Fans feeling nostalgic for the 90’s indie scene will be excited to hear which bands will be touring in the summer of 2018. Weezer and Pixies announced they will be co-headlining a seven-week North American tour. The 29-date tour will kick off in Tampa, Florida at the end of June. It will make its way up the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region through the month of July, and finish up with a gift for fans in the West, closing out in Phoenix on August 12th.
The bands have expressed mutual admiration for each other, with Black Francis, Pixies lead singer saying, “We’re all big Weezer fans, so we’re really looking forward to this summer. We have a lot of respect for Weezer; they’re not afraid to take risks with their music.”
While Weezer has continued to release new music and tour consistently over the past 25 years, Pixies haven’t enjoyed as the same continuously productive existence. The band’s nearly 30-year history is filled with member changes and hiatuses.
Both bands will be touring to promote their most recent releases. Weezer’s brand new album, Pacific Daydream, is already enjoying chart success on alternative radio stations. The Pixies’ release, Head Carrier, has been out since September of 2016, and they’ve been doing some touring at smaller venues in support of it for the past year. This joint tour will target mid-size venues, including a number of open-air amphitheaters. What could be better than sitting out on a summer night listening to these two veteran indie legends?
Tickets for all shows on the tour will go on sale on Friday, November 10th, and will be available via both bands’ websites.