Killers, Kid Rock, Pixies Headline Orlando Calling
: July 21, 2011
The mystery has been cleared up. The lineup has been announced for Orlando Calling. The music festival will take place at Citrus Bowl Park in Orlando on November 12 and 13. Accordi ...
Pixies Take ‘Doolittle’ to Virgin Tour Cities
: July 06, 2011
If you haven't ever been able to drive several hundred miles in order to see the Pixies, this could be a lucky day for you.
The worldwide tour of the reunited alt-rockers has be ...
The Pixies on Tour for "Doolittle" Anniversary
: June 04, 2010
David Lovering, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and Black Francis, collectively known as The Pixies, will be going on tour that will be spread out in 11 cities, from east to west, across t ...
The Pixies Prepare for 'Doolittle' Tour
: October 10, 2009
The Pixies have added a few dates to their upcoming tour which marks the 20th anniversary of "Doolittle," their classic album. They have also revealed the outing's opening acts.
the pixies Biography
he alternative rock band the Pixies were formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Band members include Black Francis (rhythm guitar, vocals), David Lovering (drums), Kim Deal (vocals, bass) and lead guitarist Joey Santiago. The Pixies were only moderately successful in the U.S. However in Europe and the United Kingdom they achieved a much higher level of success. In 1993, the band broke up, but in 2004 they reunited.
The Pixies released the EP Come on Pilgrim in 1987. They have also released four studio albums: Surfer Rosa in 1988, Doolittle in 1989, Bossanova in 1990 and Trompe le Monde in 1991. The Pixies style of music combines surf rock and indie rock. Francis is the primary singer and songwriter for the band. He is known for his yowling vocal style and offbeat subjects like biblical violence, surrealism and extraterrestrials in his lyrics.
The Pixies were quite influential on the 1990s alternative rock boom. Bands such as Nirvana have credited the Pixies as an inspiration, which helped the popularity and legacy of the Pixies to grow even after the band's breakup. In 2009 the Pixies embarked on a worldwide tour to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Doolittle being released. The tour is still ongoing.