Pixies announce London Roundhouse residency for 30 years of ‘Come On Pilgrim’ ‘Surfer Rosa’


Pixies have announced a five-night residency at London’s Roundhouse to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Come On Pilgrim’ and ‘Surfer Rosa’.

The alt-rock legends and forefathers of grunge released their debut mini-LP ‘Come On Pilgrim’ in 1987 before dropping the seminal ‘Surfer Rosa’ the following year – featuring the likes of ‘Bone Machine’, ‘Gigantic’ and ‘Where Is My Mind’ and influence countless acts in generations to follow.

To mark three decades since their release, the band will be honouring the two records during five nights at The Roundhouse in London from October 30 until November 3. Tickets are on sale now and available here.

In a bid to battle touts, the band wrote:

All tickets are £50.00.


This is the total cost to the buyer and it includes any and all booking fees, postage & packaging, ticket commissions etc.

If a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00 then it will be INVALID, at risk of being cancelled and will be resold to a fan at the correct price.

If there is a ticket for sale on any site other than the ones listed in this email then it will be INVALID, at risk of being cancelled and will be resold to a fan at the correct price.

The only official resale partner for this event is Twickets.

Any tickets being resold must state the Unique Ticket Number (UTN) at point of resale. The Unique Ticket Number (UTN) is an anti-fraud device that enables ticket buyers to know that a ticket is legitimate.

In the event that you need to sell your tickets, it can be done here for face value… http://pixies.twickets.live

Pixies have taken these measures to protect fans and make a stand against profiteering resale sites and ticket touts.

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Reassessing Pixies’ career, NME’s Mark Beaumont wrote: “Quiet/loud? That was Pixies. Radiohead cited them as a major influence and David Bowie hailed them as leftfield US giants, but their most notable testimonial came from one Kurt Cobain, who admitted that when writing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ he was basically copying the electro-therapy dynamic that Black Francis and crew had perfected on tracks like ‘Gouge Away’ and ‘Tame’. Alongside Hüsker Dü and the ’80s US hardcore scene, the grunge movement was rooted in Pixies’ early records – ‘Come On Pilgrim’, ‘Surfer Rosa’ and ‘Doolittle’.

“So any time you hear an alt-rock band making a noise like melodic excavation machinery – from Wolf Alice to Savages – that’s Pixies gnawing at their souls.”

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The band released their sixth album ‘Head Carrier‘ in 2016.