The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 by Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering (who still make up the group today). Although the group originated in Boston, they have achieved much greater success abroad than at home, especially in the UK. They have released four albums (in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991), plus several compilation and live albums. With few exceptions, all of the albums charted higher and were certified as gold or silver albums in the UK compared with the U.S. charts.
The Pixies broke up in 1993 due to conflict within the group, taking a decade-long hiatus. However, the band reunited in 2004 and has continued to perform since. Most recently, the group went on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of “Doolittle.” They performed throughout Europe in the summer of 2009 and are returning to the U.S. for a brief stint in November.
Last fall, the Pixies set out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Doolittle” by playing the seminal album in its entirety on a brief U.S. tour. The Boston-based rock crew will redouble that effort later this year with a fresh 11-date trek. The new leg of the “Doolittle” tour... Read more
Whitney Houston extends her plans in the UK while Il Divo sets its eyes on the U.S. These stories and more are in the daily tour recap for October 19, as compiled by TicketNews. Full story updates on the site today included the big news from Guns N’ Roses... Read more
Alt-rock icons the Pixies are bringing their 20th anniversary celebration of the album “Doolittle” back home to the states. After completing a previously announced tour of Europe in September, the band will return for a nine-city run across the U.S. in November. The 14-date outing begins November 4 at... Read more
Veteran alternative rock band Pixies will draw on some classic material when it tours Europe later this year. The influential rock band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album “Doolittle,” hitting the international circuit with an October 1-2 opening stand at Olympia Theatre in Dublin, IRE. Touring with... Read more
Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen – TicketNews.com In support of his new solo album, “Bluefinger” to be released on Sept. 11, Black Francis, formerly known as Frank Black, will do a 14-concert west coast run beginning on Monday, Oct. 1, with two nights in Portland, OR at the Fir... Read more