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PIXIES

RETURNING TO NEW ZEALAND IN MARCH 2017

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2016 – Almost seven years since their debut New Zealand concerts, seminal rockers PIXIES announce their return to New Zealand in March 2017 as part of their Head Carrier world tour.

One of the most influential and important bands over the last 30 years, Pixies performed to sell-out crowds for two Auckland shows in March 2010 and a Christchurch date in August 2010.

Tickets go on sale at 2pm on Tuesday, December 6.

Spark Thanks is bringing an exciting pre-sale just for Spark customers from midday Friday, December 2 until 5pm on Sunday, December 4.

Touring New Zealand in celebration of their latest album, Head Carrier (out now through Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam), the tour sees vocalist/guitarist Black Francis, drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago welcome bassist Paz Lenchatin to the Pixies’ permanent line-up.

Lenchantin has been the band’s touring bassist since January 2014 and played an integral part in the recording of Head Carrier. Her cool and dreamy soprano can be heard singing lead on the track ‘All I Think About Now’.

“Paz is a joy to be around,” said Lovering. “She’s very funny, and we’re having more fun than we’ve ever had as a band, we all have a blast together, on and off stage.”

Set lists from recent UK shows have soared between the old and new, from their 1987 debut to tracks from the forthcoming album. The Telegraph exclaiming “Pixies pummel the Brixton Academy with songs of visceral brilliance,” and The Independent stating “Their job here was done, and done wonderfully.” 

TICKETS ON SALE 2PM TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

Spark Thanks pre-sale: midday Friday December 2 until 5pm Sunday December 4

My Live Nation member pre-sale: midday Monday December 5 until midday Tuesday December 6

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.pixiesmusic.com & www.livenation.co.nz

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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