by Radio Music Songs on April 22, 2011

brian wilson band 01 BRIAN WILSON IN CANADAFor many Canadians, the upcoming Brian Wilson tour represents their first opportunity to directly experience and pay homage to this unrivaled mainstay of the cultural soundtrack. “Brian Wilson Re-imagines Gershwin” (released by Disney Pearl in August 2010) is an album of George and Ira Gershwin classics that has already garnered rave reviews. “I’ve always tried to make music that entertained people,” Wilson said. “I also wanted my music to last, to be able to speak to any generation. Thankfully, nearly 50 years since the Beach Boys were born, that seems to have come true. Now, with this album a new musical chapter begins for me, and it’s going to be a chapter to remember. I promise.” In a true class of his own, Wilson has received outstanding acclaim from some of the biggest names in the business. Of the album “Pet Sounds”, Paul McCartney said: “it may be going overboard to say it’s the classic of the century … but to me, it certainly is a total, classic record that is unbeatable in many ways.” And from Pete Townshend: “I love Brian. There’s not many people I would say that about. I think he’s a truly, truly, truly great genius.” As Brian puts it himself: “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to tour Canada. I always love visiting, and it will be nice to play for my fans across the entire country and to visit places I’ve never been!”

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