Beach Boys member Brian Wilson and legendary horn-driven rock band Chicago have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. The 25-city tour begins in Phoenix in June and wraps up in Clarkston, Michigan at the end of July.
On the tour, Wilson will be joined onstage by fellow Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine, as well as South African singer Blondie Chaplin - a brief member of the legendary surf pop band from 1972-73.
The upcoming tour is not the first time Beach Boys members have collaborated with Chicago. In 1974, Jardine, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson sang backing vocals on Chicago’s single “Wishing You Were Here.” Chicago and the Beach Boys would then go on the Beachago Tour together in 1975, followed by another collaborative tour in 1989.
Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale on Friday (Dec. 3) at 10am local time. You can buy tickets either on Brian Wilson's website or Chicago's.
In other Brian Wilson news, the artist finished his fall tour in October, updated his website with many new features, and recently shared the album At My Piano. He is also the subject of the new documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road. The documentary’s soundtrack, released last week, includes Wilson’s new duet with Jim James, “Right Where I Belong.”
As for Beach Boys updates, the group recently entered into an intellectual property partnership with Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group that covers the legendary Southern California group’s recordings, brand, memorabilia, and select compositions. Three of the original members - Wilson, Mike Love, and Jardine - as well as the estate of Carl Wilson talked about the new deal in a statement.
“The Beach Boys and our songs have been one of the great joys of our lives," they said. "For more than half a century, we’ve witnessed generations of fans from all corners of the world come together to celebrate our music, dancing and singing along to the songs that we have loved and performed for decades. As we look towards the upcoming 60th anniversary of The Beach Boys, we wanted a partner to help expand opportunities for our brand, while continuing to preserve our tradition as a band whose music transcends the test of time.”
See Wilson and Chicago's tour poster and dates below.
Brian to co-headline 25-city 2022 U.S. Summer Tour with Chicago! Tickets on sale this Friday. Presale available for Citi credit card holders Wednesday at 10:00am. See dates for a show coming to you at https://t.co/5TrxjN8DIS@chicagotheband#SummerTour#goodvibrations pic.twitter.com/qZMyVkAJIU— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) November 30, 2021
06-07 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
06-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
06-10 Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
06-11 Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
06-14 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
06-16 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06-18 Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06-20 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theater
06-21 Rogers, AR - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
06-24 Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
06-25 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
06-28 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
06-29 Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07-01 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
07-10 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
07-11 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
07-13 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
07-14 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07-15 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07-17 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07-20 Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07-22 Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake
07-23 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
07-24 Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07- 26 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
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Article Image: Brian Wilson at Carl Wilson Foundation presents an evening with "Brian Wilson and Friends" in 2003, Chicago's band logo over a white background. (s_bukley via DepositPhotos, TheVHSArtist [Available through Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons.)