The band will make their first appearance in New York in 13 years…

Pixies have announced details of their first NEW YORK gigs in 12 years.

The band, who are strongly rumoured to be releasing a new studio album next year, will play at the city’s Hammerstein Ballroom on December 12 and 13 as part of their huge North American tour.

The gigs will be the band’s first since their performance at The Ritz on November 23, 1991.

Tickets will be priced at $42.00 and will go on sale this Friday, August 13 at 12 Noon at all Ticketmaster outlets. On both nights, doors will open at 6:30pm, and the Pixieswill take the stage at 9:15pm.

The band are also in the UK this month, and will warm-up for their appearance at the V Festival with a gig at the London Forum on Friday, August 20.

Tickets sold out in ten minutes.