Mayor Marty Walsh Announces ‘Pet Sounds’ Day in Boston

The city will celebrate 50 years of the classic Beach Boys album on Friday.

Brian Wilson

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Wouldn’t it be nice if Boston had a day honoring the Beach Boys? Well, now it does.

On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Friday, June 17, 2016, will be “Pet Sounds” Day in honor of the band’s hit album, which turns 50 this year.

Walsh said in his proclamation that founding member Brian Wilson and the rest of the legendary Beach Boys crew are credited with “elevating rock music to new heights of artistry” with the classic 1966 record.

Wilson, as well as former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, will be in town this weekend to perform songs from the iconic album with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.

The dates in Boston are the only symphonic performances on Wilson’s “Pet Sounds” 50th anniversary tour, which wraps up in October. Sadly, the tour will be the last series of shows where Wilson will perform the popular record in its entirety.

“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago,” Wilson said in a press release earlier this. “I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”