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Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

With Special Guest Blondie Chaplin

"I would have the musicians keep playing over and over again till the sound made sense. I worked overtime on that; I worked hours to get it right. If the sound didn’t make any sense, then I wouldn’t know what to do — I’d be lost! It’s instinct that tells me. I have an instinct for music, or a feeling about it, and I’ll have my feelings guide my hands."

- Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson’s remarkable journey began in a modest Hawthorne, California home that was filled with music. His mom and dad both played piano, and as a young “boy soprano,” Brian’s vocal gift was immediately evident. He had also started singing harmonies…literally “in their room”…with his two younger brothers (Dennis and Carl). As a teen in the 1950s, he became obsessed with the harmonic blend of groups like the Four Freshmen, and then, in the early 1960s, inspired to combine multi-part vocal harmony with the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Brian found his place in the musical sun. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever... nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as "Surfer Girl," “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” "Fun, Fun, Fun," “Help Me Rhonda” and "California Girls"...just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys.

Pet Sounds; the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” it is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever made. In the process of bringing it to life, its composer, arranger and producer (that is, Mr. Wilson) rewrote all the rules of what a record could be; as one observer noted, its release was “Independence Day” for rock ‘n’ roll. Primarily working with a new collaborator (lyricist and songwriter Tony Asher), the album featured a dozen originals (including two astounding instrumentals); Pet Sounds was a musical canvas as boundless as Brian’s heart. (Ironically, when you hear the lost innocence in the wail of “Caroline No,” you realize that Pet Sounds not only heals our broken heart but Brian’s too.)

On October 27, Brian Wilson will return to the stage at the Cross Insurance Center to grace the arena with his talent and entertainment. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10 AM and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com/CICBangor, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Trusted Choice Box Office at Cross Insurance Center, Monday-Friday 10 AM - 4 PM.

Reserved seating starts at $39.50. VIP Packages also available. 

Pet Sounds VIP Meet and Greet: 

  • One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket (depending on venue configuration)
  • Early Entry
  • First access merch shopping
  • Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
  • Meet & Greet with Brian Wilson
  • Individual photo with Brian Wilson
  • One signed copy of I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir
  • One commemorative VIP laminate

Pet Sounds VIP Soundcheck Package: 

  • One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket (depending on venue configuration)
  • Early Entry
  • First access merch shopping
  • Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
  • One Brian Wilson Tour Poster (Not Signed)                                                           
  • One Brain Wilson Soundcheck Laminate

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