American legends Pixies are returning to these shores in the autumn with a new album and a new tour, including a stop in Birmingham.
Here comes your man…and woman. Legendary Boston four-piece Pixies are putting the finishing touches on their eighth studio album, and to celebrate, they’re returning to the UK for a new tour. The band, led by the possessed howl of Black Francis, will play a string of dates, including what promises to be a spellbinding performance at Birmingham O2 Academy on Friday, September 16.
In an era of music where reformations are nowadays the norm, Pixies’ comeback in 2004 was as unexpected as it was thrilling. After nearly a decade of solid festival slots and dependable reissues, Francis and co returned to the studio with a series of EPs, which then became comeback album Indie Cindy (2014). However, founding bassist and velveteen vocalist Kim Deal had sadly departed before Francis and co hit the studio.
Since then, the band – who recruited former A Perfect Circle four-stringer Kim Shattuck to play bass – have released one further album, 2016’s solid Head Carrier. Expect to hear choice cuts from those albums, new songs from that forthcoming record (set to be released in September), as well as a clutch of their indie stapes (from the jaunty jangle of ‘Here Comes Your Man’ to the frenzied ‘Debaser’).
Tickets for Pixies’ UK tour are on sale now. The full tour itinerary is as follows:
13 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
14 – Plymouth, Pavilions
16 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
17 – Leeds, O2 Academy
18 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
20 – London, Alexandra Palace
21 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
22 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
23 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
25 – Belfast, Ulster Hall
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