More ‘Doolittle’ To Do

Pixies have announced yet another trip across the U.S. as part of the “Doolittle World Tour.” This time around the band will stop in cities they’ve never played before.

After breaking up in 1993 and then reuniting in April 2004, the Pixies celebrated the 20th anniversary of Doolittle by performing the album in its entirely during a fall 2009 European tour.

The European dates were followed by U.S. Doolittle tours in fall 2009 and fall 2010. In April the Pixies brought the classic album tour to Canada for 18 shows during a trek that also included three U.S. shows.

“Two years and counting in this celebration of Doolittle’s 20th anniversary,” drummer David Lovering said. “But people keep asking us to bring Doolittle to their city, and we’re happy to do it.”

Photo: Tony Nelson
Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minn.

The fall 2011 U.S. leg, which the Pixies have dubbed “the Lost Cities” tour, kicks off Oct. 27 in Montclair, N.J., at Wellmont Theatre.   

The band – which also features Black Francis, Kim Deal and Joey Santiago – will play Waterbury, Conn., at Palace Theater (Oct. 29); Portland, Maine, at State Theatre (Nov. 1); Huntington, N.Y., at Paramount Theatre (Nov. 5); Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville (Nov. 10); Santa Fe Community Convention Center in New Mexico (Nov. 16); and Bakersfield, Calif., at Majestic Fox Theater (Nov. 18).

Dates are scheduled through a Nov. 21 gig at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in California.

Doolittle, which was released as the follow-up to 1988’s Surfer Rosa, includes hit singles such as “Here Comes Your Man” and “Monkey Gone to Heaven.” In addition to playing all 15 tracks from Doolittle, the Pixies will perform the album’s related B-sides including “Weird at My School,” “Dancing the Manta Ray” and “Bailey’s Walk.”

Indie rock band Surfer Blood will open the Oct. 27 through Nov. 11 shows. Imaginary Cities, who toured with the Pixies in the spring, will take over from Nov. 14-21.

A pre-sale begins on Friday for fans on the band’s email list. Pre-sale tickets include the pick of the best seats at each venue in addition to a specially designed, limited edition Pixies T-shirt. These tickets will also cover all ticketing fees and shipping/handling costs.

Tickets go on sale to the general public July 15.

For more information, click here for the Pixies’ website.