Psychedelic surf greats Pixies hit the road to tour North America, and they are visiting DC for two nights at the Lincoln Theatre on May 16 and May 17. The May 16 date already has sold out.
Pixies released their sixth studio album, Head Carrier, in September via Pixiesmusic and PIAS. The album marks the first publication where bassist Paz Lenchantin participated fully as a member of the band.
Watch the official music video for “Tenement Song” from Head Carrier by Pixies on YouTube:
On the upcoming tour, Joey Santiago (guitar), Black Francis (guitar, vocals), David Lovering (drums), and Paz will introduce audiences to a new set designed by their production manager Simon Foster and lighting manager Myles Mangino.
Pixies announced that they will perform a setlist including classics and rarities as well as new songs from their recent albums. The band vows that the setlist will change from night to night, compiled from 90 songs that they have rehearsed, determining the order of a given set as they perform it live.
Here is a full list of tour dates:
21 Fox Theatre, Pomona, California
22 Cal Coast Open Air, San Diego, California
23 House of Blues, Anaheim, California
25 Ace Theatre, Los Angeles, California
29 Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas
30 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, Texas
1 Stubbs, Austin, Texas
3 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana
5 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
6 Madison Theatre, Covington, Kentucky
7 Express Live Amphitheatre, Columbus, Ohio
9 The National, Richmond, Virginia
11 Durham PAC, Durham, North Carolina
12 Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, Georgia
16 Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
17 Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
19 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
20 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
21 Paradise Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts
23 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
24 Webster Hall, New York, New York
26 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, New York
In DC, Cymbals Eat Guitars open for Pixies. Buy your tickets online for their May 17 show. (May 16 is sold out.)