Paul Simon Invites Brian Wilson to Join Him on His 2001 Summer Tour Of The United States

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Warner Bros. Records

    BURBANK, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In what promises to be one of
 the most exciting concert events of the summer season 200l, singer/songwriter
 Paul Simon and his 11-piece band will kick-off a 28-city tour of the United
 States Saturday, June 9th, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington.
 Simon will be joined on the tour by one of rock's most deeply revered figures,
 the legendary Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys.  Wilson will be
 accompanied by his 10-piece band, which includes the four-member group, The
 Wondermints.
     The Paul Simon Summer 200l tour comes hot on the heels of Simon's Grammy
 Nomination for Album of the Year for You're The One (recently certified gold),
 a primetime PBS special, his induction as a solo artist into the Rock And Roll
 Hall of Fame (Simon was inducted earlier as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel)
 and being named the Musicares (the charity event of NARAS and the Grammies)
 200l Person of the Year (at which Brian performed "The Sounds of Silence").
 The tour will include material that spans Simon's entire career.
     You're The One received four stars**** in Rolling Stone which cited the
 release as taking a "worthy place in Simon's esteemed body of work."  "No one
 weds the conversational and cosmological-or acoustic pop and ethnological
 studies quite so gracefully" claimed Entertainment Weekly, while Time Magazine
 praised You're The One as "Pure Simon and a reminder of what pop can be."  Of
 his live shows, the New York Times proclaimed the evening "Full of translucent
 guitars and conversational vocals ... its songs moving through ingenious
 accelerating tempos."  And the Los Angeles Times said, "Paul Simon remains in
 championship form.  A songwriter whose music offers a rare blend of
 sophistication and warmth, commentary and wit, optimism and warning."
     Brian Wilson, whose new double CD, Live At The Roxy will be released in
 stores on Oglio Records on June 19th, was honored (with the Beach Boys) with a
 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Grammy Award Ceremony.  On July 4,
 2001, TNT will broadcast an all-star tribute to Brian Wilson, featuring David
 Crosby, Vince Gill, Billy Joel, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Carly Simon, Paul
 Simon (who performed "Surfer Girl"), Matthew Sweet and many others.  Wilson is
 one of rock's most distinguished artists and influential pop composers.
 Beginning in 1962 as the co-founder and creative force behind the Beach Boys,
 Wilson was arranger, producer and co-writer of an incredible wave of hits
 including "California Girls," "Surfer Girl," "I Get Around," "In My Room,"
 "Help Me Rhonda," and the never duplicated 'pocket symphony' he called "Good
 Vibrations."  Wilson's celebrated Pet Sounds is cited as one of the all-time
 great pop albums.
     Paul's invitation to Brian to join him on the tour is a result of the
 rapport that developed between the two after the legendary songwriters
 exchanged honors at the Musicares and Brian Wilson Tributes.  The Summer 2001
 tour dates are as follows:
 
     June 9     Seattle, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre *
     June 12
      and 13    Los Angeles, CA             Greek Theatre
     June 17    San Francisco, CA
                 (Mountain View)            Shoreline Amphitheatre
     June 19    San Diego, CA               Coors Amphitheatre *
     June 20    Phoenix, AZ                 Desert Sky Pavilion *
     June 22    Las Vegas, NV               Mandalay Bay Events Center
     June 24    Denver, CO                  Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
     June 26    Kansas City, KS             Sandstone Aphitheatre *
     June 27    Minneapolis, MN             Excel Energy Center
     June 29    Milwaukee, WI               Summerfest
     June 30    Chicago, IL                 Tweeter Center *
     July 1     St. Louis, MO               Riverport Amphitheatre
     July 3     Detroit, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
     July 8     Pittsburgh, PA              Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
     July 10    Toronto, ONT                Molsen Amphitheatre
     July 11    Buffalo, NY (Darien Center) Darien Lakes PAC
     July 13    Boston, MA                  Tweeter Center
     July 14    Hartford, CT                The ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre
     July 15    Saratoga Springs, NY        Saratoga PAC
     July 17    Hershey, PA                 Hershey Park Stadium
     July 18    Philadelphia, PA            Tweeter Center at the Waterfront *
     July 20    Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center *
     July 24    New York, NY (Wantaugh NY)  Jones Beach Amphitheatre *
 
     *  Denotes shows sponsored by Acura
 
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    BURBANK, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In what promises to be one of
 the most exciting concert events of the summer season 200l, singer/songwriter
 Paul Simon and his 11-piece band will kick-off a 28-city tour of the United
 States Saturday, June 9th, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington.
 Simon will be joined on the tour by one of rock's most deeply revered figures,
 the legendary Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys.  Wilson will be
 accompanied by his 10-piece band, which includes the four-member group, The
 Wondermints.
     The Paul Simon Summer 200l tour comes hot on the heels of Simon's Grammy
 Nomination for Album of the Year for You're The One (recently certified gold),
 a primetime PBS special, his induction as a solo artist into the Rock And Roll
 Hall of Fame (Simon was inducted earlier as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel)
 and being named the Musicares (the charity event of NARAS and the Grammies)
 200l Person of the Year (at which Brian performed "The Sounds of Silence").
 The tour will include material that spans Simon's entire career.
     You're The One received four stars**** in Rolling Stone which cited the
 release as taking a "worthy place in Simon's esteemed body of work."  "No one
 weds the conversational and cosmological-or acoustic pop and ethnological
 studies quite so gracefully" claimed Entertainment Weekly, while Time Magazine
 praised You're The One as "Pure Simon and a reminder of what pop can be."  Of
 his live shows, the New York Times proclaimed the evening "Full of translucent
 guitars and conversational vocals ... its songs moving through ingenious
 accelerating tempos."  And the Los Angeles Times said, "Paul Simon remains in
 championship form.  A songwriter whose music offers a rare blend of
 sophistication and warmth, commentary and wit, optimism and warning."
     Brian Wilson, whose new double CD, Live At The Roxy will be released in
 stores on Oglio Records on June 19th, was honored (with the Beach Boys) with a
 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Grammy Award Ceremony.  On July 4,
 2001, TNT will broadcast an all-star tribute to Brian Wilson, featuring David
 Crosby, Vince Gill, Billy Joel, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Carly Simon, Paul
 Simon (who performed "Surfer Girl"), Matthew Sweet and many others.  Wilson is
 one of rock's most distinguished artists and influential pop composers.
 Beginning in 1962 as the co-founder and creative force behind the Beach Boys,
 Wilson was arranger, producer and co-writer of an incredible wave of hits
 including "California Girls," "Surfer Girl," "I Get Around," "In My Room,"
 "Help Me Rhonda," and the never duplicated 'pocket symphony' he called "Good
 Vibrations."  Wilson's celebrated Pet Sounds is cited as one of the all-time
 great pop albums.
     Paul's invitation to Brian to join him on the tour is a result of the
 rapport that developed between the two after the legendary songwriters
 exchanged honors at the Musicares and Brian Wilson Tributes.  The Summer 2001
 tour dates are as follows:
 
     June 9     Seattle, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre *
     June 12
      and 13    Los Angeles, CA             Greek Theatre
     June 17    San Francisco, CA
                 (Mountain View)            Shoreline Amphitheatre
     June 19    San Diego, CA               Coors Amphitheatre *
     June 20    Phoenix, AZ                 Desert Sky Pavilion *
     June 22    Las Vegas, NV               Mandalay Bay Events Center
     June 24    Denver, CO                  Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
     June 26    Kansas City, KS             Sandstone Aphitheatre *
     June 27    Minneapolis, MN             Excel Energy Center
     June 29    Milwaukee, WI               Summerfest
     June 30    Chicago, IL                 Tweeter Center *
     July 1     St. Louis, MO               Riverport Amphitheatre
     July 3     Detroit, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
     July 8     Pittsburgh, PA              Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
     July 10    Toronto, ONT                Molsen Amphitheatre
     July 11    Buffalo, NY (Darien Center) Darien Lakes PAC
     July 13    Boston, MA                  Tweeter Center
     July 14    Hartford, CT                The ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre
     July 15    Saratoga Springs, NY        Saratoga PAC
     July 17    Hershey, PA                 Hershey Park Stadium
     July 18    Philadelphia, PA            Tweeter Center at the Waterfront *
     July 20    Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center *
     July 24    New York, NY (Wantaugh NY)  Jones Beach Amphitheatre *
 
     *  Denotes shows sponsored by Acura
 
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