Pixies & Doolittle Coming To Canada

After touring “Doolittle” throughout Europe and the United States, this spring the Pixies will bring their classic album tour to Canada.

The Pixies’ Doolittle tour first launched in Ireland in September 2009 as a 20th anniversary celebration. The 1989 album features hit singles including “Here Comes Your Man,” “Monkey Gone To Heaven” and “Debaser” as well as favorites such as “Wave of Mutilation” and ‘La La Love You.”

The 2011 trek includes stops in 13 Canadian cities as well as three U.S. dates, marking the band’s first major Canadian tour since 2004.

Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering will kick off the tour April 9 at Halifax Metro Centre in Nova Scotia. Dates are on the books through a May 3 gig at Orpheum in Vancouver.

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Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Ill.

Additional tour stops include Salle Albert-Rousseau in Quebec City, Quebec (April 12); Civic Centre Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario (April 16), Massey Hall in Toronto (April 18), Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba (April 27) and Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta (May 1).

U.S. fans will be happy to hear they have at least three more chances to catch the Doolittle tour with shows scheduled at Fox Theatre in Detroit (April 22), Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee (April 23) and The Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, Minn. (April 24).

In addition to performing all 15 tracks from Doolittle, Pixies will also show off the album’s related B-sides including “Weird at My School,” “Dancing the Manta Ray” and “Bailey’s Walk.”

A limited number of tickets will be available through a pre-sale at the Pixies’ official website beginning tomorrow, Jan. 21. All pre-sale purchases include a “download taster” of live tracks from the Doolittle tour.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 28.

Pixies’ most recent release, 2009’s Minotuar, has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

The box set includes all five of the band’s studio albums on 24k gold-plated CDs, along with a Blue-ray disc and DVD featuring all of the band’s music videos and the group’s 1991 performance at London’s Brixton Academy. The set also features a 54-page book of artwork from designer Vaughn Oliver and photographer Simon Larbalestier.
For more information, click here for the official Pixies’ website.