Brian Wilson will perform live this summer in Dublin.
Brian Wilson could be called one of the most influential producers in popular music and the main creative force behind some of the most acclaimed recordings in the history of rock music.
This year he will bring his famous show Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds to Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre in July, as 2017 is marking the 50th anniversary of the record. On the 25th July 2017 he will not only perform his highly cherished album Pet Sounds in its exact running order, but also the best of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. This spectacular show will be featured by Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine.
Wilson, one of popular music’s most admired figures, already showed unusual musical abilities in his early childhood in California. And they developed when he grew older: In his teen years, in the 1950s, he spent a lot of time on his piano, obsessed with playing and recreating songs of groups like The Four Freshmen. Then, in the early 1960s, when he started combining multi-part vocal harmonies with the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Brian found his place in the musical sun.
Many of Wilson’s most cherished records were created when he was barely out of his teens. “Surfer Girl”, “In My Room”, “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls” are just a selection of the hit songs Brian produced with his family band, the Beach Boys.
In 1966, after four years of producing, commercial success and creative growth, Wilson was not satisfied anymore and expanded his artistic horizon. He formed a temporary song writing partnership with lyricist Tony Asher and produced the iconic landmark in rock history, Pet Sounds, which featured a dozen originals.
The Pet Sounds outtake went on to be the Beach Boys’ first million-selling single and hit #1 worldwide, often being cited among the all time greatest albums.
The song “Good Vibrations”, which Wilson had worked on during the Pet Sounds sessions, showed the music world once more what could be achieved in a recording studio and gave the Beach Boys their third number-one US hit following “Get Around” and “Help Me Rhonda”.
And now, there is the chance to see the producer’s timeless work live again in Dublin. Tickets for his show in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, priced from €75-89, go on sale Thursday 23rd February at 9am through ticketmaster.ie and usual outlets nationwide.
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