Brian Wilson Teams Up With The Zombies

Surf sounds and pop tunes from the 1960s come to the Fox Theater via Brian Wilson and The Zombies.


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Photo by Takahiro Kyono Creative Commons

The sound of the surfin’ ’60s team up with the vibe of the psychedelic ’60s when Brian Wilson, legendary founding member of the Beach Boys, takes to the stage with the original and the current lineup of iconic British pop band The Zombies.

Wilson is most often thought of in conjunction with The Beach Boys, where Wilson’s groundbreaking instrumental arrangements helped produce smash hits for the band like “I Get Around” and “California Girls.” He later found further success as a solo artist, with his latest album No Pier Pressure debuting in 2015. In their heyday, The Zombies were thought of as fitting rivals to their fellow British invaders, the Beatles, and experiments like the chart-topping “Time of the Season” still define the freaky, mind-blowing vibe of the decade. “Something Great from ’68” highlights both bands’ classic works: songs from the 1968 LP Friends and 1971’s Surf’s Up for Wilson while The Zombies will perform all of Odessey and Oracle.

Fri., Sept. 13, 8  p.m. $79-$229.50, The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, TheFoxOakland.com.

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