Although the Pixies haven’t released new material since 1991, Doolittle (1989) celebrated its 20th anniversary last year with the announcement of the 2009-2010 European and North American Doolittle tour. Adding eleven more dates to this tour, the Pixies will be playing every song from the critically acclaimed album including associated B-sides and “Doolittle related surprises” in support of the rerelease of arguably their best album.
The famed indie musicians officially disbanded in acrimonious fashion in 1993, after five experimental indie, surfer and sci-fi rock albums. Their back catalogue of typically “quiet verse/loud chorus” songwriting and obtuse lyrical matter would form the template for the alternative rock movement of the ’90s, their legacy championed by fans such as U2, Radiohead, Weezer and Nirvana. Known as one of the best live acts of the decade, the Pixies reunited in 2004 and toured the world to ecstatic reception. After aborting attempts to record a new album in 2008, frontman Frank Black has said that the band are hoping to record an album of new material in 2010 while also stating in interviews that the reunion could be coming to an end.
In June 2009 Black Francis was quoted as saying in the NME that the Pixies would return to the studio to record their fifth full length album some time this year. In addition, he stated that he would like it to be a film and music tie-in project involving a big Hollywood director such as Quentin Tarantino, but would be open to the idea of recording a more conventional album if this project should fall through. Although there hasn’t been too much talk about the progress of this endeavor, the Pixies are coming to Tower Theater in Upper Derby, PA September 7th to begin the new addition of Doolittle tour dates.
Longtime alternative rock band the Pixies will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their best-selling record “Doolittle.” The band is allowing for all to have access to the EP live on their website pixiesmusic.com. In 2003 “Doolittle” was ranked #226 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s collection of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Q Magazine also featured the album in their top 100 list.
Members Black Francis, Kim Deal, David Lovering, and Joey Santiago first formed together in Boston, MA in 1986. In 1993 the band split but reunited in 2004. Today they are still going strong with big plans for the near future. The band has plans to release their sixth full length album in 2010. Don’t miss the Pixies as they perform in major cities all over U.S. Tickets are now available now!
According to their Myspace page, The Pixies will once again get together for a tour this September. The Pixies will be touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 1989 album ‘Doolittle’. The tour is set to kick off in late Summer in Europe with U.S. dates in November of 2009. The band will play the album ‘Doolittle’ in its entirety.
The Pixies will play in their hometown of Boston on 11/27 at the Wang Theatre. Pixies tickets should be available soon. See the full schedule below.
2009 Pixies North American Tour Dates
11/4 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
11/8 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
11/9 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
11/12 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
11/13 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
11/14 Hult Center, Eugene, OR
11/16 The Fillmore, Denver, CO
11/20 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
11/21 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
11/23 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
11/24 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
11/25 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
11/27 Wang Center, Boston, MA
11/30 Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
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