With their sold-out European “Doolittle Tour” complete and a similar standing-room-only U.S. leg just underway (which features a complete performance of their 1989 classic Doolittle each night), the Pixies are giving fans a unique opportunity to take the night’s performance home with them. Starting on the first night of the group’s four-performance stand in New York City (Monday, November 23), fans can purchase a CD of that night’s show about 10-minutes after the Pixies walk off stage. And for those attending shows before the 23rd, no need to fret – you can purchase recordings of earlier 2009 U.S. tour stops via the website, www.doolittlelive.com
The company Abbey Road Live is recording every Pixies show from the November 8 show all the way through the end of the tour in Washington, D.C. on December 1. The shows will be offered as limited edition, high quality CD sets – each CD set having two discs in it, and each CD set being individually numbered. The two-CD sets will sell for $25 each, and will be mixed and mastered every night – resulting in full, multi-track mixes, not board mixes. The CDs are strictly limited edition – only 1,000 will be made per night for each show. Also being offered are commemorative USB wristbands for $15 each. With each wristband, fans will get four songs recorded from the European leg of the tour, as well as five Pixies videos as bonus content. And if you buy the USB, you also get a $5 discount code which will result in a download costing $10 (rather than its normal $15 price). The quicker you place your order at www.doolittlelive.com the better, because they’re certain to go fast.
Also near completion is an exclusive Pixies iPhone App which is being developed by BlueHaze for Abbey Road Live and the Pixies, and will feature plenty of “social media features” in it. For instance, all of the band’s official Twitters, MySpace and Facebook blogs will come through the App. Additionally, you can click on a tab to see the full Pixies catalog, and by hitting a button, will be led to iTunes. Another link will also lead fans to an area where you can pre-purchase any of the live products being sold, while another link allows fans to have the ability to take pictures and share them with other fans and interact at shows.
“It’s a great pleasure to be working with the Pixies once again,” says Zach Bair, head of Abbey Road Live in the Americas (formerly CEO of DiscLive, the company that recorded the Pixies’ shows during their 2004 U.S. tour, and CEO of Immediatek, Inc. (OTCBB:IMTK), parent company of DiscLive). “We’re excited to be able to offer these limited edition products so that the Pixies’ fans can take something home that’s really memorable and special.”