The Pixies Make Canadians Happy

Published: 2004-11-09
Everybody's favourite recently reunited band will be returning to Canada before the year is out. The Pixies (who else?) are set to kick off their fall tour of the continent today (November 9th) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and finish it off with a whopping 8 performances in New York City. While no other city gets a week long run from the four-piece, The Pixies will be playing more than one night in most of the places they stop in.

Included on the 1+ gig treatment are the Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal. Both of the metropolises will play host to The Pixies for two nights, whereas Hull, Quebec lays claim to the band for one night. The five Canadian performances that The Pixies are playing will run from November 24th until November 28th.

The band that landed the very lucky spot of opening act on The Pixies second North American tour are four lads from the opposite side of the world. New Zealand's The Datsuns scored the honours for almost all of the scheduled dates (except in Chicago and NYC, cities with 5+ performances). As an added bonus, the Canadian shows will feature an extra opening band in The Marble Index, the happiest Hamilton band in the world right about now. As a note of interest, another band hailing from the True North landed a spot as warm-up act for one of The Pixies NYC shows, and that band would be Broken Social Scene.

The Pixies' Canadian dates with The Datsuns and The Marble Index:

November 24 Toronto, ON - International Centre
November 25 Toronto, ON - International Centre
November 26 Montreal, QC - Cepsum Arena
November 27 Montreal, QC - Cepsum Arena
November 28 Hull, QC - Robert Guertin Arena

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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