Pixies Finally Return For 2022 North American Shows


After what had to be the longest period not touring since their 2004 reunion – courtesy of COVID, Pixies are hitting the road for the first time in more than two years. The band – Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and Paz Lenchantin – will “warm-up” with three intimate shows in the USA, before playing Vive Latino 2022, drawing from some 100 well-rehearsed songs from their extensive catalog (and possibly a surprise or two) to play whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever order they want. Indeed, no two Pixies sets are ever alike.

Tickets for all four shows went on sale Friday, February 11 at 10AM local, and can be purchased at https://pixies.ffm.to/live.opr

15 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
16 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
17 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
20 Vive Latino 2022, Mexico City, Mexico

Joey Santiago and Dave Lovering discussed touring in a new SPIN interview.

When asked what they’ve learned by SPIN, from all they’ve been through in their careers, Joey responds “just to be more just grateful. We’re just giving the people what they want. Do you know what I mean? At the end of the day, it’s not us. I told Charles [Black Francis] that the only time we get to be the boss is in the studio and we’re not the boss when we’re playing live. Who is the boss usually? It’s the people that pay you. They’re the ones paying, and we’re the ones that got to entertain them.” He pauses, then adds, “We’re paying for the fucking studio, so fuck everyone else.”

“Yes, I think it’s gratitude and appreciation, and especially with COVID, the absence of working and doing this, it’s just you realize how fond, fragile, working is and doing this, so you have to appreciate it more,” Dave says. “I think we’re still shocked when it sells out.”