The Pixies are bringing the Doolittle Tour back to the United States this fall for an extended 20th anniversary celebration of the band’s classic 1989 album, Doolittle, which includes popular tunes such as “Here Comes Your Man,” “Hey,” and “Wave of Mutilation.
The pioneers of the ’80s alt/rock movement will perform all of the songs from Doolittle and its related B-sides, such as “Weird at My School,” “Dancing the Manta Ray,” and “Bailey’s Walk.”
The performance will also be accompanied by an imaginative cinematic production. Designed by long-time Pixies lighting designer Myles Mangino and designer Paul Normandale, the set features four huge, undulating, eyeball-like spheres flown just below the lighting rig and are part of the concert’s light show. Filmmakers Judy Jacobs, Tom Winkler, Brent Felix and Melinda Tupling were brought on board to create 11 films especially for the production. The films are projected onto a massive backdrop video screen to accompany 12 of the 21 songs that comprise the show.
The 11-city tour gets under way on Sept. 7 in Philadelphia. A special pre-sale for members of the band’s email list begins this Monday at 9 a.m. EST at pixiesmusic.com, also marking the soft-launch of the first-ever official Pixies website. (The site appears to offer a FREE download of the live EP in exchange for your email address, but I can’t seem to get it to work. If someone smarter than me figures it out, let us know in the comments below!)
For most dates, the public on-sale begins Mon., June 14; Nashville goes on sale Sat., June 19. On sale times, ticket prices and where to buy tickets vary city to city.
Confirmed dates for the Pixies’ 2010 U.S. Doolittle Tour are as follows:
7 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA*
10 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN*
13 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA*
17 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
18 Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK**
19 Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX*
20 Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
22 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX***
24 Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ (tix sold through the venue)
25 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV*
26 RIMAC Arena, San Diego, CA*
* Tickets sold through Ticketmaster
** Tickets sold through Protix
*** Tickets sold through Frontgate