Brian Wilson's June 16 performance at Tanglewood has been canceled. The Grammy Award-winning artist wrote in a letter to fans that he was feeling "mentally insecure" and needed to postpone his June tour.
Wilson has been dealing with mental illness for decades and he recently had three back surgeries, which were successful. However, after his last surgery, Wilson started feeling mentally unwell.
"I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I've been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and I've been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don't mean and I don't know why. It's something I've never dealt with before and we can't quite figure it out just yet," Wilson wrote.
All tickets are valid for refund; however, Tanglewood is offering ticket buyers the opportunity to exchange into any concert at Tanglewood this summer, with the exception of the James Taylor performances on July 3 and 4, which are sold out. Patrons who choose to exchange their Brian Wilson ticket(s) for another Tanglewood performance (see list below) will receive an additional bonus, an undated Tanglewood lawn ticket for each ticket exchanged, valid for any Boston Symphony or Boston Pops concert throughout the season (not valid for Popular Artists Series concerts).
To exchange or receive immediate refund,, send an email to [email protected] or call 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200 to exchange into another concert or to receive an immediate refund. You may also visit the Symphony Hall Box Office, or you may visit the Tanglewood Box Office beginning June 12 when it opens to the public. If you take no action, you will automatically receive a refund credited to the card used to make the purchase.
Concerts for ticket buyers to possibly consider as an exchange:
- Sat, June 15 5:45 p.m. Live from Here with Chris Thile, featuring Ben Folds, and I’m with Her
- Fri, June 21, 8 p.m. Richard Thompson
- Sat, June 22, Post Modern Jukebox
- Thur, June 27 Boston Pops Celebrates Queen with Marc Martel, the voice of Freddie Mercury from the film, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- Fri, June 28, 7 p.m. Earth, Wind & Fire
- Sun, June 30, 2:30 p.m. Rodrigo y Gabriela
- Sun, July 7, 2:30 p.m. Boston Pops, John Williams and David Newman, conductors, Anne Sophie Mutter violin: Across the Stars, Music of John Williams
- Mon, August 5, 7 p.m., Train and Goo Goo Dolls
- Fri, August 16, 8 p.m. Boston Pops Orchestra, Star Wars: A New Hope, film with live orchestra
- Thur, August 22, 7 p.m. Squeeze