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Brian Wilson postpones upcoming tour dates due to back surgery

"My doctors have told me that I need to have back surgery immediately"

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Brian Wilson, photo by Kris Fuentes
Brian Wilson, photo by Kris Fuentes

    For a few years now, Brian Wilson has been touring the globe in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ seminal Pet Sounds. He’s slated to power through a series of North American and UK tour dates this summer, but, due to a back injury, several dates will have to be postponed.

    The postponement was announced via Twitter, with a statement reading, “As some of you might know I have been having some issues with my back that has very recently gotten worse.” He adds, “My doctors have told me that I need to have back surgery immediately. They are optimistic that this will finally relieve the pain.”

    Wilson’s May dates are the only ones impacted at this time, with his July and August shows still set to unfold as planned. Wilson promises his representatives are “in the process of rescheduling” the affected dates. Additionally, he’s set to embark on a Christmas tour during which he’ll perform The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in its entirety along with cuts from his solo Christmas album, What I Really Want for Christmas.

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    See Wilson’s full statement, as well as his full tour itinerary, below. You can grab tickets here.

    Brian Wilson 2018 Tour Dates:
    05/15 – Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
    05/16 – Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
    05/18 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
    05/19 – Viera, FL @ Space Coast Daily Park
    05/20 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Ampitheater
    07/15 – Colwood, BC @ Westshore Parks and Recreation Lower Fields
    07/19 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
    07/20 – Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Event Center
    07/21 – Mt. Pocono, PA @ Mt. Airy Casino
    07/22 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
    07/24 – Wilmington, NC @ The Wilson Center
    07/25 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
    08/07 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Menorah Arena
    08/09 – Cropredy, Oxfordshire, UL @ Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
    08/11 – Taormina, IT @ Anfiteatro Romano
    08/16 – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast Theatre
    08/18 – Yorkshire, UK @ Doncaster Racecourse
    08/19 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Summer Sessions at Princess Street Gardens
    08/21 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
    08/22 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
    08/24 – Birmingham, UK @ Digbeth Arena
    11/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
    11/30 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
    12/01 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock in Northfield Park
    12/04 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
    12/05 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
    12/07 – Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
    12/08 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
    12/11 – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
    12/12 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center
    12/15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
    12/16 – Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel PAC
    12/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    12/20 – Thousand Oaks, CA @ Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
    12/22 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
    12/23 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

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