Pixies Gold

(press release) PIXIES were presented with a Gold record last night (June 13) onstage during their show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion outside of Washington, D.C. The award was made in recognition of having achieved sales in excess of 500,000 copies for their 1988 album, "Surfer Rosa." This is PIXIES second Gold award, the first being for "Doolittle" which was originally released in 1989 and certified in 1995.

PIXIES wrap up a three-week tour tomorrow (Wednesday) at Agannis Arena in Boston. The band will then play a handful of U.S. concerts in July, including the headline slot at Lollapalooza on July 23 in Chicago, before heading off to Europe to play festivals throughout the month of August.

PIXIES formed in Boston in 1986 and disbanded in 1992 after recording five albums together and have since been acclaimed as one of the biggest influences on the alternative rock scene of the time. The band reunited in April, 2004 and over their eight-month reunion tour, shattered sales records around the world and were named "Comeback of the Year" by SPIN magazine.

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