Brian Wilson Greatest Hits tour: dates, set-list, and how to get tickets for the Gateshead concert

Brian Wilson - the legendary founding member of The Beach Boys – has announced a new Greatest Hits tour.

The musician will play songs and hits from across his career, including choice highlights from the band that made him famous.

The UK dates take place in May and June 2020, and will see Wilson calling into Brighton, London, Manchester and many more before rounding things up in Cambridge.

But it’s his date at Gateshead’s The Sage on 6 June that obviously has us the most excited. Wilson will be joined on tour by his former band mates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

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    The full list of Brian Wilson tour dates is as follows:

    May 31 – The Dome, Brighton

    June 1 – Royal Albert Hall, London

    June 4 – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow

    June 6 – The Sage, Gateshead

    June 8 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

    June 9 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

    June 10 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

    June 12 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth

    June 13 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

    June 14 – Town Hall, Leeds

    June 16 – Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool

    June 17 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

    How do I get tickets?

    Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Friday 6 March.

    They will be available through Ticketmaster.

    What might Wilson play?

    With a Greatest Hits set expected to cover Wilson’s career from The Beach Boys to his solo output, there is a wealth of potential tracks that could get a live airing when he steps on stage.

    Beach Boys classics like ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ and ‘Good Vibrations’ will likely be performed, as will Wilson hits like ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Heroes and Villains’.

    But what else might he pull out?

    According to, Wilson’s “average” setlist in 2019 looked like this:

    - California Girls

    - I Get Around

    - Don't Worry Baby

    - Darlin'

    - Meant for You

    - Friends

    - Wake the World

    - Busy Doin' Nothin'

    - Wouldn't It Be Nice

    - Feel Flows

    - Sloop John B

    - God Only Knows

    - Long Promised Road

    - Sail On, Sailor

    - I Can Hear Music

    - Little Bird

    - Diamond Head

    - Help Me, Rhonda

    - Passing By

    - 'Til I Die

    - Surf's Up

    - Heroes and Villains

    - Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)

    - Good Vibrations

    - Barbara Ann

    - Surfin' U.S.A.

    - Fun, Fun, Fun

    - Love and Mercy