'That Lucky Old Sun' to premiere in London this week
[b]Brian Wilson[/b] hopes to bring “a little Southern California sunshine” to the UK from tonight (September 10) when he is to perform his new concert repertoire ‘[b]That Lucky Old Sun (A Narrative)[/b]’ as well as other back catalogue classics.
The [b]Beach Boys[/b] legend will be premiering his new concert repertoire at the Royal Festival Hall – who commissioned the piece as part of their grand re-opening after extensive refurbishment.
As previously reported, Wilson’s new piece “will consist of five ‘rounds’ with interspersed spoken word.”
Wilson continues: “When I got the call from Royal Festival hall to create a new piece for their re-opening I was thrilled, because Pet Sounds and SMiLE had debuted there with so much love and appreciation from my British fans.”
”At that time, I was deep in the middle of a real creative trip. Scott Bennett and I had been collaborating “All Summer Long”. “I was stuck on an old spiritual called “That Lucky Old Sun” and decided that it was a good tune to thread throughout this new piece.”
He adds: “I hope when you hear it, my incredible band and I will bring a little Southern California sunshine your way.”
As well as the new work, Wilson will also be digging out other tracks from his back catalogue – including songs he has never before performed live.
As a special treat, the musician will also perform a rendition of the [b]Beatles[/b]’ ‘She’s Leaving Home’ – to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of their classic LP ‘[b]Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band[/b].’
Brian Wilson plays the following dates:
Royal Festival Hall (September 10-12, 14-16)
Bristol, Colston Hall (18)
Bournemouth, Opera House (20)
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre (22)
Manchester, Palace Theatre (23)
Birmingham, Symphony Hall (24)
More information about the shows and to book tickets – click here.
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