Pixies Do ‘Doolittle’

Black Francis and co. are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pixies’ second full-length album, 1989’s “Doolittle,” by performing the release in its entirety during an 11-date European tour.

The tour kicks off with two shows at Olympia in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 1-2 and concludes Oct. 15 with a gig at Zenith in Paris.

Additional dates include a performance at SECC – Hall 4 in Glasgow, Scotland (Oct. 4), four nights at Brixton Academy in London (Oct. 6-9), Jahrhunderhalle in Frankfurt, Germany (Oct. 11), Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland (Oct. 13) and Forest National in Brussels, Belgium (Oct. 14).

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The Pixies continue to reap the rewards of a decade of fan devotion at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

“We wanted to do something special for Doolittle’s 20th anniversary and we thought his was a good opportunity to play all of the songs from that album, something we don’t normally do at a regular gig,” Black Francis said in a statement.

Doolittle features the singles “Here Comes Your Man,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven” and “Debaser” as well as gems such as “Wave of Mutilation,” “Hey” and “La La Love You.”

Francis recently told NME.com the band is looking at recording new music and has set its sights on working with a film director.

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