While it may not have signaled a revolution, Pixies’ Oct. 7 announcement of the addition of 30 U. S. cities to their World Tour was still the best thing to come out The Olde Towne since Paul Revere. Still not impressed? The tour makes an Arizona stop at Phoenix’ Comerica Theatre on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.
The Boston-formed band – Black Francis (guitar and vocals), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and touring bassist Kim Shattuck – are on the road in support of the band’s first collection of new music in more than 20 years that began with the unexpected issue of the single “Bagboy” on June 28 and was followed by the surprising release of the four-track “EP-1” on Sep. 3.
All of the dates on the tour will feature a brand new stage set and production, providing the band an opportunity to not only debut brand new Pixies songs, but to offer the most wide-ranging concert set lists of the band’s storied career.
Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the alternative rock movement, blazing a path with their five critically acclaimed studio releases for subsequent prominent groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.ComericaTheatre.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, the box office or call 602-379-2888 and press 2. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees.
Here are the U.S. dates for the tour:
18 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Mass.
19 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y.
21 New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, N.J.
22 Shubert Theatre, New Haven, Conn.
24 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pa.
25 Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pa.
26 Strathmore, Washington, D.C.
29 National Theatre, Richmond, Va.
31 Durham PAC, Durham, N.C.
1 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, N.C.
2 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
4 Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga.
6 Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, Mo.
7 LC Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
8 The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.
9 Rivera Theatre, Chicago, Ill.
11 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, Mo.
13 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colo.
14 Belly Up, Aspen, Colo.
15 Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, Utah
18 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Wash.
19 Schnitzer Auditorium, Portland, Ore.
21 Fox Theatre, Oakland, Calif.
22 San Jose Civic, San Jose, Calif.
23 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.
24 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Ariz.
25 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, N.M.
27 Bayou Music Center, Houston, Texas
28 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, Texas
1 Music Hall, Austin, Texas