One of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the legendary singer-songwriter Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame, performs at The Colosseum on Friday, May 4 as part of his 2018 Pet Sounds – The Final Performances tour with guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin in tow.
The main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever- nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls”.These are just a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed with his family band, the Beach Boys.
By 1966, though, glorious harmonies, ingenious hooks and four years of virtually uninterrupted creative growth and commercial success was no longer enough to satisfy Wilson, and as his artistic horizons expanded dramatically, he produced three records in that landmark year that forever changed the course of popular music including the iconic Beach Boy albums Pet Sounds, Good Vibrations and the unfinished, unreleased SMiLE. The first two albums hit the top of the charts and produced several Top 10 hit singles including “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows” and “I Get Around”.
Many years later, Wilson would release his first solo album Love and Mercy in the late 80s. The 90s re-release of Pet Sounds and Good Vibrations on CD, earned the albums Gold Platinum status as well as a Grammy nomination for Wilson. It also created a new generation of fans worldwide.
Upcoming shows: Three Dog Night (Feb 1), Walk Off The Earth – ALL AGES (Feb 22), Tyler Henry (Feb 23), Alice Cooper (Mar 1), Loverboy and Trooper (Mar 8), Hedley – ALL AGES (Mar 11), Letterkenney LIVE (Mar 16), Santana (Mar 17), Paul Zerdin and Piff the Magic Dragon (Mar 30), Johnny Reid & his big band The Soul Providers wsg Glass Tiger – ALL AGES (Apr 6), Buddy Guy (Apr 13), David Foster (Apr 15), Brian Wilson (May 4) and Yanni (June 29).