PIXIES SELL OUT

Fans rush online to snap up tickets for the shows at London Brixton Academy...

Pixies fans have snapped up tickets for their two shows at LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY on their comeback tour.

As previously reported, the band are to reunite for a full tour this year, which includes their first dates in the UK capital since 1991’s Crystal Palace Bowl show. They play Brixton Academy on June 2 and 3.

Within minutes of tickets going on sale from 9am this morning (February 7) internet ticket shops had completely sold out both dates. It’s unknown if any more shows will be added.

Pixies are expected to play some warm-up shows in North America before they appear at the Coachella Festival in California on May 1. They will visit Europe between May 28 and July 10. The stint includes a support slot on Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ summer European tour, as well as a slot on the Main Stage at T In The Park on the first day of the event (July 10). They join Muse, The Darkness and Pixies.

T In The Park 2004 takes place at Balado, Kinross near Glasgow, over the weekend of July 10-11 2004.

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The band’s former label 4AD are to release a 23-track ‘best of’ album called ‘Wave Of Mutilation’ and DVD called ‘Pixies’ to coincide with the tour.

The tracklistiing for the CD is:

‘Bone Machine’

‘Nimrod’s Son’

‘The Holiday Song’

‘Caribou’

‘Broken Face’

‘Gigantic’ (single version)

‘Vamos’ (Surfer Rosa version)

‘Hey’

‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’

‘Debaser’ (Doolittle version)

‘Gouge Away’

‘Wave Of Mutilation’

‘Here Comes Your Man’

‘Tame’

‘Where Is My Mind?’

‘Into The White’

‘Velouria’

‘Allison’

‘Dig For Fire’

‘U-Mass’

‘Alec Eiffel’

‘Planet Of Sound’

‘Winterlong’

The DVD will feature eight Pixies videos, a 1988 concert taped at London’s Town And Country Club and the documentary ‘Gouge’, which features interviews with Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, The Darkness and Bono.