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Brian Wilson cancels 'Pet Sounds' concert in Pompano Beach

Back surgery has forced Beach Boys founder and creative torchbearer Brian Wilson to cancel his “final performance” at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 20, but we may not have seen the last of him.

The South Florida concert was one of several performances dropped from the tour, titled Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances, after doctors told the 75-year-old rock icon that immediate surgery was the only way to alleviate recent back pain.

Wilson’s team chose to cancel the Pompano Beach concert rather than reschedule it, a cautious approach that makes sense given the possible complications of back surgery.

But after the surgery, an optimistic Wilson on Wednesday signaled that he may have more “final performances” in his future, tweeting, “I look forward to singing and playing with my band soon, and getting back in the studio.”

Wilson clearly loves performing the extraordinary music on the Beach Boys’ still-influential “Pet Sounds” album. A victory lap for the work, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2016, the Final Performances tour is in its third year, including a stop at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Sept. 14, 2016.

Refunds for the Pompano Beach performance are available at point of purchase. AXS, the official ticketing platform, scheduled automatic refunds back to the original method of payment. For more information, email or visit

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