Published Jan 20, 2011The Pixies have been on the road for what seems like forever since getting back together in 2004. That being said, it feels as if it's been a while since they toured Canada proper. Well, put your fears to rest, Pixies fans, because the band will be trekking across the Great White North and they will be playing their iconic Doolittle album every night of the tour.
The jaunt kicks off in Halifax on April 9 and passes through seven more provinces before hitting Vancouver on May 3. A press release calls this the most extensive tour of Canada the band have ever done, with many cities receiving the group for the very first time. You can check out the full tour schedule below.
Celebrating their classic 1989 disc, the Doolittle tour will find the outfit playing the album in its entirety, as well as all of the B-sides and outtakes from the era. That means you will get to hear bigger numbers like "Debaser" and "Here Comes Your Man," as well as lesser known oddities like "Weird at My School," "Dancing the Manta Ray," and "Bailey's Walk."
The Doolittle tour is a massive stage production, with one of its highlights being a set piece featuring "four huge, undulating, eyeball-like spheres flown just below the lighting rig." Other multimedia moments of the show reportedly include short films, such as Spanish director Luis Bunuel and artist Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou, the 1929 silent film that inspired Black Francis to write "Debaser."
The extra effort is cool and all, but we would be just as happy seeing the band freak on "Gouge Away" in a dingy club in front of a crumbling brick wall. Just sayin'.
4/9 Halifax, NS - Metro Centre
4/10 Moncton, NB - Centre - Casino Moncton
4/12 Quebec City, QC - Salle Albert-Rousseau
4/13 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
4/16 Ottawa, ON - Civic Center
4/17 Kitchener, ON - The Center in the Square
4/18 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
4/20 Hamilton, ON - Wentworth Room
4/22 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
4/23 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
4/24 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
4/27 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
4/29 Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
4/30 Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
5/1 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
5/3 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre