chosen photos and cropped photos? Further, Bruce wasn't even in many of the shots from the PS photo shoot (including, as I'm sure we all know, the cover shot, but also many other shots); they did a specific set of photos during that '66 photo shoot without Bruce, so I'm not sure which shots were used and whether cropping of Bruce was even necessary.

And as far as I'm concerned, if Al (and the estate of Carl and Dennis if their permission is needed) have no problem with Brian using their likenesses, Brian shouldn't have to omit them as well just because Mike was litigious in this regard and on this topic back in 2005.

I'm curious if Brian needs permission through BRI and/or Capitol to do a "Pet Sounds" tour? On the flipside, what would stop Mike & Bruce from billing their tour as Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary? I don't want to get into the appropriateness, but more the legality. Keep in mind I know nothing when it comes to "rights". Could there theoretically be dueling tours billed as "Pet Sounds" as long as Capitol signed off and appropriate fees paid?


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 16, 2016, 12:34:39 PM
then it puts everything on 'thin ice' considering that 'Pet Sounds' is a Beach Boys album, not a Brian Wilson solo record, even behind the smoke and mirrors that it is.  They should not have used any of the pics from the photo shoot that included Brian with his brothers, cousin, Al or Bruce.  That has added fuel to the fire.  They should have done new shots with Al and the guys or just used single Brian pics.  This whole photoshoping Mike n Bruce out is childish and using Carl and Dennis is only supporting Brian, but who would know where those brothers would have stood these days. There has been a long time between drinks since Carl n Dennis have gone.

If you've read some of Mike's lawsuit regarding Brian's "Smile" album, you're making what sound to me like slight variations on Mike's (failed) arguments, which is that "using" a Beach Boys product from the past to promote a current Brian Wilson product is somehow not allowed, or that the original "creators" of that project are somehow entitled to a cut of the proceeds or something.

Brian has to pay whomever owns the copyrights to the PS photo shoot. I'm guessing that's Capitol/UME, but I don't know for sure. He *may* have to pay individuals in those pictures for using their likeness; I'm not sure how that works for things like programs. In any event, that's it. There's no "thin ice" regarding PS being a BB album. If there was, Brian wouldn't have undertaken numerous PS tours starting 16 years ago. And again, the "it was a BB project" argument was the crux of some of the "Smile" lawsuit stuff from the mid-2000s, and those arguments all failed as far as I know. The copyright holders to the music and photos and artwork and all of that are who need to be addressed, not the original artist.

Brian could present an entire Foghat album in concert if he wanted to, and as long as all proper licensing of photos and royalties for musical performances are paid, there's nothing wrong with that.

Also, again are we sure Mike *and* Bruce have been "photoshopped" out of photos? Or have they just chosen photos and cropped photos? Further, Bruce wasn't even in many of the shots from the PS photo shoot (including, as I'm sure we all know, the cover shot, but also many other shots); they did a specific set of photos during that '66 photo shoot without Bruce, so I'm not sure which shots were used and whether cropping of Bruce was even necessary.

And as far as I'm concerned, if Al (and the estate of Carl and Dennis if their permission is needed) have no problem with Brian using their likenesses, Brian shouldn't have to omit them as well just because Mike was litigious in this regard and on this topic back in 2005.

I'm curious if Brian needs permission through BRI and/or Capitol to do a "Pet Sounds" tour? On the flipside, what would stop Mike & Bruce from billing their tour as Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary? I don't want to get into the appropriateness, but more the legality. Keep in mind I know nothing when it comes to "rights". Could there theoretically be dueling tours billed as "Pet Sounds" as long as Capitol signed off and appropriate fees paid?
Legally, I think you or I could go ahead and do a Pet Sounds tour, meaning a tour that covers all the songs of Pet Sounds in order. In terms of labelling it a "Pet Sounds" tour, there would be room for the right judge to allow a suit if someone had copyrighted a tour name. But it would be a really gray area depending on whether the name belonged to the music under that title or whether the name belonged to the pre-existing tour. One could sue but it's really argument- and judge-dependent whether one would win. Most likely using the term "Pet Sounds" would fly but using the term "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour," if that's copywritten, would not fly.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 12:39:37 PM
I'm curious if Brian needs permission through BRI and/or Capitol to do a "Pet Sounds" tour? On the flipside, what would stop Mike & Bruce from billing their tour as Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary? I don't want to get into the appropriateness, but more the legality. Keep in mind I know nothing when it comes to "rights". Could there theoretically be dueling tours billed as "Pet Sounds" as long as Capitol signed off and appropriate fees paid?

I don't think any clearances are needed. I've seen club bands present a full album from artists and advertise it as such.

Certainly, Brian can perform the PS album in its entirety (or any other album). He can perform any song that has been published. His setlist is not bound by anything other than the song being published and standard royalties paid to all publishers.

Concerning advertising it as a "Pet Sounds" tour, I'm not sure any clearances would be needed. Capitol owns the original album, not BRI, so *if* permission were needed, it would more likely be from Capitol rather than BRI. And again, I think Paul McCartney could go out and do a "Paul McCartney Presents The MIU Album" tour and it would be fine. It's truly a descriptive tour title.

Once the "Beach Boys" trademark starts being used in a band's title or a tour's title, then it becomes a more grey area. (Ask Al Jardine about that!). But Brian's tour is a "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour." No BB references on the ticket or anything. Brian is allowed to say he's performing Beach Boys songs in a descriptive sense. So you can have a poster than says "Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds", and then below that text referencing that the show will include Al and Blondie, and that he will be performing Beach Boys classics and deep cuts, etc.

Al Jardine referenced in an interview a year or two ago that he and Brian had been warned (e.g. perhaps a "friendly reminder letter" from someone's legal counsel) to be careful how they bill the Brian/Al shows and to ensure it is not mistaken for a "Beach Boys" concert. (Hopefully they told anyone who sent such a letter to do something more creative with that letter).

With anything there is the possibility of litigation. But I think Brian touring an album is fine, and titling the tour after the album is acceptable as it is descriptive.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 12:43:46 PM
And again, let's remember that there was some scuttle involving "Smile" being a "Beach Boys" product originally (e.g. the band and label funding the original sessions) when that "Smile" related lawsuit was flying around 2005 or so. As I recall, those sorts of claims went nowhere.

In addition, both Capitol and BRI have standing, ongoing relationships with Brian such that I doubt, even if they thought they had a chance to go after Brian for using the "PS" title for his tour, they would ever pursue such a thing.



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Theydon Bois on May 16, 2016, 12:55:16 PM
I'm curious if Brian needs permission through BRI and/or Capitol to do a "Pet Sounds" tour? On the flipside, what would stop Mike & Bruce from billing their tour as Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary? I don't want to get into the appropriateness, but more the legality. Keep in mind I know nothing when it comes to "rights". Could there theoretically be dueling tours billed as "Pet Sounds" as long as Capitol signed off and appropriate fees paid?

I don't think any clearances are needed. I've seen club bands present a full album from artists and advertise it as such.

Certainly, Brian can perform the PS album in its entirety (or any other album). He can perform any song that has been published. His setlist is not bound by anything other than the song being published and standard royalties paid to all publishers.

Concerning advertising it as a "Pet Sounds" tour, I'm not sure any clearances would be needed. Capitol owns the original album, not BRI, so *if* permission were needed, it would more likely be from Capitol rather than BRI. And again, I think Paul McCartney could go out and do a "Paul McCartney Presents The MIU Album" tour and it would be fine. It's truly a descriptive tour title.

It would be fun to see Brian touring the 1985 album on that basis, as a test case.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 16, 2016, 12:56:35 PM
I'm curious if Brian needs permission through BRI and/or Capitol to do a "Pet Sounds" tour? On the flipside, what would stop Mike & Bruce from billing their tour as Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary? I don't want to get into the appropriateness, but more the legality. Keep in mind I know nothing when it comes to "rights". Could there theoretically be dueling tours billed as "Pet Sounds" as long as Capitol signed off and appropriate fees paid?

I don't think any clearances are needed. I've seen club bands present a full album from artists and advertise it as such.

Certainly, Brian can perform the PS album in its entirety (or any other album). He can perform any song that has been published. His setlist is not bound by anything other than the song being published and standard royalties paid to all publishers.

Concerning advertising it as a "Pet Sounds" tour, I'm not sure any clearances would be needed. Capitol owns the original album, not BRI, so *if* permission were needed, it would more likely be from Capitol rather than BRI. And again, I think Paul McCartney could go out and do a "Paul McCartney Presents The MIU Album" tour and it would be fine. It's truly a descriptive tour title.

It would be fun to see Brian touring the 1985 album on that basis, as a test case.

Very good point! :lol

"Brian Wilson Presents The Beach Boys"

And Mike can tour Brian's 88 album. "The Beach Boys Present Brian Wilson."


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Shady on May 16, 2016, 05:28:26 PM
The Bristol gig got trashed by the telegraph, called the "saddest gig ever".

Not going to bother linking to it but it got me pretty angry...till i remembered nobody cares about the telegraph


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Marty Castillo on May 16, 2016, 05:38:42 PM
Thanks for the replies Emily and HeyJude!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Emily on May 16, 2016, 05:40:12 PM
The Bristol gig got trashed by the telegraph, called the "saddest gig ever".

Not going to bother linking to it but it got me pretty angry...till i remembered nobody cares about the telegraph
Normally, I'm indifferent to the brouhaha over negative reviews. I don't care if someone doesn't like what I like. But that piece -  wth? That was some nasty, off-base sh*t.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: CarlTheVoice on May 17, 2016, 01:31:55 AM
It's great to see everyone's reviews on the recent gigs, looking forward to Saturday now!

I have emailed the promoter but no reply yet so I wondered if any of the posters who went to Bristol could help?

I have booked the meet and greet package at the Palladium but was quite surprised to see the arrival time was 3:30! I have a 6 week old baby who would need to be fed by someone else and I am not sure my baby will be happy doing that for the whole afternoon and evening! I wondered if there were any breaks in between check in, sound check, meeting that I could go and feed my baby in? Are you allowed to go off as long as you return for a certain time?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on May 17, 2016, 03:47:35 AM
It's great to see everyone's reviews on the recent gigs, looking forward to Saturday now!

I have emailed the promoter but no reply yet so I wondered if any of the posters who went to Bristol could help?

I have booked the meet and greet package at the Palladium but was quite surprised to see the arrival time was 3:30! I have a 6 week old baby who would need to be fed by someone else and I am not sure my baby will be happy doing that for the whole afternoon and evening! I wondered if there were any breaks in between check in, sound check, meeting that I could go and feed my baby in? Are you allowed to go off as long as you return for a certain time?

Thanks!

Hi,

We arrived for 3.30pm and was met around 3.45pm by the lady in charge who 'booked' us in. Due to 'techincal issues', we had to wait nearly an hour to go in. After soundcheck, we immediately got shown into a room for the meet and greet but had to wait about 10mins for Brian to arrive.
I would just mention your situation to the lady (she's quite short with long dark hair) and I'm sure you would be able to escape between the soundcheck and meet and greet*





*I am not a qualified meet and greet organiser and so can only advise what would be sensible to someone with a 6 week baby who had spent £275 on a package!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rentatris on May 17, 2016, 04:08:50 AM
Hey guys - quick question for people who've booked the meet and greet. I've booked for Manchester and I've had my normal ticket through the post but I don't have anything that tells me time or accreditation for the meet n greet. Is this normal? Should I be worried? If it's not normal who should I contact? Ticket vendor, venue or bw website?

Cheers in advance


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cliff1000uk on May 17, 2016, 04:17:24 AM
Hey guys - quick question for people who've booked the meet and greet. I've booked for Manchester and I've had my normal ticket through the post but I don't have anything that tells me time or accreditation for the meet n greet. Is this normal? Should I be worried? If it's not normal who should I contact? Ticket vendor, venue or bw website?

Cheers in advance

I got an email about a week before. This is the address you should contact: vipinfouk@artistarenasupport.com

Cheers


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Rentatris on May 17, 2016, 07:35:41 AM
Hey guys - quick question for people who've booked the meet and greet. I've booked for Manchester and I've had my normal ticket through the post but I don't have anything that tells me time or accreditation for the meet n greet. Is this normal? Should I be worried? If it's not normal who should I contact? Ticket vendor, venue or bw website?

Cheers in advance

I got an email about a week before. This is the address you should contact: vipinfouk@artistarenasupport.com

Cheers

Brilliant mate, I'll drop them a message now. Thanks!!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 17, 2016, 07:51:01 AM
The Telegraph piece is kind of a hit piece. We've read a number of reviews like this in the past. The guy doesn't get it. His comments on Brian's stage demeanor are *not* the tells that he doesn't get it, though. I've always understood why the "uninitiated" might find Brian's stage presence odd and uncomfortable. The tells that it's a hit piece and the guy  is going out of his way to be negative about everything are his comments on the 70s BB material ("middle of the road rockers"), and going to extra lengths to chide even Al Jardine (he can't sing on mic? Wtf is he talking about? What a *weird* criticism to make).

A look at his other works on the Telegraph website show most of his other stuff is standard "blogger" level material, like reviewing the "X Files" revival episodes (shooting fish a barrel that one is, but I won't go off topic!). It doesn't look like he's a music or concert reviewer especially, and even the website uses this generic description of him: "Tim Martin is a journalist and book critic for the Telegraph."

I'm not saying there's not a place for any and all topics; I certainly have spent too much time on websites finding out when they're going to bring back the Chili Cheese Burrito to Taco Bell that will surely kill my gall bladder. But I don't know how much I should weight a concert review from a guy who doesn't have any other apparent concert reviews under his name on the Telegraph website, and despite being described as a "book critic" seems to mostly review TV shows, and has an article titled: "Have you ever Skyped your dog? Choose the Right Puppy for You - review." Oh, he did break this news: "Gillian Anderson: 'I've never been romantically involved with David Duchovny’"   


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 17, 2016, 07:57:29 AM
The Telegraph piece is kind of a hit piece. We've read a number of reviews like this in the past. The guy doesn't get it.
I hear the X-Files forums are saying much the same thing about him.   :lol



Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: HeyJude on May 17, 2016, 08:02:34 AM
The Telegraph piece is kind of a hit piece. We've read a number of reviews like this in the past. The guy doesn't get it.
I hear the X-Files forums are saying much the same thing about him.   :lol



Ironically, I'd say the majority of X-Files fans didn't dig the new miniseries. Like I said, criticizing that is fish-in-a-barrel status as far as I'm concerned. Which I think is kind of true of criticizing Brian's stage presence. Again, the guy doesn't get it, and some folks don't get it and that's okay.

A negative review doesn't bother me. I think seemingly fake incredulity is what bothers me. The guy either *knows* Brian's deal and is choosing to not give the show the right context, in which case he's just kind of being a d**k, or he doesn't know Brian's deal and then maybe isn't the guy to write the review.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Cam Mott on May 17, 2016, 08:33:49 AM
I don't think it is a hatchet job, it is a guy going by appearances (which can be deceiving as his Grandma probably told him) and is doing Brian and his readers a dis-service by not doing his homework.


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: Smilin Ed H on May 17, 2016, 09:21:14 AM
Was that at the meet and greet, Rob?

Hi Ed, no a bit of strategic planning - I knew what time the sound check was to take place so awaited the Tour Bus's by the stage door

Eh, A LOT cheaper than the meet and greet package  ;D

Thanks!


Title: Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour)
Post by: guitarfool2002 on May 17, 2016, 09:29:47 AM
The Telegraph piece is kind of a hit piece. We've read a number of reviews like this in the past. The guy doesn't get it. His comments on Brian's stage demeanor are *not* the tells that he doesn't get it, though. I've always understood why the "uninitiated" might find Brian's stage presence odd and uncomfortable. The tells that it's a hit piece and the guy  is going out of his way to be negative about everything are his comments on the 70s BB material ("middle of the road rockers"), and going to extra lengths to chide even Al Jardine (he can't sing on mic? Wtf is he talking about? What a *weird* criticism to make).

A look at his other works on the Telegraph website show most of his other stuff is standard "blogger" level material, like reviewing the "X Files" revival episodes (shooting fish a barrel that one is, but I won't go off topic!). It doesn't look like he's a music or concert reviewer especially, and even the website uses this generic description of him: "Tim Martin is a journalist and book critic for the Telegraph."

I'm not saying there's not a place for any and all topics; I certainly have spent too much time on websites finding out when they're going to bring back the Chili Cheese Burrito to Taco Bell that will surely kill my gall bladder. But I don't know how much I should weight a concert review from a guy who doesn't have any other apparent concert reviews under his name on the Telegraph website, and despite being described as a "book critic" seems to mostly review TV shows, and has an article titled: "Have you ever Skyped your dog? Choose the Right Puppy for You - review." Oh, he did break this news: "Gillian Anderson: 'I've never been romantically involved with David Duchovny’"   

I agree. It felt like a hit piece, not because the reviewer apparently didn't like the show but because some of the no-brainer points that seem to have gone over his head. At the same time why would a media outlet send someone inexperienced in writing music reviews to cover a concert in the first place? Did they not have a popular music reviewer available, or is that an area they farm out to syndicated columns not wanted to have a music writer (non-classical) on the payroll and instead feel that the younger generation blogger/freelancer credo is good enough for their readership? Odd choice.

A negative review doesn't bother me. I think seemingly fake incredulity is what bothers me. The guy either *knows* Brian's deal and is choosing to not give the show the right context, in which case he's just kind of being a d**k, or he doesn't know Brian's deal and then maybe isn't the guy to write the review.

Possibility #3 - The writer just doesn't dig the music, the performers, or all of the above.
Possibility #4 - It was a hit piece.

Some of this reminded me of this earlier post I wrote about the responsibility and expectations of reviewers and reviews in general, once they - like this piece - are elevated to an "official" status by publication rather than blog entries anyone online can do. When the official reviewers and reviews start sounding and reading like cut-rate blogging, that's a red flag.



The difference is a review (or reviewers) has or should be expected to have the responsibility to the readers to come from a place of knowledge or experience when offering the review. A review is opinion, yes, but if a reviewer is going to publish and take it to a different level than simply offering opinions as any random person will do when experiencing something and offering a reaction to it, they should at least be more knowledgeable and aware of the area they're reviewing than a random person reacting to something. Two examples:

The classical and jazz music worlds can be a little stuffy, a little pretentious in the wrong hands, of course. But would a publication or anyone for that matter hire and send a writer/reviewer whose expertise is punk rock and alternative music who has little or no knowledge of jazz or classical music to review a jazz concert featuring the compositions of Charles Mingus or critique a classical concert featuring the works of Stravinsky when that writer is unfamiliar with the bodies of work from those composers and has no frame of reference other than a gut-level reaction upon hearing it? Would those publications or even that writer then expect their readers to weigh the writings and critiques of someone totally unfamiliar with those genres of music and the history of the music as anywhere close to the words of someone who instead has a working knowledge of who and what they're writing about?

It separates the responsibility if not the burden of both the reviewer and the outlet that publishes the review as journalism and critical or analytical music writing from anyone's ability to start a blog or post on any online outlet and post opinions 'til the cows come home. But which are presented as informed opinions and analysis versus gut-level reactions?

The issues John Manning raised regarding commercial reviews and market-specific publications publishing reviews applies as well to something as specific as the world of guitar gear and equipment.

The trend has been for years to emulate classic gear that has since become valued out of the range of most players who are not successful beyond the norm or else the weekend warriors who work and do business on the golf course during the week and like to unwind on weekends over cigar and whiskey get-togethers while strumming Skynrd tunes on a '59 Les Paul through a '65 blackface Fender Twin that their regular jobs could afford to finance.

So companies make products like affordable plug-ins for various devices like iPhones, iPads, and any number of DAW recording setups that are supposed to offer the sound of a '65 Fender Twin.

If I read a review of such a product emulating a '65 Fender Twin, I would expect that the reviewer took the time and effort to have either plugged into an actual vintage '65 Twin for a true A/B comparison, or at least have had previous experience either owning or playing through a real '65 Twin at some point in order to form the opini