Pixies play 'longest ever set' to celebrate Chilean miners rescue

Black Francis claims the gig is 'one of the most meaningful shows we've ever played'

Pixies play 'longest ever set' to celebrate Chilean miners rescue

Photo: Inma Varandela

Pixies played a special gig yesterday (October 13) to celebrate the rescue of the 33 trapped miners in Chile.

The group performed their longest ever set at the Teatro La Cúpula in Santiago, playing a song for each of the miners who have spent 69 days trapped underground, plus a two-song encore.

"We were so moved by this story," frontman Black Francis said in a statement. "By how many lives had been affected by this and how the Chilean people banded together to support what can only be described as a miracle."

"We wanted to do something to show how affected we were by this," Francis continued. "So we played a special set at tonight's show, 33 songs for the 33 miners, the longest set we've ever played as a band."

The gig, which was also the band's first headlining show in Chile, included a number of their most well known songs such as 'Debaser', 'Monkey Gone To Heaven', 'Here Comes Your Man' and 'Where Is My Mind'.

"We found out five minutes before we went on stage that all of the miners had safely reached the surface," the frontman explained. "This was definitely one of the most meaningful shows we've ever played."

Pixies played the following:

'Cecilia Ann'
'Rock Music'
'Bone Machine'
'Crackity Jones'
'River Euphrates'
'Debaser'
'Wave Of Mutilation'
'Monkey Gone To Heaven'
'I Bleed'
'Caribou'
'Cactus'
'Broken Face'
'Something Against You'
'Isla De Encanta'
'Tame'
'The Sad Punk'
'Hey'
'#13 Baby'
'Gouge Away'
'Is She Weird'
'Dead'
'U-Mass'
'Break My Body'
'Velouria'
'Dig For Fire'
'Allison'
'Ed Is Dead'
'Mr Grieves'
'Winterlong'
'Here Comes Your Man'
'Head On'
'Holiday Song'
'Vamos'
'Where Is My Mind?'
'Gigantic'


Fan footage of frontman Black Francis introducing the band in Spanish can be seen below.



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