It's official - the indie legends are on their way back...
Pixies are to reunite for this year’s COACHELLA festival in the US.
All three bands will headline the first day of the festival, which takes place at Empire Polo Field, Indio, California on May 1/2. Organisers are still finalising contracts with dozens of other bands, including headliners for the festival’s second day.
The news is the first official confirmation of the Pixies much-anticipated reunion following their split in 1993. Speculation has been rife for months now that the band would be playing shows in 2004, although no dates beyond Coachella have been confirmed yet, though more shows in the US and UK are strongly rumoured to be taking place later in the year.
What is definite is that the band’s former label 4AD are to release a ‘best of’ album and DVD sometime this year. 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, [a][/a] and Bono.