(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Without a doubt the hottest reunion in ages, Pixies – Frank Black (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals,) Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) – will kick off their first North American concert tour in more than a decade on September 4 at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, OR. This tour follows the band's sold-out April "warm up" dates which culminated with the band's co-headlining position at Southern California's Coachella Valley Festival on May 1.
For this Fall tour, Pixies have already shattered past sales records in numerous venues – all 18,000 tickets were sold in minutes for the band's unprecedented six-consecutive-night December run at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. They also sold-out all 18,000 tickets for a record-setting four-night November run at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. Sell-outs have also occurred for shows in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, Orlando, Vancouver, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Orlando.
As on the April "warm up" dates, Pixies will work with DiscLive, Inc. to record most of the Fall concerts, making "Pixies Live" a special limited edition double-CD of a particular show available for sale immediately after that concert. The first show to be available will be the September 18 performance at the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, TX.
The Pixies’ traveling caravan will include a DiscLive truck that will have
the capacity to record and manufacture the CDs on the spot. Depending on the show, 1-2,000 CDs will be made, and when the CDs are gone, they are gone. No more will be produced. The collectible discs will retail for $25.00 and can be pre-purchased at the DiscLive site (http://www.disclive.com/) or at point of sale stations to be set up at the participating venues.
In addition, DiscLive will implement a NetBurn Pass program allowing fans to make CDs at home from any Pixies concerts on the Fall tour that DiscLive has previously recorded. The NetBurn pass will be offered to fans for $18 for a single concert, $59 for five concerts, and $99 for ten concerts of the fan's choosing. DiscLive sold out all 16,000 CDs produced on the Pixies' April dates as well as a limited edition of 6,000 CDs from four sold-out shows at London's Brixton Academy in June. For more information about the Fall tour CDs and NetBurns, log onto http://www.disclive.com/.
Since it kicked off last April, the Pixies' reunion has experienced overwhelming worldwide success. Virtually every Pixies show on the April "warm up" dates sold out within minutes, and tickets were available only on eBay for hundreds of dollars each. In May, the Pixies co-headlined the first day at the Coachella Valley Festival. June saw the band headline four sold-out dates in London, playing to a total of 19,000 fans. Earlier this month, Pixies sold out yet another London concert scheduled for August 20 at the Forum in under ten minutes.
Since late May, the Pixies have toured throughout Europe, playing major festivals and sold-out headline shows of their own, and on July 30, made their first-ever performance at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. On June 15, the band's first new song in more than a dozen years – "Bam Thwok" – was released as an exclusive download via iTunes, becoming the #1 seller on the site's USA, UK, and French charts. The song can be downloaded for $.99 at http://www.apple.com/itunes/.
Pixies Fall Itinerary (more dates to be booked):
September 4 Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, OR
September 6 Bumbershoot Festival, Memorial Stadium, Seattle, WA
September 7 Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, BC
September 18 ACL/Ziker Park, Austin, TX **
September 20 Mesa Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ **
September 21 RIMAC, San Diego, CA **
September 22-23 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA **
September 24-26 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA **
September 28 Kinsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT **
Sep[ember 30 Magness Arena, Denver, CO **
October 1 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO **
October 2 Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NB **
October 4 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH **
October 5 Hearnes Center, Columbia, MO **
October 6 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN **
October 8 USF Sundome, Tampa, FL **
October 9 Mizner Amphitheatre, Miami, FL **
October 10 Hard Rock, Orlando, FL **
October 12 Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL **
October 13-14 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA **
October 16 Voodoo Festival, New Orleans, LA **
October 17 Reliant Arena, Houston, TX **
October 19 Next Stage/Nokia Live, Dallas, TX **
November 9 Milwaukee Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
November 10-11 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN **
November 13-16 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL **
November 18 State Theatre, Detroit, MI
November 20 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
November 21 Rhodes Arena, Akron, OH **
November 24-25 Arrow Hall, Toronto, ONT **
November 26-27 CEPSUM Arena, Montreal, QUE **
November 28 Arena Robert Guetin, Hull, QUE **
November 30 Mullins Center, Amherst, MA **
December 3 Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA **
December 4-5 Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ
December 6 Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA **
December 7-8 Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. **
December 11-16 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
** Shows that DiscLive will record for "Pixies Live " limited edition CDs and NetBurn.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen