Pixies Announce New North American Tour Dates

Pixies Announce New Tour Dates
From left: Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis, Joey Santiago

LOS ANGELES, CA – (TUESDAY, February 21, 2017) — With more than half of Leg One already sold out, Pixies announce the addition of Leg Two to its 2017 North American touring schedule. The band will kick off the second leg September 19 in New Haven, CT, and will perform in major and secondary markets over a five-week period.

Pixies, a long time leader in helping to break the ticket scalper stranglehold, will be working to get their face-value tickets to their fans, and not to touts for inflated resale, something they did very successfully during last Fall’s UK tour. Said Pixies manager Richard Jones, “On this tour, we are asking the promoters and the venues to make available as many tickets as possible for pre-sales. That way, we can help insure that tickets get into the hands of the fans and not the scalpers. We’ve also asked the promoters to remove any secondary site links and to use their anti-tout teams and technology to help combat the scalper market.”

Leg Two will also include additional New York shows as well as this cycle’s first Canadian shows, scheduled in Toronto and Montreal. Sunflower Bean will provide support on the first half of the tour with Brooklyn’s Mitski opening the shows on the second half. The confirmed itinerary is below and includes the band’s upcoming international dates.

On the 2017 dates, Pixies – Joey Santiago/guitar, Black Francis/guitar & vocals, David Lovering/drums, and bassist Paz Lenchantin – are introducing to its global audiences a brand new stage set designed by their longtime production manager Simon Foster and lighting designer Myles Mangino. The design is simple and sleek and fashioned around special pods that are positioned behind the band, housing all of the lighting. Fans can expect a set list comprised of the classics and catalogue rarities as well as newer songs from Indie Cindy and the band’s latest release, Head Carrier. As is the norm, there will be no firm setlist for Pixies’ shows; their sets, while pulled from nearly 90 songs that the band has rehearsed and is prepared to play, will change somewhat from night to night with every number determined just before it’s performed.

Pixies launched the European leg of this 2016-17 global run last November, playing sold-out shows throughout the UK and wrapping up in Birmingham on December 8. The band is back on the road as of February 25, playing a series of dates in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and, for the first time, South Africa. Following the April/May North American leg, Pixies will head to Europe to play a series of major summer festivals.

Confirmed dates are below:
February 25 – March 18, 2017
Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

North American Tour, Leg One
APRIL
21 Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA*
22 Cal Coast Open Air, San Diego, CA*
23 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA*
25 Ace Theatre, Los Angeles, CA*
29 Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX*
30 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX*
MAY
1 Stubbs, Austin, TX*
3 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA*
5 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN*
6 Madison Theatre, Covington, KY*
7 Express Live Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH*
9 The National, Richmond, VA**
11 Durham PAC, Durham, NC**
12 Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, GA**
14 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD**
16 Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC**
17 Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC**
19 House of Blues, Boston, MA**
20 House of Blues, Boston, MA**
21 Paradise Ballroom, Boston, MA**
23 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA**
24 Webster Hall, New York, NY**
25 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY**
26 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY**
* Public Access TV will support
** Cymbals Eat Guitars will support

July 6 – August 11, 2017
UK/Europe

North American Tour, Leg Two
SEPTEMBER
19 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT*
22 The Westbury Theatre, Westbury, NY*
23 Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park, NJ*
24 The Capitol Theatre, Portchester, NY*
26 State Theatre, Portland, ME*
27 Metropolis, Montreal QC*
29 Massey Hall, Toronto, ON*
30 Massey Hall, Toronto, ON*
OCTOBER
1 UB Centre for the Arts, Buffalo, NY (support TBA)
3 The Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH*
4 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA*
6 The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI*
7 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI**
8 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL**
11 Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN**
14 Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO**
15 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, MO**
18 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO**
21 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV**
* Sunflower Bean will support
** Mitski will support