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« on: March 24, 2015, 04:02:30 AM »

http://www.gigwise.com/news/99142/brian-wilson-uk-tour-2015-tickets-on-sale-friday
Friday 18 September - Liverpool Echo Arena
Saturday 19 September - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 20 September - London The O2
Tuesday 22 September - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Wednesday 23 September - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Friday 25 September - Leeds First Direct Arena
Saturday 26 September - Manchester Arena
Sunday 27 September - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 04:29:55 AM »

Are these going to be all-seated?  Any word about presales?
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 04:50:53 AM »

Afraid I can't answer these questions. Checking with the individual venues is the best way to find out.

Apparently America and Edwyn Collins are supporting, and Blondie and Al witll be there too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 05:24:05 AM »

Few Links from around the UK



http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nItemID=88194


http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/beach-boys-star-brian-wilson-8906630


http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/beach-boys-perform-barclaycard-arena-8436916
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 05:24:23 AM »

They seem like rather daunting venues...
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 05:32:50 AM »

Urgh, don't get paid for another week! But will surely try for Glasgow.

Yeah, it does seem to be quite ambitious venues this time! I'm guessing in part due to the album/movie/Blondie & Al and possible final tour combination.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 05:47:33 AM »

These venues are much, much bigger than the theatres that Brian has tended to perform in in the past. Bigger even than the C50 venues I guess.

Interesting stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 05:52:53 AM »

Brian can fill the O2?  That's about 20,000 people.

Well, I'll go, but would much rather it was somewhere smaller (like, say, the RFH).  Perhaps this is planned as a final UK tour, which might result in seats being filled, I guess.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 06:47:52 AM »

I would also have preferred smaller venues more suited to the kind of music that Brian produces. Glad there is to be another UK tour of course but with reservations.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 07:58:37 AM »

We should stay tuned for more into, I think.  It's exciting in any case.
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 08:12:11 AM »

The article mentions that "America" is going to be one of the opening acts. I don't know how big of a draw they are these days, but I would imagine they still sell tickets well enough to keep touring (weren't they on the bill for a few international C50 shows, such as Japan?), and their inclusion on the bill is surely part of the justification for the larger venues, in addition to the first UK tour of Brian's that has included fellow BB's as guests (other than the couple of shows in July last year with Al).
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 12:17:24 PM »

Anyone want to venture a prediction at prices? Anyone reckon VIP package will be available?...
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 12:30:45 PM »

The face value prices aren't bad at all, circa 70 top price for London and 10 less for the provinces. How much after Getmein et al have got their hands on them is quite another matter. I would guess that obtaining tickets might be easier than for tours in which Brian was playing theatres with smaller capacity but getting good tickets will, as ever, be a very stressful experience!
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 03:25:42 PM »

Interesting that America is the support act...they are opening for Mike and Bruce at a number of venues this spring and summer.
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 03:57:46 PM »

The article mentions that "America" is going to be one of the opening acts. I don't know how big of a draw they are these days, but I would imagine they still sell tickets well enough to keep touring (weren't they on the bill for a few international C50 shows, such as Japan?), and their inclusion on the bill is surely part of the justification for the larger venues, in addition to the first UK tour of Brian's that has included fellow BB's as guests (other than the couple of shows in July last year with Al).

America only had one decent hit in the U.K. in 1972 and subsequently haven`t toured there since... Of course, it`s possible that this may be a positive as any fans they do have will know it is the only chance they will have to see them.

For quite a few Brits though, myself included, a longer Brian set would have been a lot more appealing.
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 05:33:47 PM »

That's a lot of tickets to sell, did not see these venues coming.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2015, 09:11:17 PM »

Very much hoping to make the Leeds date for my birthday. Never thought Bri would come to my hometown.

Also does anyone else suspect that given the size of the venues and the way Brian has been talking in interviews lately that this may end up being billed as a farewell tour?
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2015, 11:40:09 PM »

Could be. I would prefer some may be thinking there might be a lot of interest from the movie (plus album/ book) rather than him retiring.
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2015, 02:25:33 AM »

Well, I've just logged onto the Ticketmaster presales and a ticket in row P, Block B112 (above the stalls) is 84 before card charges. I'm assuming the first few rows are VIP packages plus family/friends and then the remaining stall seats will be about 100.
I'm sceptical of how much of the O2 Brian can sell but I'll be very happy to be proved wrong
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2015, 02:27:25 AM »

Just got row D in Brian's presale for Glasgow! First row was available as well, so I assume there's no VIP on the Uk tour.
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2015, 03:41:34 AM »

Just got row B in the stalls for Leeds and Manchester.  Grin Grin Happy rentatris....
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2015, 08:03:15 AM »

Row D in Leeds, over the moon with that :D This'll be the closest show to home for a BB's/BW ever for me, can't wait.
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2015, 10:44:50 AM »

For sale:  2 face value Glasgow tickets for block 5 (the best floor seating block) Row R.  The seats are in the middle of the row.  I'm going but I've managed to get tickets in Row D.  My wife got the others. Let me know if anyone is interested, I'd hate them to go to waste and thought someone might want these rather than sit further back.
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2015, 12:22:46 PM »

Tried 3 times to buy tickets to the O2 concert. Ticketmaster passes out every time during the verifying. What a drag  Sad
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2015, 02:11:51 PM »

Very much hoping to make the Leeds date for my birthday. Never thought Bri would come to my hometown.

Also does anyone else suspect that given the size of the venues and the way Brian has been talking in interviews lately that this may end up being billed as a farewell tour?

Doubt it, or they'd bill it as such from the off. Very ambitious.
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