Breeders Reunion Spawns Monthlong U.S. Club Tour

By | December 17, 2001 at 12:00 AM

The Breeders will launch their first club tour in more than eight years on January 28 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The monthlong trek includes two nights in New York and wraps up February 28 in Anaheim, California, an Elektra Records spokesperson said Friday (December 14).

The Breeders went on hiatus after the release of 1993’s Last Splash until founder Kim Deal, formerly of the Pixies, convinced her twin sister, Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal, to play on some tracks she had written in 1999. (Kelley replaced original Breeders guitarist Tanya Donelly.)

The sisters Deal recruited guitarist Richard Presley, bassist Mando Lopez and drummer Jose Medeles to round out a new Breeders lineup late last year, and the band has since recorded an album in Chicago with longtime Pixies/Breeders producer Steve Albini. They have also played a handful of shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

Title TK, the follow-up to Last Splash, will be released next year on 4AD in the U.K., and possibly on Elektra Records in the United States, though the label spokesperson said nothing has been confirmed.

Meanwhile, Donelly, formerly of the Throwing Muses and Belly, will release her second solo album, Beautysleep, on February 19 and plans to tour in support of the disc.

Breeders Tour Dates, According To Elektra Records:

  • 1/28 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
  • 1/30 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
  • 1/31 – Dallas, TX – Trees
  • 2/1 – Houston, TX – Engine Room
  • 2/2 – New Orleans, LA – Shim Sham Club
  • 2/4 – Atlanta, GA – Echo Lounge
  • 2/6 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
  • 2/7 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
  • 2/8 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star
  • 2/9 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
  • 2/11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
  • 2/12 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Club
  • 2/14 – Columbus, OH – Little Brother’s
  • 2/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
  • 2/16 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
  • 2/18 – Chicago, IL – The Abbey Pub
  • 2/20 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
  • 2/22 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
  • 2/23 – Fort Collins, CO – Starlight
  • 2/27 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
  • 2/28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

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