Pixies to enchant Belfast with Custom House Square show
SEMINAL indie rock band the Pixies have announced a Belfast show for next year.
Already set to kick off 2024 with a trio of Irish shows at Dublin's Olympia Theatre in March and with another Dublin date at the RDS Simmons Court booked for August 29, the Black Francis-led group will perform at Custom House Square in Belfast on Wednesday August 28.
Hugely influential on Nirvana and 1990s alternative rock in general, the Pixies originally disbanded in 1993 following a stint opening for U2 on their ZooTV tour. Francis moved on to a solo career as Frank Black, while bassist Kim Deal focused on her other band, The Breeders.
Eventually, the Pixies reunited in April 2004 for a series of rabidly received tours celebrating their back catalogue. This lasted until 2012, when Deal quit the band shortly after it had begun work on a new studio album.
Francis, along with guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering, decided to continue without her, with 2014’s Indie Cindy becoming the band’s first album for more than two decades.
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2016’s Head Carrier followed and marked the beginning of the band’s long-standing collaboration with British producer Tom Dalgety, who also recorded Beneath the Eyrie in 2018 and last year's Doggerel.
The Pixies continue to tour internationally with the aid of former A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin, who first played with the band in 2014.
Tickets for the Custom House Square show will go on sale at 9am on Friday November 24 via ticketmaster.ie.