PIXIES ANNOUNCE SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION "COME ON PILGRIM...IT'S SURFER ROSA"
Five Nights at the Roundhouse in London
Band Will Implement Recent UK Legislation to Prevent Ticket Touts/Secondary Sales
"A scorching, surging blitzkrieg of warped rock, voluptuous vocals and manic guitars..." -- Melody Maker
"...indispensable warts-and-all stuff that set the benchmark." - BBC Music
"...they could have a bright future ahead of them." (From Q Magazine's original review of Surfer Rosa)
LONDON - (Friday, 20th April 2018) -- In March, 1988 - 30 years ago - one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released - Pixies' first full length recording, Surfer Rosa. To celebrate this occasion, the band announces "Come on Pilgrim...it's Surfer Rosa," a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London's Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish. The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).
All tickets go on sale today at 12NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show. Tickets will be available only at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/pixies and www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/pixies and will utilize the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK's recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market. Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price. through the official resale partner, Twickets. For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets. Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale. Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans. Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.
Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band's soon-to-be signature "loud-quiet-loud" sound and contains early Pixies' classics such as "Bone Machine," "Gigantic," "Vamos" and "Where Is My Mind?" The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico. Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music. Kurt Cobain cited the album as his "second favorite of all time" and the primary influence for Nirvana's Nevermind. Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music.
In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim...it's Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018. More information to be released soon.
Please note: access ticketing will be available to book via the Roundhouse only.
Pixies have put new measures in place for these shows to protect fans. Please be sure to read the Terms and Conditions before purchase.
All tickets are £50.00.
This is the total cost to the buyer and it includes any and all booking fees, postage & packing, ticket commission etc.
1. 4 tickets available to purchase per person per show.
2. The name of the lead booker will be printed on tickets and they will be asked to present photo ID that matches that name in order to gain entry into the venue. Acceptable forms of photo ID are passport, driving licence, Citizencard and Photocard. The full group must be present to gain entry to the venue. Letters of authorization will not be accepted.
3. All tickets will bear a Unique Ticket Number (UTN)* to ensure each ticket holder is correctly identified. These UTNS must be displayed at point of resale. The Unique Ticket Number (UTN)* is an anti-fraud device which enables ticket buyers to know that a ticket is legitimate.
The Unique Ticket Number (UTN)* allows the buyer to identify the location of their ticket within the venue and the entrance to be used to gain admission to the auditorium.
4. Any tickets purchased will immediately become INVALID if resold or offered for sales unless through the official resale partner, Twickets.
5. Twickets are the official resale partner for this event. Tickets can only be resold via this platform. Buying or selling tickets on any other resale platform/secondary source is strictly prohibited. Transfer of names on tickets is not allowed unless re-sold via Twickets. This is to ensure full transparency and fair access to tickets.
6. If tickets appear on secondary sites, the buyer will be contacted and informed that these tickets are no longer valid.
7. By continuing with your booking, you are confirming you agree to these Terms and Conditions. Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions may result in your order being cancelled. There are no exceptions to this rule.
If specified by the event organiser or primary ticket agent, "any unique ticket number specified by the event organiser or primary agent that may help the buyer to identify the seat or standing area or its location". This will be a number or similar that is attached specifically to the individual ticket - not the overall transaction in which a number of tickets may be covered by - and should be helpful in determining the location of the seat or standing area. If the event organiser or primary seller specifies such a unique ticket number ("UTN"), they should clearly identify it as such to the purchaser when the ticket is first sold. It is not and cannot be the barcode. The barcode on a ticket should never be disclosed as this will expose ticketholders and purchasers to the risk of counterfeiting and fraud.
The grounds for including this additional information are that it may enable event organisers to provide further identification of location for tickets e.g. where no seat numbers exist and it may also permit potential buyers to check directly with an event organiser whether a ticket exists and is valid. This could benefit consumers by enabling the development of a verification system but none currently exists. Until and unless it does (and considerable challenges will need to be overcome first) those potential purchasers seeking verification of tickets are advised to contact the event organiser or promoter in the first instance.