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The Pixies. Reunited in 2004
Photo: Album Cover
Black Francis
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Pixies coming to Israel

Alternative rock band announces concert in Holy Land scheduled for June 9 to be part of large-scale rock festival featuring other international acts

Israeli music fans are in for another surprise this summer as American rock band the Pixies will be arriving for a single show on June 9. While the concert's location is unknown as of yet, it is said the band will perform as part of a large-scale rock festival to be held in Israel. The festival is slated to feature other foreign acts.


Pre-sale tickets for the event are expected to become available as early as Friday in Tel Aviv's Castel ticket agency with prices starting from NIS 325 ($85.5). The pre-sale will end on January 28.


The Pixies are considered one of the most esteemed and influential rock bands of the 1980s and 1990s. Musicians such as Nirvana's Kurt Kobain and Radiohead's Thom York have cited the group as one of their greatest influences.


The band was founded in Boston in 1986 by Black Francis (also known as Frank Black), Kim Deal, David Lovering and Joey Santiago.


Their first release was a 17 track demo known to fans as "The Purple Tape." In 1988 the band issued an EP titled "Come On Pilgrim" and released its first full length LP "Surfer Rosa" the following year, which generated the hit "Where is My Mind."


The Pixies's second album "Doolittle" was released 20 years ago and included such hits as "Hey" and "Here Comes Your Man."


The group disbanded in 1993 and reunited in 2004. The various band members continued holding separate careers and have reunited again this year for a joint tour. Last summer bassist Kim Deal performed in Israel with her band The Breeders.


Earlier this year lead singer Black Francis announced that the band will start recording a new album in 2010.


Or Barnea contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 12.25.09, 07:42
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