ANNOUNCE BOSSANOVA X TROMPE LE MONDE EUROPEAN TOUR 2024
INCLUDING THREE DATES AT MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL
Pixies, one the most influential, pioneering bands have announced their return to Manchester to perform their hugely acclaimed albums Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde as part of a major European tour.
Pixies third studio album, Bossanova released in 1990 was produced by Gil Norton, with whom the band collaborated on their Platinum-selling second album Doolittle, Bossanova was recorded in Los Angeles as opposed to Pixies’ Boston base (with the exception of the track “Blown Away” that was recorded at the Hansa Ton studio in Berlin during a European tour in 1989).
Bossanova features the singles “Allison” (a tribute to jazz and blues pianist Mose Allison), “Dig For Fire,” and “Velouria” (#4 on Billboard’s Alternative chart), plus the first cover to be included on a Pixies’ album, “Cecilia Ann” (originally by The Surftones). Bossanova showed a less primal side to the band, with surf and space rock rising to the fore. Lyrically, Black Francis is even more cryptic with recurring sci-fi theme running throughout, which in turn influenced Vaughan Oliver’s classic planet design for the cover.
Pixies 1991 album, Trompe Le Monde, bookended a golden run of landmark records. Translated from French to mean “fool the world,” Trompe Le Monde showed the band still restless to push their sound forward. Recorded between Burbank, Paris, and London, with producer Gil Norton again at the controls, their fourth album is arguably their most playful, with Black Francis’s lyrics on UFOs and conspiracy theories keeping things weird while power pop creeps in to amplify the space rock established on predecessor Bossanova.
Featuring singles “Planet of Sound,” “Alec Eiffel,” “Letter to Memphis,” and a flawless cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On,” Trompe Le Monde goes full throttle with 15 tracks coming in a quickfire 40-minute salvo. Receiving critical praise at the time and being supported by a huge tour that included playing stadiums with U2, it also proved to be the end of act one for the band, with them taking over a decade before returning to the stage together. A brilliant record, Trompe Le Monde sounds just as fresh as it did 32 years ago.
Pixies celebration of these two iconic albums will see them perform across Europe in 2024. For full dates and ticket information go to www.pixiesmusic.com.
BOSSANOVA X TROMPE LE MONDE
Tue 12 Mar 2024 Manchester Albert HallWed 13 Mar 2024 Manchester Albert Hall Thu 14 Mar 2024 Manchester Albert Hall
About the Pixies
The Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam. Over the past decade or so, a whole new generation of music fans have been discovering the band’s iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five genre-defining studio albums — including the now-Platinum-certified Doolittle – Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for 15 years, a far longer period of time than they were a band originally. But writing, recording, and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012. Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, finishing and releasing the band’s first studio album in more than two decades, 2014’s Indie Cindy.
Also wanting to play live, the three began working with a number of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist, Paz Lenchantin who came out on the road with the band in 2014. The band welcomed her as Pixies’ permanent bassist in 2016. Since then, Pixies have released three more studio albums: Head Carrier in 2016, that marked Paz’s recording debut with the band, 2019’s Beneath the Eyrie that was recorded with producer Tom Dalgerty and 2022’s Doggerel.
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.