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Pixies to play one-off NZ comeback concert in March 2020

Thursday 8 August 2019

Pixies to play one-off NZ comeback concert in March 2020

After their sold-out shows in 2017, Boston-based alt-rock superstars Pixies are bouncing back to NZ, bringing their all-new 'Come On Pilgrim… It's Surfer Rosa' tour to Auckland's Spark Arena next year.

Forming in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are often acclaimed as one of the most influential, pioneering alternative bands of the late '80s. Their debut releases—the electrifying 1987 EP 'Come On Pilgrim' and 1988's 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'. It's a debut album so good that it's since been seen as the band's remarkable masterpiece. Produced by Steve Albini, it includes early Pixies classics such as 'Bone Machine,' 'Gigantic,' 'Vamos' and 'Where Is My Mind?'. 'Come On Pilgrim', on the other hand, contained eight songs from the band's first-ever studio session—produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston.

Since their debut in 1986, Pixies have successfully released five genre-defining studio albums. Reunited in 2004, the band began touring, playing to packed-out venues around the world. This September, Pixies will release their brand new and eighth studio album 'Beneath The Eyrie'. Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling—the album boasts 12 new tracks produced by Grammy Award-nominated Tom Dalgety. Lead single 'On Graveyard Hill' is an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom. The evolution of the album's creative process is uniquely documented in a 12-episode podcast entitled 'It's a Pixies Podcast'.

Grab your tickets now and let Pixies stun you with their rip-roaring live performance next year!