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Brian Wilson brings ‘Pet Sounds’ world tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

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Brian Wilson, writer and composer of iconic Beach Boys album ‘Pet Sounds,’ brings his world tour to Wilkes-Barre May 2.
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WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, has announced Brian Wilson will extend his “Pet Sounds” 50th Anniversary World Tour and perform at the local theater at 8 p.m. May 2.

Joined by bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, Wilson has played 99 shows around the world, performing his celebrated record and other Beach Boys hits.

According to a press release from the Kirby Center, “Pet Sounds” has been revered as one of the “greatest Americana songbooks” and cemented Wilson’s place as a brilliant writer who helped “usher in a new musical landscape.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 and are available through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby member pre-sale begins begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 through the same outlets.

Brian Wilson, writer and composer of iconic Beach Boys album ‘Pet Sounds,’ brings his world tour to Wilkes-Barre May 2.
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