Pixies 'Doolittle' tour

The Pixies are keeping the Doolittle train rolling after more than 50 shows, announcing this morning a new round of 16 North American dates this April and May that mostly will hit Canadian cities for the first time — but with stops in Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minn. thrown in as well.

The new trek — which once again will find the band playing its 1989 album in its entirety, plus all of its B-sides — opens April 9 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and wraps up nearly a month later, on May 3, in Vancouver, B.C. In between the Canadian run, the tour hits those three U.S. cities April 22-24 (see full dates below).

The Pixies began celebrating the 20th anniversary of Doolittle by performing the album on a European tour in the fall of 2009, then brought the show to the U.S. for the first time that November. In the spring and fall of 2010, respectively, the band took the show Down Under and back to the U.S. for a second round of dates.

Starting Friday, a limited number of tickets to North American dates will be made available through a presale at pixiesmusic.com. According to the band’s publicist, all presale purchases will include a “download taster” of live tracks from the Doolittle show. The general onsale is set for the following Friday, Jan. 28.

See the Pixies’ new ‘Doolittle’ dates after the jump…

Pixies tour dates:

April 9: Metro Centre, Halifax, NS
April 10: Centre – Casino Moncton, Moncton, NB
April 12: Salle Albert-Rousseau, Quebec City, QC
April 13: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
April 16: Civic Centre, Ottawa, ON
April 17: The Center in the Square, Kitchener, ON
April 18: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
April 20: Wentworth Room, Hamilton, ON
April 22: Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
April 23: Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 24: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
April 27: Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
April 29: TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
April 30: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
May 1: Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB
May 3: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC



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