The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Pixies’ second full-length album, the follow-up to 1988’s Surfer Rosa.
Doolittle includes hit singles such as “Here Comes Your Man” and “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” as well as acclaimed tracks such as “Debaser,” “Wave of Mutilation,” “Hey” and “La La Love You.” The Pixies will also be performing the album’s related B-sides, including “Weird at My School,” “Dancing the Manta Ray” and “Bailey’s Walk.”
The U.S. tour follows the European dates, kicking off Nov. 4 at The Palladium in Los Angeles and wrapping up Nov. 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
Additional dates include two shows at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. (Nov. 8-9), two show at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle (Nov. 12-13) and a gig at the Hult Center in Eugene, Ore. (Nov. 14). There’s also a date at The Fillmore in Denver (Nov. 16) and two shows at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago (Nov. 20-21).
The Doolittle tour is the Pixies’ first American trek since 2005. The band broke up in 1993 after performing together for seven years and then teamed up again for a reunion tour in April 2004.
Two gigs have also been added to the European shows, extending the tour to now begin Sept. 30 with a third night at Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland and conclude Oct. 16 with a second show at the Zenith Paris in Paris.
The Euro tour is also hitting up Glasgow, U.K.; London; Frankfurt, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium.
Before heading on the road for the album tour, Black Francis, Kim Deal, David Lovering and Joey Santiago will perform Aug. 29 at The Virgin Festival in Burl’s Creek Park in Oro, Ontario.
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