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|May 3||Sunfest 2015 - Sunday||Downtown West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, Florida||Find Tickets|
|May 5||Pixies||The Civic Theater New Orleans, Louisiana||Find Tickets|
|May 6||The Pixies||Iron City Birmingham, Alabama||Find Tickets|
|May 11||Pixies||North Charleston Coliseum and PAC North Charleston, South Carolina||Find Tickets|
|May 12||Pixies||Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, North Carolina||Find Tickets|
|May 13||Pixies||The Norva Norfolk, Virginia||Find Tickets|
|May 15||Pixies||Louisville Palace Louisville, Kentucky||Find Tickets|
|May 16||Pixies||The Pavilion at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio||Find Tickets|
|May 17||Pixies||Cleveland Performing Arts Center (formerly The Masonic Auditorium) Cleveland, Ohio||Find Tickets|
|May 21||Pixies||Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, Vermont||Find Tickets|
|May 22||The Pixies w/ very special guests TV on the Radio and John Grant||Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, New York||Find Tickets|
|May 23||Pixies||The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey||Find Tickets|
|May 26||Pixies||Beacon Theatre New York, New York||Find Tickets|
|May 27||Pixies||Beacon Theatre New York, New York||Find Tickets|
|May 28||Pixies||Kings Theatre Brooklyn, New York||Find Tickets|
Alt-rock icons, The Pixies, truly are a band ahead of their time, and proof that the eighties gave us more than just cheesy hair bands. Reunite with the founders of garage rock this spring as the Pixies concert schedule has them touring North America throughout 2011.
While never having achieved huge mainstream commercial success, the Pixies have become legendary performers. The band formed when Joey Santiago and Black Francis shared a dorm room at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 1986. The duo soon recruited Kim Deal on bass and David Lovering on drums. What was created was nothing less than rock magic with the group paving the way for alt-rockers throughout the nineties. Following a concert at a local Boston venue, the band was noticed by a local music producer who persuaded the band to record their first EP, Come on Pilgrim, in 1987. Garnering attention from their touring schedule, the band continued to increase its small but loyal following and released their first LP in 1988. The album, Surfer Rosa, was released to critical acclaim and was eventfully certified gold by the RIAA. The album spawned the Pixies playlist mainstays, "Gigantic," and the alt-classic "Where Is My Mind."
Following this success, The Pixies booked tour dates as the supporting act for Throwing Muses on the European leg of their "Sex and Death Tour." The Pixies would become heavily popular in the United Kingdom, and during this time they teamed up with UK producer Gil Norton who helmed their second LP, Doolittle. This time the band had a successful producer, an inflated recording budget, and the support of a major label (Elektra), which allowed the Pixies to emerge as mainstream rockers. The album spawned two top five singles on Billboard's Modern Rock survey and was certified platinum, becoming their highest selling album to date. The Pixies concert schedule in support of Doolitle, brought the band towards the brink of exhaustion and heightened tensions between Kim Deal and Black Francis As the band mates drifted apart, they decided to put their creative energies towards side projects with Francis embarking on a solo tour and Deal forming The Breeders, who also proved to be rock pioneers.
The band regrouped in 1990 to record their third effort, Bossanova. The band toured extensively in support of the album, yet still found time to quickly record and release their fourth album, Trompe el Monde, in 1991. Both albums debuted relatively high on the Billboard 200 albums chart; however, they couldn't match the commercial success of their predecessors. Ultimately, under the burden of a hectic Pixies concert schedule and rising tensions amongst all band mates, they called it quits in 1993 and focused on side projects. Throughout the nineties, the band would be recalled as innovators in the alt-rock genre.
Amidst murmurings of a reunion throughout the music world, the band announced in 2004 that they were getting back together for a full-blown tour. The Pixies booked tour dates as the headliners for The Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in 2004. The Pixies' concert schedule had the kings (and queen) of alt-rock touring the world. In sum, the Pixies Reunion Tour was a commercial success with the band selling approximately $14 million in tickets. The Pixies continued to tour throughout the decade despite rarely recording any new material.
The Pixies are back for an extensive 2011 concert schedule that has them playing over twenty dates throughout North America this spring. Don't miss out on the chance to catch the forerunners to garage rock, grunge, and emo: use Eventful as your source for the Pixies tour dates and concert schedule updates.
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