The Pixies gain an iPhone app, Abbey Road to record Oz tour

Abbey Road Live will be recording The Pixies on their entire New Zealand and Australian “Doolittle Live” tour, offering high quality CD sets to fans immediately after each show – and an iPhone app should appear on the App Store imminently.

Online pre sales of the limited edition, numbered units are set to begin on February 25, with details coming soon on how fans can purchase them online.  Disc sets will be made available at the concerts.

Abbey Road Live also announced introduction of a free Pixies mobile app for both the iPhone and Blackberry platforms. The application (which we can’t yet track down on the App Store) promises to let fans share pictures, purchase live content and much more.

Abbey Road Live is an independent operating unit of EMI Music, and had its global launch at the Billboard Touring Conference this past November in New York.

Zach Bair, head of Abbey Road Live in the Americas, said “This is the first time that we have recorded and toured with the Pixies in Australia.  We expect these products will sell out very quickly.  We are once again excited to be working with the band.”

Bair’s former company DiscLive set the stage with the Pixies in 2004, selling out all 16,000 live discs offered on the band’s groundbreaking warm-up tour in just three weeks time – a first for the industry.  And more recently, Abbey Road Live recorded the band for their US leg of the Doolittle Live tour.

Each double disc set will cost $30 AUD, and will be packaged in high quality DigiPaks.  Each set will indicate the city and date where the show took place, and will be individually numbered to commemorate the limited edition nature of the product.

The Pixies commence their New Zealand and Australian tour with a warm-up show at The Powerstation in Auckland, NZ, on March 11, 2010.  The tour continues with a sold out show at the 12,000 seat Vector Arena in Auckland the following night, and then on to Australia for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

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