Pixies performing at bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (Gunnar Mallon)

Pixies are returning to London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first full-length album Surfer Rosa.

To mark the occasion, the band are putting on five Come on Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa shows at Roundhouse from 30th October to 3rd November.

At each performance they’ll be playing 1987’s Come on Pilgrim (their debut EP which features Pixies classics like Caribou and Nimrod’s Son) and Surfer Rosa in full.

The Pixies at Brixton Academy in London on 6 December 2016. (Imelda Michalczyk)

Produced by Steve Albini and released in March 1988, Surfer Rosa introduced Pixies’ “loud-quiet-loud” sound, an approach later used to even greater mainstream success by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, who called the album his “second favorite of all time”.

Featuring songs like Gigantic, Where Is My Mind, and Bone Machine, Surfer Rosa has also been cited as a major influence by artists including PJ Harvey, Spoon, and Radiohead.

Pixies performing on the Great Oak Stage, BST Hyde Park, 6th July 2017 (Simon Reed)

Tickets are now available at £50 (total cost including booking fees and postage) via See tickets and Roundhouse. The band, Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums), and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals), have put special measures in place to protect fans. These include ticket limits and restricting resales to Twickets, where prices never exceed the original face value.

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