Brian Wilson Adds Fall Dates After Postponing Tour

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Brian Wilson announced today (June 18) additional dates for his “Something Great From ’68” tour with the Zombies. That news follows the major headlines generated less than two weeks earlier that he had postponed his June tour, writing that he is “mentally insecure.”

The classic rock legend shared that news on June 6 on his Facebook page. He was scheduled to perform next on June 7 with his “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” tour. His most recent performance was May 4.

But on June 18, Wilson added two concerts to his celebration of 1968 tour, which begins August 31. That tour with the Zombies now spans 18 dates, through September 28. In the new announcement, Wilson’s social media pages made no further mention of his medical condition.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

He’s scheduled to return to the stage on August 9 for several dates of his “Greatest Hits Live!” tour.

Here’s the entire June 6 post when Wilson postponed his June tour:

Dear friends,

It is with great regret that I need to postpone my upcoming June tour.

It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades. There were times when it was unbearable but with doctors and medications I have been able to live a wonderful, healthy and productive life with support from my family, friends and fans who have helped me through this journey.

As you may know in the last year or so I’ve had 3 surgeries on my back. The surgeries were successful and i’m physically stronger than i’ve been in a long time.

However, after my last surgery i started feeling strange and it’s been pretty scary for awhile. I was not feeling like myself.

Mentally insecure is how I’d describe it. We’re not sure what is causing it but i do know that it’s not good for me to be on the road right now so I’m heading back to Los Angeles.

I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I’ve been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and I’ve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean and I don’t know why. Its something i’ve never dealt with before and we cant quite figure it out just yet.

I’m going to rest, recover and work with my doctors on this.
I’m looking forward to my recovery and seeing everyone later in the year.

The music and my fans keep me going and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.

Love & Mercy,

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson, The Zombies ‘Something Great From ’68’ Dates
Sep 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Sep 07 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino
Sep 08 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
Sep 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Sep 13 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Sep 14 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
Sep 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Sep 17 – Porland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sep 19 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater
Sep 20 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Sep 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Sep 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre*
Sep 24 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
Sep 26 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Sep 27 – Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater
Sep 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre*

*Added on June 18; tickets go on sale June 21

Wilson will primarily perform songs from what he calls his two favorite Beach Boys albums, 1968’s Friends and 1971’s Surf’s Up, while also scattering the setlist with rarities and classics. His former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will join the Hall of Fame musician onstage.

Watch Wison perform several favorites on May 4, 2019

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  1. Bob Sled
    #1 Bob Sled 7 June, 2019, 22:45

    God bless ya, Brian!

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