Monday, June 29, 2009

Press release of the day: Pixies play ‘Doolittle’

Start pricing those trans-Atlantic flights for the fall...


MONDAY, June 29, 2009 — To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1989 album Doolittle, the Pixies — Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering — will embark on a very special tour this fall — the Doolittle Tour — which will kick off with two nights at the Olympia in Dublin, Ireland on October 1 and 2. Tickets for all dates (listed below) go on sale this Friday, July 3 at 9AM.

For the Doolittle Tour, the Pixies will perform all of the songs from Doolittle and its related B-sides. Pixies' classics such as "Debaser," "Wave of Mutilation," "Here Comes Your Man," "Hey," and "Gouge Away" are all on Doolittle's track listing.

"We wanted to do something special for Doolittle's 20th anniversary," said Black Francis, "and we thought his was a good opportunity to play all of the songs from that album, something we don't normally do at a regular gig."

With the first date still three months away, the band is brainstorming on Doolittle-related surprises that will also comprise the nights' entertainment.

The ultimate Pixies Collector's Set, Minotaur, will be ready to ship to purchasers in early October. To find out more about Minotaur and to order a copy, log onto

Dates for the Pixies' Doolittle Tour, and appropriate links to purchase tickets are as follows:

1 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
2 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
4 SECC - Hall 4, Glasgow, Scotland
6 Brixton Academy, London, England
7 Brixton Academy, London, England
8 Brixton Academy, London, England
9 Brixton Academy, London, England
11 Jahrhunderhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
13 Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland
14 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
15 Zenith, Paris, France

Not sure what "Doolittle-related surprises" could mean. Simon Larbalestier photos? Live mix by Gil Norton? Haloed monkeys?

And here is my shameless, self-serving plug.

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