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Brian Wilson postpones 'Pet Sounds' show at Artpark

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Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
Brian Wilson will perform in Lewiston later this summer. (Photo provided by Artpark & Company)
Brian Wilson will perform in Lewiston later this summer. (Photo provided by Artpark & Company)

Rescheduled to Aug. 7

Brian Wilson’s performance originally scheduled for June 15 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater has been postponed until Aug. 7.

Original tickets purchased for the “Pet Sounds Final Performances Tour” show will be honored on the new date. Those unable to make the rescheduled performance can obtain a refund at the Artpark box office or by calling 716-754-4375 by 4 p.m. June 15.

Wilson posted a letter to his fans on his website. It read:

“Dear friends,

“It is with great regret that I need to postpone my upcoming June tour.

“It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades. There were times when it was unbearable but with doctors and medications I have been able to live a wonderful, healthy and productive life with support from my family, friends and fans who have helped me through this journey.

“As you may know in the last year or so I’ve had 3 surgeries on my back. The surgeries were successful and I’m physically stronger than I’ve been in a long time.

“However, after my last surgery I started feeling strange and it’s been pretty scary for awhile. I was not feeling like myself. Mentally insecure is how I’d describe it. We’re not sure what is causing it but I do know that it’s not good for me to be on the road right now so I’m heading back to Los Angeles.

“I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I’ve been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and I’ve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean and I don’t know why. It’s something I’ve never dealt with before and we can’t quite figure it out just yet.

“I’m going to rest, recover and work with my doctors on this.

“I’m looking forward to my recovery and seeing everyone later in the year.

“The music and my fans keep me going and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.

“Love & Mercy,

“Brian Wilson”

In a press release, Artpark & Company said it wishes Brian Wilson strength and a fast recovery.

For more information, visit www.artpark.net.

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