Another Former Beach Boy Will Perform with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck This Fall
Singer/guitarist Blondie Chaplin will perform with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck on select dates of their upcoming joint tour. Chaplin served as a member of The Beach Boys in the early ’70s and appears on the band’s albums Carl and The Passions- “So Tough” and Holland. Chaplin’s tenure with the group culminated with his live performances being documented during that period for the double album The Beach Boys In Concert. He has since collaborated with The Band and The Rolling Stones, in addition to releasing a series of solo albums. His classic South African rock group The Flame was the first and only music act signed to Brother Records, besides the Beach Boys themselves.
Chaplin will join the Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour on select dates including New York City and Los Angeles, performing on songs that include his signature Holland tune “Sail On Sailor,” as well as other songs during his tenure with the band. Former Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks will also join Wilson and Beck on tour this fall.
“Blondie was one of my favorite singers in the ’70s,” Wilson said in a statement. “He blew my mind with ‘Sail on Sailor’ and he also sang on a song called ‘Funky Pretty’, on the Beach Boys’ Holland album. Until two weeks ago, I hadn’t seen him since 1974. It was great to see him again. He came into the studio and sang on one of my new tracks called ‘He Come Down’ – and he sang it great. I’m stoked that he’ll be performing at a few of our shows.”
“It’s a pleasure to sing ‘Sail on Sailor’ once again with Brian,” says Chaplin.
The tour kicks off in Hollywood, FL on September 27.
Her’s a look at Beck and Wilson’s upcoming dates
September 27 Hollywood, FL—Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
September 28 Tampa, FL—Eckerd Hall
October 1 Houston, TX—Bayou Music Center
October 3 St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 4 Atlanta, GA—Chastain Park
October 5 Washington, DC—Warner Theater
October 6 Bethlehem, PA—Sands Event Center
October 8 Albany, NY—Palace Theatre
October 9 Boston, MA—Wang Theater
October 11 Wallingford, CT—Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
October 12 Westbury, NY—Theater at Westbury
October 13 Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theater
October 15 New York, NY—Beacon Theater*
October 16 Montclair, NJ—Roberts Wellmont Theatre
October 18 Las Vegas, NV—The Pearl Theater*
October 20 Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater*
October 22 Oakland, CA—Paramount Theatre*
October 25 Detroit, MI—Fox Theatre
October 26 Toronto, ON—Massey Hall
October 27 Akron, OH—EJ Thomas Performance Arts
October 30 Milwaukee, WI— Milwaukee Riverside Theatre
*with special guest Blondie Chaplin