Pixies Tour Dates Announced
The newly reformed Pixies have announced a batch of North American tour dates. For the first time in a decade, the original lineup of the pioneering alt-rock group will share a stage when they hit intimate venues from Winnipeg to Southern California.
The highly influential band who helped shape the sounds of everyone from Nirvana to Radiohead are currently in LA rehearsing for the 11-date tour, likely brushing up on such Pixies classics as "Where is My Mind?" from 1988s Surfer Rosa, "Monkey Gone to Heaven" from '89's Doolittle, and "Caribou" from the band's 1987 debut EP Come On Pilgrim.
Brought back to life by its four founding members lead-singer/guitarist Frank Black, guitarist Joey Santiago, bassist Kim Deal and drummer David Lovering the band like no other released five phenomenal longplayers between 1987 and 1991. A best-of album, tentatively titled Wave of Mutilation Best of Pixies (4AD), will follow the release of Pixies (4AD), a DVD featuring eight of the band's videos, a live concert from a London show in 1988, behind-the-scenes footage and a Pixies documentary entitled Gouge.
Pixies Tour Dates
April 14; Burton Cummings Theatre; Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 15; Doris Knight Ballroom; Regina, Saskatchewan
April 17; Prairieland, Saskatoon; Saskatchewan
April 18; Red's; Edmonton, Alberta
April 19; MacEwan Hall, Calgary, Alberta
April 21; Victoria Curling Club; Victoria, B.C.
April 22-23; Commodore Ballroom; Vancouver, B.C.
April 24; Big Easy; Spokane, Washington
April 25; The Big Easy; Boise, Idaho
April 27; MacDonald Theatre; Eugene, Oregon
April 29; Freeborn Hall; Davis, California
May 1; Coachella Festival; Indio, Calif.
Jenny Tatone [Tuesday, February 10, 2004]