FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre announced that Brian Wilson will bring his Pet Sounds + Greatest Hits show to the Summit City. Wilson and special guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin will play a show Aug. 10, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m.
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 Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. He was barely out of his teens when he began to co-write classics, including “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girl.” He co-wrote and performed with his family band, the Beach Boys.
Pet Sounds; the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” 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.
Tickets are $56, $76, $96, $146 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at TicketMaster.com, the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy and by phone 800.745.3000. VIP packages are available. The Embassy Theatre member presale is May 8.