Pixies have been confirmed for the iTunes Festival, to be held in London at The Roundhouse on Wednesday, September 25. The iTunes festival is free to the public, and can be streamed via the official app available on the iTunes Store and with Apple TV. The festival, running from September 1-30, will also feature performances by Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, Sigur Ros, Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, and more. For more info, log onto http://www.itunesfestival.com/
“We’re all big Mac fans, so we’re particularly excited to be performing at the iTunes Festival in London,” said the Pixies’ Joey Santiago.
Since the surprise premiere of “Bagboy” two weeks ago, the first new Pixies song in nearly a decade, it’s been quite a ride for the band and their fans.
Last week, the band announced the first leg of its extensive world tour, and within minutes of tickets going on sale, shows in London, Dublin, Madrid, Amsterdam and Brussels sold out, with second shows added – also sold out – in all of those markets.
Additionally, all tickets were scooped up for Pixies shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Oslo, and the first show in Paris, with a second one now on sale. Go to pixiesmusic.com for dates and ticketing info.
And with the news of “Bagboy” having literally dominated the Internet, the track has received tremendous critical praise:
“…a churning, noise-streaked new confection…” — SPIN
“…a vintage Pixie-ian meld of garage punk and anthemic pop choruses.” — Mojo
“…a classic Pixies loud-soft rocker…” — Diffuser.fm
“…it’s clear that the band’s vitality is fully intact.” — NPR
“…classic Pixies.” — Brooklyn Vegan
“…excellent. It’s worth the wait.” — Guardian UK
The promo video for “Bagboy,” made available two weeks ago in tandem with the song, is just a few clicks away from one-million views on YouTube. The video, full of smoke bombs, teen angst and fruit loops, was directed by LAMAR+NIK.
As the Boston Globe wrote, “the band isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon.”