Oct 15 2016
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

Presented by Sacramento Convention Center Complex at Community Center Theater

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century.

He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever… nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls”…just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced, and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys.

Pet Sounds, the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” it is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever made. In the process of bringing it to life, its composer, arranger and producer (that is, Mr. Wilson) rewrote all the rules of what a record could be; as one observer noted, its release was “Independence Day” for rock ‘n’ roll. Primarily working with a new collaborator (lyricist and songwriter Tony Asher), the album featured a dozen originals (including two astounding instrumentals); Pet Sounds was a musical canvas as boundless as Brian’s heart.

If you’ve seen Brian in concert, you’ve already witnessed the magic and the celebration. If you’ve heard his records, you know why he’s been called the Mozart of Rock, the Gershwin of his generation. In a culture where trends change overnight, Wilson has gone the distance. It’s been said that if music is math, then Wilson just might be Einstein. But no comparisons are really necessary; he’s Brian Wilson, an American composer, arranger and producer whose work has proved to be as powerful as faith, as timeless as love and as heartfelt as mercy.

Admission Info

VIP Packages $253 and $502
*Tickets go on sale Fri (2/19) at 10am.

VIP Packages:
Brian Wilson\’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary VIP Soundcheck Package ($253)
-One premium reserved seat
-Early entry
-First access merch shopping
-Exclusive soundcheck experience
-50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Lithograph
-One Brian Wilson soundcheck rubber wristband

Brian Wilson\’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary VIP Meet & Greet Package ($502)
-One Reserved Seat in the first 5 rows
-Early Entry
-First access merch shopping
-Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
-Meet & Greet with Brian Wilson
-Individual photo with Brian Wilson
-One signed 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Lithograph
-One signed lead sheet of \”God Only Knows\”
-One signed In Studio Print during the recording of Pet Sounds
-One commemorative VIP laminate

Dates & Times

2016/10/15 - 2016/10/15

Additional time info:

Sat 8pm

Location Info

Community Center Theater

1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Sacramento, CA

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