PIXIES Gigantic tour news

Pixies, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, are bringing their massive world tour to Australia next year, with a date at Fremantle Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 17.  The Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa tour celebrates Pixies’ debut releases – the electrifying 1987 EP Come On Pilgrim and 1988’s debut full-length album, Surfer Rosa, which stamped their name on alternative music and defined the genre for a generation.

The tour will bear witness to both seminal albums being performed in full, plus new and old tracks spanning their extensive catalogue. Surfer Rosa is a debut album so good that it’s seen by many as a masterpiece of alternative rock. Produced by Steve Albini, it includes early Pixies classics such as Bone Machine, Gigantic, Vamos and Where Is My Mind? Come On Pilgrim contained eight songs from the band’s first-ever studio session, produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston.

Forming in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are often acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering alternative band of the late 80s, garnering extraordinary critical and popular acclaim. After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993. The tide turned in 2004 when the band reunited and began touring, playing to sell-out crowds around the world including their first-ever Australian performances in 2007, later to be followed by a 13-show sold-out Doolittle Tour in 2010 and again in 2017.

Pixies will release their brand new and eighth studio album, Beneath The Eyrie, on September 13. Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling – the album boasts 12 new tracks produced by Grammy nominated Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies’ Head Carrier). Lead single On Graveyard Hill was a welcome return for the group with the X-Press review of the track saying it had everything we have come to know and love about the Pixies; “Frank Black’s near-scream singing and female back-ups over a melodic, yet rocking bass and drums that drives behind the guitars’ soft-loud-soft dynamics.”

Pixies play Fremantle Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 17. Tickets go on sale here from 1pm Thursday, August 8. Pre-sale tickets are available for Live Nation members from 12pm Wednesday, August 7.

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