PIXIES, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, have announced a second show for Melbourne fans due to overwhelming demand. Having now completely sold out the first Melbourne date on March 10, the influential music pioneers will perform a second show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Monday, March 9 on their mammoth world tour, Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa.
Tickets for the second Melbourne show go on sale at 12pm Monday, August 12.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.
The Pixies’ debut releases – the electrifying 1987 EP ‘Come On Pilgrim’ and 1988’s debut full-length album, ‘Surfer Rosa’ – brought rise to a new genre and defined contemporary music 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 record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony – a debut album so good that it’s since been seen as a masterpiece. 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.
Returning for what will be only their fourth visit to Australia, the band will now perform two shows at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on March 9 and 10, then head to Brisbane and Sydney before flying west for a final show at Fremantle Arts Centre on March 17. In Sydney, Pixies will play a not-to-be-missed momentous show under the stars at Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Saturday, March 14.
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 – 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 (through Infectious/BMG). 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, is an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom. Fans can pre-order the album now. The evolution of the album’s creative process is uniquely documented in a 12-episode podcast entitled It’s a Pixies Podcast.
PIXIES – 2020
Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa
PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
MONDAY MARCH 9 – NEW SHOW!
TUESDAY MARCH 10 – SOLD OUT
FORTITUDE HALL, BRISBANE
FRIDAY MARCH 13
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT, SYDNEY
SATURDAY MARCH 14
FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, PERTH
TUESDAY MARCH 17
SECOND MELBOURNE ON SALE 12PM MONDAY, AUGUST 12