Pixies To Guest on "Conan" 4/27/17

L-R:  Joey Santiago, Black Francis, Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering
Photo Credit - Glenn Robelen

LOS ANGELES, CA - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Pixies - Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and newest member Paz Lenchantin - will kick off their 2017 North American tour with a special appearance on "Conan" set for Thursday, April 27.  "Conan" airs on TBS at 11PM/10PM central.

"We're all big fans of Conan," said Pixies Joey Santiago, "so we're all really looking forward to being on his show when we're starting our home-turf dates."

On the show, the band will perform their new track "Bel Espirit," singled out by a number of critics as "sounding like classic Pixies."  The track, from the band's sophomore reunion album Head Carrier (PIAS), features Santiago's cool, churning guitar, Loverings's powerhouse drumming, and Black Francis and Lenchantin trading lines in a sweeping duet.  "Bel Espirit" just went to radio and is already on the playlists of major Alternative and Triple-A stations across the country.

Pixies' North American tour follows the band's trek to Japan, Australia and New Zealand that included their first-ever concerts in South Africa.  Pixies will kick off the North American Leg One on Friday, April 21 at the Fox Theatre in Pomona.  Public Access TV* and Cymbals Eat Guitars** will split the support slot over the course of the 25-date Leg One. The confirmed  itinerary for Legs One and Two of Pixies' three-leg 2017 North American tour is as follows:

North American Tour, Leg One

21   Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA*
22   Cal Coast Open Air, San Diego, CA*
23   House of Blues, Anaheim, CA*
25   Ace Theatre, Los Angeles, CA*
29   Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX*
30   White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX*

 1   Stubbs, Austin, TX*
 3   Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA*
 5   Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN*
 6   Madison Theatre, Covington, KY*
 7   Express Live Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH*
 9   The National, Richmond, VA**
11  Durham PAC, Durham, NC**
12  Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, GA**
14  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD**
16  Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC**
17  Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC**
19  House of Blues, Boston, MA**
20  House of Blues, Boston, MA**
21  Paradise Ballroom, Boston, MA**
23  Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA**
24  Webster Hall, New York, NY**
25  Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY**
26  Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY**

* Public Access TV will support
** Cymbals Eat Guitars will support

July 6 - August 11, 2017

North American Tour, Leg Two

19   College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT*
22   The Westbury Theatre, Westbury, NY*
23   Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park, NJ*
24   The Capitol Theatre, Portchester, NY*
26   State Theatre, Portland, ME*
27   Metropolis, Montreal QC*
29   Massey Hall, Toronto, ON*
30   Massey Hall, Toronto, ON*

 1   UB Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY  (support TBA)
 3   The Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH*
 4   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA*
 6   The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI*
 7   20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI**
 8   The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL**
10  Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN**
11  Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN**
12  Bluestem Center for the Arts, Moorhead, MN**
14  Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO**
15  Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, MO**
17  Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO**
18  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO**
21  The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV** 

* Sunflower Bean will support
** Mitski will support