Brian Wilson Puts U.K. Tour On Hold

Brian Wilson has postponed his U.K. tour because of commitments in the U.S. related to “Love and Mercy,” the film based on his life. A statement from the Beach Boy notes that the rescheduled outing will be his final European tour.

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The U.K. tour was supposed to begin Sept. 18 in Liverpool and run through the end of the month. Wilson now plans to visit the U.K. and Europe in 2016.

A post on Wilson’s Facebook page about the postponement points to “the overwhelming success of Brian Wilson’s movie ‘Love and Mercy,’ which has opened in the U.S. to critical acclaim.”

Wilson says, “I’m sorry I won’t be able to make these shows this year, but I look forward to seeing all my fans in 2016 to help me celebrate 50 years of ‘Pet Sounds’. This will be my final European tour. I hope you all enjoy my movie when it opens in the UK on July 10th, I’ll see you all soon.”

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“Love and Mercy” stars Paul Dano as Wilson in the 1960s and John Cusack as the musician in the 1980s. The New York Times calls the film “a smart, compassionate, refreshingly unconventional biopic.” The paper adds, “‘Love & Mercy” doesn’t claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from.”