16th March

Pixies: Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa @ FAC

PIXIES, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, are bringing their mammoth Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa world tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2020.

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.

The tour will see both seminal albums performed in full as well. Plus a selection of new and old tracks spanning their extensive catalogue.

This tour marks only their fourth visit to Australia. Forming in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are often heralded as the most influential, pioneering alternative band of the late 80s, garnering extraordinary critical and popular acclaim.

After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993. The tide turned in 2004 – the band reunited and began touring, playing to sell-out crowds around the world including their first-ever Australian performances in 2007, followed by a 13-show sold-out Doolittle tour in 2010 and again in 2017.

Pixies will release their new and eighth studio album, Beneath The Eyrie, on 13 September (through Infectious/BMG).  Featuring 12 tracks including lead single On Graveyard Hill, the evolution of the album’s creative process is uniquely documented in a 12-episode podcast It’s a Pixies Podcast.


Tue 17 Mar | 6–10pm | South Lawn | 18+ $101.90 from http://fac.org.au |

Tickets on sale 1pm Thu 8 Aug