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The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement. Their five studio releases and initial six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom. The Pixies disbanded in 1993 and launched their reunion tour in April 2004. Virtually every single date sold out within minutes and fans traveled hundreds of miles to attend a show. The Pixies shattered sales records around the world, SPIN called it 2004's "Comeback of the Year," and the band wrapped up 2004 in New York City with 24,000 tickets sold for an unprecedented eight-night, sold-out run at Hammerstein Ballroom. The Pixies continued their reunion tour in 2005, and then, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1989 album Doolittle, launched the "Doolittle Tour" on October 1, 2009 in Dublin, performing the entire album, beginning to end. The SRO tour was so successful, it lasted for two years, taking the band to 18 countries, playing 117 dates.
For this tour, which will feature a brand new stage set and production, the Pixies - Black Francis - guitar/vocals, Joey Santiago - guitars/backing vocals, and David Lovering - drums/backing vocals - will be joined by bassist Paz Lenchantin. The foursome will offer the most wide-ranging concert set-lists of Pixies music in the band's career.
"Along with everyone's favorites, we'll be playing songs that we haven't played in ages or never played live before," said Black Francis. "Songs like 'Brick is Red,' 'Havalina,' 'Tony's Theme.' and 'Sad Punk.' We've probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we'll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We're all really looking forward to this tour."
Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno started working together under the name Best Coast in 2009. Drawing inspiration from '60s surf rock and girl groups, the Southern California duo has won acclaim for its sunny lo-fi pop sound. Their new EP, Fade Away, is the first release on Cosentino's own Jewel City label. "Cosentino and Bruno craft solid, three and four minute pop songs that suggest everyone from Buddy Holly to the Crystals to the Bangles without sounding like any of them... there's a uniquely Californian feel to the album, a gloss that's not so much of the commercial variety as of the feel-good kind." (Los Angeles Times)