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Brian Wilson & the Zombies Announce ‘Something Great From ’68’ Joint Tour

Brian Wilson and the Zombies are heading out on tour together this year with their North American Something Great from ’68 tour. The joint tour will celebrate their music from 1968 and beyond.

Beginning Aug. 31 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and wrapping Sept. 26 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the tour will take Wilson and the Zombies to 15 cities around the country.

As for what to expect, Wilson will be joined by Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Concert goers can expect to hear songs from two of Wilson's favorite Beach Boys albums, 1968’s Friends and 1971’s Surf’s Up, as well as a mix of rarities and classics.

The Zombies will open each show with a full performance of their 1968 record, Odessey and Oracle. The first two shows will feature the Zombies’ current lineup. Then, founding members Chris White and Hugh Grundy will join the rest of the tour.

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 10 at 10am EST via Live Nation. Pre-sales begin tomorrow, May 8. Complete information is available on Wilson’s website and the Zombies’ website.

Check out the tour dates below.

August 31 – Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
September 1 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Casino
September 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
September 7 – Pala, CA @ Pala Casino
September 8 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
September 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
September 13 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
September 14 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre
September 16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
September 17 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 19 – Sandy, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater
September 20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
September 24 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
September 26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

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Article image: Brian Wilson performing on the "Beach Boys Reunion Tour" in 2012, The Zombies performing at the 2009 Ottawa Bluesfest. (J-Ham2000 [CC BY-SA 4.0], ceedub13 [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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