The dream of WFNX is alive and well as Pixies and Weezer announce summer tour

Photo Credit: Ben Stas for Vanyaland

Hey there, random person still rocking that WFNX Radio hoodie — have we got news for you.

Looks like Pixies and Weezer are hitting the road together next summer, and given the former’s indisputable ties to Massachusetts and the latter’s frontman’s academic career at Harvard, we could call this one of the biggest local tours of Summer 2018.

The 29-date co-headlining tour kicks off June 23 in Tampa and wraps August 12 in Phoenix. Along the way, it drops by the XFinity Center in Mansfield on July 17. Tickets to all shows go on sale tomorrow (Friday, November 10) via Ticketmaster.

“We’re all big Weezer fans,” says Pixies’ Black Francis, “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.”

Weezer’s latest risk arrived last week in the former of new album Pacific Daydream. We’ve yet to hear it. We’re sure it’s fine.

Check out all the dates below — and take note: The Wombats are on board as openers, but only until July 15, meaning we here in Massachusetts miss out. Support for the second leg will be announced shortly.

Featured Pixies photo by Ben Stas for Vanyaland, from their May show at the House of Blues in Boston.

Weezer + Pixies 2018 Tour Dates:
June 23: Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 26: New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 27: Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
June 29: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 30: Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 6: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 7: Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8: Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 10: Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
July 11: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 13: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 14: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 15: Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
July 17: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 18: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 20: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 22: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 24: Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 25: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 27: Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 28: Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 29: Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
July 31: Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 1: West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 4: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 7: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 11: Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 12: Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion