Brian Wilson

The man, the legend, the genius machine and driving force of The Beach Boys, Mr. Brian Wilson is coming to Hard Rock Rocksino on April 22, during a tour that marks the final performances of The Beach Boys most acclaimed album, ‘Pet Sounds.’

Do yourself a favor, read Brian Wilson’s memoir, ‘I am Brian Wilson’ (Da Capo Press; 2016). The non-chronological account of his life, struggle with substance abuse and mental illness, deep insight into his personal life, and detailed accounts of his incredible yet stressed music career is an absolute page-turner. This preview writer rates this book one of, if not THE best memoirs by a musician to date.

This year alone found Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 99 shows to captivated audiences in sold-out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver a live performance of ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, ‘Pet Sounds’ has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.

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. 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 America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 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, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, ‘The SMiLE Sessions.’  The Beach Boys celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and an acclaimed studio album, ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio.’

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album ‘No Pier Pressure’ (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, 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. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for his song “One Kind Of Love” featured in the film.

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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