Fortified with tremendous reviews for "Bagboy," the band's first new
song in nearly a decade, organic airplay on radio stations such as The
End in Seattle, The Edge in Dallas, WFUV in New York and Minneapolis'
The Current, having surpassed one-million YouTube plays of their
idiosyncratic (and first) promo video for the song, and sold-out
concerts stretching from one end of Europe to the other, today the
Pixies have added to what will be an extensive global trek, eight U.S.
club shows set for September. The band will headline the El Rey
Theatre in Los Angeles on September 9, 10, and 11, and the Mayan on
September 12, followed by three nights at New York's Bowery Ballroom,
September 17, 18 and 20, and a show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of
Williamsburg on September 19. These dates mark the first time since
2009 that the Pixies have played public shows in these cities.

It was important to the band that their hard-core fans had access to
these shows. Consequently, 50% of all tickets available for these
eight concerts were offered exclusively to the Pixies fan club members
early this morning via a special email from the band, and 50% of all
shows were sold out in minutes. The Pixies also wanted to keep the
ticket price fair and affordable, so have worked with the concerts'
promoters to offer fans an "all-in" ticket price, meaning that no
additional charges will be added to the face value. The public on-sale
for all eight shows begins on Saturday, July 27 at 10AM local time.
Log onto pixiesmusic.com for purchasing information.

"We couldn't be happier with the sold out European shows and the way
'Bagboy' has been received by fans and by the media," said the Pixies'
David Lovering. "We've been wanting to release new music for a long
time now, and to not only be able to finally do it, but to have people
really like it, is like grabbing the brass ring. And we're really
looking forward to playing again in L.A. and New York."

All of the Pixies dates on their worldwide 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, the first collection of new
material since 1991's Trompe le Monde, but to offer the most
wide-ranging concert set lists of Pixies music in the band's career.
For these dates, the Pixies - Black Francis - guitar/vocals, Joey
Santiago - guitars/backing vocals, and David Lovering - drums/backing
vocals - will be joined by bassist Kim Shattuck. Shattuck played bass
for the all-girl L.A. garage rock band The Pandoras, and then was the
guitarist for the pop punk band The Muffs.

With many more dates to be confirmed, Pixies itinerary is as follows:


9 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Meg Myers will support)

10 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Reignwolf will support)

11 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Reignwolf will support)

12 Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Meg Myers will support)

15 RiotFest, Chicago, IL

17 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (Reignwolf will support)

18 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (Reignwolf will support)

19 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (Meg Myers will support)

20 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (Parquet Courts will support)

25 iTunes Festival, London, UK

29 Olympia, Paris, France

30 Olympia, Paris, France


2 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

3 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

5 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland

6 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland

8 Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

9 Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

10 Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic


1 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria

2 Thonex, Geneva, Switzerland

4 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

5 Le Phare, Toulouse, France

7 La Riveria, Madrid, Spain

8 La Riveria, Madrid, Spain

9 Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal

11 Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

13 Falkoner, Copenhagen, Denmark

14 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

15 Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden

18 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland

19 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland

21 Apollo, Manchester, England

22 Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland

24 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

25 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

More info on the Pixies

Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network

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