Whether you call him Frank Black or Black Francis, there’s no denying the Pixies frontman likes to stay busy. So, when he’s not working on turning his latest solo album, NonStopErotik, into an opera, Mr. Black plans on modifying the same songs for a set of exclusive and intimate acoustic shows across the nation. And by across the nation, we mean mostly California.
The tour kicks of tonight (July 1st) in San Luis Obispo, CA. The next four shows of an 11-date tour are throughout California. Then, on August 20th, it’s off to the Pacific Northwest with shows in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Vancouver BC in a span of three days. If you’re lucky enough to see any of these shows, The Swell Season will open for two of them (and, yes, August 19th in Saratoga, CA gets the other Swell Season date; a little biased there, Frank?) Wrapping up in September, it’s a show back in Massachusetts and a two-night stay at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Someone please buy Black Francis a globe.
Tickets are available through the individual venues.
Black Francis 2010 Tour Dates:
07/08 – Petaluma, CA @ McNear’s Mystic Theatre & Music Hall
08/15 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
08/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
08/19 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery *
08/20 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre *
08/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
08/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park *
09/02 – Wellfleet, MA @ Beachcomber
09/03 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
09/04 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
* = w/ The Swell Season