Weezer and Pixies announce joint 2018 tour

Weezer performs at the Sunset Cliffs stage as the sun sets during KAABOO at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Weezer performs at the Sunset Cliffs stage as the sun sets during KAABOO at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Weezer and the Pixies are joining forces for a joint 2018 concert tour that will open on June 23 in Tampa and conclude Aug. 12 in Phoenix. The Wombats will open the first leg of the tour.

The itinerary includes an Aug. 11 stop at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista.

The two guitar-driven alternative-rock bands bands have performed together before. But this will apparently be the first time Weezer, which was formed in 1992, and the Pixies, which was formed in 1986, have teamed up for a tour.

“We’re all big Weezer fans,” Pixies leader Black Francis said in a statement released Thursday morning. “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 most recent San Diego performance was Sept. 15 at the KAABOO Del Mar festival. The Pixies’ most recent San Diego performance was April 22 at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU.

Tickets for the Weezer/Pixies tour go on sale Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. local time to the general public, preceded by an array of pre-sales

Tickets for the Aug. 11 San Diego show are priced from $25 to $89.50 each, plus service charges, and will be available at and by phone at (800) 745-3000..

Weezer and Pixies 2018 tour dates

6/23/18 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

6/26/18 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

6/27/18 Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion

6/29/18 Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

6/30/18 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre

7/6/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

7/7/18 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

7/8/18 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

7/10/18 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion

7/11/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

7/13/18 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/14/18 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

7/15/18 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre

7/17/18 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

7/18/18 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

7/20/18 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/21/18 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

7/22/18 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/24/18 Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

7/25/18 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

7/27/18 Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/28/18 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre

7/29/18 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP

7/31/18 Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

8/1/18 West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

8/4/18 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

8/7/18 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/11/18 Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

8/12/18 Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion