Pixies Announce 2017 North American Tour
Jan 24 2017

Pixies Announce 2017 North American Tour

By: Samantha Yrle

This spring, the American alternative/rock band Pixies will bring their dazzling, cacophonous medley of psychedelia, noise pop, hard rock, and surf rock to theaters and open-air stages nationwide in a five-week tour across North America. Following tours in Japan, Australia, South Africa, and the UK, Pixies will launch their North American tour at in Pomona, California on April 21, 2017. Inspired by influential artists such as Nirvana, Radiohead, the Strokes, Blur and Weezer, Pixies will kick off their tour by introducing a never-before-seen, sleek stage set designed by their long-time production manager Simon Foster and lighting designer Miles Mangino.

Pixies—Joey Santiago (guitar), Black Francis (guitar/vocals), David Lovering (drums) and bassist Paz Lenchantin— will enchant audiences as they play sets of favorite classics and token rarities, as well as new songs from the band’s latest albums, Indie Cindy and Head Carrier. As is standard for any Pixies concert, the band will not have a confirmed setlist, instead of pulling from a pool of nearly 90 songs that the group has thoroughly rehearsed and will be ready to perform. The set will vary slightly night to night and each song will be determined just before being played.

After performing sold-out shows across the UK last November on the European leg of their 2016-17 global tour, Pixies will hit American stages in April, eventually making their way to New Orleans on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Saenger Theatre (1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70116), their first time in over a year since playing in New Orleans. There will be several opportunities for special ticket pre-sales prior to the general on-sale which will begin this Friday, January 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. local time. For all ticket- purchasing details, log onto pixiesmusic.com.     

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