Pixies Unveil Summer Tour Plans
The outing will begin May 26-27 with two doubleheaders in Portland, Ore. North American dates are set through June 14 in Wantagh, N.Y., with more to be added.As first revealed here in February, the Pixies will return to the road this summer, with plans to play two shows on the same night in a handful of markets. The outing will begin May 26-27 with two doubleheaders in Portland, Ore. North American dates are set through June 14 in Wantagh, N.Y., with more to be added.
The group's agent, Marc Geiger, previously told Billboard.com that at the two-shows-in-one-night affairs, "the first show would be a set of rare songs and B-sides, and the second would be the hits," but it was unclear at deadline if that would still be the case.
The Pixies will also drop in on several festivals, including May 28 at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, Wash., and the inaugural CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest on June 8 in Cleveland. A European run is also in the works for late August.
Pixies manager Ken Goes tells Billboard.com that a DVD chronicling the group's 2004 reunion tour is still in development. "It will focus on one show, but will
also contain excerpts from shows from around the world," he says, adding that no release date has yet been determined.
Also in the discussion stage is a fall Frank Black tour in support of his upcoming solo album, "Honeycomb." That set is due July 19 via Back Porch/EMI.
Here are the Pixies' tour dates:
May 26-27: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre; two shows both nights)
May 28: George, Wash. (Sasquatch! Festival)
May 30: San Francisco (Warfield Theatre; two shows)
June 2: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre; two shows)
June 5: Morrison, Col. (Red Rocks)
June 8: Cleveland (CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest; early show)
June 8: Cleveland (Scene Pavilion; late show)
June 11: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
June 13: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 14: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)