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Pixies played their first high-profile UK gig in nearly four years tonight (June 14), performing before Neil Young at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Opening their Main Stage set with 'U-Mass', the band treated fans to an 80-minute greatest hits set.

Early on in the set, bassist Kim Deal remarked that she found the island "very pretty", before giggling into the microphone. [NME]

The Pixies followed that show with an invite-only release party for their Minotaur boxset the next night in London. (That boxset includes each of the five Pixies studio albums cut onto LP/gold-plated CD/Blu-ray audio/DVD/etc.) Drowned in Sound was there and wrote...
Doubtless you know/saw enough of the last reunion tour to be well aware the Pixies are still very, very good at playing Pixies songs, and a full review would be kind of gratuitous: they were frickin' awesome.
Set lists for both shows are below.

Frank BlackThere's no word on any additional Pixies dates yet, though Frank Black has announced some solo Black Francis shows, and is touring with his Grand Duchy project this summer. That group plays NYC's Siren Fest on July 18th, with a show the night before in Hoboken. Updated tour dates (FB and GD) are below.

The Pixies' Kim Deal has shows this summer too, with The Breeders. They'll be at Sled Island Fest in Calgary this weekend (June 26th). The band's also announced several August tour dates. Those include NYC shows on August 18th and 19th at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for both nights go on presale Wednesday, June 24th at noon. General sale starts Friday at 11am.

Kim and Kelley Deal of the Breeders will lso be performing as part of The Long Count, a BAM commissioned project by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner. That premieres in Brooklyn in October.

Pixies set lists, with all tour dates, below...

Pixies - Isle of Wight Festival 6/14/09 set list (NME)
'U-Mass'
'Ed Is Dead'
'Nimrod's Son'
'Bone Machine'
'Dig For Fire'
'Velouria'
'Winterlong'
'Alison'
'Monkey Gone To Heaven'
'In Heaven'
'Here Comes Your Man'
'Head On'
'Debaser'
'Wave Of Mutilation'
'Gouge Away'
'Vamos'
'Hey!'
'Tame'
'Caribou'
'Gigantic'
'Where Is My Mind?'
'Into The White'

Pixies - Village Underground, London 6/15/09 set list (Drowned in Sound)
Where Is My Mind?
Hey
Baby 13
Monkey Gone To Heaven
U-Mass
Debaser
Gigantic
Into The White
Planet Of Sound
Dig For Fire
Bone Machine
Encore: Wave Of Mutilation

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Grand Duchy - 2009 Tour Dates
July 6 Edmonton, Starlight, (BF)
July 7 Calgary, The Grand (BF)
July 8 Regina, The Exchange (BF)
July 10 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock (BF)
July 11 Madison, WI, High Noon (early show) (BF)
July 14 Pittsburgh, Club Café (BF)
July 15 Easton, MD, Avalon Theatre (BF)
July 16 Washington, DC, Black Cat (GD)
July 17 Hoboken, NJ, Maxwells (GD)
July 18 Coney Island, New York, NY, Siren Festival (GD)
July 19 Cambridge, MA, Middle East (GD)
July 20 Wellfleet, MA , Beachcomber (BF)
July 23 Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop (BF)
July 24 Chicago, IL, Subterranean (GD)
July 25 Chicago, IL, Wicker Park Festival (GD)
July 29 Denver, CO, Walnut Room (BF)
Aug 2 Seattle, WA, Triple Door (BF)
Aug 4 Portland, OR, Aladdin Theatre (BF)

(BF/Black Francis, GD/Grand Duchy)

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The Breeders - 2009 Tour Dates
06/26/09 Calgary, AB - Olympic Plaza
08/18/09 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08/19/09 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08/22/09 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Club Lounge
08/23/09 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

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Comments (28)

MGMT > Pixies

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:46 PM

^ Retarded

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:48 PM

jk'z...duhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:50 PM

something I stepped in this morning > MGMT

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:52 PM

Jandek +/- Frank Black X jamc = MGMT

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:54 PM

I love that fat, sweaty guy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:54 PM

"MGMT > Pixies"

you are either out of your f'n mind or 15 yrs old. either way you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:15 PM

Dig For Fire! WTF

Posted by JR | June 22, 2009 2:23 PM

Blu-ray audio?! WTF, another audio medium? Is BDA as good as it gets or will something come along in several years that will be even better?

Posted by Luddite | June 22, 2009 2:26 PM

"you are either out of your f'n mind or 15 yrs old. either way you don't know what the hell you're talking about."


you either have no sense of humor, ever heard of trolls, or never read a BKVGN comment section. welcome to the internets...

Posted by sloweducation | June 22, 2009 2:28 PM

Green Day > Pixies

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:29 PM

Breeders > all

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:35 PM

Breeders suck

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:37 PM

2:37 = Black Francis, enjoying his seconde pot of fondue for the day

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:38 PM

Idiots > everyone who posts above

Posted by Jim | June 22, 2009 2:38 PM

only on BV would one of the smartest rock bands of all time inspire the tripe above

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:49 PM

It's A Beautiful Day > Green Day

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:57 PM

PIXIES > Iranian elections

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:57 PM

@ 2:57 Nice reference there dude!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 3:40 PM

just shut up, all of you

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 3:45 PM

frank black is hot

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 4:04 PM

God, those Bowery shows are gonna sell out instantly.

SO GLAD THEY'RE COMING BACK!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 6:10 PM

anyone know the openers for the breeders bowery shows?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 6:29 PM

Kelly Deal 6000?

Posted by morton | June 22, 2009 10:43 PM

Yeah, the full line up is

The Breeders
The Kelley Deal 6000
Tammy & the Amps
The Last Hard Men
Freedom Cruise*


*and if anyone got all of those references and you're a gay dude and cute, let's talk.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 11:47 PM

"anyone know the openers for the breeders bowery shows?"

The Black Crowes

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 4:35 AM

I concur 2:49
"Bunch of savages in this town."

Posted by mike flood | June 23, 2009 2:11 PM

Lame band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:03 PM

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