The incomparable Brian Wilson, all-around musical genius and driving force behind legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Beach Boys, surfs his way to Goodyear Theater in Akron on Wednesday, October 20, and will be joined by two other former Beach Boys, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July of 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” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.
A biopic about Wilson’s life, Love and Mercy, which starred John Cusack as Wilson, was released in 2014. Even better, a new film on Wilson, ‘Long Promised Road,’ recently premiered at Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. The film follows Brian and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine as they drive around Los Angeles and visit locations from Brian’s past. The title comes from “Long Promised Road”, a song co-written by Brian’s brother Carl Wilson, which figures heavily in the film.
His autobiography, I am Brian Wilson, is worth of a read.
Wilson is scheduled to release a new record, ‘At My Piano,’ where he reworks his classic hits for solo piano. The album is due out November 19 and will include hits such as “God Only Knows,” “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “Love and Mercy,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.”
All seats are reserved and priced at $125, $79.50, or $57.50. Tix can be purchased in person at the Goodyear Theater box office OR Akron Civic Theatre box office; or online via the link below:
“All patrons, regardless of vaccine status, are required to wear a mask upon entry to the Goodyear Theater and at all times while in the venue, unless actively eating or drinking”