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Pixies Announce New Zealand Tour 2022

Pixies Announce New Zealand Tour 2022

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Travis Shinn / Wednesday 30th March, 2022 12:34PM

Absolute titans of the alt-rock universe, Boston's pioneering Pixies have announced their return to Aotearoa, playing three headline dates in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this coming December. Still fronted by the maniacal vocal tones of Black Francis (aka Frank Black), the current lineup includes original members Joey Santiago (guitar) and drummer David Lovering, with recent addition Paz Lenchantin on bass and backing vocals. The US group will be reprising their Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa show in Wellington and Christchurch (playing both classic records in full), while in Auckland they will perform a set of "major hits and fan favourites" from their massively influential catalogue. Read The Beths drummer Tristan Deck's 2020 interview with guitarist Joey Santiago HERE and grip the new tour details below...

“We are thrilled to be able to announce our return to New Zealand in December following the untimely postponement of some of these shows back in 2020.

We will be returning to play two different sets across the tour:

Performing Come on Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa in their entirety - in Wellington and Christchurch. A brand new set featuring songs from across our catalogue, including some oldies and some brand new tracks in Auckland.

La la love you!” — Pixies

UPDATE 8/04/22: Due to hot demand, Pixies have announced a second Auckland headline date at Auckland Town Hall — the first Auckland and Wellington dates are now sold out...

Pixies - New Zealand Tour 2022

Wednesday 14th December — Opera House, Wellington [sold out]
Thursday 15th December - Town Hall, Auckland, tickets on sale from 1pm, 8th April
Friday 16th December - Town Hall, Auckland [sold out]
Saturday 17th December - Town Hall, Christchurch

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: &

Check out classic live footage of Pixies playing 'Where Is My Mind?' from Surfer Rosa...

Press release:

PIXIES one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, return to New Zealand in December for shows in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Pixies’ debut releases - the electrifying 1987 EP Come On Pilgrim and 1988’s debut full-length album, Surfer Rosa - brought rise to a new genre and defined contemporary music for a generation.

At the Wellington and Christchurch shows both seminal albums will be performed in full. Surfer Rosa is a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony - a debut album so good that it's been revered as a masterpiece. Produced by Steve Albini, it includes early Pixies classics such as "Bone Machine", "Gigantic", "Vamos" and "Where Is My Mind?". Come On Pilgrim features eight songs from the band's first-ever studio session, produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston.


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Fri 16th Dec 8:00pm
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Sat 17th Dec 8:00pm
Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch