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Brian Wilson’s Memoir Set for An October Release


In news that will excite all Beach Boys fans, I Am Brian Wilson the long-in-the-works autobiography from Beach Boys’ mastermind Brian Wilson will finally be published on October 11th.

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

As a teaser, the book’s publisher, Da Capo Press, has released an excerpt from the 320-page book, which Willson co-wrote with Ben Greenman; it has been posted on the Da Capo Press website.

In the excerpt, Wilson, discusses his apprehension about writing his memoirs, explaining: “My life has been written about over and over again, and that’s mostly okay with me. Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes they’ll get it right and sometimes they’ll get it wrong. For me, when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don’t like discussing them. Sometimes I don’t even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed.”

As with most people, Wilson has had many important experiences in his life that had both “shaped” and “scarred” him, including forming the band with his brothers, the difficult relationship he had with his abusive father, the relationship he’s had with the women in his life, the birth of his children, and the death of his brothers.

Brian ends the posted excerpt: “I’ve had a whole lifetime to take [those experiences] in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there.”

Prior to the book’s release, Wilson recently launched a tour to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ landmark album Pet Sounds.

Kicking off on April 28th with a performance in Jackson, Mississippi, the tour rolls all the way through to an October 15th show in Sacramento, California.

Check out the full list of confirmed dates for Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour below:

4/28 — Jackson, MS, Thalia Mara Hall

4/30 — Austin, TX, Levitation Festival

6/12 — Brooklyn, NY, Northside Festival – McCarren Park

6/14 — Burlington, VT, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

6/15 — Portland, ME, Merrill Auditorium

6/17 — Boston, MA, Symphony Hall (with Boston Pops Orchestra)

6/18 — Boston, MA, Symphony Hall (with Boston Pops Orchestra)

6/19 — Lenox, MA, Tanglewood – Koussevitzky Music

6/30 — San Diego, CA, San Diego County Fair

7/1 — Las Vegas, NV, The Joint – Hard Rock Casino

7/3 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, TD Ottawa Jazz Fest

7/4 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall

7/6 — Burlington, VT, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

7/7 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Montreal Jazz Fest

7/9 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theater

7/10 — Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl

7/15 — Elizabeth, IN, Horseshoe Casino

7/16 — Chicago, IL, Pitchfork Festival

7/17 — Council Bluffs, IA, Horseshoe Casino

7/20 — Kansas City, MO, Muriel Kauffman Theater

7/21 — St. Charles, MO, Family Arena

7/22 — Tunica, MS, Horseshoe Casino

7/23 — Bossier City, LA, Horseshoe Casino

8/16 — Bowling Green, KY, SkyPac Theatre

8/18 — Asheville, NC, U.S. Cellular Center

8/19 — Raleigh, NC, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

8/20 — Roanoke, VA, Elmwood Park

8/22 — Newport News, VA, Ferguson Center for the Arts

8/23 — Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick PAC

8/25 — Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center for Performing Arts

8/27 — Atlantic City, NJ, Caesars Atlantic City

8/28 — Gilford, NH, Bank of NH Pavilion+

8/29 — Syracuse, NY, The Great New York State Fair – Chevy Court

9/9 — Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre

9/10 — St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

9/11 — Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

9/13 — St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater

9/14 — Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

9/16 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

9/17 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

9/19 — Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal PAC

9/20 — Washington, D.C., Music Center at Strathmore

9/21 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theater

9/23 — Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theater

9/25 — Easton, PA, State Theater

9/27 — Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents at Oakdale

9/28 — Buffalo, NY, University at Buffalo – Center for the Arts

9/30 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theater

10/2 — Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theater

10/4 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theater

10/5 — Salt Lake City, UT, Abravanel Hall

10/7 — Portland OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

10/8 — Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater

10/10 — Arcata, CA, Humboldt State University – Van Duzer Theater

10/12 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic

10/13 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic

10/14 — Stateline, CA, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

10/15 — Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Community Center Theater

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