The Pixies, one of the most influential alt/rock bands of all time, are going on a massive North American tour. Following stops in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the band’s first-ever South African concerts, leg one of the North American tour launched in California on April 21. The tour will see the band playing theaters and open-air venues all across the country including a stop at the Electric Factory in downtown Philadelphia. This marks the Pixies first return to Philly since 2015. It’s safe to say alt fans are more than excited for their return. Tickets to this show are still available and can be purchased right HERE.
The Pixies are currently comprised of Joey Santiago on the guitar, Black Francis on the guitar & vocals, David Lovering on the drums, and their new bassist Paz Lenchantin. The group is introducing to its global audiences a brand new stage set designed by their longtime production manager Simon Foster and lighting designer Myles Mangino. The design is simple and sleek and fashioned around special pods that are positioned behind the band, housing all of the lighting.
What can fans expect to hear from the band on this tour? Well, concert goers can anticipate a set list comprised of all the classics and catalog rarities. Not to mention, newer tracks from Indie Cindy and the band’s latest release, Head Carrier. As is the norm, there will be no firm set list for Pixies’ shows. Their sets are pulled together from nearly 90 songs that the band has rehearsed and is prepared to play. The set list will change somewhat from night to night with every number determined just before it’s performed. Cymbals Eat Guitars, an indie band from Staten Island, will provide opening support for the Pixies during their stop in Philly. So buckle down rock fans and get ready for the highly anticipated return of the Pixies. Again, you can purchase tickets right HERE if you haven’t done so already. This event will sell out soon, so get them while you still can!