Brian Wilson

New York-based non-profit, Stand Up For A Cure, has announced that Bon Jovi will kick off the Stand Up For A Cure 2008 Concert Series, which will also include performances by Andrea Bocelli, an evening with Jerry Seinfeld, and Brian Wilson over the upcoming year. In a year-long effort to raise funds towards eradicating lung cancer, the Concert Series will feature high-profile performances by some of world's most beloved artists in intimate settings. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's lung cancer research efforts will benefit from the Stand Up For A Cure 2008 Concert Series.

The Brian Wilson ("and friends) show is at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on July 11th. Expensive tickets go on presale today, and on regular sale on April 18th. I have no idea what the show will be like, but for all his other upcoming tour dates he offers this description:

Brian and his formidable ten-piece band will be presenting a number of his classic compositions as well as a collection of his greatest hits that will please everyone in the room.

All dates below......

Brian Wilson - 2008 Tour Dates
05/08 - New York, NY, Carnegie Hall Rainforest Benefit
06/28 - London, UK Kenwood
06/29 - Ipswich, UK Ipswich Regent Theatre
07/01 - London, UK Royal Albert Hall
07/08 - Niagra Fallsview Casino Avalon Ballroom, Niagra Falls, ON (tix)
07/11 - New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom (tix)
07/12 - Highmount, NY, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Highmount, NY (tix)
07/13 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH (tix)
09/12 - Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
09/13 - Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
09/14 - Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl