One of popular music's undisputed geniuses is coming to the Tampa area.
Brian Wilson, the co-founder of the Beach Boys and the architect of their distinctive sound, will be at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg Nov. 17. Joining him will be "special guest" Al Jardine, also an original member of the Beach Boys.
Tickets go on sale at noon Sept. 11.
Coincidentally, tickets go on sale the next day for the Beach Boys themselves, who will be at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota Feb. 25. The current lineup of the Beach Boys includes founding member and frequent lyricist Mike Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston, but not Wilson or Jardine.
So you'll have a chance to see all of the living members of the beach Boys's classic lineup in concert near Bradenton in the coming months, but you'll have to go to two different shows to see them.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Mahaffey Theater, 401 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $79.50 .Information: 727-892-5767, themahaffey.com.
-- Marty Clear