Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Beach Boys Brian Wilson announces retirement from touring

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has announced that he plans to retire from touring.
Great deals on musical instruments

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson has said that he plans to retire from touring next year.

The singer and keyboard player, who is responsible for some of the catchiest pop tunes in music history, including classic like I Get Around, Good Vibrations and Wouldn't It Be Nice, announced that his London concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in September would probably be the last time he toured.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Wilson, 68 said that it as he was getting older it was becoming increasingly more difficult to tour.

He said: "As I get older it gets harder for me. But when I'm sitting down at the keyboard and my band's behind me, I can do it."

The composer, who has suffered from depression all his life, admitted that he still gets stage fright, all of which contributed to him becoming a recluse in the late 60s and 70s.

The Beach Boys, who were formed in 1961, came to symbolise the surf, cars and romance of 60s California. They were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1988.

Save Money Now And Buy Online Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800527468-ADNFCR

Posted on 11 May 2011 11:54 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17
thumbnail

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31
thumbnail

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06