Sessions for Wilson Sings Gershwin continue at Oceanway. On the 23rd, Brian and a|
stripped-down band play at a San Francisco art gallery promoting the limited edition of
That Lucky Old Sun. Mike & Bruce embark on a Far East/Australasian tour, playing
Osaka & Tokyo (Japan) and Manila (Phillipines) before moving on to Melbourne to play
a series of symphonic shows.
Mike & Bruce play Brisbane, Sydney & Perth (the last not a symphonic gig) before|
visiting Hawaii on the way home. On the 1st, Brian & Alan take part in a re-recording
of "We Are The World" for the Haiti earthquake victims.
The soundtrack of Curious George 2 - Follow That Monkey contains Brian's cover of|
The Rivierias "California Sun".
Brian plays a one-off show in Scottsdale, AZ. Brian & Melinda announce they have|
adopted a fifth child, Dakota Rose (born 2010).
Mike & Bruce play three shows in Ireland: Belfast (NI) on the 25th, Castlebar in the|
Republic on the 26th and Dublin on the 27th. Alan's long-awaited (and long-delayed)
solo album, A Postcard From California, is released as a download on the 29th.
Mike & Bruce play two shows in Sweden at Karlstad (2nd) and Målilla (3rd): the latter is|
where the ancestors of both Mike and Brian were born before coming to the US in the
late 19th. century. The European tour ends with dates in the Canary Islands (7th) and
Spain (9th). Both Mike & Alan make public statements about a 50th anniversary reunion
with Brian: unfortunately, they are more than somewhat contradictory.
Retitled Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, Brian's new album is released on the |
17th (in the USA: early September in the rest of the world). The album debuts at #26,
and tops the jazz chart.
Taylor Mills posts on Facebook and Brian's message board that she will not be|
performing with the band for a while 'for personal reasons'.
Fox 2000 accquires the rights to use Beach Boys songs in a "Mama Mia"-style movie|
project, which will be co-produced by John Stamos. Alan plays a 'hometown' show at the
Henry Miller Library, Big Sur on the 8th followed by another the next day at Hearst
Castle,San Simeon. Mike & Bruce play Southport, Australia on the 23rd. Six days later,
Brian embarks on a short Australian tour, playing Wollongong (29th) and Brisbane (30th),
both dates as part of a package with America, Chicago & Peter Frampton.
Brian plays Melbourne on the 1st with A/C/F, stepping in for original headliner Peter|
Gabriel. He also plays Adelaide (3rd), Sydney (5th - both solo) and Hunter Valley (6th,
Mike & Bruce's South African tour (5th-11th) is almost cancelled at short notice, but goes|
ahead at the 11th hour.