Pixies Cancel U.S. Tour Due to Covid Concerns


Band cites surge in Covid cases linked to spread of Delta variant

UPDATE (8/23): Pixies have decided to cancel their September tour of the United States due to concerns over the current surge in Covid cases spurred by the Delta variant. The list of canceled dates — which includes festival sets at Summerfest in Milwaukee and Riotfest in Chicago — is below. Ticket holders can obtain refunds at the point of purchase.

The 11-date trek will launch September 10th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, and wrap September 26th at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The run will also include sets at Summerfest in Milwaukee and Riot Fest in Chicago, as well as two shows opening for Nine Inch Nails at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 21st and 23rd.

Tickets for Pixeis’ headlining dates will go on sale on June 11th at 10 a.m. ET via the band’s website and on VividSeats.

Per a press release, Pixies will fill their setlists with songs drawn from their entire catalog. Each show will feature a different setlist, which the band will settle on right before taking the stage.

“Over the past year, it’s been wonderful to spend so much time with our families,” guitarist Joey Santiago said in a statement. “I’ve been doing a lot of cycling and playing music, Paz has been working on art projects, music, film, and surfing, Charles has been raising chickens and doing a lot of painting, and Dave has been playing drums, doing magic, and investing time in metal detecting and mineral collecting. But we’re ready to get back to playing live shows, and are looking forward to seeing you all.”

Pixies Tour Dates

September 10 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
September 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
September 13 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
September 14 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
September 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
September 17 – Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory at The District
September 18 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room/Outdoors
September 19 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
September 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion (with NIN)
September 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion (with NIN)
September 26 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom