Pixies Tour Schedule
The Pixies are ready to set out on their next your, and this is sure to be one that you do
not want to be left out of. This group has a huge following of fans that love to come out to see this band play live and in
person, so tickets are sure to be in major demand to see the Pixies, as usual. If you've never seen the Pixies live before,
then put it on your to-do list immediately. Catching a group like this in concert makes listening to the record at home pale
in comparison. The Pixies have a huge show coming up on September 28th that will also feature Gogol Bordello and Cat Power
that fans will be lining up to see. That show will be held at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, so if you live on the west
coast make sure to be there.
Did you know that the Pixies have been a major influence on other
big name artists?
That's right; although the Pixies never had commercial success to the degree of other alternative
rock bands, their powerful songs and amazing stage presence have made them an icon in the music business. Countless bands
have named the Pixies as one of their main musical influences. They were partly responsible for the alternative rock boom
of the 1990s. Some have said that if the band had not been there to fan the flame of interest in the relatively new genre,
then alternative rock would not be the genre it is today. Their ability to combine soft, whispery vocals with explosive choruses
has made them the ruler in which other bands are measured. Bands like Radiohead, U2 and Nirvana, as well as artists like David
Bowie and Weezer have cited this influential band as their inspiration for getting into the alternative rock business. The
legendary Kurt Cobain once said that his iconic song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was an intentional copy of the Pixies' style.
It's obvious that this band has cemented their iconic status in the musical history books, and still has a lot to teach the
alternative rock world.
About the Artist
In the early 1980s, Joey Santiago and Black Francis were just
neighbors in a dorm at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Even though Santiago was serious about his studies, he heard
Francis playing music one day and was intrigued. The two began jamming together. And after studying abroad in Puerto Rico,
Santiago decided he was going to quit school and focus on music full time. Francis followed and the two were soon forming
a band. They acquired the talents of bassist Kim Deal through an advertisement Santiago and Francis put in the local paper.
She was the only person to respond to the ad, but had never played the bass. She learned quickly, and the group was finally
coming together. But, they needed a drummer. After unsuccessfully convincing Deal's sister to join the band, the three musicians
recruited David Lovering. Santiago chose the name "Pixies" after reading that it meant "mischievous little elves" in the dictionary.
The band finally had a name and a solid line-up, and they were ready to perform live.
The band played around the Boston
area for several months before they were discovered by producer Gary Smith from Fort Apache Studios. He told them he would
not sleep until they were famous. The band was soon producing and releasing their first 17-track demo with a little financial
help from Francis' father. They were signed by Ivo Watts-Russel of the 4AD label and the Pixies were soon producing their
first mini-LP. The songs touched on subjects like world travel, Christianity, sexual frustration and incest. The subjects
of their songs caught the attention of music fans who were intrigued by these envelope-pushing musicians.
Over the next
several years, the band released two studio albums, one of which was Doolittle. The album included the song "Monkey Gone to
Heaven" that was a Top 10 hit on modern rock radio and was a Top 100 hit in the UK. Although they didn't gain widespread fame,
they developed a loyal following that continues to be devoted to the band today.
The Pixies have a career that spans
almost three decades, and have performed all over the world. Their latest album, EP1 is helping the band stay relevant in
an ever-changing world.
The Pixies never saw big commercial success like many
other alternative bands that followed them. But, they have made a name for themselves in the music world, and have captured
the attention of fans and critics everywhere. Their big break came when they released their first mini-LP. It touched on subjects
that were avoided by other musicians. But, the band played what was in their hearts, and that philosophy has served them well
in their decades of music-making.
With every guitar riff, every soft-spoken lyric, the
Pixies captivate their audience. From the first note to the last, the band captures the energy of the alternative rock music
scene. Lead singer, Black Francis still has the same energy and in-your-face attitude that he had more than 25 years ago,
which makes you feel as though you are seeing this iconic band in their heyday. With some of the band's greatest hits and
a plethora of new music to perform, the Pixies still put on a killer show. This is the kind of artist that you have to see
in person to consider yourself a true fan. Live music is an amazing thing in what it can do to people and how it can bring
them together in more ways than one. Being there when the Pixies hit the stage will show you the air of camaraderie that exists
at a concert, and once you get a taste you're only going to want more. It's an amazing experience to see one of your favorite
groups in person, so make sure to get out to see the Pixies on their current tour as they rock the house at venue after venue
across the country.