V Festival 2004

Athlete, Badly Drawn Boy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Keane, Kings Of Leon, Muse, Snow Patrol, The Killers, The Pixies, The Strokes, The Thrills, and The Zutons performed at V Festival 2004 on August 21/22 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England. Check out pictures from FilmMagic (day1 / day2 / day2 backstage), RexFeatures (page1 / page2), and WireImage.

Move Festival Day Three

Stereophonics, the Pixies, and The Stands performed on stage on the third day of the 4-day Move Festival at Lancashire County Cricket Club, on Saturday (July 10) in Manchester, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.

Why Lollapalooza Fizzled

Lollapalooza tour co-founder Marc Geiger blamed part of the now cancelled tour’s failure on a weak touring season, but Billboard’s concert reporter, Ray Wadell, tells The New York Daily News, “People didn’t respond to this lineup of bands. It’s kind of all over the place, with modern-rock bands, ’80s bands and jam bands.” Wadell also sees a problem in the aging of the audience. “People who want to see Morrissey and the Pixies have jobs now. They can’t take off two days.” The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.

The Pixies Perform In London

The Pixies performed the first of four consecutive UK dates – their first UK gigs since 1991 – at Carling Brixton Academy on Wednesday (June 2) in London. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

A Little Pixie Dust Goes A Long Way

Rob Williams of the Winnipeg Sun reviewed the Pixies gig at Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg on Wednesday (April 14), giving the show 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Williams writes, “Perhaps paying homage to Neil Young’s hometown, the quartet — guitarist-vocalist Frank Black, bassist-vocalist Kim Deal, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering — started the night of nostalgia off with a cover of Young’s Winterlong before settling into a best of set that focused on the group’s first three albums, when Deal was still doing her share of songwriting and singing. If there were still any leftover tensions remaining after all these years you couldn’t tell.” Read more.

The Pixies Reunite After 11 Years

MTV News reports Frank Black, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering – the four original members of alternative rockband Pixies- officially announced the band’s reunion on Wednesday (February 4). The first rehearsal after the break-up in 1993 took place on earlier that day. The band is getting ready for an upcoming tour that has 11 North American cities on its schedule, followed by a European leg from May 28 to July 10. The fans can also expect the release of a DVD and a best of CD later this year. Official dates and venues for the tour still haven’t been confirmed.