Brian Wilson to Perform ‘Pet Sounds’ for the Last Time — at Least 50 More Times

The 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ beloved and immensely influential Pet Sounds falls on May 16, 2016, and Brian Wilson has announced that he’ll be honoring the golden milestone by touring the album — playing the whole thing live across over 50 just-announced dates — and then allegedly never playing it again.

The tour begins in Australia, and will end in Lake Tahoe, CA, and will see Wilson on the road from late March to mid-October (with a seeming break in August). Wilson — who recently appeared in the form of John Cusack and Paul Dano in the biopic Love and Mercy — said in a statement:

It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago. I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.

Here are the dates, via Consequence of Sound:

03/26 – Auckland, AU, Civic Theatre
03/28 – Byron Bay, AU, Byron Bay Bluesfest
03/29 – Sydney, AU, Sydney Opera House
03/31 – Sydney, AU, Sydney Opera House
04/03 – Melbourne, AU, Palais Theatre
04/05 – Adelaide, AU, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
04/07 – Perth, AU, Riverside Theatre
04/12 – Tokyo, JP, Tokyo International Forum
04/13 – Tokyo, JP, Tokyo International Forum
04/15 – Osaka, JP, Orix Theater
04/30 – Austin, TX, LEVITATION Festival
05/15 – Bristol, UK, Collston Hall
05/17 – Birmingham, UK,  Symphony Hall
05/18 – Cardiff, UK, St. Davids Hall
05/20 – London, UK, Palladium
05/21 – London, UK, Paladium
05/24 – Manchester, UK, O2 Apollo
05/26 – Edinburgh, UK, Usher Hall
05/27 – Glasgow, UK, Royal Concert Hall
05/29 – Newcastle, UK, Sage Gateshead
05/31 – Liverpool, UK, Philharmonic Hall
06/01 – Nottingham, UK, Royal Concert Hall
06/04 – Barcelona, ES, Primavera Sound
06/14 – Burlington, VT, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
06/15 – Portland, ME, Merrill Auditorium
06/17 – Boston, MA, Symphony Hall
06/18 – Boston, MA, Symphony Hall
06/19 – Lenox, MA, Tanglewood
07/01 – Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock Casino
07/09 – Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
07/15 – Elizabeth, IN, Horseshoe Casino
07/17 – Council Bluffs, IA, Horseshoe Casino
07/20 – Kansas City, MO, Muriel Kauffman Theatre
07/21 – St. Charles, MO, Family Arena
07/22 – Tunica, MS, Horseshoe Casino
07/23 – Bossier City, LA. Horseshoe Casino
09/13 – St. Petersburg, FL. Mahaffey Theatre
09/14 – Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
09/17 – Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
09/19 – Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal PAC
09/20 – Washington, DC, The Music Center at Strathmore
09/21 – Red Bank, NK, Count Basie Theatre
09/23 – Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theater
09/25 – Easton, PA, State Theatre
09/27 – Wallingford, CT, Oakdale
09/28 – Buffalo, NY, University of Buffalo’s Center for the Arts
09/30 – Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
10/02 – Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
10/04 – Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
10/07 – Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/08 – Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
10/10 – Arcata, CA, Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theatre
10/13 – San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
10/14 – Lake Tahoe, CA, Harrah’s Casino