Brian Wilson, Zombies Announce 2019 Tour

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Brian Wilson and the Zombies announced May 7 a North American tour to celebrate their music from 1968 and beyond.

The late summer tour is being described as “Something Great From ’68” as much of the performances will focus on the two acts’ repertoire from that year.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

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.

“It’s been quite a year and I’m ready to go out and tour some music that makes everyone have a feel good vibe,” Wilson said in a statement. “The Friends album has always been one of my favorites, and I love the music from that time in history.”

Wilson has other 2019 dates billed as Pet Sounds: The Final Performances. (See below.)

Watch Wilson and Jardine perform “Busy Doin’ Nothin'” from Friends

Related: Our 2016 review of Brian Wilson

The Zombies will perform their Odessey & Oracle album (which includes the hit “Time of the Season”), as they have been doing for several years, while also playing such other classic rock favorites as “She’s Not There” and the Argent hit, “Hold Your Head Up.”

The 2019 Rock Hall inductees will first return to the U.S. in August with their own headlining shows featuring their current lineup of original members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, plus Steve Rodford, Tom Toomey and Søren Koch.

On September 6, their live band will be supplemented by original members Chris White and Hugh Grundy for the dates with 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 24 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
Sep 26 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

Watch the Zombies perform “Time of the Season” earlier this year

The Zombies 2019 Headlining Dates
Aug 15 – Oshkosh, WI – Leach Amphitheater
Aug 17 – Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Aug 19 – Ocean City, NJ – Ocean City Music Pier
Aug 21 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Aug 23 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
Aug 25 – North Truro, MA – Payomet Music Pavilion
Aug 27 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Ars
Aug 29 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
Aug 31 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ The Hard Rock
Sep 01 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Casino

Related: Our 2018 review of the Zombies in Woodstock, NY

Brian Wilson 2019 Dates (Tickets are here and here)
Jun 07 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium
Jun 08 – Concord, NH – Chubb Theater
Jun 09 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Theatre
Jun 11 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Jun 12 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome Theatre
Jun 14 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live
Jun 15 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Mainstage Theater
Jun 16 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
Jun 18 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jun 20-21 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jun 23 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park
Aug 09 – Waterloo, NY – Del Lago Casino

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  1. iain
    #1 iain 17 May, 2019, 02:57

    If I were Jardine and Wilson, I would be PISSED that such a video clip was released. Clearly, the camera movement on the second tune wasn’t meant to be art.

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