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Black Francis at LPR in 2011 (more by Adam Siegel)
Black Francis

We recently mentioned that Black Francis (aka Pixies frontman Frank Black) has an upcoming NYC show which happens on May 17 at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) with collaborator Reid Paley (tickets). It's since been revealed that that show is part of a larger tour Black Francis and Reid Paley are going on, which also includes a show in Asbury Park on May 14 at Wonder Bar. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed below...

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Black Francis at LPR in 2011 (more by Adam Siegel)
Black Francis

Onetime Pixies frontman Black Francis recently went on a tour with collaborator Reid Paley that hit the NYC area back in February for a Maxwell's show. Now Black Francis has more dates scheduled, including one happening in NYC on May 17 at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, and Reid Paley is opening that one too. He'll be playing "an evening of solo acoustic songs spanning his career." Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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Frank Black w/ Dinosaur Jr. at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Frank Black

Black Francis (aka Frank Black of Pixies) and frequent collaborator Reid Paley, who released an album together last year, will be going on a tour together this February for which both artists will be playing solo sets. The tour doesn't hit NYC but there's an area show happening on February 21 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The tour also includes two upstate NY shows and another NJ date in Bordentown the night after the Maxwell's show. All dates are listed below.

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photos by Adam Siegel

Black Francis @ Le Poisson Rouge
Black Francis

Black Francis played Le Poisson Rouge last night (7/24). Eric Drew Feldman accompanied him like he's done in the past. Reid Paley, who Frank is releasing an album with, opened the show. Pictures are in this post.

Five days earlier, Frank's tour brought him to St Louis where kdhx had this to say:

"Once he was tuned up and ready to go, Frank howled out a fantastic cover of Tom Waits' "The Black Rider" and his own tune "Six-Sixty-Six" over Eric's gorgeous organ accompaniment. The rest of the set found Frank playing whatever came to mind, picking out some fantastic guitar lines and delivering his lyrics in a wailing tenor while Eric switched between electric piano, organ and bass depending on the song. The set mostly consisted of songs from Frank's solo albums, but did include a handful of Pixies tunes, covers of the aforementioned Tom Waits tune and the Gary Green penned "That Burnt Out Rock and Roll" along with the fan suggested "Song of the Shrimp" from his 2005 album Honeycomb."
The full 7/19 setlist is below.

Frank's got a couple more dates left before the Pixies go on a tour that hits Wellmont Theatre on October 27 (sold out), Asbury Park Convention Hall on October 28 (tickets) and The Paramount in Huntington on November 5th (tickets).

More pictures and videos of Black Francis from the 7/24 LPR show, and the 7/19 setlist below...

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Black Francis at Joe's Pub in September (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Black Francis

Black Francis and frequent collaborator Reid Paley recently recorded some material together in Nashville which they'll release as Paley & Francis on September 13 via Sonic Unyonl. Frank Black will head out on a tour this summer, with Reid Paley opening some of the shows. Only nine July dates have been announced at this point, but according to Frank Black's website more dates are coming soon. They'll bring their tour to NYC on July 24 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now.

In related news, the Pixies recently spoke to Spinner about a possible new album:

You released a single a while back, but there's been no follow-up album. Kim made another Breeders album. Is there a reason Pixies haven't put out fresh stuff?

David: We were happy to just tour, and it's been non-stop because people want to see us. We've talked about it for years, but nothing's come to fruition.

Joey: I'm gonna answer this honestly, for once. In the back of our minds I think we're afraid that it might cause friction. Right? Don't you think? It might, and that "might" is gonna be an "Uh oh, what the f--- are we doing now?"

David: The thing is, we want to protect the legacy. If we do something, it better be good. And as we go along -- it's been seven years now -- it gets more difficult to make that decision.

Black Francis tour dates and tracklist below...

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