Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Chicago bringing co-headlining tour to Tampa this summer

Nothing like a summer show with a Beach Boy at the old Gary.

click to enlarge Brian Wilson, who plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 28, 2022. - officialbrianwilson/Facebook
Brian Wilson, who plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 28, 2022.
Soft-rock band Chicago is bringing a co-headlining tour with Brian Wilson—the genius behind The Beach Boys—to Tampa on Tuesday, June 28.

Tickets to see Chicago and Brian Wilson at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 28, 2022 go on sale this Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. EST. Prices have yet to be announced, and per LiveNation’s policies, negative COVID-19 test results, or proof of full vaccination is required for entry into the Amp.

Peter Cetera hasn’t sung a note for Chicago in years, but original members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, and James Pankow keep the horn-infused sound of ‘70s soft-rock afloat—having even released a Christmas album in 2019. The band is no stranger to Tampa Bay either, having headlined Clearwater Jazz Holiday back in 2013 and 2019?

As for the composer behind Pet Sounds—who also just released a new album and documentary—Wilson is turning 80 years old just 10 days before this show. After a few years of constant touring, he needed that pandemic break, because his voice, which has been in pretty rough shape in recent years, is now back up to where he was on 2008’s That Lucky Old Sun. Oh, and like on tours past, he’ll be surrounded by fellow original Beach Boy Al Jardine and Holland-era alum Blondie Chaplin.

Usually, all Florida gets is the Beach Boy’s douchebag cousin Mike Love, so it would not be a mistake to savor this show, whether it’s good vibrations you’re after, or a…Tuesday in the park.

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