Scene News: PIXIES announce supports for upcoming tour

COME ON PILGRIM… IT’S SURFER ROSA
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2020

SUPPORT ACTS AND ROLLING BLACKOUTS C. F. AND RVG JUST ANNOUNCED

BOTH MELBOURNE SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT
SYDNEY SECOND SHOW SELLING FAST!

PIXIES, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, have just announced the support acts for their almost SOLD OUT Australian tour in March 2020. Both hailing from Melbourne, taking the road with them in March 2020 will be Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and RVG.

Sydney are in for an extra special treat as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have now been added to the bill – Sydney shows only. From Melbourne, the band was formed in 2013 by three singer-guitarists. Describing their sound as “tough pop/soft punk”, Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever make driving rock & roll with lively guitar lines, pop hooks, and dry wit. They’ve recently released their latest single “Read My Mind”.

Hailing from the northern suburbs of Melbourne, RVG — more formally, but less frequently, the Romy Vager Group are a four piece band. The band is centred on singer songwriter and namesake Romy Vager, who self describes her influencers as including the likes of the Psychedelic Furs, UK post-punk/neo-psych quartet Soft Boys and Queensland indie icons the Go-Betweens. Their latest single “Alexandra” is out now.

Pixies are now almost completely SOLD OUT for all shows across their Come Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa Australian tour, with remaining second shows for Sydney and Brisbane selling fast. Under the stars, the music pioneers will play their second show at the iconic Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Sunday, March 15. Their second Brisbane show at Fortitude Hall on Thursday, 12 March is also in huge demand – proving Pixies fever in Australia is at an all-time high!

Tickets for the second Sydney and Brisbane shows are on sale now. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

Pixies’ debut releases – the electrifying 1987 EP Come On Pilgrim and 1988’s debut full-length album, Surfer Rosa – brought rise to a new genre and defined contemporary music for a generation.

The tour will bear witness to both seminal albums being performed in full – plus new and old tracks spanning their extensive catalogue. Surfer Rosa is a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony – a debut album so good that it’s since been seen as a masterpiece. Produced by Steve Albini, it includes early Pixies classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”. Come On Pilgrim contained eight songs from the band’s first-ever studio session, produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston.

Returning for what will be only their fourth visit to Australia, the band will perform at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on March 9 and 10, then head to Brisbane for shows on March 12 and 13, not-to-be-missed momentous shows under the stars at Sydney Opera House Forecourt on March 14 and 15 before flying west for a final show at Fremantle Arts Centre on March 17.

Forming in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are often acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering alternative band of the late 80s, garnering extraordinary critical and popular acclaim. After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993. The tide turned in 2004 – the band reunited and began touring, playing to sell-out crowds around the world including their first-ever Australian performances in 2007, later to be followed by a 13-show sold-out Doolittle tour in 2010 and again in 2017.

Pixies will release their brand new and eighth studio album, Beneath The Eyrie, on September 13 (through Infectious/BMG). Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling – the album boasts 12 new tracks produced by GRAMMY nominated Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies’ Head Carrier). Lead single “On Graveyard Hill,” is an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom. Fans can pre-order the album now. The evolution of the album’s creative process is uniquely documented in a 12-episode podcast entitled It’s a Pixies Podcast.

Pixies
Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa
Australia & New Zealand 2020

Presented by Live Nation

PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE – MONDAY MARCH 9 SOLD OUT
PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE – TUESDAY MARCH 10 SOLD OUT
FORTITUDE HALL, BRISBANE – THURSDAY MARCH 12 SELLING FAST
FORTITUDE HALL, BRISBANE – FRIDAY MARCH 13 SOLD OUT
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT, SYDNEY – SATURDAY MARCH 14 SOLD OUT
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT, SYDNEY – SUNDAY MARCH 15 SELLING FAST
FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, PERTH  – TUESDAY MARCH 17 SOLD OUT

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: pixiesmusic.com & livenation.com.au

Grab your Australian tour tickets here and your copy of BENEATH THE EYRIE here !

Pixies Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa Australia & New Zealand 2020

Presented by Live Nation For complete tour and ticket information, visit: pixiesmusic.com & livenation.com.au      

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