Da Capo PressBrian Wilson‘s new memoir, I Am Brian Wilson, gets released today, and coinciding with its arrival, the founding Beach Boys legend has announced a final run of dates for his solo tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of his band’s classic album, Pet Sounds.

In the autobiography, Wilson talks candidly about his struggles with mental illness and drugs, while giving fascinating insight into the creation of many of The Beach Boys’ beautiful, catchy and complex songs.

Wilson tells ABC Radio that the project took about a year to complete, while noting that the roughest part of working on it was going over the bad parts of his life, such as his issues with drugs. He adds that the most enjoyable aspect of writing the book was discussing his production of The Beach Boys’ albums, particular the influential 1966 release Pet Sounds.

Other interesting parts of the book include Brian’s harrowing experience with the psychologist Dr. Eugene Landy, his sometimes-tense relationship with his cousin and Beach Boys frontman Mike Love and the positive influence of his current wife, Melinda.

While music critics often have characterized Love negatively because of his apparent role in pushing Wilson to write more commercial music, Brian frequently praises Mike’s creative contributions in the book. As Wilson tells ABC Radio, “He was a great songwriter and collaborator for me. He and I wrote some of our best songs.”

Meanwhile, with the current U.S. leg of Wilson’s 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds Tour winding down this Saturday, Brian has announced a new series of 2017 stateside shows that are billed as “The Final Performances.” The trek gets underway on March 27 in Orlando, Florida, and currently is scheduled through a May 27 concert in Santa Barbara, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 14.

Here’s the full list of Wilson’s confirmed upcoming U.S. concerts:

10/12 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
10/13 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
10/14 — Stateline, CA, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
10/15 — Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Community Center Theater
3/27 — Orlando, FL, Walt Disney
3/29 — New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theater
3/31 — Durant, OK, Choctaw Casino
4/1 — Mayetta, KS, Prairie Band Casino
4/2 — Park City, KS, Hartman Arena
4/4 — Fort Collins, CO, Lincoln Center
4/6 — Boise, ID, BSU – Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
4/9 — Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
4/17 — Sioux City, IA, Orpheum Theatre
4/18 — Des Moines, IA, Civic Center
4/19 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
4/21 — Columbus, OH, Palace Theatre of Columbus
4/22 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
4/23 — Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
4/25 — Hershey, PA, Hershey Theatre
4/26 — Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
4/28 — Newark, NJ, New Jersey P.A.C.
4/29 — Boston, MA, Lynn Auditorium
4/30 — Worcester, MA, Hanover Theatre
5/2 — Wilkes-Barre, PA, FM Kirby Center
5/3 — Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
5/6 — Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre
5/7 — Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre
5/9 — Birmingham, AL, BJCC Concert Hall
5/12 — Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
5/13 — Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
5/16 — Tulsa, OK, Brady Theatre
5/18 — Albuquerque, NM, Kiva Auditorium
5/19 — Tucson, AZ, Centennial Hall – University of Arizona
5/20 — Laughlin, NV, Harrah’s Laughlin – Rio Vista
5/22 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
5/24 — San Diego, CA, San Diego Civic Theatre
5/26 — Los Angeles, CA, Pantages Theatre
5/28 — Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl

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