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Brian Wilson is ‘Feeling Much Better’ and is Eager to Get Back on the Road

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Early June brought with it some concerning words from Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, as feelings of ‘mental insecurity’ inspired in part by recent health concerns prompted the cancellation of some tour dates.

Almost two months later, Brian Wilson is happy to report that things have improved — greatly — and he’s looking forward to getting back out on the road soon. As Wilson’s official website posted on Monday:

Brian’s been feeling 100% better and wanted to let his fans know before his upcoming Tour. Read Brian’s note below and check out the photos. Rock on Brian!

“Thank you to everyone for your cards and best wishes. Your concern and love just blows me away. I’m feeling much better and I look forward to seeing you when we start up our tour on August 7!”

Just excellent news, obviously.

This was the original message in full, posted back on June 6:

Dear friends,

It is with great regret that I need to postpone my upcoming June tour.

It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades. There were times when it was unbearable but with doctors and medications I have been able to live a wonderful, healthy and productive life with support from my family, friends and fans who have helped me through this journey.

As you may know in the last year or so I’ve had 3 surgeries on my back. The surgeries were successful and i’m physically stronger than i’ve been in a long time.

However, after my last surgery i started feeling strange and it’s been pretty scary for awhile. I was not feeling like myself. Mentally insecure is how I’d describe it. We’re not sure what is causing it but i do know that it’s not good for me to be on the road right now so I’m heading back to Los Angeles.

I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I’ve been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and I’ve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean and I don’t know why. Its something i’ve never dealt with before and we cant quite figure it out just yet.

I’m going to rest, recover and work with my doctors on this.

I’m looking forward to my recovery and seeing everyone later in the year.

The music and my fans keep me going and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.

Love & Mercy,

Brian Wilson

As for his upcoming tour dates, Wilson has a few Pet Sounds: The Final Performances shows scheduled before his fall run with the Zombies:

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

 

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