(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Eleven of the 12 Pixies North American reunion headline dates that went on sale February 20, all sold out, most within just moments of the box offices opening.
All tickets for the Calgary, AB show went in eight minutes; Edmonton, AB; Spokane, WA; Eugene, OR; and Boise, ID went clean in five minutes; Winnipeg, MB tickets were gone in three minutes, two Vancouver, BC shows sold out in seven minutes. Tickets for Victoria, BC and Regina, SK are also gone; 1,600 tickets for their Saskatoon, SK show also went in minutes, so that venue has been expanded to double attendance, making more tickets available.
The tour begins April 14 and winds down May 1 in Indio, CA, at the Coachella Festival, where they will co-headline with Radiohead and Kraftwerk.
"The Pixies served as an influence for Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead and so many other superstars, so it's no surprise that their shows blew out," said their booking agent Marc Geiger, senior vice president, William Morris Agency. "The band's legacy has grown from their peak when they broke up in 1993 to a new level, and will continue to grow."
Tickets for their April 29 concert at Freedom Hall in Davis, CA, goes on sale March 1.
Following their North American tour, the Pixies head off to Europe for a six week tour of headline dates and performances at major festivals. The 19,000 tickets for the band's four London headline shows, set for June 2-5 at Brixton Academy, are completely sold out. European dates are still being confirmed and will be announced shortly.
Pixies North American dates:
April 14 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
April 15 Doris Knight Ballroom, Regina, SK
April 17 Prairieland, Saskatoon, SK
April 18 Red's, Edmonton, AB
April 19 MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
April 21 Victoria Curling Club, Victoria, BC
April 22-23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
April 24 Big Easy, Spokane, WA
April 25 The Big Easy, Boise, ID
April 27 MacDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
April 29 Freeborn Hall, Davis, CA
May 1 Coachella Festival, Indio, CA
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen