Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson at the Count Basie Theater in New Jersey

Brian Wilson took the stage at 8:20 at the Count Basie Theater in New Jersey as the house lights were still on and had a false start which former Beach Boys and Rolling Stones touring member Chaplin has been part of the whole Pet Sounds tour. Blondie Chaplin joined in on before walking off stage to join the band later at the end of the first set. Wilson is touring with fellow Beach Boys Co-founder Al Jardine to commemorate 50 years of the Beach Boys Pet Sounds album which always makes the top 5 on any greatest albums of all the time. The show was broken up into two halves with the first being all Beach Boys classics followed by a 20 minute intermission then Pet Sounds in its entirety with an encore of even more hits. The show included an outstanding 38 songs which have all made the charts except for a few rarities starting with "California Girls."

The pet sounds 50th Anniversary tour started last year and dates were added constantly with the final show being Oct. 14th at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, CA. Pet Sounds isn't the only historic Beach Boys album being celebrated as 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the "Wild Honey" album which they performed a few deep cuts such as “Let The Wind Blow,” “I’d Love Just Once To See You,” and “Aren’t You Glad. Chaplin joined in for the last 2 songs of set one of "Wild Honey " which Carl Wilson originally  sang lead vocals on and "Sail On Sailor which Chaplin recorded with the Beach Boys.The first set was an hour long.

The second set started after an intermission and with the house lights on just like set one. Set two started with the first song of Pet Sounds "Wouldn't It Be Nice," and ended with "Caroline No," which was followed by a 6 song encore. The encore consisted of “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun Fun Fun,” and the final song was “Love and Mercy.” Set two was an hour and half long making this a 2.5 hour concert.