Songwriting legend Brian Wilson is internationally recognized for his work both together and apart from the Beach Boys. Now for the first time in...

Songwriting legend Brian Wilson is internationally recognized for his work both together and apart from the Beach Boys. Now for the first time in his decades-long career, the musician has plans to mount his own cross-Canada tour.

The summer 2011 venture, which follows the recent release of “Brian Wilson Re-Imagines Gershwin,” launches June 16 at Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON. Nine performances are scheduled for the two-week circuit, which wraps June 28 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

During his trek across the provinces, Wilson will stop for gigs on June 18 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, and June 25 at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB, among other performance dates.

Public ticket sales begin today, November 19, across Canada. Ticket prices range from CA $55 up to CA $85, according to current Ticketmaster.com listings.

Wilson will perform the entirety of his August release “Brian Wilson Re-Imagines Gershwin,” featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, during next summer’s stint. His concerts will also include mix of tunes from his solo and Beach Boys catalogues.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to tour Canada,” Wilson said in a statement about the upcoming tour. “I always love visiting and it will be nice to play for my fans across the entire country and to visit places I’ve never been!”

Prior to “Gershwin,” the singer-songwriter’s most recent studio album was 2008’s acclaimed “That Lucky Old Sun.” While promoting that effort, Wilson completed two United States-only tour legs in November 2008 and later in fall 2009.

Brian Wilson – Canada 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 16Kitchener, ONCentre in the Square
June 17Montreal, QCPlace des Arts
June 18Toronto, ONMassey Hall
June 20Ottawa, ONNational Arts Centre
June 22Winnipeg, MBPantages Playhouse Theatre
June 23Regina, SKConexus Arts Centre
June 25Calgary, ABSouthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 26Edmonton, ABNorthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 28Vancouver, BCQueen Elizabeth Theatre