Tonight in Seattle:  

This monkey's gone to heaven: Tickets to see the Pixies go on sale this Saturday

As ChrisB announced a couple weeks ago, the Pixies are coming to Seattle and will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album Doolittle by playing it in its entirety.

We now have a date... more than that, Seattle gets two nights of Pixies and Doolittle-ness! We should feel pretty honored because the Pixies are only going to stop in nine cities on this brief, but monumentous tour.

Mark your calendar in pen for the nights of November 12 and 13, 2009 as that's when Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering will take the stage of the Paramount Theatre (it's even an all ages show!).

The US dates will follow the seven-city/12-date "Doolittle" trek of the UK and Europe. Kicking off on September 30 in Dublin, most dates have already sold out, including a four-night stand at London's Brixton Academy, where some 20,000 tickets vanished in about an hour. In addition, on August 29, the band will perform a straight-ahead Pixies set of their classic songs spanning their entire career at the Virgin Festival at Burl's Creek Park outside of Toronto.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10am at Tickets.com, in person at the Paramount box office, 24-hour kiosks located outside The Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at 877-STG-4TIX, or online at STGPresents.org. Start saving your commemorative quarters, tickets are $58.00 (not including applicable fees)... but sure to be well worth it (and of alot more historical importance than your cardboard state quarter folder).

They've promised to not only perform all of the songs from Doolittle but also its related B-sides, "Weird at My School," "Dancing the Manta Ray," and "Bailey's Walk" among them. What song do you want to hear?

Debaser
Tame
Wave Of Mutilation
I Bleed
Here Comes Your Man
Dead
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Mr. Grieves
Crackity Jones
La La Love You
Number 13 Baby
There Goes My Gun
Hey
Gouge Away
Silver

Here's one I'm definitely looking forward to:

Of course, a great, unmissable all ages show, but I'll be gone
But I want to hear Tony!
Kiku - you're going to be in New York, which is one of the other 8 cities getting this tour. Moreover, when European bands tour the US, they almost always hit NYC (and LA) but they don't always (often?) hit Seattle.
I think I have decided that YES. I have to buy tix to this!
Oh I wanna go... but the tix are outrageous? Shall I splurge or no?
tickets are on presae now. password is theend . sooooo YOUR WELCOME!
I would probably die of a heart attack halfway through the set as the drums and guitars build into the beginning of "Monkey's Gone To Heaven."

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