Brian Wilson brings ‘Pet Sounds’ and more to Oakdale

September 22, 2016

Brian Wilson is including a Connecticut stop in his world tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds.” The Beach Boys co-founder will be at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Wilson and his musicians will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Terence William “Blondie” Chaplin, who was a singer and guitarist for the Beach Boys in the early 1970s.

Concerts have already been performed everywhere from Australia to the United Kingdom and Israel, and earlier this month, Wilson played the New York State Fair. Fans at the Connecticut show can expect to hear “Pet Sounds” in its entirety, as well as favorites from Wilson’s 54-year career with the Beach Boys, and as a solo artist.

The story behind “Pet Sounds” began in 1965, when the Beach Boys were out on tour and Wilson began working on some deeply personal recordings. Inspired by The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul,” he wanted to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. “Pet Sounds” is that album.

Wilson is known for some of the most popular music in history, including “In My Room” and “God Only Knows.” He’s especially revered for his weaving of lush, vibrant harmonies and instrumental arrangements.

Toyota Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. $125 VIP, $55, $35. 800-745-3000, oakdale.com