Designed by Mark London; Capitol/ UMeFor the last couple of years, The Beach BoysBrian Wilson has been performing his old band’s influential 1966 album Pet Sounds on tour, Now he’s announced plans for a new trek that will showcase a different album by the group while also celebrating the Christmas season. The “Brian Wilson Presents: The Christmas Album Live” tour will feature Wilson and his solo group playing 1964’s The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in its entirety.

The trek gets underway November 28 in Minneapolis and is scheduled through a December 22 show in Santa Rosa, California. In addition to a full performance of Christmas Album, the shows will include renditions of some tunes from Brian’s 2005 holiday record, What I Really Want for Christmas, as well as a number of his favorite yuletide classics. As they did on Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour, Brian’s fellow Beach Boys alumni Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will join his solo group for the Christmas Album Live trek.

The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album, released in November 1964, features the band’s enduring yuletide tune “Little Saint Nick,” the #3 Hot 100 hit “The Man with All the Toys,” and several other original holiday songs, plus covers of well-known Christmas numbers. The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than 500,000 copies in the U.S.

Prior to the “Christmas Album Live” tour, Wilson has various North American spring and summer tour dates scheduled that include the final performances of his Pet Sounds 50th anniversary trek, as well as shows billed as “Greatest Hits Live!” concerts.

Here are all of Wilson’s upcoming concerts:

4/18 — Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center*
4/21 — Ivans, UT, Tuacahn Ampitheatre*
5/4 — Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor**
5/5 — Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre**
5/7 — Washington, D.C., The Kennedy Center**
5/10 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony**
5/11 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony**
5/12 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony**
5/15 — Richmond, VA, Dominion Energy Center**
5/16 — Augusta, GA, Bell Auditorium**
5/18 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall**
5/19 — Viera, FL, Space Coast Daily Park**
5/20 — Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Ampitheater**
7/20 — Lincoln, RI, Twin River Event Center*
7/21 — Mount Pocono, PA, Mount Airy Casino*
7/22 — Kingston, NY, Ulster PAC**
7/24 — Wilmington, NC, The Wilson Center**
7/25 — North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center**
11/28 — Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre+
11/30 — Hammond, IN, Horseshoe Casino+
12/1 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Northfield Park+
12/4 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center+
12/7 — Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre+
12/11 — Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall+
12/12 — Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino+
12/15 — Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater+
12/16 — Midland, TX, Wagner Noel PAC+
12/17 — San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts+
12/20 — Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza+
12/22 — Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts+

* = Greatest Hits Live!
** = Pet Sounds: The Final Performances
+ = Brian Wilson Presents: The Christmas Album Live

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