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Pixies Tickets

The Pixies are a highly influential American alternative rock band formed in 1986. It cited to be the inspiration of many artists who came afterwards, which is impressing, considering the relatively short activity period which the band had – from its inception in 1986 and its break-up in 1993. In 2004 they got together again and have been active ever since. The initial line-up was changed only in 2013, when one of the founding members, Kim Deal (bass, vocals) left and was first replaced by Kim Shattuck and later by Paz Lenchantin. The rest of the band members are Black Francis (main vocals and rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar) and David Lovering (drums). (more)

The first years

The band started formulating after the first acquaintance between the guitarist Joey Santiago and the songwriter Black Francis (real name Charles Thompson IV). On January 1986 the two published an advertisement for recruiting a bass player who likes both folk and punk. These odd demands had brought only one applicant – Kim Deal, who at that point had zero experience in playing the instrument, nor had one. However, she became a founding member of the band until 2013. After the threesome recruited the drummer David Lovering, they started rehearsing and performing in Boston. The name "Pixies" was chosen randomly from a dictionary - Santiago loved both the way the word sounded and its meaning – "Little mischievous elves". In 1987 they were signed by the independent label 4AD and released a first 8-tracks album "Come on Pilgrim", which was picked out of the 17 tracks demo they recorded for a modest $1,000.

Musical style and influences

The music of Pixies is defined by psychedelics, pop with noise element, hard rock, surf pop and rock – highly eclectic music, which was one of the reasons the band quickly earned a status of influential entity, inspiring many other artists afterwards. Black Francis is the most dominant songwriter in the band, while his texts are abstract and evolving around unusual subjects for pop-culture, including extraterrestrials, biblical violence, incest and other difficult subject. Santiago was influenced by the punk of the 70's – Black Flag, David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix, Iggy Pop and others, while other band members were inspired by country and folk stylistics. Hence, all the musicians had different tastes in music, which contributed to the variety of their own music. Francis Black sings most of the songs.

Overall success

Although the Pixies were well-received in their homeland as well, they had more impact in England, Europe and in Israel. Some of the bands and artists who were inspired by the band are: Nirvana, Radiohead, Blur and many others. After their reunion in the 2000's they had a renewed success, including many sold-out concerts around the world and the offer to record a song for a soundtrack of a major box office success "Shrek 2" (the song was recorded, but never appeared in the official soundtrack). Until now, the band released 6 albums, the last one – "Head Carrier", in 2016. (hide)
The Pixies are a highly influential American alternative rock band formed in 1986. It cited to be the inspiration of many artist (more) The Pixies are a highly influential American alternative rock band formed in 1986. It cited to be the inspiration of many artists who came afterwards, which is impressing, considering the relatively short activity period which the band had – from its inception in 1986 and its break-up in 1993. In 2004 they got together again and have been active ever since. The initial line-up was changed only in 2013, when one of the founding members, Kim Deal (bass, vocals) left and was first replaced by Kim Shattuck and later by Paz Lenchantin. The rest of the band members are Black Francis (main vocals and rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar) and David Lovering (drums).[show_more more="Read More" less="Hide" color="#e58c00" align="center"]

The first years

The band started formulating after the first acquaintance between the guitarist Joey Santiago and the songwriter Black Francis (real name Charles Thompson IV). On January 1986 the two published an advertisement for recruiting a bass player who likes both folk and punk. These odd demands had brought only one applicant – Kim Deal, who at that point had zero experience in playing the instrument, nor had one. However, she became a founding member of the band until 2013. After the threesome recruited the drummer David Lovering, they started rehearsing and performing in Boston. The name "Pixies" was chosen randomly from a dictionary - Santiago loved both the way the word sounded and its meaning – "Little mischievous elves". In 1987 they were signed by the independent label 4AD and released a first 8-tracks album "Come on Pilgrim", which was picked out of the 17 tracks demo they recorded for a modest $1,000.

Musical style and influences

The music of Pixies is defined by psychedelics, pop with noise element, hard rock, surf pop and rock – highly eclectic music, which was one of the reasons the band quickly earned a status of influential entity, inspiring many other artists afterwards. Black Francis is the most dominant songwriter in the band, while his texts are abstract and evolving around unusual subjects for pop-culture, including extraterrestrials, biblical violence, incest and other difficult subject. Santiago was influenced by the punk of the 70's – Black Flag, David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix, Iggy Pop and others, while other band members were inspired by country and folk stylistics. Hence, all the musicians had different tastes in music, which contributed to the variety of their own music. Francis Black sings most of the songs.

Overall success

Although the Pixies were well-received in their homeland as well, they had more impact in England, Europe and in Israel. Some of the bands and artists who were inspired by the band are: Nirvana, Radiohead, Blur and many others. After their reunion in the 2000's they had a renewed success, including many sold-out concerts around the world and the offer to record a song for a soundtrack of a major box office success "Shrek 2" (the song was recorded, but never appeared in the official soundtrack). Until now, the band released 6 albums, the last one – "Head Carrier", in 2016. (hide)
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event locationSant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
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event locationLa Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Oct 25
Fri 20:30
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event locationCampo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
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Sat 22:00
PIXIES A CORUNA
event locationColiseum, A Coruna, Spain
Dec 13
Fri 00:00
PIXIES TORONTO
event locationPhoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Feb 24
Mon 09:00
PIXIES KANAGAWA
event locationYokohama Bay Hall, Kanagawa, Japan
Feb 25
Tue 10:00
PIXIES TOKYO
event locationEx Theater Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 26
Wed 10:00
PIXIES OSAKA
event locationBIGCAT, Osaka, Japan
Mar 3
Tue 11:30
PIXIES HONG KONG
event locationKowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), Rotunda 2, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mar 9
Mon 09:00
PIXIES MELBOURNE
event locationPalais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 10
Tue 09:00
PIXIES MELBOURNE
event locationPalais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 12
Thu 09:30
PIXIES BRISBANE
event locationThe Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, Australia
Mar 13
Fri 09:30
PIXIES BRISBANE
event locationThe Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, Australia
Mar 17
Tue 11:00
PIXIES PERTH
event locationFremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia
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