Pixies are heading back to London on their 2016 summer tour.
Frontman Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, drummer David Lovering, and touring bassist Paz Lenchantin bring their pioneering alt/rock to Brixton Academy on 11 July 2016.
Having helped define the sound of the late ‘80s indie rock scene and influence bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead, Pixies split in 1993 and retired their loud-quiet-loud sound. Eleven years later they reunited, spending the next seven years touring the globe, playing songs like ‘Gigantic’, ‘Where Is My Mind’, and ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’ from their five classic albums, ‘Come On Pilgrim’, ‘Surfer Rosa’, ‘Doolittle’,‘Bossanova’, and ‘Trompe Le Monde’.
In autumn 2012, the band secretly began recording new music in Wales with long-time producer Gil Norton. But six days into the process, founding bassist Kim Deal quit, leaving Francis, Santiago, and Lovering to finish what would become 2014’s ‘Indie Cindy’, Pixies’ first full studio album since 1991.
“New music seemed like something we just had to do, we just couldn’t continue to go out and tour without anything new,” said Lovering at the time. “So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we’re all very happy with the way everything worked out.”
Two years later, the band are back on the road. Apart from their Brixton Academy show, Pixies 2016 European summer tour so far includes stops in cities like Dublin, Berlin, Lisbon, and Blibao.