It will be a rare opportunity to witness a living legend and his crowned creation. Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, one of the rock era’s most visionary composers and celebrated figures, will be coming to Israel for the first time to perform his opus 1966 Pet Sounds on June 8 at the Ra’anana Amphitheater.
The 73-year-old Wilson is touring on the 50th anniversary of the 1966 landmark Beach Boys album with a band including original Beach Boy Al Jardine and longtime Beach Boy accompanist Blondie Chaplin. Wilson has previously toured with essentially the same band performing much-heralded concerts of Smile, the previously unreleased followup to Pet Sounds.
Wilson is one of contemporary music’s most enigmatic icons, with a twist-and-turn story that includes triumph, mental breakdowns and continued emotional problems and redemption.