Not long ago, the tightest connection between the Pixies and Surfer Blood was the West Palm Beach band's spot-on cover of "Gigantic."
Now, apparently that little overture and some joint dates in Canada earlier this year were well-received. The Pixies just announced a lengthy "Lost Cities" U.S. tour and have decided to bring their admirers along for the first 13 dates.
The premise of this Pixies outing is to play in "cities we've never visited across the US of A" and to play landmark album Doolittle in its entirety.
Unfortunately, that does not include anything in South Florida yet, based upon the initial route outlined on the Pixies' site. (We can guarantee the Pixies have never played in Margate.) The last six dates of the tour feature Imaginary Cities as support.
Tickets go public on July 15, but there will be a presale for the band's email list later this week.
The "Lost Cities" schedule is below:
DOOLITTLE "LOST CITIES" US TOUR 2011
27 - Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ (with Surfer Blood)
28 - Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (with Surfer Blood)
29 - Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT (with Surfer Blood)
30 - Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH (with Surfer Blood)
1 - State Theatre, Portland, ME (with Surfer Blood)
2 - The Armory, Rochester, NY (with Surfer Blood)
3 - State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA (with Surfer Blood)
5 - Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY (with Surfer Blood)
6 - Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE (with Surfer Blood)
8 - War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, NC (with Surfer Blood)
9 - Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY (with Surfer Blood)
10 - Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN (with Surfer Blood)
11 - North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC (with Surfer Blood)
14 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN (with Imaginary Cities)
15 - Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma, OK (with Imaginary Cities)
16 - Santa Fe Center, Sante Fe, NM (with Imaginary Cities)
18 - Fox Theatre, Bakersfield, CA (with Imaginary Cities)
20 - The Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA (with Imaginary Cities)
21 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA (with Imaginary Cities)
Surfer Blood's next local show will be Friday, July 8, at the newly renovated Snooze Theatre in Lake Park. More on that later this week.
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