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Pixies Confirm "Doolittle" Tour Coming to the U.S. in November

July 28, 2009 8:31 AM ET

Last month, the Pixies confirmed an 12-date U.K. and European tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle, at which they'll perform the 1989 LP in its entirety. Now Frank Black, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering have confirmed they'll be bringing the same show Stateside in November. This morning the band announced a nine-city, 14-date Doolittle birthday run that kicks off November 4th at Los Angeles' Palladium, includes two nights in Oakland, two in Seattle, two in Chicago and three New York dates (full list after the jump). Tickets go on sale starting August 1st.

As in Europe, the shows will feature all of Doolittle's 15 tracks and related B sides, a list that includes "Weird at My School," "Dancing the Manta Ray" and "Bailey's Walk." The album itself includes Pixies classics "Debaser," "Gouge Away," "Monkey Gone to Heaven," "Wave of Mutilation" and "Here Comes Your Man." A press release indicates the band is dreaming up "Doolittle-related surprises" for the shows.

In addition to the Doolittle shows, Pixies will play a regular set on August 29th at Toronto's Virgin Festival. "People still want to hear us play our repertoire," Black recently mused to Music Radar. "I think we feel very fortunate. It isn't just the money, it's the fact that you're being paid the money. It's not just what you get, it's the willingness with which it was given."

As far as new Pixies music, as usual, Black told Music Radar there's no news. There was another song that emerged from the "Bam Thwok" sessions in 2004 that Black says Deal has recently worked on. "It was all ostensibly for submission to a film that will remain unnamed," Black said. "Just because we do one little hiccup doesn't mean I have to hold a press conference." Deal has previously told Rolling Stone there won't be a new Pixies record "because I don't want to [make one]."

Nov. 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium (on sale TBA)
Nov. 8 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (on sale August 16)
Nov. 9 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (on sale August 16)
Nov. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (on sale August 1)
Nov. 13 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (on sale August 1)
Nov. 14 - Eugene, OR @ Hult Center (on sale August 14)
Nov. 16 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore (on sale September 12)
Nov. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (on sale September 12)
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (on sale September 12)
Nov. 23 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom (on sale August 14)
Nov. 24 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom (on sale August 14)
Nov. 25 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom (on sale August 14)
Nov. 27 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center (on sale September 12)
Nov. 30 - Washington, D.C. @ Constitution Hall (on sale September 11)

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