Europe in October, and then America:
PIXIES ANNOUNCE U.S. "DOOLITTLE" TOUR DATES
LOS ANGELES, CA — July 28, 2009 — Europe may get them first, but the Pixies will tour the USA late this year.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1989 album Doolittle, the band — Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering — will kick off the very special US "Doolittle Tour" at the Palladium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 4. The U.S. tour will hit a total of nine cities, including three dates in New York City. On-sale dates will vary city to city, but some tickets go on sale as early as this Saturday, August 1 and can be purchased at the venues' box offices or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ See below for full itinerary and on sale information.
On this tour, the Pixies will perform all of the songs from Doolittle and its related B-sides, "Weird at My School," "Dancing the Manta Ray," and "Bailey's Walk" among them. Doolittle, the band's third album and the first to chart on Billboard's album charts, includes classics such as "Debaser," "Wave of Mutilation," "Here Comes Your Man," "Hey," and "Gouge Away."
"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 in the UK still three months away, the band is brainstorming on Doolittle-related surprises that will also comprise the nights' entertainment.
Dates and on sale info for the Pixies US "Doolittle Tour" are as follows:
4 — The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - on sale TBA
8 — Fox Theater, Oakland, CA - on sale August 16
9 — Fox Theater, Oakland, CA - on sale August 16
12 — Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA - on sale August 1
13 — Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA - on sale August 1
14 — Hult Center, Eugene, OR - on sale August 14
16 — The Fillmore, Denver, CO - on sale September 12
20 — Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - on sale September 12
21 — Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - on sale September 12
23 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY - on sale August 14
24 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY - on sale August 14
25 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY - on sale August 14
27 — Wang Center, Boston, MA - on sale September 12
30 — Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. - on sale September 11