Brian Wilson announces 50th anniversary Pet Sounds tour

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Brian Wilson announces 50th anniversary Pet Sounds tour

Brian Wilson has announced he is going on a world tour to mark the 50th anniversary of classic Beach Boys album 'Pet Sounds'.

The 73-year-old musician can't wait to recognise the landmark date of the band's 11th LP - which contains acclaimed songs such as 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' and 'God Only Knows' - with concerts all "across the world".

For the shows, Brian will play the album in full and will be joined by fellow Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine and former member Blondie Chaplin.

In a statement, Brian said: "It's really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago. I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world."

The 'Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds' world tour will begin on March 26 at The Civic Auckland theatre in New Zealand before heading to Australia, Japan, North America the UK and Spain.

The run of shows will be the final time fans will get the chance to hear 'Pet Sounds' - which celebrates its anniversary in May - performed in its entirety by Brian and tickets go on sale this Friday (29.01.16).

Brian recently admitted although he is aware he will have to retire sometime in the future he wants to keep performing and making music for as long as he is able to.

The songwriter - who released his last solo album 'No Pier Pressure' in 2014 - said: "I've carried a lot of weight on my shoulders - a heavy load. For me, music is about love. Love is the message I want to share. I hope people feel the love in my music, I want to keep going. That makes the hard work worth it."