Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pixies to reissue 'Come On Pilgrim,' 'Surfer Rosa' for 30th anniversary

This is very exciting news...

4AD Records announces Come On Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa, three special 30th anniversary editions of Pixies’ very first release, the eight-track mini-album Come On Pilgrim (originally released September 1987) and the band’s first full album, Surfer Rosa (released March, 1988).

These special editions will be available as a three-CD box set, a standard edition three-LP box set on gold vinyl that includes a soft-back booklet, both released on September 28, and a deluxe edition three-LP box set on clear vinyl with a hard-back book, available in November. Go to for more details and pre-order/purchasing info.

Vaughan Oliver returns as designer – as with all other Pixies sleeves - to stunningly reinterpret his original artwork thirty years on, delivering a fresh take while retaining Simon Larbalestier’s iconic photographs as the centerpiece of his design.

Surfer Rosa was produced by Steve Albini and recorded in December 1987 at Q Division in Boston, MA and includes early Pixies classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”

Come On Pilgrim contained eight songs from the band’s first-ever studio session, produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston. The anniversary package also contains “Live From The Fallout Shelter,” a concert-cum-session that first aired in late 1986 on WJUL-FM in Lowell, MA.

To celebrate this milestone, Pixies will play Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa start to finish at five intimate, sold-out shows at London’s Roundhouse this October. Pixies are currently co-headlining a North American amphitheater tour with Weezer, plus playing a handful of solo headline shows. 

Tour dates:

3 Kettlehouse Amphitheater, Bonner, MT*
4 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
5 Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR*
7 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
8 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
10 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA*
11 Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
12 AK-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
* Pixies solo headline dates

30 Roundhouse, London, UK
31 Roundhouse, London, UK

1 Roundhouse, London, UK
2 Roundhouse, London, UK
3 Roundhouse, London, UK

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