In our recent feature interview with Chris White of the Zombies, he dropped in this fun line about a potential tour involving Brian Wilson and the Zombies:
I’m hearing rumors we might be playing again and doing a tour with Brian Wilson. I can’t give any more details now but I’m hearing some pretty good rumors. (laughs) I would look forward to that because anything Brian Wilson did was so inventive and Pet Sounds was one of my favorite albums.
On Tuesday, that tour was announced — and the Something Great from ’68 outing looks fantastic. Joining forces will be the Beach Boys legend and the Zombies, fresh off their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in late March.
We're so excited to return to the US we’ve scheduled 2 tours in 1! We start in August with our own headline shows before meeting with Chris & Hugh in September to tour with fellow @rockhall of Famer @BrianWilsonLive! Full tour dates: https://t.co/hR4LXQ0TOi pic.twitter.com/8Q0usENTGG
— The Zombies (@TheZombiesMusic) May 7, 2019
Per Rolling Stone, Wilson’s tour set will focus on 1968’s Friends and 1971’s Surf’s Up albums, while the Zombies will play all of Odessey and Oracle each night, as they’ve been doing on tour for a while now.
“It’s been quite a year and I’m ready to go out and tour some music that makes everyone have a feel good vibe,” Wilson said in a statement provided to Rolling Stone. “The Friends album has always been one of my favorites, and I love the music from that time in history.”
Here’s the schedule of tour dates for this outing, which seems like a can’t-miss night of legendary music:
August 31 – Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
September 1 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Casino
September 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
September 7 – Pala, CA @ Pala Casino
September 8 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
September 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
September 13 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
September 14 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre
September 16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
September 17 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 19 – Sandy, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater
September 20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
September 24 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
September 26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre