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Friday, March 24, 2017, 11:00 AM, public
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 AM, The Current presale
With more than half of leg one already sold out, Pixies announce the addition of leg two to its 2017 North American touring schedule. The band will perform in major and secondary markets and will make a stop at the newly renovated Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. on Oct. 11. Special guest will be Brooklyn’s Mitski ("one of the most compelling voices in the sphere of indie rock” – Pitchfork). Reserved seat balcony and general admission floor tickets ($50) go on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at etix.com and first-avenue.com, in person at the Depot Tavern and select ticket outlets or by phone at (800) 514-3849. Six ticket limit strictly enforced.
Pixies, a longtime leader in helping to break the ticket scalper stranglehold, will be working to get their face-value tickets to their fans, and not to touts for inflated resale, something they did very successfully during last fall's U.K. tour. Said Pixies manager Richard Jones, “On this tour, we are asking the promoters and the venues to make available as many tickets as possible for pre-sales. That way, we can help insure that tickets get into the hands of the fans and not the scalpers. We’ve also asked the promoters to remove any secondary site links and to use their anti-tout teams and technology to help combat the scalper market."
On the 2017 dates, Pixies — Joey Santiago/guitar, Black Francis/guitar & vocals, David Lovering/drums and bassist Paz Lenchantin — are introducing to its global audiences a brand new stage set designed by their longtime production manager Simon Foster and lighting designer Myles Mangino. The design is simple and sleek and fashioned around special pods that are positioned behind the band, housing all of the lighting. Fans can expect a set list comprised of the classics and catalogue rarities as well as newer songs from Indie Cindy and the band's latest release, Head Carrier. As is the norm, there will be no firm setlist for Pixies’ shows; their sets, while pulled from nearly 90 songs that the band has rehearsed and is prepared to play, will change somewhat from night to night with every number determined just before it’s performed.
With special guest Mitski