After a sold-out 2009 world tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their influential 1989 album Doolittle, the Boston-bred alt-rockers are extending the party into this coming fall with an 11-city U.S. tour kicking off on September 7 in Philadelphia. England's two-piece electronic group Fuck Buttons will open each show. Ticket pre-sale begins on June 7 via Pixiesmusic.com.
Each show on the Doolittle tour will be recorded and available to purchase on CD immediately after the gig (wow -- that's fast!), or later ordered online via Doolittlelive.com.
SPIN contributing writer Kevin Bronson reviewed the opening date of the Pixies' first Doolittle tour last November at the Hollywood Palladium. "[The] alt-rock icons performed the album start-to-finish in the form of an edgy history lesson, with the students devotedly trying to keep up," he wrote of the sold-out show, which featured an intense light show with gruesome video images to accompany the music. Bronson added that singer-guitarist "Black Francis' yowl seemed to age in reverse" as the quartet ripped through tracks like "Debaser," "Tame," "I Bleed," and show standout "Here Comes Your Man."
And if Doolittle isn't your favorite Pixies album don't fret. The band ended each show with an encore of their other hits, including "Where Is My Mind?" which, Bronson wrote, "left a particularly celebratory note in the air -- and had more than one giddy fan asking if anybody had a ticket hook-up for the second night." Read SPIN's complete review here.
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Pixies tour dates:
9/7, Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theatre)
9/10, Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
9/13, Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)
9/17, Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre)
9/18, Tulsa, OK (Brady Theatre)
9/19, Dallas, TX (Verizon Theatre)
9/20, Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
9/22, Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall)
9/24, Mesa, AZ (Mesa Amphitheatre)
9/25, Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
9/26, San Diego, CA (RIMAC Arena)