Brian Wilson Announces “No Pier Pressure Tour” to More Than 15 U.S. Cities
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Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, will be joined by [BB] bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, plus special guest, Rodriguez
Wilson's No Pier Pressure album to be released April 7, 2015 by Capitol Records
Hollywood, California — March 5, 2015 — Music legend Brian Wilson will hit the road this summer with his band, touring to more than 15 U.S. cities. Wilson will perform songs from his forthcoming Capitol album, No Pier Pressure, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 50-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Rodriguez, star of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, will open the concerts with a special set. Brian will also be joined by [Beach Boys] bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Onsale details for all of the shows will soon be announced.
For his 11th solo studio album, No Pier Pressure, Wilson has returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys. Available now for preorder, the album will be released April 7 in standard 13-track and deluxe 16-track editions, each in CD and digital formats, as well as a 16-track 2LP edition on 180-gram vinyl. No Pier Pressure's digital preorder provides an instant download of its lead track, “The Right Time,” featuring vocals by Wilson and Al Jardine, and guitar by David Marks.
In theaters June 5, Roadside Attractions' Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. Love & Mercy's U.S. film festival premiere is confirmed for March 15 at SXSW Film.
- Watch the Love & Mercy teaser trailer.
Brian Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.
Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin' Safari, that same year. The band's initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966's Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Wilson's innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits, including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn't It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations,” made The Beach Boys the preeminent American band of the 1960s.
Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 10 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the '60s, Brian Wilson Presents Smile. The album earned Wilson his first Grammy® for a recording [best rock instrumental for “Mrs. O'Leary's Cow”], which was followed by his second Grammy® win for producing The Beach Boys' acclaimed 2011 release, The Smile Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major Smile and Pet Sounds tours in recent years and, with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band's 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That's Why God Made the Radio.
Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
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