The Pixies: Legends of Alternative Rock to Tour in 2023

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Since their formation in Boston in 1986, the Pixies have been one of the most influential and innovative bands in alternative rock. They are known for their loud, aggressive sound, unique songwriting, and dynamic live shows. Over the years, they have amassed a dedicated following and influenced countless other musicians, making them a true force in the world of music.

After a hiatus in the early 2000s, the Pixies reunited in 2004 and have been touring and recording ever since. In 2023, they are embarking on a massive tour that will take them across the United States and Mexico, with stops in some of the most iconic venues in the country.  Joining the Pixies on select dates are Franz Ferdinand, Bully, and Modest Mouse.

The tour kicks off on May 4th at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, before heading to the Golden State Theatre in Monterey on May 6th. From there, the band will make their way to Phoenix, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Denver, Colorado, before playing two shows at the Encore Theatre at Wynn in Las Vegas on May 12th and 13th. They will then head to Salt Lake City, Utah, to play the Kilby Block Party on May 14th.

On May 18th, the Pixies will head to Cuauhtémoc, Mexico, to play at the Teatro Metropolitan, followed by a performance at the Corona Capital festival in Mexico City on May 21st. The tour will then return to the United States, with shows in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Raleigh, Asheville, and Manchester before playing at the Bonnaroo festival on June 18th.

After Bonnaroo, the band will head to Atlanta, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana, before playing in Texas at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, the Southside Ballroom in Dallas, and the Moody Amphitheater in Austin. They will then take a break before resuming the tour on August 20th at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. From there, they will play shows in New York City, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Cooperstown, New York, North Adams, Massachusetts, Lewiston, New York, Indianapolis, Chicago, Vail, Colorado, Boise, Idaho, Spokane and Bonner, Montana, Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, before wrapping up the tour at the Oxbow RiverStage in Napa, California on September 15th and Gallagher Square in San Diego on September 16th.

2023 Pixies Tour Schedule

  • May 4, 2023 – Oakland, California at Fox Theater
  • May 6, 2023 – Monterey, California at Golden State Theatre
  • May 8, 2023 – Phoenix, Arizona at The Van Buren
  • May 9, 2023 – Santa Fe, New Mexico at Lensic Performing Arts Center
  • May 10, 2023 – Denver, Colorado at The Mission Ballroom
  • May 12, 2023 – Las Vegas, Nevada at Encore Theatre at Wynn
  • May 13, 2023 – Las Vegas, Nevada at Encore Theatre at Wynn
  • May 14, 2023 – Salt Lake City, Utah at Kilby Block Party
  • May 18, 2023 – CuauhtĂ©moc, Mexico at Teatro Metropolitan
  • May 21, 2023 – Mexico City, Mexico at Corona Capital
  • June 8, 2023 – Boston, Massachusetts at MGM Music Hall at Fenway
  • June 9, 2023 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Met
  • June 10, 2023 – Washington, D.C. at The Anthem
  • June 12, 2023 – Columbus, Ohio at Kemba Live
  • June 13, 2023 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Stage AE
  • June 14, 2023 – Cincinnati, Ohio at Andrew J. Brady Music Center
  • June 16, 2023 – Raleigh, North Carolina at Red Hat Amphitheater
  • June 17, 2023 – Asheville, North Carolina at Rabbit Rabbit
  • June 18, 2023 – Manchester, Tennessee at Bonnaroo
  • June 20, 2023 – Atlanta, Georgia at Coca-Cola Roxy
  • June 21, 2023 – New Orleans, Louisiana at The Fillmore
  • June 23, 2023 – Houston, Texas at Bayou Music Center
  • June 24, 2023 – Dallas, Texas at Southside Ballroom
  • June 25, 2023 – Austin, Texas at Moody Amphitheater
  • August 20, 2023 – Asbury Park, New Jersey at Stone Pony Summerstage
  • August 21, 2023 – New York, New York at The Rooftop at Pier 17
  • August 22, 2023 – New York, New York at The Rooftop at Pier 17
  • August 24, 2023 – Bridgeport, Connecticut at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheatre
  • August 25, 2023 – Cooperstown, New York at Brewery Ommegang
  • August 26, 2023 – North Adams, Massachusetts at MASS MoCA
  • August 28, 2023 – Lewiston, New York at Artpark Amphitheater
  • August 29, 2023 – Indianapolis, Indiana at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
  • August 30, 2023 – Chicago, Illinois at Salt Shed - Outdoors
  • September 2, 2023 – Vail, Colorado at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre
  • September 4, 2023 – Boise, Idaho at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
  • September 6, 2023 – Spokane, Washington at Pavilion at Riverfront
  • September 7, 2023 – Bonner, Montana at Kettlehouse Amphitheatre
  • September 8, 2023 – Seattle, Washington at Climate Pledge Arena
  • September 9, 2023 – Vancouver, British Columbia at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • September 12, 2023 – Troutdale, Oregon at McMenamins Edgefield
  • September 13, 2023 – Troutdale, Oregon at McMenamins Edgefield
  • September 15, 2023 – Napa, California at Oxbow RiverStage 
  • September 16, 2023 – San Diego, CA at Gallagher Square

This tour is sure to be a must-see for any fan of alternative rock, and the Pixies' dynamic live performances are not to be missed. With their unique sound and timeless songs, the Pixies continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, and their live shows are a testament to their enduring legacy.

Top 5 Pixies Songs Likley to Be Played on Tour

  1. "Where Is My Mind?" - Known for its iconic outro, the song is a fan-favorite and often cited as the Pixies' signature song.
  2. "Debaser" - With its fast-paced rhythm and distorted guitar riffs, the song is a prime example of the Pixies' unique sound and style.
  3. "Gigantic" - A standout track from their debut album, Surfer Rosa, the song features Kim Deal's powerful vocals and a catchy bassline.
  4. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" - A socially conscious song that touches on environmental themes and features a memorable chorus and guitar riff.
  5. "Here Comes Your Man" - A more accessible and melodic song, it showcases the band's versatility and range while still maintaining their signature sound.


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