Pixies Visit 'Lost Cities,' But Should They Make A New Album?

Riding an unending wave of nostalgia, the Pixies plan to continue their 2009 Doolittle 20th Anniversary tour, extending the trek by 19 additional US dates starting in October. They’re calling this portion “Lost Cities” because they’re hitting cities they’ve never previously visited. (Hard to believe they never played Wilmington.) As a result of the ongoing popularity and sold out Doolittle shows, the band’s also considering recording a new album. Drummer David Lovering had this to say:

It’s definitely a stronger possibility than it was a few years ago. It’s going to be baby steps, though. We have the formula and we know we can do it. But if we put something out, it has to be good. Period. We don’t want to break the legacy. It’s much more of a free subject to talk about now though. We’re gonna go slowly and see what will happen.

While you mull over broken legacies, you can read more at Rolling Stone, where Lovering also talks about the possibility of a Surfer Rosa 25th Anniversary tour in 2013 (“If we don’t have any new material, I think that’s what we’ll do…”), among other things. In the meantime, here are those “Lost City” dates:

10/27 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
10/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
10/29 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theatre
10/30 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Ballroom
11/01 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/02 – Rochester,NY @ The Armory
11/03 – Easton, PA @ State Theatre Center for the Arts
11/05 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre
11/06 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
11/08 – Greensboro, NC @ War Memorial Auditorium
11/09 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
11/10 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
11/11 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/14 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/15 – Oklahoma, OK @ Bricktown Events Center
11/16 – Sante Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Center
11/18 – Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theatre
11/20 – Napa, CA @ The Uptown Theatre
11/21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium

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Comments (10)
  1. I really hope this happens. Francis/Frank/Charles has really been on form for his past few albums, and if he can keep the fire alive for a Pixies album, there’s no reason not to believe it wouldn’t be at least decent. I don’t need another Doolittle or Surfer Rosa, just the magic of hearing Francis and Kim and David and Joey playing together.

    • Agreed. They’ve been keeping it real all along, they’ve been straightforward about why they haven’t released an album, so I trust in their quality control–if they release something new, it will be worth hearing. It won’t just be a cash cow for them.

      And as far as this reunion show–I’ve heard their live sound has been really tight and they’re enjoying playing with each other. I’m not sure we could ask for much more. They are making money off of it, naturally, but considering it seems the fans and the band are totally into it and having a great time, it’s just an all-around win!

  2. More like an unending wave of money

  3. I saw them in Detroit earlier this year and they were phenomenal. There’s a reason these Doolittle shows are so popular…

  4. I hope they don’t make a new record if only because there’s no need to tarnish the legacy as so many other bands have at this point on. It’s so hard to generate material that would live up to those kinds of expectations. Someone think of an example of when that actually happened, but i can’t think of one off the top of my head.

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