Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
Fortified with eight instantly-sold-out U.S. club shows, a sold-out UK/European tour, and critical and fan acclaim for the live shows and five brand-new songs, Pixies announce that a 33-city, coast-to-coast North American leg has been added to its 2013-2014 world tour and will kick off in Toronto, Canada on January 15, 2014. Pixies with special guests Cults will play DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.:
“…there’s no denying Pixies’ superlative live impact. Deal or no Deal.” – Guardian UK
Pixies – Black Francis/guitars, vocals, Joey Santiago/guitars, drummer David Lovering, and touring bassist Kim Shattuck – are on the road in support of the band’s first collection of new music in more than 20 years that began with the surprise release of the single “Bagboy” on June 28. That was followed by the four-track EP-1 that came out of the blue on September 3. “Andro Queen,” the melancholy, surrealistic sci-fi ballad that opens EP-1, is the project’s brand-new music video, and now available at http://www.pixiesmusic.com.
“Andro Queen” was conceived and directed by filmmaker Ondi Timoner through her Interloper Films production company. Timoner won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Features at the Sundance Film Festival twice and has work permanently displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. She also produced and directed the original VH-1 series “Sound Effects,” and directed the opening film for President Clinton’s 2011 birthday/fundraiser held at the Hollywood Bowl that featured Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, and the President, among others. Timoner is the founder and director of web-channel “A Total Disruption” that features the work of cutting-edge innovators and entrepreneurs who use technology to transform lives, our economy and where we’re headed.
“The new numbers more than held their own…Four stars.” – The Times of London
All of the Pixies dates on this tour will feature a brand new stage set and production, and will give the band an opportunity to not only debut brand new Pixies songs, but to offer the most wide-ranging concert set lists of Pixies music in the band’s career. As Black Francis told The Daily Beast, “I’m happy that we have new songs to play because playing only the old songs…you’ve already proven that. You can try to do it better, but you’re not really proving anything to anyone except that you can still do it.”
“The Pixies brought just enough to the Bowery stage to remind devoted fans that their songwriting chops have hardly wavered and that the best may be yet to come.” – Village Voice
About the Pixies:
The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement. Their five studio releases and initial six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom. The Pixies disbanded in 1993 and launched their reunion tour in April, 2004 when virtually every single date sold out within minutes and fans traveled hundreds of miles to attend a show. The Pixies shattered sales records around the world, SPIN called it 2004's "Comeback of the Year," and the band wrapped up 2004 in New York City with 24,000 tickets sold for an unprecedented eight-night, sold-out run at Hammerstein Ballroom. The Pixies continued their reunion tour in 2005, and then to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1989 album Doolittle, launched the "Doolittle Tour" on October 1, 2009 in Dublin, performing the entire album beginning to end. The SRO tour was so successful it lasted for two years, taking the band to 18 countries, playing 117 shows.
In May, 2013, it was announced that founding member Kim Deal had decided to leave the Pixies. Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made it clear that Kim's place in the band would always be there for her.
On June 28, 2013, the Pixies posted on their website a free download of "Bagboy," the band's first new song in nearly a decade, and an accompanying music video. In less than a month, there were more than one-million downloads/streams of the song, more than 15,000 digital purchases of "Bagboy" - a song that was given away for FREE - and more than one-million YouTube views of the LAMAR+NIK-directed music video. On July 1, an extensive European tour was announced; second shows were added in many cases, and most of the shows have already sold out. On July 25, 2013, the band announced eight U.S. club shows, four in Los Angeles, four in New York, all of which sold out in minutes.
On September 3, 2013, Pixies released EP-1, the band's first collection of new music in more than 20 years. EP-1 was available exclusively on the band’s website as a DDL and as a limited edition (5000) 10-inch vinyl disc. In the first day alone, the vinyl completely sold out, and the video had received more than a quarter-million YouTube views. It was also announced that Kim Shattuck would play bass for the band on the upcoming tour dates.
The North American leg of the Pixies’ 2013-2014 global tour was announced on October 7.
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Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #3 ranked theater in the U.S.
What’s up next at DPAC? The enchanting smash hit musical BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (October 8-13), superstar comedian LEWIS BLACK returning in an all new show (October 17), followed by hip hop’s greatest reunion ever The Return of the Legends (October 18-19).
For more information please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.