Tour Dates — February 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

Pixies announce spring North American tour, promise to debut new songs live

LEFT TO RIGHT:  Black Francis, David Lovering, Joey Santiago

The Pixies this morning announced that, in addition to a handful of recently unveiled festival dates, the band will stage its own North American tour this spring, unveiling 12 non-festival shows in May with a promise that “more dates will be announced shortly, too.”

On the festival front, the band is set to play Atlanta’s Shaky Knees on May 8, Big Guava in Tampa, Fla., on May 9, Boston Calling on May 24 and the Amnesia Festival in Montbello, Quebec, sometime between June 18 and 21. Between those dates, they’ll play a dozen shows, beginning May 5 in New Orleans through May 28 in Brooklyn.

A fan-only pre-sale begins 9 a.m. EST Wednesday, with the general on-sale set for Friday. Pre-sale links at

According to the band’s website, the spring tour will see the debut of new music:

The tour will also set the stage for the debut of some brand-new Pixies songs, written and arranged just in the past few months. For these dates, Pixies — Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering — will once again be joined by touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, who has been playing with the band since January, 2014. All headline shows will feature a new and more varied set packed with songs from the entire Pixies catalogue, full of distortion howls and all the vivid dissonance a Pixies fan would expect — all performed on a sparse yet stunning stage.

See full dates below.


Pixies tour dates:

May 5: Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA
May 6: Iron City, Birmingham, AL
May 8: Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
May 9: Big Guava, Tampa, FL
May 11: PAC, North Charleston, SC
May 12: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
May 13: The Norva, Norfolk, VA
May 15: Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
May 17: Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
May 19: Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY
May 21: Flynn P.A. Center, Burlington, VT
May 22: Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
May 24: Boston Calling, Boston, MA
May 27: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
May 28: Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
June 18-21: Amnesia Festival, Montebello, QC






  1. Wake me up when Kim’s back in the fold…

  2. Scott Stalcup

    New songs debuting on the tour as well as a bassist fired in every time zone along the way.

  3. Screw the Pixie’s latest album. Bring back Kim and create something original. Indie Cindy is rancid from start to finish.

  4. Zzz. No Kims; no care.

  5. I hope the new material is an improvement over the recent EP. Try as I might, I don’t see the appeal.

  6. Smiler Grogan

    I saw them on the Doolittle tour, and they sounded great. My only (minor) complaint was that the remainder of the set was filled mostly with b-sides. I wasn’t exactly dying to hear the likes of “Dancing The Manta Ray” or “Bailey’s Walk” live, and would’ve preferred to hear virtually anything else from their catalog.

  7. You’re all insane. The last album even w/o Deal was amazing! I’m still convinced that’s her on Bagboy

  8. everyone can have whatever opinion I suppose, but s@&!! kim left and they have someone who can play the same bass lines and fill in backing vocals as well. and in case you choose to remember the band’s past differently, kim didn’t have that much input in the first place, which is why they were always on the verge of breaking up.

    i didn’t like “indie cindy” tracks much at first but they all grew on me. and by the time the actual full album came out, it made sense. it ain’t perfect but “trompe le monde” and “bossanova” both had weaknesses and/or uninspired tracks as well.

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