Pixies to Play Previously Unannounced Farewell Show at Closing Club in Cambridge Tonight
The Pixies will play the final show of their spring 2015 tour at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, Mass., tonight (June 18). The iconic club – which the Pixies cite as playing a major role during their early days – will close at the end of July and the band haven't played there since 1987.
Tickets for the show, which was just announced earlier today, are going for $55 and will go on sale at 2PM ET. They will be limited two per person and will be sold first-come, first-served. Get more details on the Pixies’ website. Check out a photo of frontman Black Francis outside the club earlier today:
“T.T. the Bear’s is one of the clubs that broke us, and we played there many, many times,” said guitarist Joey Santiago in a statement. “And all the great bands that we saw there, we have a lot of wonderful memories of the place.”
Drummer David Loverling added, “As I recall, it could be a little bit of a dangerous place. They have a bar and a pool table there, and I remember many times after soundcheck, just waiting to play the show, we’d play pool and get a little too drunk. It was a great place and as sad as it is that it’s closing, we’re very honored to be a part of its last hurrah.”
The Pixies’ final show at T.T. the Bear’s Place could be a direct response to the club’s general manager, Kevin Patey, who -- upon announcing the the establishment’s imminent closure -- told the Boston Globe, “Hey, if the Pixies wanna come back and play here, they’re more than welcome. Drop us a line.”
The Pixies released Indie Cindy, their first album in more than 20 years, last year. The Black Francis-led crew recently debuted a brand-new song, “Um Chagga Lagga.”
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