Pixies Announce North American Tour Dates and New Music Video



Photo by Michael Halsband

Fortified with eight instantly-sold-out U.S. club shows, a sold-out UK/European tour, and critical and fan acclaim for the live shows and five brand-new songs, Pixies announce that a 33-city, coast-to-coast North American leg has been added to its 2013-2014 world tour and will kick off in Toronto, Canada on January 15, 2014.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 11 at 10:00AM local time; log onto pixiesmusic.com for purchasing information.

“…there’s no denying Pixies’ superlative live impact.  Deal or no Deal.” – Guardian UK

Pixies – Black Francis/guitars, vocals, Joey Santiago/guitars, drummer David Lovering, 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 surprise release of the single “Bagboy” on June 28.   That was followed by the four-track EP-1that came out of the blue on September 3.  “Andro Queen,” the melancholy, surrealistic sci-fi ballad that opensEP-1, is the project’s brand-new music video, and now available at www.pixiesmusic.com

“Andro Queen” was conceived and directed by filmmaker Ondi Timoner through her Interloper Films production company.  Timoner won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Features at the Sundance Film Festival twice and has work permanently displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.  She also produced and directed the original VH-1 series “Sound Effects,” and directed the opening film for President Clinton’s 2011 birthday/fundraiser held at the Hollywood Bowl that featured Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, and the President, among others.  Timoner is the founder and director of web-channel “A Total Disruption” that features the work of cutting-edge innovators and entrepreneurs who use technology to transform lives, our economy and where we’re headed.

“The new numbers more than held their own…Four stars” – The Times of London

All of the Pixies dates on this tour will feature a brand new stage set and production, and will give the band an opportunity to not only debut brand new Pixies songs, but to offer the most wide-ranging concert set lists of Pixies music in the band’s career.  As Black Francis told The Daily Beast, “I’m happy that we have new songs to play because playing only the old songs…you’ve already proven that.  You can try to do it better, but you’re not really proving anything to anyone except that you can still do it.”

“The Pixies brought just enough to the Bowery stage to remind devoted fans

that their songwriting chops have hardly wavered and that the best may be yet to come.”

– Village Voice

With Fidlar (Jan. 15 – 29), Cults (Jan 31 – Feb. 11) and Best Coast (Feb. 13 – Mar. 1) providing support over the course of the tour, dates for Pixies’ North American tour are as follows:

15        Massey Hall, Toronto, ON  CANADA  (Fidlar)
16        Metropolis, Montreal, QC  CANADA  (Fidlar)
18        Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA  (Fidlar)
19        Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY  (Fidlar)
21        New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ  (Fidlar)
22        Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT  (Fidlar)
24        Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA  (Fidlar)
25        Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA  (Fidlar)
26        Strathmore, Washington, DC  (Fidlar)
29        National Theatre, Richmond, VA  (Fidlar)
31        Durham PAC, Durham, NC  (Cults)

1         Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC  (Cults)
2         Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN  (Cults)
4         Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA  (Cults)
6         Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO  (Cults)
7         LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH  (Cults)
8         The Fillmore, Detroit, MI  (Cults)
9         Rivera Theatre, Chicago, IL  (Cults)
11        Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO  (Cults)
13        Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO  (Best Coast)
14        Belly Up, Aspen, CO  (Best Coast)
15        The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT  (Best Coast)
17        Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA  (Best Coast)
18        Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA  (Best Coast)
19        Schnitzer Auditorium, Portland, OR  (Best Coast)
21        Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA  (Best Coast)
22        San Jose Civic, San Jose, CA  (Best Coast)
23        The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV  (Best Coast)
24        Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ  (Best Coast)
25        Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM  (Best Coast)
27        Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX  (Best Coast)
28        South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX  (Best Coast)

1         Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX  (Best Coast)