Alt-rock kingpins the Pixies will make their live return to the U.S. this fall!In the meantime there are plenty of side projects to keep us busy including two NYC-area Grand Duchy shows this week, one of which will take place in Coney Island at 5:00pm on Saturday (7/18).
Frontman Frank Black tells SPIN.com that the Boston-born quartet will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking release, Doolittle, by playing the album in its entirety in Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, New York City, and "maybe Montreal" this fall.
"I believe we're doing the Wang Center in Boston," he says of his hometown gig at the 3,600-capacity venue.
Exact dates have yet to be confirmed. The U.S. tour is expected to follow a run of Doolittle shows in Europe scheduled for October.
The gigs will coincide with the release of the Pixies' ambitious Minotaur box set, which will arrive in October on 4AD Records (order yours now via Artist in Residence).
It was also just announced that the Pixies will play the Ontario Virgin Festival on August 29th. The full lineup of that two day festival also includes Grizzly Bear, Sloan, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pet Shop Boys, Plants and Animals, and one of Nine Inch Nails' final performances. All European Pixes dates below...
Pixies - Doolittle October 2009 Tour Dates
1 IRELAND DUBLIN OLYMPIA
2 IRELAND DUBLIN OLYMPIA
4 SCOTLAND GLASGOW SECC - HALL 4
6 ENGLAND LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY
7 ENGLAND LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY
8 ENGLAND LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY
9 ENGLAND LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY
11 GERMANY FRANKFURT JAHRHUNDERHALLE
13 HOLLAND AMSTERDAM HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
14 BELGIUM BRUSSELS FOREST NATIONAL
15 FRANCE PARIS ZENITH
(tickets to all European shows are on sale now)