The Pixies Confirmed for Primavera Sound

Few days after confirming Pavement‘s long awaited reunion tour as the first artist on its bill, the organization of Primavera Sound has scored another huge goal with by announcing that Pixies will also be headliners, bringing to the popular Spanish city their acclaimed “Doolittle” tour, in which the band celebrates the 20th anniversary of the classic album by performing it in full with some B-sides added to the set.

These two reunited alternative music icons are currently two of the biggest live attractions; their mere presence is enough to establish the festival once again as one of the most interesting events in the world during 2010. Both bands are the subject of news in many fronts, as around their respective tours many other projects revolve…

The Boston legendary four-piece has been generating headlines thanks to the European leg of the tour’s incredible reception. As well as made every concert available to buy, and as a way of thank the fans, Pixies are giving away a free live EP recorded in Paris. Back in the US, they will be performing a gig next to comedian Weird Al Yankovic and Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea in one of two fundraising shows to be held at L.A.’s Echoplex on December 8-9th for the Winston’s Village charity. The band is also releasing an impressive, multi-format anthology box set called “Minotaur” including all their studio albums, exclusive art works, etc.

Meanwhile, Pavement keeps on building the expectations generating by their much hoped for reunion. The band has already expressed their intention not to record any new material, but they may be releasing a Greatest Hits set instead. In the meantime, new live dates around the world are being added every week. Sasquatch is the latest addition to a world tour that will also feature their own curated edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties, to be held in Minehead, UK on May 14-16, which sold out in days just on the strength of their name -The first bands to join the bill are Quasi, The Fall and Faust among others.

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