Alt-rock lovers have won the lottery this morning, which is to say that Weezer and Pixies are embarking on a seven-week-long North American co-headlining tour next summer. The bands have shared stages in the past, but this is their first full tour together.
Beginning on June 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla., the tour runs throughout July, concluding with a Phoenix, Ariz., show on Aug. 12. The Wombats will provide support for the June 23-July 15 shows, with support for the back end of the tour to be announced soon.
“We’re all big Weezer fans, so we’re really looking forward to this summer,” said Pixies frontman Black Francis in a statement. “We have a lot of respect for Weezer, they’re not afraid to take risks with their music.”
Per a press release, this tour will see Weezer playing “a mix of new songs and classics from their revered 25-year catalogue,” while Pixies fans can expect “75 minutes of Pixies playing ‘anything they want,’ one song right after the other, chosen from all points of their career, the classics and the new gems.”
Weezer released their eleventh studio album Pacific Daydream last Friday, Oct. 27, while Pixies put out their sixth record Head Carrier last September. Head Carrier was the first Pixies album to feature bassist Paz Lenchantin, after founding member Kim Deal left the band in 2013.
Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can find more info at weezer.com and pixiesmusic.com. Weezer fans signed up for the band’s email list can access a pre-sale beginning Monday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. local time.
See Weezer and Pixies’ tour dates and poster below, beneath a 1998 Black Francis (aka Frank Black) solo performance from the Paste Cloud.
Weezer and Pixies 2018 Tour Dates:
23 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *
26 – New Orleans, La. @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
27 – Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion *
29 – Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
30 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
06 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center *
07 – Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
08 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *
10 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion *
11 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center *
13 – Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage *
15 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Lakeview Amphitheatre *
17 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
18 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
20 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
21 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
22 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
24 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
25 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
28 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater
29 – Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart AMP
31 – Greenwood Village, Colo. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
01 – West Valley City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre
04 – Auburn, Wash. @ White River Amphitheatre
07 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
11 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
12 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ AK-Chin Pavilion
(* – w/ The Wombats)