Wouldn’t It Be Nice… If Brian Wilson Toured Again?

I had the privilege of seeing Brian Wilson speak. Yes, speak. He was the featured keynote speaker at the CMJ 2004 Music Marathon and Conference and discussed his decision to release the Smile sessions. Well, actually, Van Dyke Parks did almost all the talking and would then proceed to ask Brian "isn't that right?" There was something powerful and charming in his shyness, that this legendary savant still lived in his own sunshine-soaked world. I can only imagine that a full performance by the former Beach Boy is even more otherworldly.

Luckily for you, U.S. residents, Brian comes out of seclusion once more this fall to play some fuckin' rock shows. And they all happen to be at some random places, including Lake Tahoe, Kevin Smith's stomping ground of Red Bank, NJ, a ghoulish Halloween show in spooky Virginia Beach, and WVU in Morgantown, which is decidedly in the middle of nowhere

10.23.09 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
10.24.09 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
10.26.09 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
10.27.09 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
10.29.09 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
10.31.09 - Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
11.01.09 - Morgantown, WV - Creative Arts Center at WVU
11.03.09 - Concord, NH - The Capitol Center
11.04.09 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
11.06.09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
11.07.09 - Rochester, NY - Auditorium Theatre
11.08.09 - Westbury, NY - The Capitol One Bank Theatre
11.10.09 - Albany, NY - The Egg
11.11.09 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Kirby Center
11.13.09 - Morristown, NJ - Community Theatre at Mayo
12.03.09 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club December
12.05.09 - Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe

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