March From the 18th to the 26th, Mike & Bruce play Hong Kong, South Korea & Japan. On the 20th, Brian & band record a special live version fo Pet Sounds for Spotify: Gary Griffin replaces Scott Bennett, apparently permanently. Accompanied by Alan & Blondie, Brian kicks off his Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour on the 26th in Auckland, New Zealand. There are a further six dates in Australia through April 7th.
April Brian wraps his Far Eastern tour with three shows in Japan (12/13/15th). His appearence at the Levitation Festival in Texas falls foul of a cancellation for bad weather. Brian's former keyboard player and collaborator Scott Bennet is convicted of  rape by instrumentation and sexual battery on April 29 in Rogers County District Court in Claremore, Oklahoma. The charge dates back to a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa on December 4, 2014.
May Brian tours Europe (reportedly for the last time) from the 15th to June 8th, playing England, Wales, Scotland, Spain, Portugal and, for the first time, Israel. Billy Hinsche replaces Darian (who has Disney commitments) for this tour and the subsequent US dates.
June Brian's US PS50 tour commences on the 12th. The 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds reissue is released on the 10th: it's a 4CD/BluRay (or 2CD/download) upgrading of the 30th anniversary 1997 Pet Sounds Sessions.
July Jo Ann Marks, mother of David, dies on the 7th after a short illness. She was 87.
August Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions, a 2CD set of the bands very earliest recording sessions, is released on the 26th by Omnivore.
September Brian returns briefly to Europe (1st to 6th) for four dates in England (2), Denmark & Iceland. Mike's memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy, is published on the 13th. Billy Hinsche is taken ill before the show on the 10th and withdraws from the tour. He's replaced by Heart keyboard player Debbie Shair.
October On the 7th, Capitol release a 50th anniversary "Good Vibrations" vinyl EP. Brian's second autobiography I Am Brian Wilson, is published on the 11th. Brian's US PS50 tour wraps on the 15th: he plays additional dates in London (28th), Paris (30th) and Basel (31st). 37 further PS50 US dates in spring 2017 are announced.
November Brian extends his tour with three more dates in Dubai (3rd), Oslo (6th) and Malmo (7th). On the 28th, "I Get Around" is elected to the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
December Brian plays two shows in Mexico on the 1st (Monterrey) and the 3rd (Acapulco). This year's copyright extension release is Graduation Day 1966: Live at the University of Michigan. Both shows are included.