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The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Brian Wilson "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour" will visit campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. Tickets, $60 to $90, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. A limited number of VIP packages will be available starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Let Me Get By 2016 Tour" offers two shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. Tickets, $27 to $77, go on sale at noon Friday. A limited number of discounted two-night tickets will be available for $139 or $119 starting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts box office.
Music legend Wilson announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album "Pet Sounds" for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released May 16, 1966, "Pet Sounds" is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this spring. Fans can expect a live performance of "Pet Sounds" in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning Wilson's 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.
With more than 70 dates confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Israel and Portugal, followed by a full U.S. tour later this summer and fall.
In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles "Rubber Soul," he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands' then commercial sound, the resulting "concept album," "Pet Sounds," achieved great critical success, helping usher in a new musical landscape. It hit the top 10 in the U.S. while topping the charts in the UK.
"It's really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing 'Pet Sounds' 50 years ago," Wilson said. "I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world."
Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures; a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.
Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, "Surfin' Safari," that same year. The band's initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson's innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits, including "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows" and the No. 1 smash "Good Vibrations," made The Beach Boys a pre-eminent band of the 1960s.
Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the '60s, "Brian Wilson Presents... SMiLE." The album earned Wilson his first Grammy for a recording, which was followed by his second Grammy win for producing The Beach Boys' acclaimed 2011 release, "The SMiLE Sessions."
With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band's 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, "That's Why God Made The Radio."
In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album "No Pier Pressure" (Capitol). He was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic "Love & Mercy" (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, "Love & Mercy" presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend.
Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, will cap an extraordinary and transformative year with the release "Let Me Get By," the band's third full-length LP and debut for Fantasy Records (to be released Jan. 29).
Combining inspired Memphis soul, electric rhythm and blues, country, rock and classic song craft, TTB has captured the admiration of both concert audiences and critics worldwide.
The TTB journey began April 1, 2010, with their first gig at the Savannah Music Festival. That led to the recording and release of their Grammy-winning debut album "Revelator" in 2011, and "Made Up Mind" two years later.
During its five-year rise, the group toured incessantly, raising its profile and being handpicked to play with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Santana; to appear on television shows hosted by Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and on the premiere of Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show"; and numerous high-profile festival performances. In 2015, the band of 12 musicians was on the road for more than 200 days, reaching its largest audiences yet.
Tickets for both shows are available at Center for the Arts box office (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays) and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm) and tickets.com. For more information, call 716-645-2787, or visit www.ubcfa.org, www.brianwilson.com or www.tedeschitrucksband.com.