The Pixies bring stripped-down set list to world tour opener in Santa Cruz

The Pixies (photo: Joshua Huver) On Tuesday, October 25 one of the most influential bands in contemporary rock and roll kicked off a four-show run of California 'warm-up' dates in the beach town of Santa Cruz. The Pixies choosing to play The Catalyst in Santa Cruz may seem unusual, but the venue often serves as a quick stop for larger touring acts traveling between Northern and Southern California, and with the show happening less than two weeks from its announcement, it's clear that The Pixies wanted to keep it low-key for the warm-up dates. Smaller, intimate crowds of people that know [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Tags: |

The Pixies kick off world tour in Santa Cruz

The Pixies are standing up to the monster that is 2016 and refusing to die. After solidifying a new lineup following the 2013 departure of Kim Deal, the Boston band of misfits announced in July that their sixth album (and second since reforming in 2003) would be called Head Carrier and that Paz Lenchantin had been chosen as Deal's permanent replacement. Only a few short weeks after Head Carrier was released, the band announced a short West Coast warm-up tour that starts on Tuesday, October 25 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz before taking their gig to Europe and Australia. "We haven't been [...]

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