May 4, 2004 14:08


The comeback kings' tour just gets bigger and bigger...

Pixies will join the LOLLAPALOOZA bill this summer.

Guitarist Joey Santiago made the announcement for the band during a backstage press conference at the Coachella festival over the weekend.

"We're going to be playing Lollapallooza at the Ventura County Fair Grounds Friday the 24th of July and New York on the 17th Randall’s Island. Be there," he said.

The band have also extended their fall tour across the US, adding headline dates in nine cities including Miami, Washington DC and Sacramento.

Pixies said they have been practicing 40 songs to choose from for their live set. Singer Frank Black told reporters they reunited in Los Angeles, where they tuned up the old material.

He said: "We actually got together for the first time at Breeders rehearsal space, in an industrial section, south of Los Angeles. I can't say exactly where. We had tacos."

Black said the band had no immediate plans to go into the studio, but have one as yet unnamed, "secret" new song.

The new Pixies dates are:
Ventura County Fairgrounds (July 23) (Lollapalooza)
New York Randall’s Island (August 17) (Lollapalooza)
Vancouver Plaza of Nations (September 7)
Sacramento Sleep Train (26)
Lincoln Pershing Auditorium (October 2)
Cedar Rapids Cellular Centre (4)
Columbia Hearnes Centre (5)
Miami Mizner Amphitheatre (9)
Orlando Hard Rock Café (10)
Milwaukee Auditorium (November 9)
Washington DC Constitution Hall (December 6)

Read More On This Artist

Pixies Merchandise
More News
Kendrick Lamar-inspired film 'm.A.A.d' to premiere at Sundance event
Jackson family 'disappointed and saddened' following reports Neverland Ranch is to be sold
Hop Farm organiser Vince Power banned from staging live music events
First Aid Kit compare Jack White to Willy Wonka as they cover his song – listen
Radiohead's Philip Selway unveils sci-fi video for first track from new solo album
Jenny Lewis launches her own wine
The Gaslight Anthem perform for gym team in 'Rollin' And Tumblin'' video - watch
Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch
The Cribs reveal Ric Ocasek of The Cars will produce their new album
Damon Albarn and The Courteeners - tickets on sale 9am Friday (August 1)
The Libertines say they 'rehearsed for one hour' before Hyde Park gig in London
Lorde to curate 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' soundtrack
Brian Eno compares Israel to 'the Klan' in strongly-worded letter about...
Noel Gallagher's daughter asks owners of Oasis-inspired dog kennel to stop breeding pedigrees
Lily Allen says Miley Cyrus' live show is 'up there with Oasis or the Stone Roses'
Alice Cooper and Kiss pay tribute to late Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner
Ariel Pink recalls time he was maced in the face by 'a feminist'
BBC 6 Music overtakes Radio 3 for first time as 1Xtra falls below a million listeners
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
Neon Jungle 'no comment' over claims they covered Banks song without artist's...
Lostprophets members could have been 'groomed' by Ian Watkins, says child abuse expert
Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today