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Rock Show: Pixies Can’t Play Enough UK Shows!

Rock Show: Pixies Can’t Play Enough UK Shows!

Boston rockers Pixies can’t seem to play enough UK shows it seems, and their love of the Brixton Academy keeps them coming back for more.

Black Francis of Pixies (Kalpesh Patel)

Black Francis of Pixies at BBK Live (Kalpesh Patel)

Following selling out six UK shows last month, including not one but two headline dates at London’s Brixton Academy, which they also sold out in July, the Black Francis-fronted quartet have announced a further three UK dates including an arena show in Cardiff and a stop at Birmingham’s Academy venue following yet another show at Brixton, making their tally at the venue four nights in 2016 alone!

Paz Lenchantin of Pixies (Kalpesh Patel)

Paz Lenchantin of Pixies at BBK Live (Kalpesh Patel)

Pixies’ UK winter tour is in support of their forthcoming sixth studio album Head Carrier, the group’s second album following their 2003 reunion and their first with current bassist Paz Lenchantin who joined the outfit in 2014.

Black Francis of Pixies (Kalpesh Patel)

Black Francis of Pixies at BBK Live (Kalpesh Patel)

A lucky few would have caught new album track Classic Masher in addition to new single Um Chagga Lagga during the band’s summer festival appearances including Lisbon’s NOS Alive and Bilbao’s BBK Live as well as their first Brixton Academy show of the year in July.

Snap up tickets before it’s too late! Winter is coming …


Head Carrier is out on September 30th.

The Pixies’ full winter UK tour dates are:


28        Brixton Academy, London, UK

29        Brixton Academy, London, UK

30        O2 Academy, Leeds, UK


2         Barrowland, Glasgow, UK  

3         O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK

4         Apollo, Manchester, UK

6         Brixton Academy, London, UK – ADDED SHOW

7         Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, UK – ADDED SHOW

8         Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, UK – ADDED SHOW


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Kalpesh Patel

I’m a London-based photographer and writer specialising in live music photography, portraits and concert reviews. I also love travel photography and snowboarding, so have managed to damage a fair amount of equipment trying to shoot while boarding or hanging off cliffs! I shoot gigs as often as I can, I drink coffee every day.


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