Brian Wilson Postpones Upcoming North American Dates

Jon Stickler 07 June 2019

Brian Wilson has postponed his upcoming North American shows due to feeling "mentally insecure".

The legendary singer-songwriter revealed in a statement issued via his website that his plan is to "rest, recover and work with [his] doctors" on issues until he is ready to perform live again. 

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

The former Beach Boys singer has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder for some time and has battled with his mental health for more than 50 years.

Wilson hopes to return to the stage this year, with his tour dates beginning in August currently not being affected. He also has co-headline shows with the Zombies in the diary for the autumn.

Brian Wilson Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 09 2019 - WATERLOO New York - Vine Theater at Del Lago Resort & Casino (USA)
Sat August 10 2019 - FORT WAYNE Indiana - Embassy Theatre (USA)
Sun August 11 2019 - CUYAHOGA FALLS Ohio - Blossom Music Center (USA)
Sat August 31 2019 - LAS VEGAS Nevada - Joint (USA)
Sun September 01 2019 - INDIO California - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (USA)
Fri September 06 2019 - PHOENIX Arizona - Comerica Theatre (USA)
Sat September 07 2019 - PALA California - Palomar Starlight Theater (USA)
Sun September 08 2019 - SANTA BARBARA California - Arlington Theatre (USA)
Thu September 12 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Greek Theatre-Los Angeles (USA)
Fri September 13 2019 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater (USA)
Sat September 14 2019 - MURPHYS California - Ironstone Amphitheatre at Ironstone Vineyards (USA)
Mon September 16 2019 - SEATTLE Washington - Paramount Theatre (USA)
Tue September 17 2019 - PORTLAND Oregon - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (USA)
Thu September 19 2019 - SANDY Utah - Sandy Amphitheatre (USA)
Fri September 20 2019 - DENVER Colorado - Paramount Theatre-Colorado (USA)
Sun September 22 2019 - MILWAUKEE Wisconsin - Riverside Theatre (USA)
Tue September 24 2019 - DETROIT Michigan - Detroit Masonic Temple (USA)
Thu September 26 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Beacon Theatre - New York (USA)

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