Posted in music | tour dates on April 5, 2011

Brian Wilson

Two days after he plays Wellmont Theater (on 6/9, tickets), Brian Wilson will start a three-night NYC run at Highline Ballroom with first-come-first-served seated shows on June 11th, 12th, & 13th. The performances, like at the Wellmont show, and a recently-added CT show, will see Brian performing "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin in its entirety, along with a selection of solo and Beach Boys classics." Tickets for all three shows are on sale.

Updated tour dates below...

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Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

BRIAN WILSON - 2011 TOUR DATES
June 8, 2011: Ridgefield CT: The Ridgefield Playhouse
June 9, 2011: Montclair NJ: The Wellmont Theatre
June 11, 2011: New York, NY: Highline Ballroom
June 12, 2011: New York, NY: Highline Ballroom
June 13, 2011: New York, NY: Highline Ballroom
June 15, 2011: Kitchener, ON: The Centre in the Square
June 17, 2011: Montreal, QC: Place des Arts
June 18, 2011: Toronto, ON: Massey Hall
June 20, 2011: Ottawa, ON: National Arts Centre
June 22, 2011: Winnipeg, MB:Pantages Playhouse Theatre
June 23, 2011: Regina, SK: Conexus Arts Centre
June 25, 2011: Calgary, AB: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 26, 2011: Edmonton, AB: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 28, 2011: Vancouver, BC: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 9, 2011: Isle of Wight - Bestival 2011: Robin Hill Adventure Park
September 10, 2011: Gateshead, England: The Sage Gateshead
September 11, 2011: Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
September 13, 2011: Manchester, England: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
September 14, 2011: Birmingham, England: Birmingham Symphony Hall
September 16, 2011: London, England: Royal Festival Hall
September 17, 2011: London, England: Royal Festival Hall
September 18, 2011: London, England: Royal Festival Hall
September 20, 2011: Paris, France: Casino de Paris
September 21, 2011: Holland: Paradiso
September 22, 2011: Brussels: Ancienne Belgique
September 24, 2011: Copenhagen: Vega
September 25, 2011: Stockholm: Cirkus
September 26, 2011: Osio: Sentrum Scene

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Comments (147)

I love going up to Brian and asking him hard questions like "Hey Brian, what time is it?" or "How long is a piece of strong?" or "What hummus munch?". Nothing better in the world than that look of bewilderment on Brian's face as he tries to piece together the words ....

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:15 PM

$125? What in the hell?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:19 PM

4:15: wow, making fun of schizophrenia. a new for this board. That's saying something.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:20 PM

People are crazy to pay money to see Brian play live....that's right I said CRAZY!!!

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:20 PM

4:20, you've got it all wrong. I was making fun of his depression. If I wanted to make fun of his schizophrenia, I'd add some little green men and phantom voices into the comment, which I didn't do, asswipe. What's the matter with you>?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:22 PM

fear the beard

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:22 PM

keep making fun of a true genius who has accomplished 800 times more than you ever will. that's right, no one will care about that retarded album you recorded in garageband

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:24 PM

oh, that hurt
your finger typing, that is

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:26 PM

Witness as 4:22 tries to be flippant and humorous and goes down in flames in a spectacular fashion. The fact remains that he has more talent in one nut hair than you have in your whole body.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:26 PM

@4:24 you probably live in your parents garage in Iowa dreaming about one day coming to Brooklyn.

@4:22 Being Crazy is no laughing matter. There are plenty of crazy f#@!s here in NYC a place where 4:24 only dreams about living.

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:27 PM

4:22=WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:27 PM

Brian Wilson sucks, almost as much as John Lennon. Bunch of no talent douchebags. See here kids, why not to do drugs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:28 PM

@ 4:28 talk about someone with issues!

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:30 PM

uh, $125?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:30 PM

what's hilarious is that i was born and raised in NYC. nice try

Posted by 4:24 | April 5, 2011 4:31 PM

4:28=WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:32 PM

Really? No shit.

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:32 PM

@4:30 - at least I'm not a no talent douchebags with acid flashbacks

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:33 PM

Ah, I love the colorful clah .... mushrooms and birdies and ... ahhhhhhhh .... oh wow man ...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:34 PM

looks like.... a TRIPLE rainbow

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:36 PM

How can anyone hate on Brian Wilson on here???

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:36 PM

There's no hate for Brian Wilson but paying $125 for a ticket to see him? Come on, we're crazy but not that crazy!

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:38 PM

because idiots love bands who owe brian wilson their souls, but ask them if they've ever heard "sloop john b" and they say, "WHA???"

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:39 PM

I'd pay $125 for him performing the "Love You" album

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:39 PM

Iggy & The Stooges owe nothing to Brian Wilson. So piss off, fucktard

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:40 PM

I'd pay $200 if he goes back to his room for another couple decades

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:40 PM

^ OOOOOHHHHHHH! feelings are hurt!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:40 PM

actually, they do

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:40 PM

AND LEMMY SAID IT WAS LITTLE RICHARD WHO WAS THE BEST NOT BRIAN!

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:41 PM

when confronted with true musical genius, fakes lash out. nothing to see here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:41 PM

@4:39 - you crasterbate to Belle and Sabastian albums and call your girlfriend to snuggle.

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:42 PM

Musical genius with friend brains? No thank you.

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:43 PM

Hey 4:41:

8=======D~,~'~,~'~,~'

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:44 PM

WINNING=4:43 and 4:44

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:44 PM

"yup" is quite the tool.

so anyway, brian wilson is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:45 PM

Hahaha I will take that 'tool' comment and run with it all the way to Charlie Sheens' house. 4:45 lives alone in a basement with a bunch of cats.

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:46 PM

and that's about as close to pussy as he'll ever get,
except when he buys his chamomile tea

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:48 PM

4:46,4:48 = WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:49 PM

i'll add that i like the smell of rotting cheese

Posted by yup | April 5, 2011 4:49 PM

For $125 I need to see the setlist in advance.

I don't want to indulge him for an hour of Gershwin to only hear Unchained Melody, Be My Baby, and Da Do Ron Ron.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:51 PM

Yes, I do like cheese.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 4:51 PM

CHEESE > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:52 PM

I would pay $125 to see Phil Spector's sit with his wig on.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 4:52 PM

Brian Wilson had a ridiculously unbelievable period of brilliance that ended in 1967 (that's 44 yeas ago). Now he is an acid casualty.
He gets respect for that era.
George Gershwin was a true genius.
Brian, please don't.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:53 PM

Brian Wilson doing Gershwin = him taking a play school xylaphone and humming over the tune....god help us!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 4:56 PM

YUP=WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:56 PM

Brian Wilson has lost meanwhile i am WINNING!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:58 PM

Phil Spector would pay any amount to see that too.

The wig free mug shot broke America's hearts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:58 PM

i thought that was Martin Sheen

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:00 PM

@4:58 - let's request that Phil's wig replace Brian doing Gershwin. I'll start now. "PHIL'S WIG WILL FOREVER SMILE!"

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:01 PM

MARTIN SHEEN > WINNING

CHARLIE SHEEN > LOSING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:01 PM

How do you get a verified account on this thing?

Posted by Ashton Kutcher | April 5, 2011 5:02 PM

guys, stop using my line.

Posted by charlie sheen | April 5, 2011 5:03 PM

Charlie Sheen would you do the introduction for Phil Spector's wig? Just a couple remarks about it's impact on you would be great.
Thanks!
XO

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:04 PM

While $125 is a little rich for my blood, I would love to see him live. I'm sure that most of the "Beach Boys" tunes he will be playing will either be from Pet Sounds or Smile, which are both amazing.

Posted by Anonymouse | April 5, 2011 5:04 PM

MARTIN SHEEN = PARENT'S ENTERTAINMENT

CHARLIE SHEEN = DRUNK IDIOT (like most of you, only he's rich beyoch!)

EMILIO ESTEVEZ = WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:06 PM

Not too rich for TIGER BLOOD!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:06 PM

Vatican Assasin

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:07 PM

WINNING=5:06

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:07 PM

Brian Wilson, not a Jew

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:07 PM

5:03-i think you mean stop snorting my line

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:08 PM

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE WINNING CRAP!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:08 PM

Brian Wilson is lame music for boring old hippies.

YAWN.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:10 PM

WHY IS EVERYONE IMPERSONATING ME? I am the real yup. Wow, I'm famous!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:11 PM

The Hippies lost
The Clash should have taught you that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:12 PM

Sorry folks, Brian's brain is closed. The moose our front should have told you that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:13 PM

Hippies lost but FIGHT THE URGE....WE ARE WINNING!!!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:13 PM

what is the point of the winning posts? what are you fight against?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:16 PM

So bottom line is, every LCD video that has been linked in the final performances really does a great job of capturing how shitty they are live.

So glad I don't live anywhere near where this absolute shit music scene is in a perpetual dwindling away stage.

One look at Frohawk is all the convincing anyone should need to stay far, far away from there. I bet you could get an NYC strand of gay herpes just by rubbing against his frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:20 PM

Ha the clash taught us that hippies lost? The Clash were good and all....but thats it. Good. Rock the Casbah? Fucking retched song. The Stooges did it way better nearly ten years earlier. And Big Audio Dynamite? Laughable at best. Saw them in '94 and I would have walked out if they were headlining.

Posted by Anonymouse | April 5, 2011 5:20 PM

5:20=WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:21 PM

-5:20
Wow, you might be more insane than Brian Wilson. Where'd that come from? You in the wrong post?

Posted by Anonymouse | April 5, 2011 5:23 PM

Well ain't you big shit 5:20. You're pretty proud of yourself. How about you show that pretty little face, baby? I'm gonna be at The 14th St. L stop in 10 minutes, let's see what you got?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:23 PM

@5:23

You got it...Give me 25 minutes Ill meet you on the L platform. Ill be the one with the frohawk. Just walk up to me and say something. I dare you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:24 PM

How about I just poke you in the mouth with my 7 1/2?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:25 PM

or are you more of a Dirty Sanchez kinda guy?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:27 PM

this blog has sunken lower than its ever been.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:27 PM

If I hand you both chili dogs can you toast them and make peace? I'll stand with you on the L platform and we can make fun of everyone who walks past us.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:27 PM

how about we stand in a circle and hold each other's chili dogs?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:28 PM

pick a time and place pussy!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:31 PM

I'm in. Brian Wilson at a small venue is a win. $266.25 to two tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:33 PM

Oh my God, this place is like the Voice homo pages. Look here you people, you want to do that you go find another place for that. This is about music, about hummus, about Brian Wilson. You want to go hold each others' chilidogs, you go to the Veil Of Cashmere or something.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:35 PM

chilidogs like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:37 PM

sausage

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:38 PM

@5:35 - must suck living in a small middle american town.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:38 PM

Brian Wilson.
meh

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:38 PM

Ha! @ THE REAL yup. Good one. Almost as good as the last Clash album....Oh wait....No, even that was more original.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:38 PM

^ OOOOOHHHHH!! That one stings!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:39 PM

@ 5:38 - must live getting your small american sucked

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:40 PM

THE REAL yup is a real QUEEN! Welcome to the party, sister!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:40 PM

I bet you also go cow tipping on the weekends and say things like, 'yuck yuck glad I don't live in one of those city's like NYC where they have those darn homos!' You are so damn ignorant.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:41 PM

Wait, but I am a girl so I can be a queen either that or a princess!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:41 PM

what is with the gay bashing and the winning crap!!?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:42 PM

OK, NOW we got us a real pussy fight brewing. Hey yup, you up for a roadtrip out to Ohio?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:42 PM

When I left the midwest, I never looked back:)

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:42 PM

OHIO > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:43 PM

I miss those Ohio chilidogs. Only people from Ohio know the best chilidogs come from there.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:46 PM

"OK, ladies, here's one for our special friend yup out there on the dance floor, amking it work ..."

work ( supermodel... )
you better work it, girl ( ...of the world )
wet your lips and make love to the camera

work, turn to the left
work, now turn to the right
work, sashay shante

i see your picture everywhere
a million dollar derriere
and when you walked in to the room
you had everybody’s eyes on you ...supermodel

linda=work mama ! naomi=she is fierce ! christy=foxy lady out of sight
cindy=i can feel it ! claudia=sell the garment ! nikki=work the runway, sweetie

i have one thing to say, sashay shante, shante, shante, shante
i have one thing to say, sashay shante, shante, shante, shante

i have one thing to say ...you better work, bitch !

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:46 PM

@5:46 this is the shit I miss about music.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:47 PM

you people are not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:47 PM

@5:46 -
Now the conversation has truly hit rock bottom. There are somethings better left forgotten.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:48 PM

I miss the brooklyn vegan. It used to be cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:48 PM

I think this is hysterical. In fact I am sitting at WORK killing time laughing. Thank you everyone for making my afternoon entertaining.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:48 PM

cool that brian wilson used to do free shows, then cheap-ish shows at small venues, and now, in his post-twilight, finally went in for the cash grab.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:49 PM

Im from Ohio and the chili dogs are a force to be reckoned with. Right up there with the Amish.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:49 PM

Brian Wilson & RuPaul duet
or, Brian Wilson & RuPaul in a Tijuana donkey show
I'd buy that for a dollar

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:50 PM

LCD FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:51 PM

I would pay $1 to see Phil Spector's wig on Charlie Sheen introducing both Brian Wilson and Rupaul. That would be better than seeing Roger Waters and David Gilmour reunite.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:52 PM

5:49 = WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:52 PM

I think you sit at work killing time on here too much "REAL YUP"

Do something productive pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:52 PM

@5:52 so this means we are going to meet on the L platform at bedford and eat some chili dogs?

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 5, 2011 5:53 PM

After listening to some of the tunes in that video above I have decided that I would rather stay home, burn $250, and pull my fingernails out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:54 PM

Phil Spector's wig on the donkey
Brian Wilson goosing RuPaul
Roger Waters? You go long ...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:54 PM

The L platform needs a chili dog stand, A fucking SAP.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:55 PM

why are the people on this blog so lame?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:55 PM

^^ Like that Seinfeld episode.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:55 PM

Why are you so cool?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:56 PM

why are you so lame?
leofucktard?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:56 PM

I miss the brooklyn vegan...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 5:58 PM

I miss chili dogs from Ohio, but you dont see me posting off topic on a music-based message board...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 6:00 PM

brian wilson-a conservative jew

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 6:02 PM

Brian Wilson, not a Jew

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 6:24 PM

but your a reformed jew

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 6:41 PM

5:42-somehow we got get your ass back to midwest where it belongs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 6:42 PM

this website is a fuckin joke. can you please just disable these comments already? just simple music news please.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 6:55 PM

6:55=WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 7:12 PM

Look at you idiots trying to keep up with these stupid memes. And for what? This is Brian Wilson. Lets talk about him. Yes, his brains are fried, his voice isn't what it used to be, tickets are too expensive and no one wants to here him "re-imagine" Gershwin, but he's still Brian Wilson.

That being said, let me know when the Love You tour kicks off!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 9:27 PM

6:55- You over-hummused cynical man. The comment section is the best part of BV. Music elitism is shown at their finest in these comment sections as well as forms of musical humor.

James Murphy conceived frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:39 AM

Supremely spicy sabra hummus is supremely spicy. It makes the revert of James Blake even more supremely magical too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:52 AM

PUNCHES is the new LCD

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 1:05 AM

you converted me. sorry. more hummus please. a frohawk made of dill hummus would rule.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 2:08 AM

people that mock/disparage brian wilson should be executed.

people that complain about the $125 ticket price should be sent to a re-education camp and forced to pick rice in southeast asia.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 7:57 AM

DUNKACCINO > Dennis Wilson

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:13 AM

This board has a lot of bad vibrations.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:42 AM

When I first saw over 100 comments on here I got excited and thought "finally, everyone's talking about something worthwhile on BV, perhaps there will be an intelligent discussion revolving around Brian Wilson's music!"

I shouldn't have been so naive.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:53 AM

PUNCHES?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:04 AM

We are not disregarding Mr. Wilson, we are just having good ol' american fun - whether in NYC or Ohio, eating chili dogs or humus with whole wheat pitas.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 10:15 AM

Whats up with Punches?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:17 AM

charles manson is opening for brian wilson

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:18 AM

^ FTW

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:22 AM

Pet Sounds FTW

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:27 AM

DUNKACCIN O)))

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:28 AM

pssst... pssst... DUNKACCIN O))) is the word of the day...

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:38 AM

This is getting boring, we need an overhaul.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:10 AM

saw brian for free in coney island...

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:18 PM

Hey Brooklyn Vegan,

Love your blog, but wish it wasn't mostly the idiots & trolls who post comments.
I was happy at the Brian Wilson news, but after reading just a few comments I'm upset.
Maybe it's time to drop the comments area?

Posted by mark | April 7, 2011 3:48 AM

the quality of posts have really deteriorated in the last 2 weeks. They make that hummus guy seem like a scholar.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2011 5:29 AM

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