Come On Pilgrim…it’s Surfer Rosa
30th Anniversary Celebration
Five nights at The Roundhouse in London
Deluxe edition of album coming this August
In March, 1988 – 30 years ago – one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released – Pixies’ first full length recording, Surfer Rosa.
To celebrate this occasion, the band announces Come on Pilgrim…it’s Surfer Rosa, a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London’s Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish. The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).
All tickets go on sale today at 12 NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show.
and will utilise the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK’s recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market.
Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price through the official resale partner, Twickets. For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets. Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale. Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans. Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.
“Surfer Rosa was, and still is an amazing record… 30 years on, (it) has aged into timelessness rather than becoming a period piece.”
“Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, it was difficult to make sense of the Pixies’ ferocious noise. Their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screaming, pensive to pummelling.”
Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band’s soon-to-be signature “loud-quiet-loud” sound and contains early Pixies’ classics such as ‘Bone Machine’, ‘Gigantic’, ‘Vamos’ and ‘Where Is My Mind?’. The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico. Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music. Kurt Cobain cited the album as his “second favorite of all time”and the primary influence for Nirvana’s Nevermind. Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music.
In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim…it’s Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018. More information to be released soon.