The Pixies announce spring 2017 tour


The Pixies recently announced plans to hit the touring circuit in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in February and March of this year. Now, the Massachusetts-founded band has confirmed plans to bring the tour to the United States. On Tuesday (Jan. 24), the Pixies posted a United States-centric tour itinerary on social media. The tour will find them traveling across the country beginning in California and concluding in New York during the springtime months.

The tour will officially kick off on April 21 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA and wrap up over a month later on May 26 at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn. The tour schedule will include the group’s performance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival and three consecutive shows in their hometown of Boston (two at the House of Blues and one at the Paradise Rock Club). Fan pre-sales are currently available on the band’s website. Use the word MASHER as the code to get those exclusive passes. For those who miss out on the pre-sale opportunity, general ticket sales will begin this Friday (Jan. 27) at 10 a.m.

The upcoming spring tour will be in support of the group’s recently released record, Head Carrier. Head Carrier, the band’s sixth studio album was released back in September of 2016. For now, the complete list of the upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


April 21 – Pomona, California @ Fox Theater
April 22 – San Diego, California @ Cal Coast Ampitheater
April 23 – Anaheim, California @ House of Blues
April 24 – Los Angeles, California @ Ace Theater
April 29 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
April 30 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
May 1 — Austin, Texas @ Stubbs
May 3 — New Orleans, Louisiana @ Saenger Theatre
May 5 — Nashville, Tennessee @ Ryman Auditorium
May 6 — Covington, Kentucky @ Madison Theater
May 7 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live Amphitheater
May 9 — Richmond, Virginia @ The National
May 11 — Durham, North Carolina @ Durham Pac
May 12 — Atlanta, Georgia @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 16 — Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre
May 19 — Boston, Massachusetts @ House of Blues
May 20 — Boston, Massachusetts @ House of Blues
May 21 — Boston, Massachusetts @ Paradise
May 23 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Electric Factory
May 24 — New York, New York @ Webster Hall
May 26 — Brooklyn, New York @ Brooklyn Steel

The Pixies announce new album, stream new song


Back in February, The Pixies posted a short 20-second clip featuring some guitar feedback which then gave way to some white text proclaiming, “PIXIES COMING…2016.” Now, five months have passed since the clip was released and the band is ready to unveil what exactly will becoming from their camp in 2016. On Wednesday (July 6), the Massachusetts-based band confirmed the release of their upcoming sixth studio album. The new record will be titled Head Carrier is due out on Sept. 30 through Pixiesmusic/ Play it Again Sam.

The new record marks their first release since comeback album, Indie Cindy in 2014. Head Carrier will feature a total of 12 new tracks including lead single, “Um Chagga Lagga.” In addition to the new record announcement, the group also released the audio for “Um Chagga Lagga” which can currently be streamed below.

Pre-orders for Head Carrier is currently available on the band’s website, while the complete track listing, and cover art, for the album can be seen below. Back in February, the group also announced a handful of tour dates which will kick-off beginning Thursday (July 7) at NOS Alive in Lisbon and wrap up July 21 at the Flowers Festival in Torino, Italy. Now, the group has added several more European tour dates for the fall which can be seen below as well.

Head Carrier Track Listing:

01 “Head Carrier”
02 “Classic Masher”
03 “Baal’s Back”
04 “Might As Well Be Gone”
05 “Oona”
06 “Talent”
07 “Tenement Song”
08 “Bel Esprit”
09 “All I Think About Now”
10 “Um Chagga Lagga”
11 “Plaster Of Paris”
12 “All The Saints”




11/15 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
11/16 – Poznan, Poland @ HWS Arena
11/17 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin Hall
11/18 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Auditorium Stravinski
11/20 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
11/21 – Porto, Portugal @ Coliseum
11/23 – Paris, France @ Zenith
11/25 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto
11/27 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall