Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Music Notes: Pixies announce US tour dates, PJ Harvey debuts new songs at solo gig

- The Pixies have announced their US Doolittle tour dates, which will take place during the month of November. The tour will kick off in Los Angeles before heading to cities like Seattle and Chicago. There will be a three-night run in New York City before the last two dates in Boston and Washington, DC. [Brooklyn Vegan]

- PJ Harvey unveiled new songs at her only solo UK gig of the year. Watch video of two tracks, "The Last Living Rose" and "Let England Shake,"here. [NME]

- Mos Def is going to play a ton of North American dates in August and September — three of these dates (in California) will feature Erykah Badu. [Pitchfork]

- Federal authorities raided the home of Dr. Conrad MurrayMichael Jackson's doctor — today seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer's death. They did not have an arrest warrant for Murray, who did happen to be at home when they arrived. There are no official details on what the warrants specified. [Billboard]

- It seems more and more likely that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play all of 1975's Born to Run in Chicago's United Center on Sept. 20. [Rolling Stone]

- Former Panic at the Disco members have revealed their new band — The Young Veins. [NME]

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