PIXIES HIT THE NORTH!

The comeback rockers will be pretty much everywhere from next week...

Pixies have announced a series of North American dates for the autumn – with more to be added shortly.

The reunited band’s ever-growing intinerary is now likely to stretch until the end of 2004. Their comeback tour kicks off in Minneapolis next week (April 13), with 53 shows across the world confirmed so far.

The autumn North American jaunt is now scheduled to kick off in Bend, Oregen on September 4.

The full world tour visits:

Minneapolis Fine Line Music Cafe (April 13)

Winnipeg Burton Cummings Theatre (14)

Regina Doris Knight Ballroom (15)

Saskatoon Prairieland (17)

Edmonton Red’s (18)

Calgary MacEwan Hall (19)

Victoria Curling Club (21)

Vancouver Commodore Ballroom (22-23)

Spokane Big Easy (24)

Boise Big Easy (25)

Eugene MacDonald Theatre (27/28)

Davis Freeborn Hall (29)

Coachella Festival (May 1)

Curtiba Pop Festival (8)

Reykjavik Kaplakrika (May 26)

Barcelona Primavera Sound (28)

Madrid Festimad Festival (29)

Landgraaf Pinkpop Festival (30)

London Carling Brixton Academy (June 2-5)

Paris Le Zenith (7)

Vienna Aerodome (10)

Lisbon Super Bock Super Rock Festival (11)

Dublin Phoenix Park (12)

Paris Zenith (14)

Paris Parc des Princes (15)

Hultsfred Festival (17)

Bologna Heineken Jammin’ Festival (19)

Ljubljana Krizanke Monastery (20)

Athens Rockwave (21)

Scheesel Hurricane Festival (25)

Neuhausen Southside Festival (26)

Geneva Arena (27)

Berlin Wuhlheide (29)

Roskilde Festival (July 2)

Belfort Les Eurockeenes Fesitval (3)

Werchter Festival (4)

Kristiansand Quart (8)

T in the Park Festival (11)

Fuji Rock Festival (July 30/Aug1)

V Festival (August 21-22)

Bend Les Schwab Ampitheatre (September 4)

Seattle Bumbershoot Festival (6)

Austin City Limits (18)

Atlanta Fox Theatre (October 14)

Minneapolis Wilkins Auditorium (November 11)

Chicago Aragon Ballroom (13)

Toronto Arrow Hall (24)

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As reported yesterday (April 5) on NME.COM, [a][/a] guitarist Joey Santiago says he’s having “fun” with the reunited band – despite his initial reservations about hitting the road again.

The band’s world tour starts next week in Minneapolis – the first time the indie rockers have played together in 12 years. And Santiago says he’s enjoying rehearsals – despite not being able to remember all the songs.

He told MTV: “It was pretty weird. But it was literally only weird for a little while. Once we started playing, that was it … it was fun. It was on to business.”

He added: “There were a few muscle memory moments. Charles (frontman Black Francis) came in and started playing songs we haven’t touched in a while and it was like, ‘Whoa! How does that one go again?’.

“When we started getting back together, in my perspective anyway, I wanted to see if it would be embarrassing to do. If it was, maybe we should (have just kept it) on a high note, you know? But it turns out it’s really fun, really good.”