Brian Wilson cancels 2015 UK tour, but promises to return in 2016 for Pet Sounds anniversary shows
Brian Wilson has cancelled his forthcoming UK arena tour.
The Beach Boys mainman was due to undertake a tour that began on September 18th at Liverpool's Echo Arena and finished nine days later at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on September 27th, but all dates have now been shelved.
The trek would have also seen Wilson play shows in Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester. Ticket holders have asked to secure refunds from their point of purchase.
Wilson has however confirmed that he will return to the UK and Europe next year for a tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' iconic album Pet Sounds. He has also confirmed that this will be his final European tour.
The cancellation was announced in a statement, which reads as follows: "Due to the overwhelming success of Brian Wilson’s movie ‘Love and Mercy’ which has opened in the US to critical acclaim, Brian has had to postpone his current UK tour planned for September 2015 due to commitments in the US. He will be back in the UK and Europe in 2016 with a string of concerts to mark the 50th Anniversary of his seminal album ‘Pet Sounds, which will be his final European tour. Tickets holders are advised to get refunds for the 2015 shows from the point of purchase."
Wilson himself added: "I’m sorry I won’t be able to make these shows this year, but I look forward to seeing all my fans in 2016 to help me celebrate 50 years of ‘Pet Sounds’. This will be my final European tour. I hope you all enjoy my movie when it opens in the UK on July 10th, I’ll see you all soon, Best Brian."
The singer released No Pier Pressure, his 11th solo album last year and you can preview and purchase it on the right hand side of the page. The album includes collaborations with She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel, Capital Cities frontman Sebu Simonian and country singer Kacey Musgraves.
Brian Wilson was due to play:
Liverpool Echo Arena (September 18)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (19)
London O2 Arena (20)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (22)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (23)
Leeds First Direct Arena (25)
Manchester Arena (26)
Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena (27)