Posted in music | tour dates on September 10, 2013

Blondie Chaplin

"Blondie was one of my favorite singers in the '70s. He blew my mind with 'Sail On, Sailor' and he also sang on a song called 'Funky Pretty' on The Beach Boys' Holland album," Brian Wilson said. "Until two weeks ago, I hadn't seen him since 1974. It was great to see him again. He came into the studio and sang on one of my new tracks called 'He Come Down' - and he sang it great. I'm stoked that he'll be performing at a few of our shows." [Pollstar]
As discussed, former Beach Boy Brian Wilson and guitar maestro Jeff Beck are going on a tour together this year. Brian will be joined by fellow ex-Beach Boys Al Jardine and Dave Marks, and it's now been announced that they'll also be joined by past member Blondie Chaplin, who most famously sang lead on "Sail On, Sailor," the opening track on 1973's Holland. (The track was written by Brian and his Smile collaborator Van Dyke Parks, and performed/sung by Brian on The Beach Boys' 2012 tour.)

Blondie will only be joining the tour on a few of the dates, but one of those is the NYC show which happens on October 15 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available (but "not many left"). The tour also hits Wellmont Theatre (10/16) a day later, but Blondie is not currently set to appear at that one (tickets).

All dates are listed, along with a stream of "Sail On, Sailor," below...


The Beach Boys - "Sail On, Sailor"

Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck -- 2013 Tour Dates
Sept. 27 - Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live*
Sept. 28 - Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 1 - Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center
Oct. 3 - Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct. 4 - Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 - Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
Oct. 6 - Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 8 - Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
Oct. 9 - Boston, Mass., Wang Theatre - Citi Performing Arts Center
Oct. 11 - Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Oct. 12 - Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Oct. 13 - Upper Darby, Pa., Tower Theatre
Oct. 15 - New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre*
Oct. 16 - Montclair, N.J., The Wellmont Theater
Oct. 18 - Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater*
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre*
Oct. 22 - Oakland, Calif., Paramount Theatre*
Oct. 25 - Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Oct. 26 - Toronto, Ontario, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Oct. 27 - Akron, Ohio, E.J. Thomas Hall
Oct. 30 - Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre

* - joined by Blondie Chaplin
Al Jardine and Dave Marks joining on all dates




Comments (7)

Talented guy Blondie, dating back to his days in The Flame-he may be the only person in the world who could technically have participated in the 50th anniversary reunion tours for both the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones, having played with both of them (and he was an official Beach Boy for several 70's albums). Saw him at the Rock Shop, Brooklyn, a couple of years ago and he was solid as a bandleader, too.

Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2013 10:09 AM

Both Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar were great additions to the Beach Boys in the early 70's (while Brian had one of his many mental issues). The Flame were a fantastic group as well. Looking forward to the Beacon show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2013 10:12 AM

This is a pretty cool addition to the Wilson/Beck tour. Holland is a really solid Beach Boys album.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

Good, now they can do Goin' Down

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2013 12:13 PM

David, Blondie Chaplin was the singer here. He was a black man also played guitar. I love this guy. Was a vocal inspiration to me. As was Brian Wilson

Posted by Jazlynn | October 4, 2013 12:25 PM

Very nice video! There have been many times that I have just kept replaying this song over and again; because if there is a bad thing to say about the song, it is that it is too short. Otherwise this is the best song by America's best band. "Brian Wilson's ear belongs in the Smithsonian." Bob Dylan.

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