Pixies Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Black Francis and co. plan a series of gigs behind 'Head Carrier'

The Pixies announced 21 dates around the U.S. in April and May. Credit: Xavi Torrent/Getty

Pixies announced a series of U.S. performances in the spring to support Head Carrier, their 6th studio LP, which came out last fall. The tour starts April 21st in Pomona, CA and loops across the southern half of the country. Black Francis and co. finish the tour with a pair of dates in New York City on May 24th and 26th. The band heads to Europe in July. 

The pre-sale for the American leg of the tour begins today at 10 a.m. via the Pixies' website using the password MASHER. General sale starts on Friday, January 27th.

Head Carrier was the first Pixies album recorded with Paz Lenchantin in place of the group's longtime bassist Kim Deal. The group also replaced producer Gil Norton, who had helmed their previous four LPs, with Tom Dalgety. 

"This was feeling very much like our comeback record as opposed to Indie Cindy [from 2014], which felt like a transitional moment even when we were making it," Black Francis told Rolling Stone. "This time, we felt like we wanted to get out of our comfort zone."