Pixies’ Black Francis unveils solo-acoustic tour, new album with Reid Paley


Before taking the Pixies back out on the road this fall for more Doolittle dates, frontman Black Francis will embark on a short solo-acoustic tour of his own — beginning tonight — and he’ll follow that up in September with a brand-new studio album he recorded as a duo with singer-songwriter Reid Paley.

The 10-track album, simply titled Paley & Francis, is due Sept. 13 on Sonic Unyon Records and was recorded in two days last September in Nashville, Tenn., between Pixies gigs and is entirely comprised of first takes. The record, which finds Francis and Paley each singing the songs they wrote, also features legendary Muscle Shoals players David Hood on bass and Spooner Oldham on piano.

Before that comes out, though, Francis embarks on one of his period solo-acoustic tours, beginning tonight in Boise, Idaho, and continuing for eight more dates before wrapping up July 28 in Wellfleet, Mass. Paley will open the final two shows of that trek, and then the two are slated to perform together at the Supercrawl Festival in Ontario on Sept. 10.

See Black Francis’ tour dates and ‘Paley & Francis’ tracklist after the jump…



Tracklist: Black Francis and Reid Paley, Paley & Francis

1. “Curse”
2. “On The Corner”
3. “Magic Cup”
4. “Ugly Life”
5. “Seal”
6. “The Last Song”
7. “Cresent Moon”
8. “Deconstructed”
9. “Praise”
10. “Happy Shoes”



Black Francis tour dates:

July 12: Neurolux, Boise, ID
July 15: The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
July 18: Knuckleheads, Kansas City, KS
July 19: The Old Rock House, St Louis, MO
July 20: Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN
July 21: Outland Live, Columbus, OH
July 22: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
July 24: Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY *
July 28: Beachcomber, Wellfleet, MA *
Sept. 10: Supercrawl Festival, Hamilton, ON **

* Reid Paley opens
** Paley & Francis performs




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